Our Company

About Us

On April 10, 2017, Click Wholesale Distributing, Inc. and Click Distributing East, Inc. sold to C. Stein Inc. (CSB) who simultaneously partnered with the Odom Corporation to form Northwest Beverages, LLC. The new entity is equally owned by CSB and Odom. This combination propels three great companies into one powerhouse organization making the whole greater than the sum of the parts! We are excited that the strength of CSB and Odom combined with the addition of the Click organizations will create a larger and stronger northwest distribution network.

CSB (Craig Stein Beverage)

CSB is a privately held company owned by Craig Stein. They recently celebrated their 26th year in the beverage industry and have operational centers in Vancouver Washington, Ontario Oregon, Boise Idaho, Sun Valley Idaho, Twin Falls Idaho, and Idaho Falls Idaho. CBS has grown organically and through strategic acquisitions. To date CSB has completed a total of 23 acquisitions in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. These acquisitions have been successful because of a clear set of values and operational imperatives based on execution and benefits to all stakeholders. CSB has become a leader in the beverage business and is one of the largest beverage distributors in the Pacific Northwest.

The Odom Corporation

The Odom Corporation was founded in 1934. From 1996 to 2010, Odom began expanding its portfolio and territory through a series of acquisitions, expansions, and joint ventures with other beverage distribution companies in the Pacific Northwest and have operational centers in Seattle, Spokane, Hayden, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Honolulu. Odom has grown and matured into one of the largest privately held companies in the Northwest and is an award winning distributor. While the corporation has grown considerably, the core operations and values that made Odom an initial success have remained the same.

Click Wholesale Distributing

Click Wholesale Distributing (CWD) is an award winning 15 year old Renton, WA based distributor of fine wine, craft and specialty beers, cider, and spirits. CWD services 6 western Washington counties from its Renton warehouse. In 2008, owners Jim Florio and Rick Steckler, with two additional partners, Terry Nichols and Josh Davis, founded a closely intertwined sister company, Click Distributing East (CDE) with facilities in Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID. CDE services 10 counties in Eastern Washington and 9 counties in North Idaho. From 6 employees in 2002 to over 160 today, Click has enjoyed non-stop growth and success in all facets of beverage alcohol distribution in the Northwest.

 

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!

April 2017: The ownership of Click Wholesale Distributing and Click Distributing East sell their business to Craig Stein Beverage. In turn, Craig merges the newly acquired companies into a 50/50 partnership with The Odom Corporation to form Northwest Beverages. The Click name will continue on with their existing staff selling the same great portfolio of craft and specialty products. Northwest Beverages combines 3 great companies into one powerhouse. Our goal is to become the leading beverage distributor across the region and provide suppliers with a full-service marketing, sales, and delivery solution built for the future.