• The Founding

    Consolidated West was founded in 2001 by Joel Young and Elvia Menendez, with backing from Joel’s friend Cary Goddard and Cary’s friend Paul Villa.

  • The History

    Joel and Elvia met while working for Chuck Leimbach at S.C. Distributing. The support from essential shippers and customers convinced Joel and Elvia it was time to take a leap and start their own company. From that leap sprung Consolidated West: a steadily growing distributor of apples, pears, and cherries in the Southern California region. Joined by younger talent they have created a legacy of excellent customer service through a dedicated sales force.

Sales Office

Meet the Consolidated Team:

Elvia Menendez - Consolidated West

Elvia Menendez


Elvia Menendez’ produce career began in 1995 shortly before graduating with a B.S. in Business. She attributes her college preparation in helping her maximize the opportunities presented to her in the industry. She enjoys traveling though she and her son Harrison spend most evenings chasing Dexter and Perlita, canine members of her family.

George Menendez - Consolidated West

George Menendez


George Menendez has worked in produce for 12 years and gets excited at the start of the Honeycrisp crop as it is his favorite apple. He enjoys sports in his spare time which he partakes in with his three children and wife. George enjoys walks with his golden retriever, Troy.

Tod Kanegae - Consolidated West

Tod Kanegae


Tod Kanegae joined the company in 2007 after meeting Joel Young; however, his roots in produce stem back to his grandfather, a broker who pioneered the export of strawberries to Japan. He spends much of his time raising his son with his wife. He enjoys playing golf and watching the Lakers win titles.

Andrew Holzinger - Consolidated West

Andrew Holzinger


Andrew Holzinger entered the produce industry 5 years ago. As a previous golf pro at the Riviera Country Club he continues to enjoy golf in his spare time and currently carries a 2 handicap. He maintains an active lifestyle with frequent hikes in the local mountains.