HISTORY

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 employees.


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