Our Company

About Us

Welcome to our wholesale distribution company and our affiliated network of independent, family owned Beer, Wine and Spirit Distributors.

Rick Steckler and Jim Florio own Click Wholesale Distributing, an award winning 14 year old Renton, WA based distributor of Fine Wine, Craft & Specialty Beers and now Spirits. We service 6 Western Washington counties from our Renton warehouse. Jim and Rick with two additional partners, Terry Nichols and Josh Davis also have a sister company in Spokane named Click Distributing East that services and delivers to 10 counties in Eastern Washington (plus 9 counties in North Idaho). Outside of the two areas Click delivers directly, we have a close knit network of affiliated distributors who will service and deliver to your accounts in the other WA counties: Dickerson Distributing, Olympic Distributing, Crown Distributing, Craig Stein Beverage, Columbia of Wenatchee, Midway Beverage and Tripp Distributing.

Click and our network of associated distributors  has a tremendous selection of beer, wine and spirits and is committed to giving you great selection and personalized service. Every company is Washington based and family owned and we have a combined 11 warehouses, 128 sales people and 97 delivery vehicles throughout the state to serve your statewide and local needs.

 

A Look at Our History

April 1, 2002: CLICK WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING was started by Peter Click and Jim Florio, who operated a successful Wine Import Business. Click acquired Amber River Distributing, a small specialty beer and wine distributor.  The warehouse and offices were located in the South Park district of Seattle.  The company began to operate with 6 employees and 2 delivery trucks.

May 2002: Rick Steckler was hired as the General Manager and became a co-owner in 2004.

July 2007: Peter Click sells his shares of the company and CLICK becomes an equal partnership between Jim Florio, CEO and Rick Steckler, President/COO.

June 2008: Click is named “National Craft Beer Distributor of the Year” by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Brewers Assn.  (#1 out of 2,750 U.S. Beer Distributors).

October 2008: Jim Florio and Rick Steckler start a Beer and Wine wholesale company in Spokane, Washington with partners Terry Nichols and Josh Davis. The new company is called Click Distributing East, Inc. serving Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.  The company began to operate with 10 employees.

October 2010 and October 2011: Puget Sound Business Journal names Click to Washington’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies, ranking #62 in 2009 and ranking #86 in 2010.

June 2011: Click acquires Nardone Italian Wine & Beer Distributorship

March 1, 2012: At 9:00 AM, Click Wholesale Distributing becomes the first Washington Distributor since Prohibition to deliver Distilled Spirits to an On Premise customer under the new State I-1183 privatization regulations.

September 2013: Puget Sound Business Journal names Click Wholesale Distributing to Washington’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies for a 3rd time and Click Distributing East also is named to the list for the first time. Two of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies!

August 2014: Click Wholesale Distributing moves from its 37,000 sq. ft. Kent warehouse to its new Renton warehouse.  The new warehouse is 116,000 sq. ft., has 27 dock doors, 12,000 sq. ft. cold box, and 12,000 sq. ft. of state of the art offices, 3 conference/meeting/tasting rooms and a sales meeting room that seats 100.

September 2014: Puget Sound Business Journal names Click Wholesale Distributing to Washington’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 5th time (named to “Hall of Fame” – only 8 companies have made the list for 5 or more years) and Click Distributing East also is named to the list for the second time. Two of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies!

13 Years later; the Click companies have grown to over 145+ employees serving 3,300 accounts in 16 counties in Washington and 9 counties in Northern Idaho with direct delivery service from 3 warehouses.