Serving the greater Phoenix and Prescott Valley areas for 55 years. . .
Founded in 1955, Hensley has succeeded at all levels of business and, in the process, become one of the leading corporate citizens in the greater Phoenix and Prescott Valley areas. We are one of the largest, privately held companies in the state.
Jim Hensley began the company with 15 employees and, in the first year of operation, sold 73,000 cases of Anheuser-Busch beers and held a six percent market share. Today Hensley is one of the largest beverage distributors in the nation, distributing more than 700 brands including Anheuser-Busch beers, a wide variety of imports, craft brews, spirits, specialty beverages, energy drinks, water, teas and wine. We recently acquired Quench Fine Wines, Ltd., an Arizona-based distributor of wine. Quench brings more than 1,300 wine labels representing domestic wines from California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and imports from France, Argentina, Greece, and Spain to name a few.
Hensley operates a sales and delivery fleet of more than 600 vehicles and services a customer retailer base consisting of 5,500 accounts. Hensley has three warehouse facilities, one in Phoenix, Chandler, and Prescott Valley and employees 650.
Upon Mr. Hensley's passing in 2000, Cindy Hensley McCain assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. Robert Delgado, who was named President in 1994, also serves as Chief Executive Officer.
While Hensley's business is to sell world-class beverages and provide excellent customer service, our philosophy is to do much more. As a longstanding member of Phoenix and its surrounding communities, the company expends great effort to sell responsibly -- and promote responsibility. We are a nationally-recognized leader in campaigns to reduce alcohol abuse, underage drinking, and drunk driving.
The Phoenix, Chandler, and Prescott areas are enhanced by Hensley's presence, not only through the company's role as a conscientious wholesaler of beverages, but as a conscientious supporter of local charitable organizations and efforts. Hensley has generously given back to the communities its serves for the past 55 years. To further add to its corporate donations, the company launched the Hensley Employee Foundation in 2001, funded in part by the employees, which serves as an additional vehicle through which we are able to give back to the community.
What sets the Hensley Employee Foundation apart is the personal commitment from our employees -- employees who not only contribute financially to this internal foundation, but who make organizing and participating in charitable work part of their lives. The foundation, along with Hensley's corporate contributions, has donated millions of dollars since its inception to organizations active in healthcare, education, housing, community development, human services, anti-poverty, consumer awareness, and social welfare programs. We are proud to be making a difference.
While preserving trusted partnerships with our employees, customers, community, and our supplier partners; we strive to cultivate new ones and exceed expectations . . . with the finest team in the industry.
Through tradition, innovation, and superior service, Hensley will remain the market leader in beverage distribution; delivering an expanded portfolio of world-class products as diverse as the communities we serve