The Harper family has been in the seafood business since the early
60's. Housed at the old ice plant, Wayne Harper founded the company on hard work and long hours. He would drive to south Florida in a two ton truck twice a week to buy fish. Then he sold them around South Georgia using a pickup truck and a one ton truck.
When his son, Junior was in high school, he helped on Saturdays and
during the summers. The business grew and prospered and a new building was opened on West Jackson Street. Once Junior graduated in 1970, he joined the Marines. Wayne leased the company out during those four years. Upon Junior's return, the two men reopened at the current location. During the next eight years the company grew and became more successful.
Sadly, Wayne died in 1983 leaving the operation of the company in
Junior's hands. He rose to the occasion and Harper's Seafood grew by leapsand bounds. Because the wholesale business was tripling in size, and a new frozen seafood line was added, little time was given to the retail side of the company and it was leased to several different individuals. Junior soon had trucks delivering seafood throughout Georgia, Florida, and into Alabama. The company was passionate about supplying the freshest and most desirable seafood available. Junior owned the company from the 80's until 2015.
In April of 2015, the company was sold to Junior's son, Hunter. Three
generations later, the company is still managed by the same basic
principles. Buy the best seafood we can and deliver it as quickly as