FruitRevival began its journey in 2009 by a man with a great solution to a recurring issue. Ted Harris (an entrepreneur, commercial real estate broker, and avid athlete) was frustrated by the lack of available nutritious food in the downtown Denver area. Ted felt he was not alone in wanting access to healthy food during the workday and searched to find an easier and more convenient opportunity to access the healthy choices he desired. Within months FruitRevival was born, with the mission to deliver fresh seasonal fruit to employees working in downtown offices.
Two years later, Jennifer Zatz and Melissa Edison Barnes took Ted’s solution for downtown offices and expanded it into a vision to improve workplace wellness across Colorado. They began by immersing themselves in the conversations surrounding health in the workplace, listening to the organizations that were thriving in this category as well as those that were struggling. Their first employee was hired in 2011 and they all quickly hit the ground running by managing, producing, and operating this vision out of the comfort of Melissa’s home (remember, even Steve Jobs started in a garage!) They made it their mission to find and advocate every benefit that a fresh, seasonal, delicious box of fruit could not only bring to a company’s employees, but also to that company’s bottom line.
Now, as a local Denver and women owned business with a serious passion for wellness; FruitRevival carries over 18 products, 20 employees, and provides quality service to over 300 organizations from Denver to Boulder to Colorado Springs (and everywhere in between!) FruitRevival currently operates eight individual routes and is looking to expand further North by summer of 2016. Though we can assure you that the story of FruitRevival is only getting started, we sure are proud of how far we’ve come.
Who gives a fig? We do!
FruitRevival is proud of the quality service and superior product that we provide. We also take pride in…
- Serving our community through donating hundreds of pounds of produce each week to organizations like We Don’t Waste and Metro Caring.
- Staying involved in the Denver culture of health through partnerships with many organizations, including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Colorado Health Links, American Diabetes Association, Colorado Culture of Health Group, LiveWell Colorado and the Denver Metro Chamber.
- Recycling 100 percent of our cardboard materials and reusing gently used boxes in efforts to maintain our small local footprint and our beautiful environment.