Romeo Packing Company is a family owned business that serves the
nursery, farm and landscaping industries. From our factory
five miles north of 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. Our
personalized approach to doing business has served us well for over
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 Star-Kist 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
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 Connie, Joe's daughter,
and Joey, Charlie's son, 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 and decorative foil.
Romeo Packing Co. also distributes chemicals,
plastic sleeves, injectors and many other products used in the
greenhouse, landscape and agricultural industries.