Mike and Jose found their partnership in the fresh produce business under rather unique circumstances. Having grown up together in the Orlando area, both found themselves fresh out of college with business degrees entering the American work force in the midst of a large recession. After several years at the grind, Mike at a finance firm and Jose at an accounting firm, an opportunity arose to learn about an entirely new industry – produce. After a few years of learning the ropes and developing contacts Mike and Jose developed the concept of Fresh-Pro, a produce shipper and brokerage with a niche in one of Florida’s most prolific crops – watermelon.
Fresh-Pro is now entering its fifth year in business and has grown from a two man operation out of a home office to a sophisticated organization with a highly skilled team and several thousand acres of both domestic and imported crops. The growth of Fresh-Pro is a credit to our most basic philosophy in this business – unparalleled commitment to our growers and customers.