Testimonials

"You all are making me look like a super star over here! Thank you sooooooooooooooo much! You really are the best at what you do!"  – Barbara E Reid, Kingston Fresh


"Just a little note to express my gratitude to all of your team. These past three weeks have been so busy and your team have worked under a lot of pressure pulling cargo of a total of 5,000 plus boxes of Chiles from Mexico along with a full container at Port Manatee. So Ocean dept has been as wonderful as they are always with me but Air Department has gone far and beyond not only dealing with cargo, inspections, etc but also keeping me informed on a minute by minute basis on updates on each air arrival, by mail and verbally. They are so professional but also kind and patient with me. You know I am not a brownie. So please thank each and every one of them for me. Take a bow, you all deserve it!"  – Patricia Jackman, Produce Reps


“Most customs brokers are good. The difference between good and great is quickly discovered in the perishable world when an unexpected challenge or problem arises (such as a hold, detention, fumigation, etc). That's when you will discover how great it is to have the depth and experience of Pat & Maria working on your behalf.  – Albert Perez, Continental Fresh LLC


“For the last 30 years I have been involved with the import of fresh fruits and vegetables from Central and South America into the United States. At least 23 of those years I have worked with Pat & Maria. Not only do they cover all my basic US Customs / FDA entry needs, but they kept me up to date on all and any changes in the law. They do that way in advance, so when the changes became effective, we're already in compliance beforehand.

Pat & Maria have that extra edge of personality and friendliness that make you feel part of the family. With their enthusiasm and dedication, they have helped us save thousands of dollars through efficiency and prompt services.

The extra mile is a standard when you work with Pat & Maria. You will always get more than expected in services and dedication. Their knowledge is something they always share, and it's what makes them the very BEST in the industry.”  - Ernesto J. Couto, Food Safety Coordinator, Carbamericas, Inc


“Pat & Maria invented customs brokerage as the fresh produce industry knows it today. In terms of customer service, there is only one bar that’s been set and it was placed there by them. Pat and Maria’s specialized knowledge of our industry and of the unique issues we face makes them an important part of our team, not just another service provider.” - Peter M Leifermann, Sales & Procurement Director, Brooks Tropicals, LLC


“After many years of working with Pat & Maria, I know our produce and our shippers are in the very best of hands. Pat & Maria have always been proactive with industry changes and adapt systems that ultimately save us time, money, and headaches. To be able to pick up the phone, talk to the owners and feel confident in their knowledge and abilities is priceless. I welcome back Pat & Maria as Advance Customs Brokers.” - Michael B Warren, President, Central American Produce, Inc


“My experience  in 20+ years of working with Pat & Maria is that their passion and knowledge of the business is unique. We always felt that they were an extension of our office and business, as they always looked out for our company's best interest. They have a key understanding of the various governmental regulations and dealt with issues in a professional and timely manner. They “got it,” allowing us to focus on our key business objectives.” - Mayda Sotomayor, CEO, Seald Sweet International