The rallying cry that has helped Andrews Distributing become one of the most respected beverage distributors in the country began as a simple statement of purpose almost 40 years ago. Hear the story first hand from Barry Andrews, as he shares in this video the story of growing the business in the early years and the present day success of his namesake company.
At the age of 29, Barry Andrews started Andrews Distributing Company in his hometown Corpus Christi, Texas in 1976. With seven employees and a 12,000 square-foot warehouse, Andrews sold 276,000 cases of beer that first year with Miller Brewing as the only supplier and just two beer brands in the portfolio.
When market opportunities enabled expansion, Barry added Miller distributorships in Dallas, Denver and Longview. From 1994 to 2003, Andrews acquired distributorships from Denison to Kingsville, including a purchase of Willow Distributing in 2003 and changed the company name to Andrews Distributing.
Today, Andrews Distributing employs more than 1,500 team members, manages 4 warehouses totaling more than 680,000 square feet, and maintains a fleet of over 500 vehicles. Our portfolio consists of more than 700 brands from 40 supplier partners and case sales are in excess of 33.3 million cases.
What started as one man’s dream has become a leading company with incredible momentum for the future. This success is the direct result of the commitment, hard work and dedication of every employee in the Andrews family.