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About our CompanyCheers through the Years.

Many Generations. One Mission.


Ever since Rose and Kenneth Kirkpatrick founded the company in Longview in 1963, R&K Distributors has been serving East Texas with the mission to promote the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages. Now with two branches, R&K boasts a service area spanning more than 23 counties. As far as our family business has come during the past five decades, we’re excited to see where the next generations will take us!

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R&K Founded

Longview, Texas

Rose and Kenneth Kirkpatrick purchase the Anheuser-Busch distributorship for East Texas, and base their new operation on Fifth Street near downtown Longview—an oasis in the midst of surrounding "dry" counties.

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Rose & Kenneth Kirkpatrick

Founders

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Second Branch Opens

Nacogdoches, Texas

Driven by new opportunities and substantial growth, Rose and Kenneth determine it’s time to open the company’s second branch, and established the new location in Nacogdoches.

 
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New Corporate Office

Longview, Texas

Construction begins on R&K’s new facility on Whaley Street in Longview—not far from the Gum Springs location—with 80,000 square feet of space designed specifically for the distributorship’s growing demands.

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Second & Third Generations

Mike and John Martin

 
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Cheers to 50 Years

Celebration for Generations

As a member of the region’s business community promoting economic growth for more than 50 years, R&K hopes to continue celebrating family, fun, and opportunity with the people of East Texas for generations to come!