MECHANICVILLE — New York State Senator Daphne Jordan (R, C, I-Halfmoon) announced that she has successfully named DeCrescente Distributing Company to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry . This prestigious recognition reflects DeCrescente Distributing Company’s ongoing commitment and countless contributions to the community and to New York State.
Senator Jordan received a tour of the warehouse with newly expanded space, as well as a tour of the company’s marketing and sales center which includes a wellness center with a community care center, a gym and the Viall Avenue Pub. Senator Jordan presented DeCrescente Distributing Company with a proclamation from the New York State Senate on its appointment to the Registry and presented the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry Award.
Chapter 241 of the Statutes of 2020 established the Historic Business Preservation Registry at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for businesses that have been in operation for at least 50 years, have contributed to the history of their communities and have helped shape the heritage and identity of the communities they serve. The registry allows the state to recognize and honor historic businesses while providing educational and promotional assistance to ensure their continued viability and success and lists 100 historic businesses from across the state. DeCrescente Distributing Company’s listing on the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry is available at: https://parks.ny.gov/historic-preservation/business-reqistry/.
“Proud, successful, impactful, multi-generational businesses like DeCrescente Distributing Company are incredible assets to our economy, local communities, and the state as a whole. It’s fantastic to honor and recognize such a wonderful family business, focused on the community, such as DeCrescente Distributing Company, which has done so much for its employees, our Capital Region and countless local charitable causes. I congratulate DeCrescente Distributing Company Vice President Carmine DeCrescente III and all DeCrescente family, for being named to the New York State Register of Historic Preservation Enterprises. I also thank State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation of New York State for their strong support of this important program,” said Senator Jordan.
“We are grateful to Senator Jordan for successfully nominating our family business to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. DeCrescente Distributing Company remains focused on excellence and strongly focused on our mission of commitment to customers, suppliers, employees and community involvement, and accountability,” said Carmine DeCrescente III, Vice President, DeCrescente distributing company.
Founded in 1948 by Angelo DeCrescente with one truck, three employees and a small garage, DeCrescente Distributing Company is a highly successful, deeply respected and beloved fourth generation family business. DeCrescente Distributing Company is a true American success story. The Albany Business Review has named DeCrescente Distributing Company one of its “2021 Achievers,” a special recognition honoring outstanding businesses and individuals who are making a difference in the Capital Region community and beyond.
Some of the many features of DeCrescente Distributing Company include $180 million in revenue in 2016, 400 employees, approximately 130 of whom have been on staff for over 10 years, demonstrating the company’s proven accomplishments and being a place fantastic work. DeCrescente Distributing Company is the largest distributor of beer, wine, soda and water in the Capital Region, achieving nearly 11 million cases of beverages sold each year, including beer, water seltzer, malt beverages and soft drinks, gaining 65% market share. in Albany County. DeCrescente Distributing Company is moving forward with a $13.5 million warehouse expansion to accommodate growth and improve efficiency, which will increase the size of its North Main Street facility to 350,000 square feet .
Giving back to the community and making a positive difference for others have always been top priorities for DeCrescente Distributing Company, which is the primary organizer of the successful Toys for Toga annual toy drive and fundraiser. Toys for Toga is a charitable partnership between DeCrescente Distributing Company and other local businesses that fundraise and collect toys for distribution at the Franklin Community Center, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, and Mechanicville-area Community Service Center on time for the holidays. DeCrescente Distributing Company leads the major local charity effort which, now in its ninth year, has successfully collected over 3,000 toys and raised nearly $7,000 for area children this holiday season. Toys for Toga is just one of many local charities that DeCrescente Distributing Company has championed.
DeCrescente Distributing Company generously supports many other charitable organizations and initiatives, including the American Cancer Society; Alzheimer Association; David Ortiz Children’s Fund; Double H Ranch; Mechanicville Area Community Service Center; Saratoga Hospital; NYS Troopers PBA Signal 30 Benefit Fund; Albany Med, Ellis Medicine; CAPTAIN Community Health Services and many other charities. DeCrescente Distributing Company also offers events like a free private family night at the Great Escape and Children’s Holiday Party, and encourages participation in its other charitable activities, such as the Tour De Cure and the Mechanicville Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.
DeCrescente Distributing Company’s many awards, accolades and public recognitions include Capital District’s Best Workplaces 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; 2021 Albany Business Review Family Business of the Year; Healthiest Employer Awards 2019, 2020, 2021; TANY Awards 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Molson Coors “Legend” Award 2020, presented to CJ DeCrescente; Best Workplaces in New York 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Craft Distributor of the Year 2013; 2012 Craft Beer Distributor Award of Excellence; Heineken Red Star Award 2005, 2006; Diageo Golden Bar Award 2005; Miller Legend and High Life Achievement Award 2002, 2005; Wholesaler of the Year 2003, Beverage World Magazine and Coors Founders 1997-2000, respectively.