Buckeye Distributing, Inc. is one of the Country’s premier beverage and snack distributors for many outstanding brands such as Mike-Sells, Arizona, Sparkling Ice, 5-Hour Energy, Marley Mellow Mood and Nestle to name a few. We have just launched Deep River Chips in addition to our current brand offerings.
It all started in 2000 when longtime friends Troy Bigham and Jim Gilbride opened the doors of Buckeye Distributing, Inc. They left their jobs in corporate America in hopes of building a successful business distributing a brand new category item, Red Bull energy drink, in Ohio. In the early stages, product was delivered to Troy's garage, and then sold and delivered to customers using Troy's and Jim's family vehicles. At that point, no one could have imagined the success the company would have.
Always thinking and planning ahead, the company embarked on a key step in its long term plan in 2007. Buckeye expanded its offerings by establishing a Wine Division, initially representing Ohio based Raven's Glenn Winery. In a very short period of time, Buckeye has grown into a full-service, statewide broker and distributor of wines from all over the world. Since 2009, the company has been continually expanding its catalogue, adding exciting brands such as Nesquik, Arizona Iced Tea, 5-Hour Energy, Nuro, Xyience Energy, and Sparkling Ice. In 2012, Mike Sell's potato chips were added to the list of excellent products we carry. Today the catalogue continues to grow as the company brings category leaders and innovative new brands to the market. The owners of Buckeye include Troy Bigham, Terry Bigham, and Jim Gilbride. Buckeye employs more than 100 sales, delivery, warehouse, technology and administrative support people. Our corporate offices are located in the Cleveland suburb of Broadview Heights. Sales and distribution centers are located in Broadview Heights, Columbus, West Chester and Northwood, giving us the ability to serve customers in 64 of Ohio's 88 counties and several counties in northern Kentucky. – less