Scalisi Produce: Company History
In 1926, Jack Scalisi immigrated to Detroit Michigan from Termini, Sicily to work with his family in the produce industry. The family business quickly flourished and Jack began to live the American dream by marrying and then raising his family. Jack’s son, Anthony, grew up in the produce business where he began working full-time shortly after high school.
Anthony Scalisi was an ambitious young man whose early exposure to the produce business brought him experience well beyond his years. He ventured out on his own and began the successful Scalisi Produce Company based in Warren Michigan. By 1964, Anthony married the love of his life, Judy Dodak . Mr. and Mrs. Scalisi worked together at Scalisi Produce while raising their two sons who are also named Jack and Anthony. By 1978, the Scalisi family sold the business in Michigan and moved to South Florida.
After a brief retirement and a stint in the restaurant business, Mr. and Mrs. Scalisi and other family members began the Scalisi Produce Company in Florida. The business was operated successfully for approximately eight years until it was sold to the Albert Fisher Company in 1987. By this time, the new generation of Scalisi boys was ready to begin anew. Jack Scalisi, along with his Father and Mother, began Jack Scalisi Wholesale Fruit and Produce. Anthony Scalisi joined the family business shortly after he completed his education at Florida State University.
Today, Anthony and Judy Scalisi have been married for fifty years! Both continue to work in the family business. Their son Jack, is the CEO while younger son, Anthony acts as the Sales Manager. The family business continues to expand, grow, and thrive. The new building at 963 Stinson Way in West Palm Beach is a testament to three generations of hard work.