From their website: Carle H. Belt, our founder, was a pioneer in the frozen fruit and vegetable business in Southern California. His early ventures set the stage for the modern frozen fruit and vegetable market model.
In 1968, Carle Jr. founded C. H. Belt & Associates™ as a family business in Southern California to market frozen fruit and vegetable products manufactured and packed by several suppliers. He also established C.H. Belt’s Worlds Finest™ and C.H. Belt's Ready Fix™ brands for the foodservice market. Today, these two brands are well known and respected in both the foodservice and industrial ingredient markets.
When Carle H. Belt Jr. retired in 1984, his son, Carle III, and son-in-law, Bob Eggert, purchased the business. Under their joint leadership, C.H. Belt & Associates™ grew to become a full line brokerage. In 2001, Bob Eggert refocused the business back to its heritage of providing frozen fruit and vegetable products.
Today, C.H. Belt & Associates™ maintains the family legacy. Carle Jr.’s daughter Judy (Belt) Eggert, son-in–law Bob Eggert, and their two children, Kevin Eggert and Sharon (Eggert) Sumlin, along with partner Mike Layhee, continue to provide superior products and customer support. This management team is dedicated to Carle’s original vision of supplying premium quality frozen fruit and vegetable products.