D.M Rothman has over 25 full-time employees who have been loyal to our firm for years. They know our clients, our vendors and the drivers - making our store a dedicated, well run operation for getting quality produce from the farm right to your customer's tables!
To provide all of our customers with the best quality produce at the most affordable prices. Customer service and satisfaction are our top priority and have been our mission since the Hunt family opened in 1981.
In 1981, James J. Hunt. Sr. then broke into the Wholesale Produce industry on his own and went on to purchase D.M. Rothman with his wife Catherine "Cathy" Hunt.
Their son, James “Jimmy” Jr., has been involved in the business since the young age of 12 and learned firsthand from his Dad the many ins and outs of the wholesale produce business from the warehouse, to the platform, to the sales and purchasing desk since 1998.
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The Hunt family has been involved in the produce industry for almost 80 years. Edward “Eddie” Hunt started trucking in the 1940’s providing produce transportation for many of the businesses in Hunts Point. After coming home from Vietnam, his son James “Jimmy” J. Hunt Sr., became his partner in the 1970’s and continued to grow their produce trucking business with the opening of Hunts Point Market in 1967.
With the passing of James Sr. in May of 2005, James Jr. has taken on the lead in sales and purchasing cultivating our relationships with our clients and our growers & shippers from across the country. Catherine oversees the office, staff and accounting as well as being the current President of the New York Produce Trade Association and a Director on the Hunts Point Terminal Market Coop Board.
D.M. Rothman strives to give our customers the best quality produce - with the most affordable prices - to meet their needs all combined with the fastest service on the row.
Their daughter, Lori, has also been coming up to the market since she was 12 years old and today, assists with office management, often bringing her children up to work as well, where they too keep the 3rd generation business going. Her son, Jake, recently upgraded Rothman’s offices and technology and designed this modern and professional website, becoming one of D.M. Rothman’s very first IT guy on staff.
Together, the Hunt family continues to run the business which has been successfully operating and serving its customers for over 35 years.