George Enterprises' entrepreneurial roots date back to 1950 when its founding chairman, Michael George, grew a single milk delivery route into one of the largest privately owned dairy product manufacturers in the United States. Today, the company's diverse portfolio of businesses share common characteristics across a variety of industries, including food manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, third-party logistics, parking facility management and commercial real estate. A hands-on approach to ownership give each company under George Enterprises' umbrella access to its experienced managers and consolidated operations.
Michael George has become one of the most recognized businessmen in Michigan. As the co-founder of Melody Farms Dairy Company in 1950, he is a Midwestern legend in the dairy industry, and the diversity of his interests has set a new paradigm for business on the local and national scale. in the world of business. He is the archetypal businessman, philanthropist and a contributing icon of Detroit.
Michael George's influence extends beyond the dairy farm. He is a fixture in the Chaldean community, including pioneering programs to advance in the aid and settlement of Iraqi Christian refugees as former Chairman of the Chaldean Federation of America (CFA). He was also one of the founders of Shenandoah Banquet, Golf, Community and Conference Center, a club designed as a perfect expression of his culture mixed with modern convenience; and helped form the Bank of Michigan, a community bank that prides itself on customer service that has been serving the community since 2005.
This commitment to excellent business practice has been passed down to his six sons, who now champion George Enterprises, its various subsidiaries and management.