Hardec's was formed out of the purchase of traditional wholesaler Baxter Candy and Tobacco Co.
And it was Baxter route driver John Simpson who, despite being deaf and mute, set the standard for
our company-wide commitment to delivering genuine customer service.
Our current staff of well trained and knowledgeable employees are proud to carry on the John Simpson
tradition, striving to achieve total satisfaction no matter the circumstance. It is our no-hassle business
policy that we uphold with all our customers, that makes us unique.
Automation has supplanted the days of John Simpson but Hardec's foundation is solid.
As our company grows each year we still have one focus, service. We must carry the products
the customer wants on their shelves and we must be priced competitive, but our foundation is
customer service. It is our history and our future.