As a member of the region’s business community promoting economic growth for more than 50 years, R&K hopes to continue celebrating family, fun, and opportunity with the people of East Texas for generations to come!
New Corporate Office
Construction begins on R&K’s new facility on Whaley Street in Longview—not far from the Gum Springs location—with 80,000 square feet of space designed specifically for the distributorship’s growing demands.
Second Branch – Nacogdoches, TX
Driven by new opportunities and substantial growth, Rose and Kenneth determine it’s time to open the company’s second branch and established the new location in Nacogdoches.
First Location – Longview, TX
The founders base their new operation on Fifth Street near downtown Longview—an oasis in the midst of surrounding “dry” counties.
Founders – Rose & Kenneth Kirkpatrick
Rose and Kenneth Kirkpatrick purchase the Anheuser-Busch distributorship for East Texas in 1963.