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ARCO Beverage Group Completes State-of-the-Art Facility for Glazer’s Beer & Beverage

ARCO Beverage Group Completes State-of-the-Art Facility for Glazer’s Beer & Beverage

ARCO Beverage Group is thrilled to have recently completed a 115,000 SF distribution facility for Glazer’s Beer & Beverage in Odessa, TX. Glazer’s Beer & Beverage’s new state-of-the-art facility will serve as a regional distribution, sales and marketing center for its product portfolio including beer and other beverages. It will allow for the expansion of new product lines and additional offerings to customers.

The new distributorship includes a 75,673 SF controlled temperature warehouse, 10,000 SF draught cooler, 5,497 SF POS area and 2,288 SF hospitality room. Accommodations for future expansions were also included.

Designed by ARCO’s architectural partner, GMA Architects, the Glazer’s Beer & Beverage brand played a key role in the overall design of the project. The signature blue from the company’s logo was used as an accent paint color throughout. A unique recessed entry with a curved top was also incorporated, perfectly framing the Glazer’s Beer & Beverage logo on the exterior of the building.

This is Glazer’s Beer & Beverage’s 11th distribution facility and will service suppliers from 17 counties throughout West Texas.

From the Owner:

“ARCO’s extensive industry experience was a tremendous asset to this project and the Glazer’s Beer & Beverage team,” says Matt Swilling, VP of Operations for Glazer’s Beer & Beverage. “Their knowledge of beer industry best practices and trends made them an invaluable partner, delivering a finished product that will suit our company’s needs for years to come,” he says.

About Glazer’s Beer & Beverage:

Glazer’s Beer & Beverage is one of the most successful wholesale beverage alcohol distribution, sales and marketing organizations in the industry. With 11 locations and over a century of service, Glazer’s Beer & Beverage has become a world class company with a diverse portfolio of suppliers and customers. Along with distributing products, the company also helps grow brands through expert training and marketing.

About ARCO Beverage Group:

ARCO Beverage Group is the nation’s largest builder of beverage distributorships, having constructed or made modifications to 140 beverage distribution facilities nationwide. As the beer industry experts, ARCO understands the space utilization, product storage, rotation, temperature control requirements and many other factors that beverage facilities may require. From expertly designed draught coolers and refrigerated warehouses to attractive and efficient office spaces, ARCO’s design/build process provides clients with the highest quality construction and the best value.

ARCO Beverage Group Preserves History in Vero Beach


ARCO Beverage Group Preserves History in Vero Beach, FL

When you step into American Icon Brewery in Vero Beach, Florida, you can’t help but notice the backdrop of the bar – an enormous diesel engine.

Once home to the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, this 12,300 SF craft brewery is a unique piece of Florida history.

Built in 1926, the Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant was the city’s oldest municipal facility, earning it a place on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Now adapted and reutilized as American Icon Brewery, this space is serving up craft brews in a one-of-a-kind setting.

Paying homage to its original industrial use, American Icon Brewery has a modern-industrial vibe. The inviting and social atmosphere incorporates the building’s rich history with exposed structural and mechanical elements including full-height masonry walls and an interplay of metal, wood and glass accents throughout.

Additionally, the original facility was expanded to include a 6,000 SF outdoor patio, draught cooler and 6,115 SF, two-story tasting room.

ARCO Beverage Group couldn’t be prouder to complete this one-of-a-kind project. Way to go ARCO, team!


ARCO Beverage Group Partners with Coastal Beverage Company

ARCO Beverage Group Partners with Coastal Beverage Company

ARCO Beverage Group is excited to partner with Coastal Beverage Company on their newest facility in Wilmington, NC! Currently in design, this 171,594 SF facility will feature a 112,200 SF controlled temperature warehouse, concrete Thermomass tilt-up wall system, 11 vertical storing dock positions, LED lighting and much more. Take a look at the complete list of project details below.

112,237 SF Controlled Temperature Warehouse Featuring:

  • 11 Vertical Storing Dock Positions
  • LED Lighting
  • 32’ Clear Height
  • Accommodation for 130,000 SF CTW Expansion
  • Concrete Thermomass Tilt-Up Wall System
  • Structural Steel Frame with Joists and Girder Roof System

12,406 SF Draught Cooler

2,346 SF Repack Area

4,691 Back-in-Loading

2,532 SF Two-Story Warehouse Office Featuring:

  • Crow’s Nest Overlook
  • Conference/Training Room
  • Driver Check-in
  • Over the Road Trucker’s Restrooms

3,341 SF Cart Storage

34,041 SF Two-Story Office Featuring:

  • 4,115 SF Hospitality Suite with 2,110 SF Patio
  • 1,547 SF Break Room with 1,250 SF Patio
  • 1,078 SF Workout Facility
  • 1,871 SF Sign Shop
  • 3,381 SF Open Sales Area

7,089 SF Maintenance Building and Mezzanine Featuring:

  • Two (2) Maintenance Bays
  • Office, Restroom, Parts Storage and Storage Mezzanine

Andrew Sitton Joins the ARCO Team!


Andrew Sitton Joins the ARCO Team!


We’re excited to announce the addition of beer industry expert, Andrew Sitton, to the ARCO team! Andrew’s 17 years of experience providing beverage clientele architecture and construction solutions makes him a perfect fit for ARCO Beverage Group. In his new role, Andrew will work in both business development and project management.

Throughout his career, Andrew has proven to be a great asset to beverage wholesalers. From renovations and expansions to ground up new construction, Andrew’s vast experience and industry specific knowledge has enabled him to successfully complete even the most complex projects.

With a strong foundation in all facets of design and construction, Andrew offers a broad range expertise. His ability to guide clients through programming, layout, budget and overall design gives them the security of knowing they are receiving the most functional and cost-effective facility possible.

“I’ve always had a love for construction,” says Andrew. “Seeing a cleared jobsite transform into a successful new structure is an incredible feeling,” he says.

As the nation’s largest builder of beverage distributorships, ARCO looks forward to utilizing Andrew’s expertise to build even more Raving Fans within the beverage industry. Welcome to the team, Andrew!

ARCO Beverage Group Completes Project for Raving Fan in Republic, MO


ARCO Beverage Group Completes Project for Raving Fan in Republic, MO

ARCO Beverage Group was honored to construct Heart of America Beverage’s new Republic, MO distributorship! After initially enlisting an architect for traditional plan and specification delivery, and receiving budget costs far greater than they anticipated, Harwood Ferguson and the Heart of America Beverage team were amazed at our ability to design and build a better facility at a significantly lower cost. 

From the client

“We recently completed construction on a brand new 150,000 square foot distribution center, designed and built by ARCO. I really can’t say enough about ARCO’s performance on this project, and I would recommend them whole-heartedly to anyone considering a construction project of their own.

ARCO helped us to carefully think through countless decisions with which we would otherwise have struggled. Having completed many similar projects around the country, they were in a position to share with us what they have seen other distributors do, and more importantly, what has worked well and what has not. Now that we have moved in and are fully operational in our new facility, the value of these insights has come into full light. I am entirely confident that this facility is far more functional than it otherwise would have been without ARCO’s involvement.

Another tremendous asset ARCO brought to the table was their ability to control costs. In our case, we had previously engaged the services of an architectural firm to design our building, and had gone on to bid the project out to several general contractors. The projected costs were far higher than we had anticipated. Fortunately some distributor friends of ours suggested that we look into working with ARCO. As it turns out ARCO was able to bring the cost of the project down sharply, while still delivering all of the elements we wanted in our building. In fact, we prefer the design that ARCO came up with over what had previously been designed. In the end we not only saved a tremendous amount of money with ARCO (we actually finished under budget), but we also got the best possible building for our investment.

Timeliness was yet another strength ARCO display in this process. Given the tendency for large construction projects to run late, it is still amazing to me that this was not the case for us. Despite the normal delays that happen with every project, ARCO was able to complete our facility on schedule. For a business like ours that never stops running, this was incredibly valuable.

In short, ARCO was on time, under budget and highly professional. I would recommend them without hesitation, and would welcome questions from any of their prospective clients.”

– Harwood Ferguson, President  |  Heart of America Beverage 

About Heart of America Beverage

Heart of America Beverage Company is the leading, supplier-preferred beer distribution company in southwest Missouri.  With roots going back 40 years, Heart of America Beverage has grown and evolved tremendously while continuing to stay true to their roots.  Today they remain a southwest Missouri family owned business dedicated to continued growth and improvement and to being the best beverage wholesaler in the area. Heart of America Beverage has won numerous awards including eleven Excellence Awards from Coors Brewing, Five Miller High Life Achievement Awards from Miller Brewing, Four President’s Awards from MillerCoors, and many more. 

For more information, visit www.hoabev.com



ARCO Beverage Group Completes New Facility for Crescent Crown Distributing

ARCO Beverage Group Completes New Beverage Distribution Facility and Office for Crescent Crown Distributing in Lafayette, LA.


Construction recently completed on a new 98,465 sf beverage distribution facility and office. The project specifications include:

58,737 SF Controlled Temperature Warehouse (<70°)
9,959 SF Draught Cooler
14,750 SF Office
5,208 SF Point-of-Sale Area
7,754 SF Enclosed Back-In Loading
523 SF Dock Office
1,534 SF Repack Area
30’ Unobstructed Clear Storage Height

To see more pictures from this project follow the link below

Crescent Crown Distributing

ARCO Beverage Group Completes Historic Conversion Project for American Icon Brewery

ARCO Beverage Group Completes American Icon Brewery in Vero Beach, Florida.


Construction recently completed on a conversion of a historic diesel power plant to a 12,300 SF craft brewery. The project specifications include:

2,650 SF Fermenting/Brite Area
600 SF Dry Storage
6,000 SF Outdoor Patio
6,115 SF 2-Story Tasting Room with Retail Component
2,935 SF Kitchen and Support Area
15,000 BBLS Production Capacity

To see more pictures from this project follow the link below

American Icon Brewery

ARCO Beverage Group is Busy at Koerner Distributor’s New Facility


Construction Underway at Koerner Distributor’s Effingham Jobsite

The Effingham Daily News recently took note of the progress at our jobsite for Koerner Distributor. Local officials are excited that Koerner chose Effingham for their new facility, and look forward to the addition of 35 jobs as a result of the increased capacity. Superintendent, Steve Hill, described the construction process, project specifications and ARCO’s expertise in temperature controlled warehouses. Check out the full article in the Effingham Daily News here!

About Koerner Distributor

Family owned and operated since 1982, Koerner Distributor, Inc. has grown to become one of the largest beverage distributors of beer, wine, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages, in the great state of Illinois.  The headquarters are located in Effingham, IL with satellite offices in Carterville, New Baden, and Champaign, IL.  Within these four locations Koerner has a handle on 60 counties of 102 that Illinois houses.



ARCO Beverage Group Completes Hoffman Beverage

ARCO Beverage Group Completes Hoffman Beverage in Chesapeake, Virginia

Construction recently completed on a new 217,392 SF beverage distribution facility and office renovation and expansion. The project specifications include:

115,400 SF CEW Expansion constructed of Thermomass Tilt Up Panels and Conventional Steel Joists/Girders
32,468 SF Draught Cooler
5,594 SF 1st Floor Office Renovation
81,237 SF Existing CEW Conversion/Renovation Including:
7,366 SF Fleet Maintenance
5,720 SF POS
2,233 SF Sign Shop
937 SF Draught Repair
20,715 SF 2-Story Office Expansion Including:
3,444 SF Hospitality Room
3,651 SF Open Office Space
20 Dock Positions with Vertical Levelers
Architectural Brick Office with Tile Flooring, Hospitality Bar, Two-Story Slide, and Office Patio Area
32′ Clear Height in CEW
Suspended Catwalk for Access from Office through Draft Cooler and CEW
LED Lighting Throughout New Areas
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ARCO Beverage Group is Proud to Sponsor Drink Local Think Global!

ARCO Beverage Group is a proud sponsor of Drink Local, Think Global.

Drink Local, Think Global works with Charity: Water by partnering with craft breweries through events and ongoing sponsorship to raise funds to build water wells. Charity: Water is a nonprofit on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. 

The Global Crisis

  • 663 Million People in the world live without access to clean water–that is 1 in 10 people worldwide (Twice the size of the United States)
  • 1 in 3 people worldwide do not have access to a toilet
  • 2,200 children die every day from diseases caused by unclean water
  • Diseases caused by dirty water kill more people than all forms of violence, including war, every single year
  • In Africa alone, women spend a combined 40 billion hours a year walking for water
  • Women and children from all over the world spend a combined 125 million hours a day collecting water

Drink Local, Think Global’s most recent event in Omaha, NE raised enough funds to build a well in the Central African Republice. More than 500 people will now have access to clean water, possibly for the first time ever!