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    NHD's Original 6 employees
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    James H. Hayes showing off the first 9 "BUD" plates
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    Dave Bailey showing off the new fleet in the 70's
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    One of the original delivery trucks
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    A tribute to James H. Hayes political endeavors
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    James H. and Claire Hayes along with their family accepting an Anheuser-Busch "Golden Eagle" Excellence Award.
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    James H Hayes @ NHIS in 1990
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    NHD from above

Founded in 1946, we have deep roots in NH and a continued love of our state.

New Hampshire Distributors, LLC was founded in August of 1946 by James H. Hayes. Jim came to New Hampshire temporarily in 1937 as the first commanding officer of the New Hampshire State Police. In 1946, Jim's opportunity to permanently return to New Hampshire occurred when he accepted an opportunity to begin warehousing, selling and merchandising soft drinks in the state. He and his wife Claire, both University of New Hampshire graduates, moved to Concord at that time to live and raise a family.

New Hampshire Distributors' beginning was simple - a basement in a store in Epping. In 1947, the business was moved to One Durgin Lane in Concord (about where the Sandwich Depot/parking garage is located today). During the next ten years, the business outgrew that building and in 1957 a new warehouse was built on Horseshoe Pond Lane. In 1983, after four expansions at Horseshoe Pond Lane over a twenty-six year period, we built a state of the art distribution facility at our present location at 65 Regional Drive.

New Hampshire Distributors, LLC continues business today with a successful transition to the 3rd generation. Currently, this "family business" has a staff of over 120 fulltime employees. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, several college students are hired during the summer to accommodate the increase in sales during the hot vacation months.

For years, the Company's portfolio consisted primarily of beer. However, recently New Hampshire Distributors has become more diverse and we now distribute various waters, energy drinks, juices, new age drinks and boutique sodas.

We take pride in our motto that "Making Friends is our Business". We do business with 1400 accounts in the eastern part of the state, stretching from Concord to Seabrook to North Conway to Lincoln and all towns in between. Servicing their needs on a daily and weekly basis is our top priority. We also take community involvement very seriously and have a lengthy list of local teams and organizations that we sponsor and are involve with.