Craig Stein founded C. Stein Distributing, Inc. in Washington State on May 14, 1990 when he purchased Cascade Distributing in Vancouver, WA. C. Stein Distributing, Inc. started with 11 employees.
Since 1990 C. Stein Distributing, Inc. has been aggressively growing its distribution business and has made significant acquisitions to build its beer, wine, and non alcohol brand families in Washington and Idaho. In 1998, C. Stein Beverage Group (CSBG) was founded and Spirit Distributing Company in Boise, ID was purchased.
In March, 2008, CSBG purchased the Coors Distributing Company (CDC)in Meridian, ID. The CDC and Spirit Distributing companies were consolidated into a new company, Idaho Distributing Company. Nouveaux Distributing was purchased in 2007.
CSBG, an Idaho corporation wholly owned by CEO Craig Stein, is the parent company of C. Stein Distributing, Inc. Vancouver, WA, Idaho Distributing Company, Boise, ID, and Nouveaux Distributing Company, Ketchum, ID.
As a result of CSBG’s growth, the company is one of the largest beer, wine and non alcohol distributors in the Northwest and Intermountain market areas. CSBG employs approximately 350 associates.
The company celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 14, 2010. Each located held an employee bbq. The company recognized 8 of the original 11 employees continuously employed at its Vancouver, WA location. A new 20 year anniversary logo was introduced.
In March, 2011 exciting changes were made to the CSBG Executive Team. Craig Stein assumed CEO. Dennis McAuliff was promoted to President/COO. Rob Sims advanced to Director of Operations.