Esther and Jack Houston opened the House of Vintages wine and spirit store in downtown Portland in 1933. Esther and Jack had one full-time goal: excellent customer service. That was over seventy five years ago, and that same goal is still the culture at Houston's Inc. The success of House of Vintages led to Esther and Jack's next venture, Complete Catering Service and Party Rental. They furnished everything except the guests. In 1953 it became apparent to Esther and Jack that their bar and restaurant supply side of the business was expanding at an enormous rate. They soon ceased their catering business, and started the hunt for a larger warehouse.
In 1971 Esther and Jack's son, John Houston, came into the business after a distinguished career as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam that earned him a silver star and two distinguished flying crosses for going into hostile positions flying a 90-mile-an-hour, single engine Cessna.
John's new mission was to bring Houston's Inc. to the next level. John brought with him a passion for the business and the food service industry. Since that time, Houston's Inc. has continued to grow, and today services customers across the nation.
"Delivering Profit" is what we do.................
We currently have 2 state-of-the-art distribution centers located in Wilsonville, OR and Kansas City, MO. Utilizing the latest technology such as RF scanners for picking orders, shipping and receiving, allows us to be efficient and accurate throughout our warehouse operations. Our drop ship capability is unmatched in the industry, complementing the outstanding delivery service we provide on our own trucks.
Our Sales team is regionally located across the country to support all your sales efforts. From new product introduction to increased cash flow to web site training, Houston's Territory Manager's are prepared to participate in your success as a distributor.
The Inside Sales department has the answer to any question you might have. With the necessary resources at their fingertips, our professional and friendly Inside Sales team is ready to help assist you with any situation that may come up.
Our In-House Marketing Department has a staff of graphic designers with exceptional technical skills and training to keep you up to date with our yearly Catalog, Customized Catalogs, Espresso and Bar Supply Catalogs, Flyers, Package Design and Web Updates. Our goal is to produce accurate, timely Marketing material to support and build sales for you.