HARTMAN DISTRIBUTING COMPANY is a family-run business in Victoria, Texas. Founded in 1946 as Hartman and Riggs Distributing Company by A.R. Hartman and his son-in-law Ray Riggs, the company distributed Falstaff beer in Victoria and Calhoun counties until Noble Hartman, after purchasing the company from his father in the mid-50's, obtained the rights to Miller Brewing Company brands in 1973. With the introduction of Miller Lite across South Texas in 1974, came rapid growth and expansion to include part of Jackson county during the late 70's. Following several years as the market leader throughout the 80's, the company made two acquisitions of neighboring Miller wholesalers during the 1990's, first purchasing Bowman Distributing in Beeville, followed by Svatek Distributing in Wharton. In 2011, Hartman Distributing, now led by Barry and David Hartman, acquired Elder Distributing Company along with distribution rights for the Coors, Shiner, Dos Equis and Red Bull brands.
After 65 years at our Goldman Street address, 2011 saw the company move into a larger, newly renovated Elder Distributing facility on Lone Tree Road, where today it services over 800 retail customers across 12 South Texas counties, including Victoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, Bee, Goliad, Refugio, Karnes, Wharton, Matagorda and Gonzales.
Hartman Distributing Company prides itself on delivering the best possible service and highest quality brands to our customers. We believe strongly that our success is directly tied to our customers' success and work hard to ensure accurate orders, timely deliveries, quality marketing support and best-in-class merchandising from some of the best people in our business.