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Our History

Carico began as a dream and today continues to be an incredible reality for all of us.
It started in 1967 when an ambitious and determined Rick Cappadona moved to Florida in pursuit of his dream.
A dream that was rooted in a belief in himself and a focus on being the best and offering the best… the best products and the best opportunity.
The power of belief fueled our early growth and was the foundation of Rick Cappadona’s ABC’s.
In 1978, Rick Cappadona founded our true commitment to excellence and began to manufacture his own line of high quality china.
Today Carico handles 9 exclusive patterns of fine porcelain china.
Handcrafted by master artisans, Each piece is made with a delicate translucency and then styled by a master artist and trimmed in the finest of precious metals.
And to this day we are the only company in the direct sales industry that offer permanent lifetime patterns, open stock and ½ price breakage replacement for life.
But Carico didn’t stop there… We realized the potential of the tabletop market and pioneered the Designer Collection of Crystal, matching patterns, developed to complement each pattern of China.
And to complete our Tabletop Program, we made the best better and created our exclusive Line of Stainless steel Tableware, 4 distinct patterns that offer the look of sterling with all the benefits of stainless steel.
Each stylish pattern offers 10 pieces in a single place setting and a full array of serving pieces.
For that elegant touch of class… Carico was the first and the only company to create the largest and most complete Collection of Fine, Hand Crafted, Crystal Gift ware… The Elegante Collection
Today china, crystal and tableware are major part of a larger, 70 billion dollar industry… which stands as a testament to the strength and wisdom of Carico’s leadership.
Our Product line has steadily evolved from years of Commitment, Extensive Research and a keen vision of the future.
A vision that has cultivated a spirit of ingenuity while establishing vital partnerships with factories and suppliers around the world.
Today… We offer the most extensive line of unique, high quality products, the world has ever seen.

Our products are changing peoples lives.
We continue to Pioneer more new, revolutionary products, than any other company in the history of the industry.
Carico’s Ultra-Tech line of cookware is the most intelligently engineered line of cookware ever created.
Made from the thickest combination of metals, the ultra core construction conducts heat faster and holds heat longer than any other cookware in the world…
It is the only cookware system of its kind, featuring a patented temperature gauge and whistle valve, that completely takes the guess work out of cooking.
It’s the ultimate tool for healthful convenience… It “Whistles when it needs you and tells you what to do!” and it’s a Carico exclusive.

We once again raised the bar when, instead of following industry norms and discontinuing our cutlery line, Carico Improved our cutlery program and strengthened our to commitment quality.
Carico’s cutlery is hot drop forged and taper ground for maximum strength, sharpness and balance.
Plus with a variety of accessories and utensils, you’ll always have the right tools you need in the kitchen.
The evolution of Carico’s product line was about to advance even further…
From small, inexpensive filters to deluxe whole house units, our comprehensive water filtration program was designed to fill a variety of needs, offering greater opportunities for success.
We strengthened our water program by developing the first ever “smart water filter“… A system that would digitally monitor water flow and actually tell you when your cartridge needed replacing.
This ingenious design was yet another example of Carico remaining focused on product innovation and created a perfect opportunity for more residual business.
And with the health and wellness market growing every day… We developed a line of juice extractors to meet the needs of the most health conscious professionals and consumers alike…
Our Juice extractors feature a powerful motor with a turbo boost switch, automatic pulp ejection and stainless steel baskets and cutting blades.
The ultra-Vac food storage system was designed to complement our juicing and Cookware lines… Its the ultimate vacuum sealing food storage system that actually keeps food fresh up to 3-5 times longer.
Its made of a space age polycarbonate material that is virtually indestructible. And it works well in the microwave, freezer or dishwasher.
In 1994, when we introduced our first air filter, Indoor air pollution was virtually un heard of.
Today, Indoor air pollution is a well known problem, and thanks to the vision of our leadership. We are positioned with the most advanced line of air filtration systems the world has ever seen.
We were first to offer consumers a 3 stage cleanable pre-filter, followed by seven, more advanced stages including HEPA and germ warfare media, for the most complete protection from the things you cant see.
Our strength in product development has changed our company, as well as our industry.
Our leadership has long understood… handling the best products is important, but we didn’t stop there.
In order to give our people the best opportunity for growth, we invested in the finest training materials and support programs.
Our Management program, SSTM, offers everyone an incredible income opportunity and a chance to achieve greater financial success based on their own efforts.
Our literature uses the latest, hi tech digital photography and showcases our products with sophisticated elegance, while leave a lasting impression on the consumer.
And for a more professional touch, we added a stylish leather briefcase to fashionably display our exquisite literature while keeping our people organized.
Our Marketing tools and programs offer valuable rewards and create incentives in exchange for private showings and referrals.
Our recognition programs keep people motivated, consistently rewarding top achievers and giving out over 325 awards annually in many distinct categories.
Our DAS program is unprecedented in the industry.
It handles all of your administrative work, giving people more time to build their business.
Our Travel program is the talk of the industry.
Our Trips create excitement and combine positive association and fun with some of the most incredible resort locations throughout the world.
Our World Conventions have taken off and provide people with a powerful motivational opportunity to learn while having fun and meeting new people, in an upscale environment.
Our first convention was held in a small office and had only 28 people.
Today our conventions are bigger and better than ever before.
Since Day 1 and still to this day… We are always planning for the future.
We knew a long time ago in order to facilitate all of these wonderful products and programs, that we would eventually need a solid base for operations.
Our first office, was an elegantly designed 65 dollar a month warehouse.
As we steadily got larger, we outgrew 3 more offices while Mr. Cappadona patiently stayed committed to his dream.
In 1982 on the same day that he achieved his dream of a new ferrari… Mr. Cappadonas largest dream came true…
Today, the Carico Center has grown into a 5 acre/15 million dollar corporate complex, that serves as our international world headquarters for offices in over 40 countries, 48 states and hundreds of locations around the world.
The Carico Center is home to the many experienced departments that make up this diverse company.
Our “family of people share a great loyalty” for our company, many have been here for 10, 20 and even 30 years or more.
And today all of our departments are larger than they have ever been.
Our accounting department keeps our company operating smoothly and debt free.
Our finance and collection division was created in order to help people get approvals faster and to keep delinquency down
Our Information Systems department keeps our website moving with fresh new ideas while administrating our in house network that keeps information flowing 24 hours a day.
Our Customer service department goes out of their way to keep your customers satisfied.
Our Sales Administration Dept and human resources division manages our growth with caring professionalism.
The credit department works with a sense of urgency, completing more orders, faster than ever before.
The order Processing department works tirelessly to keep up with the explosion of new business.
Our warehouse staff manages over 100,000 square feet of storage space that contains over 8 million dollars in available inventory.
Our AV team uses state of the art technology to provide people with a variety of tools from product and training DVD’s to powerful audio CD’s that help keep our message fresh.
Our graphic design department uses vast creativity to keep our literature and in house publications exciting and motivating.
Our executive staff, takes advantage of many years of experience to author and facilitate, all of the successful products, tools, programs and events that make up this special opportunity called Carico.

Carico has achieved a lot since 1967…
However one of our greatest accomplishments is our ability to teach people how to become successful.
This opportunity has opened people’s eyes to what is really possible, and has created tremendous wealth for people and families.
We’ve grown all over the world and now have a solid foundation from which we can ride into the future with a positive attitude and great ambition.
The success of our great company has evolved from the dedication and vision of our experienced team of leaders.
Experience that began with the hard work, dedication and commitment of one man… who from the very beginning had the confidence to believe in his dreams and the courage to make this company a reality.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Pamela Botero permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:47 pm

    QUERIA DEJAR SABER LO CONTENTA QUE ESTOY DE TRABAJAR EN CARICO, Y QUE A PESAR DE LA CRISIS ECONOMICA QUE SE ESTA VIVIENDO, SE QUE CON EL ESFUERZO DE TODOS, CARICO SEGUIRA ADELANTE, OFRECIENDO FUENTES DE EMPLEO Y CONSOLIDANDOSE CADA DIA MAS, ADEMAS SEGUIRA EN EL MERCADO COMO LA #1 EN VENTAS DE PRODUCTOS POR CATALOGO Y CONCIENTIZANDO AL CLIENTE DE QUE *SALUD ES VIDA*.

  2. Lilly permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:54 pm

    LLEVO EN LA COMPANIA CASI 4 AÑOS. RECIEN CUANDO LLEGUE AQUI, EN LA COMIDA QUE SE HACE ANUALMENTE PARA LOS EMPLEADOS ME LLEVE LA SORPRESA DE QUE ME HABIA GANADO UNO DE LOS REGALOS. FUE UN FILTRO D AIRE Y ME HA SERVIDO DE MUCHO EN MI HOGAR PARA LOS MALOS OLORES DE COMIDA U OTROS, QUE SE QUEDAN DENTRO DE NUESTRAS CASAS. DE LOS OTROS PRODUCTOS QUE TENGO ES QUE NO TENGO QUE DECIR QUE SON DE MUY ALTA CALIDAD

  3. Joe Ocassio permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:58 pm

    I STARTED HERE TEMPORARILY AT CARICO AND I DECIDE IT TO BECOME FULL TIME AFTER 6 MONTH. CARICO HAS A FRIENDLY AND POSITIVE ATMOSPHERE. CARICO IS LIKE A BIG FAMILY. I’M A CREDIT ANANLYST IN THE CREDIT DEPARTMENT I WORK WITH DISTRIBUTORS IN THE UNITED STATES AND WITH THE SALES PEOPLE IN THE PUERTO RICO REGION. EVEN WITH THIS ECONOMY, CARICO HAS MANTAINED THEIR SALES VOLUME DUE TO THE GREAT PRODUCTS AND SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE. I NOTICE THAT EVERYDAY OUR COMPANY KEEP GROWING AND GROWING WITH THE SALES STAFF AND WITH MORE NEW CUSTOMER DO TO THE FACT THAT IF YOU ARE IN SALES YOU KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A FUTURE HERE AND IF YOU ARE A NEW CUSTOMER YOUR SATISFACTION WILL BE GREAT KNOWING THAT YOU BOUGHT A PRODUCT THAT’S GUARANTEE FOR LIFE.

  4. LUIS L CARRASCO permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:00 pm

    Comence con Carico el 10 de Mayo del 2001. Desde el mismo instante en que estaba llenando mi aplicacion vi la diferencia y senti que Carico cambiaria mi vida. Ademas de la calidad incomparable en sus Productos, La Garantia Incomparable y La Calidad en su Gente marca la diferencia. Fui Entrenado para triunfar y aprendi que “Somos Gente Ayudando a otra Gente” y aun me siento igual de comprometido con Carico como la primera vez. Entendi que la mayor satisfacion es poder ayudar a Cambiar la Vida a otros. El Liderazgo se respira desde el primer dia que empezamos a formar parte de la Gran Familia Carico. No creo exista en el Mundo una mejor organizacion. Gracias Carico.

  5. Rene Zamora permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:06 pm

    Es un placer dirigirme a todas las personas que están relacionadas en ventas directas, tanto a los consultantes como a gerentes y distribuidores. Quiero invitarlos a que conozcan a Carico International, es una compañía que está dirigida por personas con mucho futuro, entusiasmo y deseo de ayudar a otros. Carico me ha dado la oportunidad de construir mi propio negocio y ser muy activo dentro del programa de la compañía. Por 21 años he trabajado en esta industria, pensaba que estaba haciendo dinero pero nunca fue así. Ahora sí estoy en la compañía correcta!

  6. Jerry Schlink permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:25 pm

    Carico’s influence and positive association has made many of my dreams come true, $700,000 home, $500,000 office building, plus over $2 million in real estate.

  7. Jose Guzman permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:31 pm

    In my many years of experience in the industry… I consider Carico to be the number one company.

  8. Faustino Gonzalez permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:34 pm

    From the 13 years I have in this industry I value what Carico has. Great leadership, professional literature, maximum quality products and an excellent compensation plan. With Carico I have accomplished volume over $2 million annually and own my own home and office building.

  9. Alfonso Becerra permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:35 pm

    I believe in Carico because it’s a trustworthy and respectable company, where I can grow and achieve all my goals. I know that Carico was the right choice for my career.

  10. Audra Ibarra Becerra permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:36 pm

    I believe in Carico; it’s an amazing company. I can manage my own time and make my dreams come true.

  11. Crissell Jimenez permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:38 pm

    Carico is a great opportunity! Working with Carico has offered me personal and business growth. My financial income is the beauty of this success. Through Carico’s ongoing training and support, I have learned the importance of goals. Carico has provided me the opportunity to be awarded with traveling the world with others from the company.

  12. Beatriz Vasquez permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:39 pm

    I started in Carico last December. It’s been a great experience to work for Carico. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I met people that have been working with Carico for many years and that only tells me what kind of company I’m with. I can see I have a solid future.

  13. Liannet Garcia permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:41 pm

    My name is Liannet Garcia. I have been working with Carico around one year. I really think that I found a great profesional opportunity to become an independent businesswoman. Carico also showed me how to enjoy a better life.I feel that I am part of something awesome and I found a beautiful family and friends that I truly love and respect.
    “I want to be with Carico forever”

  14. Keyla Rodriguez permalink
    September 15, 2009 9:43 pm

    TRABAJAR PARA CARICO DESDE HACE 1 ANO Y 4 MESES JUNTO CON MI ESPOSO ES UN GRAN PRIVILEGIO. EN TAN POCO TIEMPO HE TENIDO LA OPORTUNIDAD DE DESARROLLARME COMO LIDER, DIRIGIR MI PROPIA OFICINA Y DE AYUDAR A OTRAS PERSONAS. EN ESTA ETAPA DE MI VIDA PUEDO DECIR QUE AMO MI TRABAJO EN UN 100% Y QUE GRACIAS A CARICO Y A MI EXTRAORDINARIO MANAGER EL SR. EDUARDO OCA, MI VIDA Y LA DE MI FAMILIA HAN CAMBIADO.

  15. Felicia Guzman permalink
    September 15, 2009 10:46 pm

    Trabajo en el dept de credito hace casi tres anos, verificando ordenes, me gusta mucho mi trabajo y todos mis companeros, tanto fuera como dentro del departamento y he aprendido mucho acerca de la importancia de la satisfaction a los clientes.
    Hasta ahora solo tengo un filtro de agua de Carico y la verdad es que todos en casa estamos consumiendo mas agua, porque el agua es muy cristalina y de muy buen sabor, cosa bien diferente a antes de tenerlo.
    A travez de mi trabajo nunca he oido de algun cliente que diga lo contrario, todos reconocen la calidad de los productos.
    Estoy muy contenta de pertenecer a este grupo tan especial.

  16. April 12, 2011 3:01 pm

    I”m looking for parts to the storage system Ibought from you. I live in PR 00720

    • carico permalink
      May 9, 2011 3:37 pm

      Please contact our Customer Service Dept in PR, (Por favor llame al dpto de Servicio al Cliente en PR al) 787-777-1931. Thanks

    • carico permalink
      May 13, 2011 3:05 am

      Hello Ada-

      Thank you for contacting us. Please contact our customer service department at 1800.4.Carico to order any additional parts you may need.

      Thank you.

      Carico International

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