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About Us

Romeo Packing Company is a family owned business that serves the greenhouse, nursery, farm and landscaping industries.  From our factory in Half Moon Bay, California, we serve our customers with our own fleet of trucks in Northern California and common carriers or UPS for all other shipments throughout the Western United States.  Our personalized approach to doing business has served us well for over eighty years.

Romeo Pier

Our Story

   Romeo Packing Company's founder, Joe Romeo, came to the United States with his family in the early years of the 20th century and became involved with the Romeo Fish Company, which provided fresh fish to the citizens of San Francisco.  In the 1940's Joe came to the village of Princeton-by-the-Sea, just North of Half Moon Bay.  There he built a fishing pier and cannery to supply canned sardines and salmon to the retail trade, thus Romeo Packing Co. was born.  Their canned products carried a logo of a fish with glasses named Charlie, after Joe's son, which was sold to StarKist and is now known as Charlie Tuna.

   The 1950's  brought an end to sardine fishing in the area.  Undaunted, Joe separated from the fish company but continued in business making fish fertilizer for the agricultural industry.  As time passed and agricultural processes changed, Joe's son Charlie joined his father and developed a new line of blended fertilizers.  These new blended products offered growers a choice of organic sources as well as new modern synthetic technology.

   With the fertilizer division up and running, Joe took on another challenge of making a machine to manufacture paper plant sleeves.  Until then, all sleeves were hand made.  After seven years of trial and error, Joe succeeded in automating the process by 1975.  Joe's second son, Frank, joined the business around that time and helped develop Romeo Packing into one of the West Coast's top paper sleeve producers.

    Now joined by Charlie's children Joey, Christopher, and Christina, Romeo Packing has grown to be one of California's leading custom blenders of dry, slow release, water soluble and organic fertilizers and manufacturer of paper plant sleeves. Romeo Packing Co. also distributes chemicals, plastic sleeves, injectors and many other products used in the greenhouse, landscape and agricultural industries.

Meet The Team

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