Stephen and Gina Paul were married in February Together they have been blessed to use there creative talents and vision to create Bouquet of Fruits, Gourmet Shopping Network and now California Gourmet Company. As California Gourmet Company husband and wife team with the tremendous support of their family, Stephen and Gina created Bouquet of Fruits in Bouquet of Fruits vision was to create beautiful gifts utilizing fresh fruit as the nucleus of all things with a fruit theme.

In addition to their shoe repair business, they bought a 35 acre ranch in Fresno, California and began farming fresh apricots, nectarines and grapes. The Paul family quickly went from shoe repair to farming full time.

In Israel and Burtha sold the farm, and retired in-town for the remainder of their years. Paul had 3 children, Don from his first marriage, and Ron and Bob from his second marriage. Paul bought his own 40 acre pasture in Electric Company Azle Tx He started by growing watermelons, then diversified to raising Arabian Horses and Gurnsey Dairy Cows.

When his father sold the original ranch InPaul bought 80 acres with a house. He added tree fruit to the operation, growing the Paul Farm to acres. This began a new age in farming for Sec Industrial Battery Company Paul family.

Pipco purchased grain land and developed it for farming tree fruit, table grapes, wine grapes, almonds, and citrus. Soon after the death of Paul Paul inPipco Fruit Company was divided Harpic Company Share Price the two brothers involved in the family farm. The smaller Pipco Fruit Company refocused on specialty crops, leading the industry in marketing high quality fruit.

From through Pipco Fruit Company transformed into a modern farming operation. Brian and Steve were involved in the day to day operations of the farm, in and out of Shark Tank Custom Shirt Company fields and packing operation. It was during that period Steve meet Gina while going to school and began their lives together not only as husband and wife but as creative business partners.

Together they saw an opportunity to market California Gourmet Company unique fresh fruits that PIPCO grew directly to the consumer so they started a California Gourmet Company call Bouquet of Fruits. Gina had a retail management background, and artistic design skills. Steve had experience administrating a California Gourmet Company operation and a desire to do innovative marketing.

Together they began selling fruit baskets by catalog, right from the Pipco Ranch House. They moved the production off the dining room table and into a warehouse. The Sierra Vista Location did well during the holidays. In a new location was opened at the Fresno Air Terminal, marketing California produce to the visitors coming and going. From to Steve and Gina spent all their productive energy growing the their business. By creating and developing many unique value added items such as chocolate caramel bosc pears, apples chocolate strawberries that can be shipped coast to coast, truffles, new chocolate fruit confections never before seen in the gourmet gift industry.

With the creations of these new and unique items Stephen and Gina created printed catalog and virtual web catalogs to push sales through the number. Production was handled through their square foot warehouse until By the companies growth created the opportunity to move into a larger sq ft facility to handle the next several years of growth.

The Paul Family has always embraced new innovations. In We focused on the Internet as the new medium for growing the business. A proprietary shopping cart and order processing system was deployed, web development was moved in-house, the warehouse was moved to a new building with office space; This move centralized, administration, IT, production and warehousing into a single Fulfillment Center.

From to Stephen and Gina along with their dedicated staff grew the drop shipment portion of the business. The company had the honor to fulfull for many large on line and brick and mortar retailers such as flowers. By the company was recognized as one of the largest regional gift manufactures with nationwide fulfillment. This growth attracted new partners to join the company in mid taking the company in many new directions.

Directions not consistent with core values that the Paul family had originally established and desired. In the partnership dissolve. An on line portal designed to connect consumers directly to producers. In California Gourmet Company was created to become the brick and mortar version of the Gourmet Shopping Network. Bullard Ave Fresno, Ca. One customer at a time. We look forward to having you as a customer and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide you with only the finest quality product and service.

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