You know it's fresh, because I caught it!
Dilly’s Seafood, LLC is founded by Tim Dillingham and Gary Rudd. The two fraternity brothers first met at Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, MI. They have been family ever since! Tim is the godfather to Gary’s first born child, and has always been “Uncle Dilly” to the Rudd children.
“Dilly” moved to Naples, FL, in 2001. He holds a bachelors degree in business finance, and was in the mortgage industry for many years until deciding to pursue his love of fishing, and make it his livelihood! Dilly is one of the few commercial fishermen in Naples, FL, and has been growing the wholesale side of this business for the last few years. Dilly provides Naples restaurants with the freshest, locally caught seafood in town! Dilly’s girlfriend, Alexandra, brings her vast experience in restaurant operations, and holds a degree in hospitality management from Kent State University. Alex has been an integral part in helping Dilly expand the wholesale business for the last year and a half. Dilly has been wanting to take things to another level and that’s how Dilly’s Seafood, LLC was born in 2018, when Dilly and Gary formed their partnership!
Gary, his wife, Heather, and their four young children, moved to Naples from North Carolina in July, 2018. Prior to moving to FL, Gary and Heather owned a restaurant, sports bar, and childcare center in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. Gary holds a bachelors degree in business marketing and professional golf management. Gary began working in his family business right out of college, and has owned and operated Rudino’s restaurants for the past 20 years! He brings his expertise in business management and substantial experience as a restaurant owner.
Together, Dilly, Gary, Heather, and Alex plan to do exciting things in the Naples area! Dilly’s Seafood has partnered with Rebecca Maddox, and will be providing nightly dinners at Three60 Market. Dilly’s Seafood trailer will be at Celebration Park, both located on Bayshore Drive.
Dilly’s Seafood guarantees the freshest, locally caught fish, lobster, shrimp, and stone crabs in Southwest Florida!
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