It all began with Dixie Systems, a small Schlitz beer distributorship in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
We expanded the business, and our debt, with the purchase of Savannah Beverage, another small Schlitz distributorship in Savannah, South Carolina.
We expanded west with the acquisition of Campbell Distributing in Chicago, Illinois forming Chicago Beverage Systems.
We returned to the Mid-Atlantic with the purchase of Premium Distributors of Virginia.
We acquired Harbor Distributing in 1989 and grew the business year over year.
We expanded our Mid-Atlantic presence with acquisitions near our childhood home to form Premium Distributors of Washington, D.C.
We entered the foodservice industry in 1998 with the purchase of The Martin-Brower Company.
We entered the broadline foodservice industry in 2005 with the acquisition of Reinhart Foodservice in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
We returned to South Carolina, where our business began, with the acquisition of Henry J. Lee in Charleston.
Gate City Beverage Distributors was acquired in the Inland Empire expanding our Southern California beer operations.
Miller San Diego beer distributor, Mesa, was acquired further expanding our California beer distribution business.
Martin Brower's global operations expanded in 2009 with the acquisition of Metroplex, a dedicated McDonald's distributor in Harriman, New York and Dublin, Ireland.
We had the great pleasure of creating a joint venture with the Sourapas family in San Diego, merging our Miller distributorship with their Coors distributorship in 2009.
We established a Reyes Beverage Group beachhead in Florida in 2011 acquiring Schenck Distributing in Orlando, Florida and forming Florida Distributing Company.
2012 was a transformational year as we acquired Keystone's distribution business in the US, UK, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and the Middle East expanding Martin Brower's global reach.
Also in 2012, Reyes Beverage Group added another distribution business in Virginia, with the acquisition of Chesbay Distributing in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Illinois craft beer distributor, Windy City also joined Reyes Holdings in 2012.
Reinhart Foodservice expanded with the acquisition of Southern Foods, Inc. in 2013.
Gold Coast Beverage in Miami, Florida was acquired by Reyes Beverage Group in January of 2015. This was reported to be the largest beer distribution acquisition made to date.
In June of 2015, we were appointed a Coca-Cola distributor for the greater Chicagoland territory, forming Great Lakes Coca-Cola.
Great Lakes Coca-Cola expanded throughout the Midwest.