The Seafood Sales & Service story begins in 1967, when Abe Bielski graduated from University of Florida with a degree in economics. Eager to get to work, Abe took a job loading trucks for a seafood distributor in Jacksonville, Florida. Over the years, he worked his way up the corporate ladder and became a top national accounts seafood salesperson and later a procurement manager, while raising a son and daughter with his wife, Shirley.
Abe’s son, Dave, followed his father’s footsteps and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Food Resource Economics and later earned a Masters Degree in Marketing. After graduation, Dave took a job in medical sales and moved to South Florida. He enjoyed the relationship building but on trips back to Jacksonville he and Abe always found themselves dreaming of starting their own company. Those dreams turned into a business plan and in 2000, Abe and Dave co-founded Seafood Sales and Service, a distributor of frozen seafood in Jacksonville, Florida.
With the combination of Abe’s experience in the seafood industry and Dave’s education and background, SS&S has continued to grow year after year. The company has also earned the highest credit rating from both Dunn & Bradstreet® and Seafax.