The Spada Family tradition

of hard work coupled with long hours has been a mainstay throughout all four generations. Ernie Spada, Sr. maintains an active role in the day-to-day operations of all Spada family businesses, and oversees operations at Pride Packing. Ernie’s son and daughters, Ernie, Jr., Teresa, and Charisse also carry on the family’s time-tested tradition of providing the very best in farm-to-fork produce from the highest quality local, regional, and international resources.

Family loyalty was lovingly instilled into the Spada children. Today the three “kids” Teresa, Ernie and Charisse are still close-knit and thoroughly enjoy spending time together. Equally rewarding is the arrival of the next generation Marie Teresa Spada and Ernie Spada III.

Both have key roles in the present and future success of the companies.




Today, Ernie Spada, Jr. manages and oversees United Salad, Duck Delivery Produce, and Duck Delivery of Washington. Teresa Spada has owned and managed her CPA firm since 1976. Charisse manages the accounts receivable and credit departments for all of the aforementioned Spada family companies, and has offered creative and fresh perspectives to the family brand. Granddaughters Marie Teresa Spada and Marie Charisse Spada, along with grandsons Ernie Spada III and Leo Spada have also joined the family business and play integral roles in the ongoing success. Marie Teresa works tirelessly alongside her “Auntie Terry” in accounting, Marie Charisse is responsible for marketing material and website development, Ernie III works as his father’s “right hand man” in tomato buying and operations, and Leo oversees warehouse operations.