Receiving the Dealer of the Year Award "is Validation of Everyone's Efforts," Says President Eric Boelter of His Team

For the third time, FE&S magazine will honor The Boelter Companies with its prestigious Dealer of the Year award during the FE&S’ 2018 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, set to take place Saturday, May 19, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Boelter, the fifth largest distributor in the country, received the award for the first time in 1990 and again in 2005.

Thirteen years later, the Wisconsin-based distributor continues to experience tremendous growth. A fixture in the Top 10, Boelter has grown its business to more than $355 million in annual revenues, according to FE&S’ Distribution Giants Study.

“Due to its honesty and integrity, Boelter has a well-honed reputation with operators throughout the foodservice industry,” said Maureen Slocum, FE&S’ publisher. "Across its many locations, the company remains true to its culture as its management team continues to provide the dealer’s frontline personnel the necessary tools to support their operator customers, regardless of whether they are a chain, independent or institutional operator. This unified approach allows Boelter to provide value on the customers’ terms and make it a desired trading partner for the many factories the company works with.”

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