Our Story

Founded in 1935 by Joseph C. Placek, Commercial Distributing is now in its third generation of family ownership and has expanded to be the premier beer distributor of western Massachusetts. CDC offers over 1500 products, services over 1000 bars, restaurants and clubs, as well as over 400 package and liquor stores. We recognize that customers’ demands change over time and strive to offer the best products to meet their needs.

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Commercial Distributing founded by Joseph C. Placek in Westfield, MA


Became a Miller Brewing Co. distributor


Commercial Distributing purchases Fahey Beverage, a Miller Distributor in Berkshire County. This aquisition gave us total coverage in all of Western Massachusetts


Acquired the Coors Brewing brands from Burke Beverage and United Liquors


Commercial Distributing grows from 65 employees to 120


Today we employ 131 people and distribute over 2.8 million cases in all four counties of Western Massachusetts

Our Goal

To be the leading beverage distributor in our market, providing quality products, exceptional customer service and well trained company personnel. We are dedicated to our employees who exhibit honesty, pride, passion and professionalism - and are focused on delivering complete customer satisfaction and offering extraordinary products to our valued customers.

Our Company

Commercial Distributing Company embraces its family-oriented values and encourages its employees to live a balanced life. We employ those with dedication, intestinal fortitude, motivational drive and competitive hunger – and we do everything we can to support our employees' aspirations.

Our employees appreciate our commitment toward fairness and our culture, which encourages us to learn from missteps, not focus on shortcomings. Our leadership team is second to none and we are committed to serving our clients for years to come.