Serving up pizzas since 1998, Troy Van Velson was a special guest speaker at the Corcoran Rotary Club meeting last week. In the Business to Business segment of the meeting. Rotarians got to learn a little more about Van Velson and his business.
As a very young man, Troy managed the Big Yellow House restaurant in Santa Barbara, where he was a college student. He graduated from Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, where he excelled as a member of the tennis team.
He moved to Corcoran in 1998 when offered the opportunity to purchase the Pizza Factory restaurant, original operated by Roger Gange. While under Troy’s ownership, the franchise moved into its current location.
Pizza Factory provides a full range of pizzas, salads, pastas and sandwiches. Providing great service to the community, at reasonable prices. Troy also offers group discounts and has been an avid supporter of the community.
He and his wife Rochelle have two lovely daughters, Bailey and Grace and Troy volunteers his time for several youth activities, including Little League, YBA, soccer and softball.
He is also a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and sits on The Corcoran Community Foundation.
Through the Pizza Factory, he also supports scholarships to graduating Corcoran High School students. One of Van Velson’s favorite local businesses is Fabrie Jewelers. “I think Jerry (Fabrie) can craft just about anything anyone could want, without having to leave town to shop for it,” Tony noted.