Explore Our IDEAS

Since 1921, we’ve built all of our relationships on trust, respect and a genuine interest in everyone’s well-being. We call these core values our IDEAS.

Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
100 Years and Giving: Judith Wilbur Recognized for Support of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco
November 22, 2020

As the company celebrates its 100th anniversary, one of the themes is “100 years and giving.” Wilbur-Ellis has a tradition of giving to worthwhile causes. And like Wilbur-Ellis,  the Wilbur family has long supported worthy causes. For decades, the Wilburs have been patrons of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Recently, San Francisco Mayor […]

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A Sustainable Partnership: Cavallo Ventures, Connell and Checkerspot
October 29, 2020

Since Wilbur-Ellis’ venture capital arm Cavallo Ventures was established four years ago, it has invested in some 20 businesses. But as President and CEO Mike Wilbur pointed out during a recent WEpod discussion with Connell President and CEO Azita Owlia, their latest investment in California-based Checkerspot may have brought a first: the opportunity to co-create […]

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Cornerstone of Our Success: The Strength and Commitment of Our People
August 27, 2020

As we approach our 100th year of business, we know the strength and commitment of our employees are some of the biggest reasons we will reach this milestone. Over the years, we have been blessed to see many people come to Wilbur-Ellis and build careers that last decades. Year in and year out, these employees […]

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A Passion for Farmers, International Expertise and a Commitment to Values: Meet Gerardo Quintero
July 20, 2020

Gerardo credits his childhood experiences of working on farms while he was growing up in Colombia with inspiring him to pursue a career in agriculture and animal nutrition. Following a career that led him across the globe, he now brings his international expertise to his role as vice president at Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition. “When I was […]

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A Special Message from Wilbur-Ellis Executive Chairman John Thacher
July 5, 2020

Our Journey to 100 Celebrating the Past and Making a Difference for the Future This is a special time for Wilbur-Ellis. We’re kicking off a year-long 100th anniversary celebration of the company my grandfather founded with two friends back in 1921. Our family has been a part of the business ever since, with the fourth […]

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