FAMILY AND FAITH
BY CHRISTINA TASCON
Vero Beach’s prodigious Schlitt family reaches
into virtually every facet of the community
A LEGACY OF
“When you’re out of Schlitts, you’re out of Vero!”
It’s a catchy family motto that embodies the numerous branches of the
Schlitt family that reach into every facet of the community. Since 1918, the
Schlitts have worked, played and supported Vero Beach.
More than 100 members of the entrepreneurial family live in Indian River County, and
if they’re old enough to work, they probably have some kind of business related to the
home industry. Their names grace buildings, are signed on thousands of architectural
blueprints and appear as signatures on checks that make things happen. Many Vero residents
have dealt with a Schlitt, even if the name was Barth, St. Pierre, Gonzalez or others.
This is just a portion of today’s Schlitt family of Vero Beach. Here, the family members stand at Jaycee Park, which the Schlitts helped build.