D & H Distributing takes distribution seriously, selling an array of computer and electronics products in the US and Canada. Its product portfolio includes computers, software, and peripherals for home and small business offices, electronic components, home networking and automation equipment, and printing and imaging equipment. In addition, D & H offers consumer products such as home entertainment equipment, cell and smart phones, gaming systems, and surveillance systems. Clients include small and large resellers and retailers, system builders, and college bookstores. D & H also targets schools and government agencies. Suppliers include Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco, Samsung, and Microsoft. D & H is employee-owned.
The company distributes its portfolio of products through locations in North America, which include warehouses in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Fresno, California; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
While privately-own D & H doesn't report its financial results, the company's revenues gained by more than 10% in fiscal 2012 (ends April) over the prior year.
The company's tablet, notebooks and Ultrabooks, power protection, and printer categories increased in sales by more than 20% in 2012 compared to 2011.
Because of more mobile technologies, personal devices in the workplace, increased mobile security, and more remote capabilities, D & H expects its mobility sector to grow in 2013. With the implementation of Window 8 OS, which will augment trends like mobile devices, cloud services and social networking this will also benefit the company. D & H expects a boon as most companies adopt it.
D & H is also looking at several other growth opportunities for 2011. One is a focus on custom system-building and server architecture. To that end, the company began offering its "System Builder Challenge" to resellers, showing them what D & H calls "recipes" for how to set up equipment for everything from a cloud-based system for small businesses to a home entertainment system. Another growth area is the health care industry, given that the US government is requiring health care practitioners and hospitals to begin keeping medical records electronically. D & H expects that fulfilling this need will result in more consulting services and sales of such items as computers, servers, software, mobile devices, and remote access virtual private networks (VPNs).
D & H was founded in 1918 as a tire retreader; the company entered the electronics business in 1926, selling crystal radios. Dave Schwab and Harry Spector were the original D & H. The company has been employee-owned since 1999. D & H opened a Canadian subsidiary in 2007. – less