Five Generations of Ice Cream Makers

1st Generation

Late 1800s
Nathaniel Main starts in the dairy business.

 

 

2nd Generation

1915
Nathaniel’s son Chester gets involved in his father’s business.

 

 

3rd Generation

1947
Chester’s daughter Audrey Main marries her college sweetheart, Randall Gifford. Eventually, they bring their ice cream recipes and their dairy industry knowledge to Randall’s home state of Maine.

 

 

 

4th Generation

1970s-1980s
Audrey and Randall’s children, Arland, Donna, Roger and John, join the business. John and Roger purchase the company from their parents and decide to focus on ice cream.

 

 

 

 

5th Generation

1990s-2010s
Audrey and Randall’s grandchildren, Ryan, JC, Lindsay, and Samantha come on board and represent a new generation of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream.