Established in 1912, two years after Arturo Fuente came to the United States of America, Arturo founded A. Fuente & Company at 24 yrs of age. The company was located in West Tampa on 813 Francis Street. During this time, all the cigars produced by A. Fuente & Company were handmade with Cuban tobacco. In 1922, the company was doing very well and reached it's peak, employing 500 people.
In 2012, the Fuente companies celebrated 100 years of hard work, dedication and family tradition. When A. Fuente & Company was established in 1912, Arturo Fuente would have never dreamed his passion for cigars would become a global benchmark for the cigar industry. He started his company with humble beginnings, rolling and blending cigars in the back of his house with his wife Cristina and two sons, Carlos and Arturo Oscar. Four generations later, the company is still family owned and operated in the Dominican Republic.
From the very beginning the focus of making a Fuente cigar was quality; Quality tobacco, quality craftsmanship, and taking the time necessary to make a truly remarkable cigar. "We don't hurry things; we just do things the way they are supposed to be done." Says Carlos Fuente Sr. 100 years later, a burning passion for cigars continues to inspire the Fuente family, as they pass down to their children the culture and traditions of Arturo Fuente. The Fuente family will continue to make the world's finest cigars for generations to come.