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  • R&K - 50 Year Anniversary

    Cheers to 50 Years

    Celebration for Generations!

    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!

  • R&K New Corporate Office

    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.

  • Nacogdoches 1971

    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

    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.

  • Rose & Kenneth Kirkpatrick

    Founders – Rose & Kenneth Kirkpatrick

    Rose and Kenneth Kirkpatrick purchase the Anheuser-Busch distributorship for East Texas in 1963.