The Story of Stuff

About Phillips Distribution Inc

Phillips Distribution Inc today

From its company owned facility at 3000 E. Houston in San Antonio, Texas, consisting of a 140,000 square foot warehouse, truck maintenance building, and seventeen acres of land, a fleet of tractor-trailers are loaded with orders, destined for Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, Midland Odessa, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Waco.

Our salespersons make personal calls in all of the major cities in the state, and are able to assist you with packaging design, graphic art design, special products, and pricing for products manufactured worldwide.

From our on-line catalogue you can choose from a full array of packaging products and enter your order directly into our system, or through our excellent and knowledgeable customer service staff.

Phillips Distribution is able to obtain the best prices from our suppliers, and is unequaled in providing swift and personal service for all of your distribution needs.


Founded shortly after World War II by Tom Phillips and his brothers, Phillips Distribution, Inc. began with locations in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. Under the stewardship of his nephew, Gil Phillips, the company grew into a four state distributor of paper and food service products to large restaurant chains such as Dairy Queen, Church's Fried Chicken, Taco Cabana, Pappas, Frenchy's, Bill Miller Bar B Que, Fajita Junction, Alfonso's and Chicken Express. In the 1970's and 1980's the company serviced chains with as many as 500 stores in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

With consolidation in the fast food industry in the fall of 1994, the company expanded its marketing efforts into packaging, sanitary papers, and janitorial supplies, and became a master distributor to grocery stores, food processors, meat packers, and other distributors.