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Our Background


Great Lakes Fruit Farms, Inc. (GLFF) was founded by Dave Kludy, son of Louis & Louise Kludy of Shelby, MI who still live on the original family farm that was purchased in the mid-1800's. In 1989, Louis was still far from retirement age so Dave decided to form GLFF to farm on his own. Starting with a small amount of rented land, a few pieces of equipment, and a part-time job as a truck driver, Dave steadily built this business into what it is today.
Great Lakes Fruit Farms, Inc. continues to be owned and operated by its founder today. After 3 million miles - driven over 4 different countries in two different continents, hauling almost every conceivable type of freight, Dave finally retired from life on the road to purchase the original family farm and expand the trucking business to operate completely on it's own. Kludy Farms, LLC was formed in 2013 to take over all farming operations. GLFF now primarily functions as a trucking company and also handles most produce sales.


Our Mission


Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance.
Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat
customers and referrals.


What We Do


Drawing on his 25+ years of experience, Dave works closely with some of the best producers and processors in
the industry to provide a wide range of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables to consumers all over the
United States and occasionally Canada.
As a licensed and bonded International carrier our reefer, van and flatbed trucks also have to ability to deliver general
and specialized freight to customers in some of the most remote parts of the United States and Canada.
Our specialized northern equipment and top notch drivers were "Ice Road Truckers" long before the general
public even became familiar with that title. Big or small, there is no load we can't haul!


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Great Lakes Fruit Farms, Inc.,
PO Box 218
Shelby, Michigan 49455


(231) 861-2005

(800) 797-1308