Wholesale hardware distributor that services over 2,000 customers

Jensen Distribution has been around since 1883 under a variety of business names, most notably Jensen-Byrd Co. Jensen has been a traditional hardware wholesaler covering all states in the west including Hawaii and Alaska. Jensen also sells to large regional chain retailers including Bartell Drugs, City Mill, DIY Home Centers,
Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer, Jerry’s and Freidman’s. The largest part of their business has become the e-commerce division with national etailers including Amazon, Wayfair, Walmart.com, Homedepot.com, Overstock.com, Unbeatablesales.com, and Jet.com. Jensen was purchased by Ace Hardware in January of 2015. They now operate under the Ace Wholesale Holdings division and is the west coast division of Emery Jensen Distribution. Koval Williamson has worked with Jensen for 35+ years and has an account manager based in Spokane, WA to service the account.

Services We Provide: 

  • In close communication daily, weekly with all four category buyers and assistants
  • Continuously seeking ways to sell more product, promotions and categories to all buyers, with sound strategies for sell through
  • Work closely and have long-standing relationships with the entire Jensen sales teams including their independent sales team, key accounts team, and e-commerce team
  • Our sales team is tied with Jensen’s sales team in all of their markets
  • Exhibit at their September market show with a team of eight KW sales account managers working with our vendors
  • Attend their May Vendor Conference and conduct sales meetings with their sales teams, typically with 5-7 vendors that we represent
  • Attend their January San Diego sales meetings and conduct on-going training initiatives with the Jensen sales teams, for each of our vendors participating
  • For import lines, we conduct forecasting meetings and updates with Jensen
  • Our customer service team provides constant daily processing and follow-up for all orders, returns, mis-shipments.

Our Jensen Distribution Services Team: 

  • Mark Bacik (Seattle) -- Team Jensen Leader 
  • Brady Keith (Spokane) 
  • Craig Verne (California) 
  • Ryan Verne (Portland) 
  • Kayla Sakraida-Arent (Portland) 
  • Bobbye Day (Seattle) 
  • Lisa Slusser (Seattle) -- Inside Sales Support Lead 
  • Samie Gilbert (Seattle) 
  • Kay Wilson (Portland) 
Serviced Since

1983

Locations Stocked

Buying Office

Spokane, WA

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