Len Hartley was always encouraged by his family to start his own business. He grew up watching and learning alongside his father, Joseph A. Hartley, Sr., who owned and managed small bottling plants in Greenville, Alabama.
With a $200 loan and a family history in the beverage industry, Len Hartley set out to open his own business manufacturing beverage concentrates and syrups. In 1964, H&H Products Company was founded, and the first location on Columbia Street in downtown Orlando opened for business. Seven years later in 1971, the company relocated within Orlando. The facility has grown, leadership roles have changed, but with Len’s son Morris Hartley leading our company, our passion for improving the foodservice industry remains.