THE GOLDEN VALLEY STORY IS THE AMERICAN DREAM
The partnership of our founders - Pascual Bermudez and Nick Wang - blossomed into their dream of a better future for their families. The company grew and achieved success by sticking to Pascual and Nick's instilled principles: pride in your work, a thirst for knowledge, and the passion for treating customers right. It all began with the seed of an idea - building a family-owned business to serve the agricultural community.
When a 15-year-old Pascual migrated to California from Mexico, he started his career working in the valley farms and then transitioned to a company that sold farm supplies. Through hard work and determination to grow, Pascual made his way up the ranks. Although he was grateful for his accomplishments, he had a dream that he had to pursue.
Nick was another young immigrant who was working in a grocery store when he realized that he could import the plastic bags that the store used at a reduced cost. He developed relationships with vendors in the international supply chain, and before long, he was connecting local farmers with a variety of products they needed.
After working for 20 years to build up someone else's company, Pascual knew it was finally time to branch out.. He had a passion for customer service and having previously purchased bamboo from Nick, knew about Nick's connection to great products. Together, they started a small operation running out of Pascual's garage, and the first seed of Golden Valley was officially sown and ready to grow.
Before long, that initial seed began to sprout, and Pascual and Nick opened their first retail store in Bakersfield. They knew how important it was to build a staff who possess firsthand knowledge of what's needed to help the agricultural community grow, who share a common work ethic and philosophy of putting a customer's needs above all.
Thirteen years later, the seeds of Pascual & Nick's small business endures and is thriving. From a tiny garage to an established organization servicing over 1400 farms with over 500 vendors, Golden Valley now employs nearly 50 passionate people across 2 locations, with more to come all along the Pacific coast. It's all thanks to our founders' entrepreneurial leap, plus the culmination of years of working hard for our customers.
Any crop that is nourished and cared for continues to grow. The same is true for Golden Valley; even as we're growing, we haven't forgotten our roots. Our founders' influences continue to be a part of our growth and vision - and their legacy will always be honored. We're more committed than ever to expanding and continuing to serve our growing communities and beyond.
At Golden Valley, we're selling more than just commodities. We're providing partnerships to make your business grow. From family to family, let's grow together.