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R&B Wholesale Distributors


Originally founded in 1968 as a small appliance service company, R&B Wholesale Distributors today is still a family owned and operated business. The company now has locations in Ontario, Calif., Hayward, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz. With more than 200,000 square feet of warehouse space and more than 20 delivery trucks, R&B Wholesale Distributors services California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

The company is currently the wholesaler and distributor of many brand name appliances, electronics and furniture products. Among its many partners are companies such as Crosley, Danby, Speed Queen, LG, and Frigidaire. One of R&B Wholesale Distributors’ strengths is the nature of its partnerships and contracts with many of the largest manufactures in the industry. These ties are what allows the company to stock various products it its warehouses and distribute leading appliances, electronics, furniture and commercial grade products at wholesale prices. 

R&B Wholesale Distributors has access to products in the appliance, electronics, furniture and commercial sectors. It offers major name brand appliances for refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, heating and cooling, laundry and ventilation. Its electronics offerings include flat panel TVs, LCDs, wall/ceiling mount solutions and other audio/video components, while its furniture offerings include recliners, sofas, chairs, stools, sofas, sectionals and loveseats. As for commercial products, the company’s product line includes commercial grade food service products, freezers, refrigerators and kitchen equipment.

All of these offerings allow R&B Wholesale Distributors to service a wide array of customers. In fact, the company works with retail brick and mortar dealers, Internet retail dealers, contractors, builders, re-modelers, property management companies, as well as businesses within the commercial industry.

Divisional Approach

R&B Wholesale Distributors is structured into several different divisions. The company’s retail dealers division provides competitive wholesale prices, a large selection of inventory and timely delivery. The company says it is committed to creating partnerships with independent retailers, and that providing competitive prices is only part of what it offers to its customers.

Beyond pricing benefits, the company says it stocks reliable products from major manufacturers like Speed Queen and LG Electronics. In addition, the company says it brings in staple lines like Brown, Broan and Crosley while also seeking out specialty products that its customers ask for from companies like Danby. 

Beyond that, it stocks room air conditioners year round to meet customer needs. Dealers are welcome to will-call their orders daily at its three warehouses, and that it can provide delivery options via through its internal fleet of delivery trucks throughout much of California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico five days a week.

R&B Wholesale Distributors’ builder and property management division offers specialized pricing for jobs and can provide in-house installation options. In this segment of its business, the company works closely with contractors, builders, REOs, re-modelers and property management companies. 

The company says it stands out by being a reliable, quality conscious, competitively priced supplier that is dedicated to the success of clients and will see projects through to completion. 

Today, R&B Wholesale Distributors says it is among the leading suppliers of appliances to the building industry in California and Arizona. The company says it is a direct distributor for brands including Frigidaire, Maytag, GE, Amana, KitchenAid, Electrolux and many more. R&B says its mission is to provide the highest quality of product and services at competitive prices, taking advantage of its product knowledge and its dedication to meeting the on-time requirements of customers.

The company can offer professional delivery and installation service options and can provide a number of logistic solutions thanks to its strategically positioned branches serving Southern California, Northern California and Arizona.

Finally, its commercial division is mainly aimed at foodservice equipment and supplies for the commercial industry. The division offers a number of key product lines and services to many market segments that are mostly focused on foodservice equipment and supply and the dealer and distributor community within the Southwest. 

R&B’s commercial division represents and distributes products for many manufacturers. These companies specialize in products that serve market sectors from vending, institutional, hotel/motel, bakery, concession, chain stores, convenience stores and hospital/healthcare to bar supply, ice cream vendors, dairies, plumbing, janitorial, industrial, material handling and supermarkets.

The company says this division’s products lines span from spatulas to commercial appliances. It has also been a long-time commercial microwave representative and factory distributor, which the company says was the initial relationship that established its commercial division. 

With more than 30 years of experience servicing communities in the commercial marketplace in the Southwest, R&B knows how to provide quick shipping, delivery programs and the ability to drop ship orders directly to the customer’s customer. 

Additionally, because R&B’s core business is centered around home appliance and electronics as a retail dealer wholesaler and a builder distributor, the company says it can offer many other solutions for customers that focus on B&I, non-traditional and specialty market segments.

In the end, R&B Wholesale Distributors has demonstrated its ability to adapt with the needs of its market. There is little reason to doubt the company’s commitment to continued evolution as it strives to serve the Southwest region for many years to come.

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