MICHAEL RAYMOND - OWNER CEO
A native of the Metro Detroit area Michael Raymond came to Grand Rapids in 1981 after working in Radio Broadcasting in Detroit, Cadillac, and then Grand Rapids at WJFM. From radio, he migrated into what would be a long relationship with the food industry calling on many restaurants and distributive outlets in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio over many years. Ironically, the first sales position he held was selling corrugated Pizza boxes in West Michigan. In 2004, Michael opened his current location as a franchise of a West Michigan pizza chain. As a franchise, they began catering to requests for local, fresh and specialty items not available as part of the franchise. After 5 years and many requests they opted out of the franchise to form GRPD, Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery in April of 2009. A very hands on person, Michael shares a love of food, developed in his Mother’s kitchen at an early age, and enjoys creating contrasting and interesting combinations of flavors. He carries a Serve Safe Certification, and has developed many of the entrée items, and credits his family, his employees, and his clients with inspiration of others.