On October 5, 1965, Stan’s gained what ended up to be its longest working employee. Joe Lee was hired by the original owner of Stan’s, Stan Vosney, as a delivery man. He delivered products for Bill Vosney, Stan’s son.
Eventually, Joe took over Bill’s sales route when Bill went in to work at the office. Joe was now selling products to customers in Naples, Marco Island, Punta Gorda, Clewiston and Labelle. Since Joe was new to the sales part of the business, Stan had him enrolled in the Dale Carnegie course to help improve his sales skills.
In 1969, Joe won the Accent Challenge, a national competition to see who could sell the most of the product, Accent. Joe’s prize for winning this competition was a brand new 1969 Mustang, as seen in the picture to the left. After this accomplishment, Joe continued to improve and move up at Stan’s Coffee Service, and now expanded his sales to the areas of Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, and Captiva. Joe’s dedication to sales is a strong factor in the success of Stan’s Coffee Service today. After helping with the expansion and obtaining many new customers for Stan’s, Joe then concentrated on building up the business in the Collier County area. He is presently semi-retired, and is soliciting new accounts throughout Stan’s entire sales market.
Along with his success in the work world, Joe is a joy to anybody he meets. He served the community by coaching children with the Riverdale Wildcats Pop Warner football team, even winning the Junior Pee Wee division in 1985. His light-heartedness and fantastic customer service makes him a joy to work with. Joe always has something to say to make his customers and co-workers smile or laugh.
Without Joe’s dedication and hard work, Stan’s may not be the success that it is today. On behalf of the entire Stan’s family, we want to thank Joe Lee for his exceptional service, and wish him a happy retirement. Thanks, Joe!
With today’s growing demand for organic foods, Stan’s Coffee and Food Service is excited to now be selling certified organic coffee through Java Planet. Java Planet is a premier roasting company that offers 100% USDA Certified and Fair Trade Certified coffees. You can choose from the list of highest quality blends including:
- Costa Rica Organic– a dark roast with a rich taste of nut, berry and chocolate.
- Black Magic organic blend– a medium dark roast with a rich deep aroma and full body made with coffees from Indonesia and South and Central America.
- Sumatra Indonesia Organic– a smooth, dark full-bodied roast with hints of chocolate and caramel.
- Good Morning Organic Blend– a medium roast made with coffees from South America. This balanced full-bodied cup of coffee is perfect for those tired mornings.
If you are interested in trying our new Organic coffees, contact us and we will be happy to assist you!
On March 6th and 7th 2015, Stan’s had the opportunity to participate in the Bonita Blues Festival. Over the past 7 years, this event has raised over $76,000 to donate to three charities. While enjoying the music from 11 different bands, we sold coffee, lemonade, and other refreshments to the crowd of over 3000 people. Doing this, the company was able to raise $734 which will be donated to this years featured charities which are Golisano Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program, the Music for Minors Foundation of Lee and Collier Counties, and the Bonita Springs Assistance Office.
We had a blast participating in this event. Customers from past years of the festival were excited to see Stan’s participating again. Our Organic Mexican Chiapas coffee was very well received, customers loved it. We are grateful to have raised the most money at the Bonita Blues Festival that we ever have in the past, and can’t wait to continue participating in future years.
For more information on the Bonita Blues Festival and its charities, you can go to http://www.bonitablues.com/
Stan’s blends are roasted to exacting standards offering consistent flavor and quality with every cup.
Stan’s Signature Coffee
This is 100% Columbian world class coffee blended from various crops of the finest Columbian beans, resulting in the same full-bodied flavor, pot after pot. It has a rich, sweet aroma without being harsh or bitter. Our signature coffee is available in ground roast and whole bean.
Stan’s Select Blend Coffee
Stan’s Select Coffee is the premium blend chosen by many food service operators. It is made up of primarily Central and South American mild Arabica beans, blended with a small amount of robustas for balance and a rich, hearty flavor your customers will enjoy. It is available in ground roast and whole bean.
Stan’s Special Blend Coffee
Stan’s Special Blend was created with a balanced blend of Central and South American mild Arabic beans, with robustas added for hearty body and full flavor. The special roasting process “plumps up” the beans to expose more brewing surface and deliver more brewed coffee per ounce. This value blend is available in ground roast only.
Stan’s Special Decaffeinated Blend Coffee
Stan’s Decaffeinated Blend offers your customers the great taste of our finest blends without the caffeine. Our rich-bodied, full-flavored naturally decaffeinated coffee is available in ground roast and whole bean.
In Lehigh Acres, the smoke could be seen from miles away when Stan’s Coffee went up in flames. A year later, we spoke with the owners of the distribution company to see where they are today. The damage from the fire destroyed everything inside the 35,000 square foot warehouse – thousands of grocery items. But just because everything was lost doesn’t mean business stopped. Now a year later, Stan’s Coffee is still working hard to put the pieces back together. Matt Smith, Vice President of Stan’s Coffee, lost everything when the home to the coffee distributor was destroyed in a fire. “Not a bag to sell, a rack filled not a bottle,” he said. But now, bags of coffee and bottles of product are plentiful. “Things have been progressing and we really haven’t lost a beat to the fire and what we have done,” Smith said. The fire broke out on Sunday, July 10. Smith had a temporary building secured just three days later. Employees were shipping orders out to local restaurants and stores the next day. “It was really nice to go back and go back that fast,” Smith said. And just as quickly as orders were shipped out, the warehouse is being rebuilt back in the same location in Lehigh Acres. It’s the same blueprint with some minor changes after firefighters ruled it accidental – caused by an electrical spark. “More policies in place as far as configuration of electrics near our racking,” Smith said. He says they didn’t lose any customers and no employees lost their job. In fact, he said, they actually added to their product line. “We are doing special coffees that are origin specific and blends from around the world that not everyone offers,” he said. The owners say their new permanent facility should open at the end of September. They will also have a grand re-opening for all of their customers.
Jul 11, 2012 | By Sara Miles, Reporter | nbc-2.com | Full Article Here