The Galliker Dairy Company has been committed to bringing your family the freshest and most nutritious dairy products, iced teas, ice creams and fruit juices for nearly a century.
We make products that you can feel good about giving to your kids. From the time our milk leaves the farm to the moment you take your first sip, we ensure only the highest quality products wear the Galliker’s label.
Wholesome. Pure. Healthy. At Galliker’s, there’s goodness in everything we do.
We've celebrated our 100th year in business! And, we're honored to have been your hometown dairy for all of these years; making the milk, ice cream and iced tea that you, your parents and your parents' parents have grown up on.
We started out - three generations ago - in 1914 when the Galliker Dairy Company was founded on March 25, 1914, when Louis Galliker purchased the Shreve Ice Cream Company located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The new company was first known as the Galliker Ice Cream Company.
Ice cream was the firm's only product until competition forced the company into the milk business in 1925. In the early days, the firm made ice cream at 451-453 Franklin Street and processed milk and had its garage at the corner of Haynes and Sherman Streets, Johnstown. Louis Galliker died in January 1937, and was succeeded by his widow, Pauline H. Galliker, who had been active in the business from its founding.
The company purchased a property on Napoleon Street for garage purposes in 1940. In 1943, the company changed its name to the Galliker Dairy Company. In 1946, William M. Galliker was elected President and Louis G. Galliker, Jr., was elected Secretary-Treasurer. In 1965, Louis G. Galliker, Jr., died and in 1968, William M. Galliker retired. At that time, Louis G. Galliker III assumed leadership of the company.
A new plant was opened in the Johnstown Industrial Park in late 1973 and the processing plant, Potomac Farms Dairy, located in Cumberland, Maryland, was acquired in March 1984.
In March 1992, the Galliker Dairy Company became one of the first dairies in the country to offer its milk in a container that protects milk from the adverse effects of light. The innovation was trademarked the "Lightsafe Yellow Jug." The Lightsafe Yellow Jug has become one of Galliker’s signature products. It is widely recognized within the marketplace as a symbol for quality and freshness.
Today, under the continued leadership of Louis G. Galliker III, the Galliker Dairy Company is recognized as one of the major Mid-Atlantic dairies. Galliker’s distributes its products including milk, iced tea and ice cream throughout major portions Pennsylvania and Maryland as well as parts of Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina.
The dairy is associated with the Quality Chekd Dairies Inc., of Naperville, Illinois, a cooperative owned by its dairy members.
As we celebrate our 100th year, we're already planning to make the next century even better. From farm-fresh ingredients to preservative-free goodness - we're committed to carrying on the traditions set forth by earlier generations of the Galliker family.
From our family to yours, we wish to thank all of our customers for making us your hometown dairy.