About Peirone Produce Co.
Peirone Produce was founded by Joe Peirone in 1945. At the end of World War II, Joe set up a modest downtown shop in what is now considered the University District of Spokane.
Joe and his family ran the company with a simple yet powerful belief that when you treat your employees, suppliers, and customers with respect and dignity, your company will prosper. During the ensuing years, the company stayed true to its core values and flourished.
In 1986, URM Stores acquired Peirone Produce and allowed it to continue to operate as an autonomous subsidiary company. When Joe Peirone retired, Pat Davidson became the first non-family member to take the role of President and CEO, reporting to the companys Board of Directors. Pat successfully continued the legacy of growth at Peirone and was careful to keep the family's core principles in place.
By 2008, Peirone Produce had outgrown its original warehouse facility and was in need of a larger and more sustainable space. Under Pats direction, plans were drawn to construct the finest produce warehouse in the Inland Northwest. Thanks to Pats efforts, Peirone's new headquarters in the West Plains is the largest and most modern facility in the entire region.
Pat Davidson retired in 2014 after many years of dedicated service to URM and Peirone Produce. Upon Pats retirement, Mike Kamphaus became the President and CEO, a position he retains today. In the ensuing years, Peirone has prospered and grown into the largest distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables to independent grocers in the Inland Northwest.
We are proud to say that three-quarters of a century later, Peirone still operates under the same core principles of the freshest top-quality products, highly competitive prices, and a culture of treating employees, growers, and customers with respect and dignity.