About Us

Premier ProduceOne, a distribution company with state-of-the-art facilities in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati/Dayton, strives to deliver the best product available and is driven to become Ohio’s leading provider of fresh produce, domestic and imported specialty and gourmet foods and other fine products.

Left to right: Erv Pavlofsky, Tony Anselmo, Anthony Rossi and Gary Pavlofsky


Company History

In 1948, four Pavlofsky brothers started Mush & Sons in the basement of their family grocery store. After graduating from college, brothers Gary and Erv Pavlofsky took over the business, naming it ProduceOne and growing it from a local produce company to one of the largest produce providers in Southern & Central Ohio.

A chance meeting between Tony Anselmo and Anthony Rossi at The Northern Ohio Food Terminal led to the creation of Premier Produce and Specialty Foods, a produce company that earned a reputation for superior quality and commitment to excellence throughout Northeast Ohio.

The Pavlofsky brothers, Anselmo and Rossi saw an opportunity to collaborate. In 2013, they officially merged their two companies forming Premier ProduceOne and began offering statewide coverage to its customers.


Premier ProduceOne promises to consistently deliver superior quality, service and product variety and to provide a unique value to our customers.


To create Ohio’s leading produce food service distributor while enriching the lives of our employees and our communities. “We shall succeed through hard work, honestly and always being fair with our employers, customers and suppliers.”

Our Customers


We Deliver To:


Corporate Food Service




And More...

Our Footprint:

The State of Ohio

Counties Adjacent to the State of Ohio in the Following States:

West Virginia

Our Partnerships


Premier ProduceOne is a proud member of this national network of locally-owned produce distributors and the nation’s largest distributor of fresh produce

Greener Fields Together

Created by PROACT, this formalized, stand-alone sustainability program for the entire produce supply chain engages and involves farmers, distributors, foodservice operators and retail locations to provide safer produce from seed to fork

Green Business Bureau

Having met the economic, environmental and social standards set by Green Business Bureau, a third-party certification network, Premier ProduceOne is proud to be the first green business certified produce company in Ohio.

Food Safety

Food safety is our top priority. Every day, Premier ProduceOne goes beyond mandatory safety requirements sourcing products from only the most reliable growers.

We have developed and rigorously follow and are annually inspected as part of an HAACP-based food-safety program in our Cleveland Columbus and Dayton state-of-the-art facilities.

In 2015, Premier ProduceOne migrated to a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the most stringent and credible food safety management system in the marketplace.

Premier ProduceOne most recently received these audit scores: