In 1972, a group of four individuals purchased Claypool Distributing Company from Claypool and Company, a Needles, California, based company. The investors were Bill Claypool, Jim Claypool, Tom Claypool and Dick Clayton. At the time, Claypool Distributing Company sold Coors Beer and Gallo Wine for the Imperial Valley, Blythe and Needles, California markets.
In 1977, Claypool Distributing Company built its currently facility in Imperial California. It was built with the idea of growth in mind.
In 1985, Claypool Distributing Company purchased the distribution rights for Miller, Stroh, Heineken and other brands from Paul Trapnell, Inc. This was the first time a Coors Distributor was given the rights to sell Miller, in Southern California. It was truly a historic event. It was the first of many distributing company consolidations that has changed the industry.
Since 1985, there have been several developments. Tom Claypool purchased the ownership shares from the original partners. He and his wife Toni are now the sole shareholders of the company. Claypool Distributing Company consolidated its operations into its main facility located in the Imperial Valley.
JUAN CARLOS FLORES
We live and reflect our attitudes, values and beliefs.
We recognize and appreciate the inherent goodness and value in each individual person who is a member of out team.
We believe in accepting responsibility, by offering solutions to challenges that might appear in our paths while attaining our desired results.
ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
To provide our retail customers with fresh, high quality and competitively prices malt beverage products.
To professionally merchandise and display these products for purchase by our consumers.
To create and manage a systems-based learning environment that attains world class results through teams of positive and success minded individuals.
To be continuously rated as “Best in Class” by our brewery suppliers
We are proactive, adaptive and we
We see challenges as opportunities to learn and improve.
We view mistakes as a welcomed result of one’s attempt to learn and grow as an individual and as a team
We Believe that frustration results from a
lack of a proper system.
We continuously install and improve
systems for every aspect of our organization
We have an honorable mission and
purpose for our lives.
We are very clear about who we are and
how we conduct our lives.
ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Our company is a direct reflection of our values and beliefs
We have developed simple systems that are based on a logical foundation, documented in easy to follow steps and are inspiring to perform on a daily basis
Our company is a vehicle for its team members to continuously learn and improve as individuals.
(Adapted from the works of Michael E. Gerber)