In July 1944, Gar Tootelian & Esther Bedoian were married and made their home in Reedley where they farmed grapes and tree fruit. In 1949, they established an agricultural chemical and fertilizer retail business – Gar Tootelian, Inc. (GAR). They raised their family and built their business on the same values they were raised on.
The timeless values of honor, integrity and honesty served Gar & Esther well. Today, Gar Tootelian, Inc. still prospers as one of California’s oldest & largest independent agricultural chemical and fertilizer retailers, serving Central Valley farmers from Kern to Madera County.
The company is second generation family owned and operated. Since 1949, GAR’s customer base has grown to over 1,500 growers throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley. Successful growers know, well timed sprays provide peace of mind in crop protection. That’s what Gar Tootelian Inc. has been able to offer since 1949.