Mike Hughes, left, owner of Doorganics, makes a delivery of fresh produce to customer Jerry Marogil. Photo by Johnny Quirin
An organic grocery delivery company has moved across town into a larger space that will allow it to better meet growing demand from customers across the region.
Grand Rapids-based Doorganics, which launched in 2011, said yesterday that it has relocated from 53 Fuller Ave. NE to 724 Crofton St. SE.
The new 4,000-square-foot warehouse expands the company’s headquarters to more than three times its previous size.
Mike Hughes, Doorganics owner and founder, said the company had long outgrown its previous location.
“We made it work for a long time at the previous space,” Hughes said. “The new space allows us to grow, expand our offerings and better serve our customers.”
Hughes said the new warehouse includes upgrades such as 1,000 square feet of office space, an expanded walk-in cooler and multiple loading docks to better accommodate deliveries.
Hughes said the upgrades will allow Doorganics to work with more farmers and distributors, resulting in better pricing and selection for its customers.
Doorganics partners with more than 20 Michigan farms to offer organic produce and meat, bread and eggs, and it offers more than a hundred other grocery items from Michigan producers.
Doorganics said that due to the expanded space, it will also be able to keep up with demand from Grand Rapids and Holland customers, as well as customers from the recently added communities of Grand Haven and Spring Lake.
To support its growth, Doorganics recently hired its 12th employee and plans to add two more employees by the end of the year.