Back in the 1960’s, H. Lloyd Jose began his ice cream career as a Good Humor man working at the Good Humor branch in Queens, NY. Many of us can remember the days when the Good Humor man wore the impeccably pressed white uniforms and proudly drove the now iconic Good Humor Truck…certainly a beloved piece of Americana! Lloyd’s work ethic and love of children and the business resulted in his winning the prestigious “Top Salesman of the Year” award year after year.
Consequently, Lloyd was promoted to District Manager and later was transferred to Good Humor’s Lindenhurst, NY branch. While there, he trained and managed a large team of Good Humor drivers as well as wrote and administered the branch Safety Program. During those years, Lloyd’s son Jesse worked at the branch while on his summer breaks from school.
In the 1970’s, Good Humor made a corporate decision to discontinue the street vending segment of their business in New York….clearly the end of an era! Lloyd then took all of his years of experience and love for the business, and decided to open his own ice cream distribution company in Holtsville, NY which later became County Wide Ice Cream Distributors. His son Jesse joined the business on a full time basis in the mid 1980’s. Lloyd worked side by side with Jesse through the years and taught him all he could about the business. Lloyd lovingly handed the business down to Jesse when he passed away in 2007.
Lloyd’s daughter Lori joined her “big” brother at County Wide Ice Cream on a full time basis in 2010. Lori assists Jesse in Sales, and many aspects of the business. Side by side they take great pride in working each day to keep their Father’s legacy alive. Although the business has changed throughout the years, Jesse, Lori and the team at County Wide strive to provide the local community and Long Island establishments the highest quality products and personal, friendly service.
We look forward to serving you!