On August 1, 1978 Blaine and Paulene Hartley started Blaine Hartley,
Inc. Blaine had worked in the produce industry for over thirteen
years prior to starting this new venture. The company came together
as a result of the hard work, enthusiasm, and the support of many
family members and customers.
Blaine Hartley, Inc. moved on August 15, 1978 to an office and
warehouse located at 572 South 2165 West in Salt Lake City, Utah.
At this same time Richard Munk joined the company. In the first
two years of operation the company survived fierce competition
and a fire that destroyed the warehouse. Once again, thanks to
the tremendous support from family, friends, and customers, the
business kept growing. Hartley's has always focused on customer
service and doing whatever it takes to make the customer happy.
The company does everything from delivering one box of limes to
brokering an entire semi-load of potatoes. The company has continued
to grow over the years, adding new personnel as needed. In 1983,
Trent B. Hartley (Blaine's son) joined the company, and in 1985,
Robert Kidd (Paulene's brother) joined the company as warehouse
foreman. Ricky Clark and Mike Gorder also joined the company in
1984 and 1985, respectively. As a result of increased business,
Hartley's found it necessary to design and build a new warehouse.
So on April 1, 1997 the company moved into its present location
at 2323 West Directors Row in Salt Lake City, Utah. The new building
has given us the opportunity to grow and take care of our customers
better than ever before. Since moving into our new "home", we
have found it necessary to add to our personnel in the office,
sales, and warehouse. Today Hartley's continues to sell and provide
many services to our customers.
We broker and sell potatoes, onions, and citrus by the semi-load.
We also inventory and sell over 150 different produce items out
of our warehouse, along with buying and selling items within the
Utah produce market. As we move into our 23rd year of business,
Hartley's wishes to thank our loyal and dedicated customers and