“My experience in 20-plus years of working with Pat & Maria is that their passion and knowledge of the business is unique. We always felt 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
“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). That's when you discover how great it is to have the depth and experience of Pat & Maria working on your behalf.”
- Albert Perez, Continental Fresh LLC
“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. They 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.”
- Michael B Warren, President, Central American Produce, Inc.
"These past three weeks have been so busy and your team has 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. Your Ocean Department has been as wonderful as they are always with me but your Air Department has gone far and beyond not only dealing with cargo and inspections but also keeping me informed on a minute by minute basis on updates on each air arrival. They are so professional but also kind and patient with me."
– Patricia Jackman, Produce Reps