Our Proud History
As a privately owned company since 1945 when Mr. Everett Hall opened
a wholesale meat processing plant in our current location, we are proudly a family owned and operated company. Beginning as the Everett Hall Meat Company. He and his family operated the meat plant until 1973 when he decided to retire and sold it to Mr. Joe Tremblay and his partner Mr. Harry Anderson. They added 2400 sq. feet of freezer and 10,000 sq. feet of dry storage to the facility and diversified into frozen and dry groceries. At the same time they discontinued processing meat at the facility and began purchasing their meat products from outside sources to become strictly a distributor of wholesale grocery items. In 1979 Joe and Harry decided to sell the company to Bill and Jerri Crawford. In 1982 the Crawford’s added a 4800 sq. foot Freezer to the facility and continued to expand sales. We acquired the assets of B&P distributors and Keene’s Produce located in Bellingham thus diversifying into vending items and fresh produce. In 1983 we bought a company by the name of Lee’s Food Sales located in Tacoma thus expanding our distribution area to Pierce and Thurston counties. In 1987 a company named Keener Foods (a company that I used to run) went out of business and we acquired there northern sales and some of their employees. In 1991 we acquired assets of Bargreen’s in Mount Vernon and several great employees and opened a cash and carry on the west side. In 1993 we purchased some of the assets of Woodmansee Foods and added Jack Woodmansee to our sales force. In 1996 we added another 20,000 sq. feet of dry storage to our facility. We continue to expand our facility as we enjoy increased business.
Today we operate from a state of the art facility at the same location as the business originally started. Our People Make the Difference . . .
We are very proud to be the “Premier” full-line institutional food distributor. Our employees separate us from all other companies. Value, Service, Quality, Integrity and Dedication are what we strive to provide daily. We are hard working people who care about your success and ours. Our people will treat you as our Best Customer! We appreciate our current, valued customers and look forward to being of service to you!
Bill and Jerri Crawford
The Locally Owned Foodservice Distributor
- · All Decisions made locally in the best interest of our customers and our future.
- · Provide our customers with reputable nationally branded products that perform.
- · Flexible ~ Family owned business.
- · Knowledgeable, pleasant, experienced employees.
- · Quick reaction and response to emergencies and problems.
No “Corporate” rules.
- · Company founded on Quality Integrity, Value, Service and Dedication.
- · “Community” matters to us.
- · Long-term employees, committed to our customers’ success.
- “Circle of Success”!