Sam Dinovo Sr. opened the Dinovo Fruit Company in 1913. A proud immigrant from Sicily, he built his company on quality, service and irreproachable ethics. Starting by peddling bananas to local neighborhood grocery stores, he soon was buying carloads of bananas and ripening them in his store front warehouse in Delaware, Ohio. With the end of World War II his six sons formed a new company, Dinovo Brothers, Inc., to more efficiently distribute produce to the many super-markets that were springing up throughout Ohio. With the state-of-the-art banana ripening rooms, coolers of various temperatures to handle all types of fresh fruit items and multiple docks, the brothers were well equipped to carry on their father’s tradition of quality and service.