Hartford Distributors, Inc. was incorporated in 1944 and started out as a very small Anheuser-Busch distributorship in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Throughout the years HDI has steadily grown and outgrew three locations. HDI relocated twice in East Hartford and in 1981 moved to our current location in Manchester.
Jules Hollander had been a Schlitz distributor in Virginia and recognized the changing landscape. He sold his successful distributorship and sought out an Anheuser-Busch distributorship. He purchased HDI in 1963. Along with his sons, Ross and Bob, the business grew tremendously.
The Stack Family grew their distribution area to include five counties in Eastern Connecticut. Before merging with Hartford Distributors, they had outgrown their new 38,000 square foot warehouse in South Windsor.
HDI, subsequently purchased the distribution rights of Dwan Distributors, primarily an Anheuser-Busch and Heineken distributorship in Litchfield County, CT.
Both the Hollander Family and Stack Family are proud to have their third generations working in the business. They have all grown up in the beer business and it is both a tradition and a labor of love.
We now operate in six counties, covering over three fourths of the state with various brands. It is our honor and pleasure to serve our customers.