Four Decades of Excellence
Since it’s meager beginnings, the trips to Africa, the move to Homestead, the change from importing to breeding, Hurricane Andrew, and now Xtreme Aquatic Foods, success and progress has traversed many “mountains and valleys.”
“It hasn’t always been easy, recalls Rick. Fish farming is done all year long. It’s draining tanks and ponds in the rain, in the hot and humid summers and the cold winters when jumping in is torture. It’s packing 100 boxes at 1:00 in the morning and driving 30 miles to the airport. It’s sitting up all night waiting to see if the weather holds, if the storm’s coming, if the wind will ever stop. It’s working for two years on a new specie and hoping the hobbyist will love the results of the investment and effort.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison)
After 35 years you’d think we’ve seen it all, but every day we learn more, we improve the operation and we adjust to the needs and demands of our customers and the industry as a whole. It’s not what I thought I would be doing as I enter my 60’s, but I wouldn’t trade the ride for anything.”
Start each day with a grateful heart.