In 1911 Zebulon Pearce purchased half of a produce, poultry, and egg business. A short time later the other half was purchased by Charles M. Johnson. Thus Johnson Pearce Produce Company was formed on October 24, 1914. On July 22, 1919, Mesa Seed & Feed Company was formed. In 1926, Mesa Seed & Feed Co. and Johnson Pearce Produce Company were merged and became Johnson Pearce Commercial Company with Zeb Pearce as president and major stockholder. From 1911 to 1932 the Pearce family companies were only in the produce and home and farm supply business. When Franklin D. Roosevelt repealed the 18th amendment making the brewing of beer legal again, the Pearce Company won the Coors Beer distributorship due to their cold storage facilities, beginning a long association which has lasted to this day. The Zeb Pearce Companies are one of the oldest family-run businesses in Arizona.
Today, Zeb’s descendant, Meghan Alfonso has used that family history to demonstrate true passion of the heart. The Pearce Family Foundation’s initiative will help families get back on their feet by paying for bills at the home and step in so the parents can focus on their child’s journey to get well. Meghan has a passion for contributing to the community and feels it is important to help those in need. If you wanna learn more go to the following: