More Than a Name
The end of an era came in 1987 when Emmet Sr. retired and Gene decided the time was right to give the company a new name: Fairway Packing Co.
Fairway is much more than just a name. It’s family.
If you know anything about Grosse Pointe, you know Fairway Drive, which runs right through the heart of Grosse Pointe Woods. As Grosse Pointe was being built, the very first house on Fairway Drive belonged to Grandpa Emmet and our Grandma Angeline. Our dads and uncles all grew up on Fairway and Grandma Angeline loved living on the street and took a tremendous amount of pride in the area she called home.
Grosse Pointe is our backyard, our tight-knit community where there is no such thing as a stranger. That’s exactly how the business was cultivated – through authentic relationships built on mutual respect and admiration. We want to know how your kids are doing, where you’re going on vacation, how that new puppy is working out. Just like old friends chatting over the back fence, sharing a couple of beers – that’s how it was done on Fairway Drive and that’s how Fairway Packing Co. would thrive into the future.