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 30 well trained and knowledgeable employees are proud to carry on the John Simpson tradition,
striving to achieve total customer satisfaction no matter the circumstance. It is our no-hassle business policy that
we uphold with all our clients, from grocery and convenient stores to restaurants and tobacco shops, that makes us unique.
Automation has supplanted the days of John Simpson but Hardec's foundation is solid. We have more than tripled our sales in the past five years
and yet there is still 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.