History of Perry and Sons

George Perry and Sons, Inc. is a family business that began over ninety years ago. Delphino Perry who was an immigrant of the Azores Islands started the business. Delphino came to the United States when he was sixteen years old to begin a new chapter in his life that started with farming.

He established a dairy in 1925 and began farming, which laid the foundation of what later would become George Perry and Sons, Inc. With each generation the family business has strengthened. George Sr., Delphino’s son, worked extremely hard alongside his father. In 1963, the family decided to sell the dairy and direct 100% of their efforts to farming.

In 1965, George continued his efforts to find ways to expand the family business. He began by buying and selling watermelons and pumpkins from local growers to supplement his farm in order to fulfill the increasing demand from customers. The partnership began in 1965 and later incorporated in 1974. The Perry family not only increased production through expansion in farming but also strengthened the business by becoming one of the largest shippers and handlers of watermelons and pumpkins throughout California. With the continued increase in demand, our family built relationships with growers and shippers from Mexico to Central California. This has enabled us to supply watermelons and squash 365 days a year to our customers.

The Perry family has grown over the years and now has the fourth generation working together. We contribute our success to having a solid foundation built from our faith in God, the family unit, and to the community that surrounds us. Our family also values a very special group of people whom we consider as our extended family. They consist of all our growers, shippers, buyers and employees.

Our family knows that without our faith in God and the support of these people that we could not be successful. For these reasons we would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to the future and thank you for being part of our family.

Thank you and God Bless.