Silver Eagle Distributors, located in Houston, Texas is the nation’s second largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. Originally called Southwest Distributing, it was founded in 1961 by Basil Georges. The purchase of the company by John L. Nau, III and his partners began in 1987 and was completed in 1991. The transition in leadership culminated with a name change in 1989, with the company becoming Silver Eagle Distributors. Then in 1997, John and Bobbie Nau purchased the remaining shares from their partner and became sole owners.
The company’s dedication to providing quality Anheuser-Busch products with outstanding customer service has allowed the company to grow from a distant second place market position to its current ranking as the #1 beer distributor in the Houston metroplex, which includes Conroe and Rosenberg.
Silver Eagle Distributors is an exclusive Anheuser Busch wholesaler, which serves more than 6,900 accounts in the greater Houston area, including Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Silver Eagle’s customers range from small ice houses to major grocery chains and restaurants.
The company’s team of more than 700 employees works together to service these accounts with responsibilities ranging from sales, warehousing, marketing, administrative and many more. Each team member’s job is essential to the company’s ultimate goal of
Delivering Quality ... People, Products, and Service.
Like any team, the diversity of job functions requires a delicate balancing act – which is maintained by each team member’s participation in Commitment to Excellence, (CTE), a quality management program begun in 1994. Through Commitment to Excellence, each employee plays an active role in decision-making and problem solving.
Silver Eagle’s corporate offices are located at 1301 White Street in downtown Houston’s warehouse district. In addition, the company maximizes efficiency through the operation of three branch facilities located at 8660 North Eldridge in northwest Harris County, 6902 Industrial Parkway in Rosenberg, and 2617 Industrial Lane in Conroe.
As a member of the Anheuser-Busch team, Silver Eagle Distributors plays an active role in the communities they serve through participation in a variety of events and organizations. Silver Eagle has contributed or helped raise thousands of dollars for non-profit groups such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the United Negro College Fund and the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund among many others.
In addition to its charitable contributions, Silver Eagle Distributors also supports a variety of popular community events such as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Houston International Festival and Party on the Plaza (a free music series in downtown Houston), as well as a number of other cultural and sporting events. Silver Eagle is also a founding sponsor of the Houston Freedom Festival, one of the nation’s largest Independence Day celebrations.
Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers, together with 12 breweries and a vast network of shippers, provide the most extensive and effective beer distribution system in the brewing industry. Refrigerated warehouses and computer-based inventory systems make sure our retailers and customers get the freshest, highest-quality beer available anywhere.