Crown Distributors, LLC distributes over 2.7 million cases a year of Miller, Coors, Pabst and Boulevard beers, Mike's Hard Lemonade and Red Bull energy drink. It supplies products to retail outlets in 38 counties in central, north-central and eastern Kansas. The territory includes the area from Sterling, Lyons and McPherson, north to the Nebraska line and east past Topeka all the way to Lawrence -- encompassing the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Fort Riley.
Crown Distributors LLC is a wholesale beverage distributor of superior alcholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Crown is committed to its long term success through consistent growth, exceeding its long term profitability marks, employing the best people in the beverage industry and helping them grow within the company.
Crown also believes whole heartedly that in order to continuously "amaze the customer" we must be amazing ourselves. This is accomplished by delivering top notch customer service to our customers and by offering world class beverages produced by the best and most cutting edge suppliers in the industry.
Crown Distributors Inc., was started in 1953 by L.C. Bill Helbert and was the distributor for Adolph Coors Company in Central and North Central Kansas. In 1990 the company was purchased from Bill Helbert by Joe Ritter. Six years later Joe sold Crown Distributors to his son and daughter, Mark Ritter and Karrie Sullivan. In 2005 Crown Distributors Inc. merged with Junction City Distributing Inc. to become what is now Crown Distributors, LLC.
The company continued to grow and in 2007 it purchased Jayhawk Beverage Inc. in Topeka, KS and DeBauge Bros, Inc. in Emporia, KS. Two years later Crown Distributors LLC purchased the Miller distributors of Capital Distributing in Topeka, KS and Heartland Beverage in Manhattan, KS.
Today, Crown Distributors LLC employs over ninety employees at two locations in Salina and Topeka and is the second largest MillerCoors distributor in the State of Kansas. It distributes products in 40 counties throughout Central and North Central Kansas extending to Eastern and Southeastern Kansas. It is solely owned by Mark Ritter, Karrie and Richard Sullivan and Kelly and Gail Frakes.