THE BUQUET's HISTORY

 

Making friends IS our business….this has been a long held motto and belief of Buquet Distributing Co., Inc. Locally owned by the Buquet family for over 60 years with active family management leading the enterprise, third generation owners J.J. Buquet III, serving as President, and sisters, Andrée Buquet-Casey and Michelle Buquet, are equal partners of the enterprise.

“We have always been a tight knit family. Through the years, many cousins and spouses have worked for the company. It is exciting to see this trend continue as the fourth generation begins to work for and learn the industry,” stated Casey.

Founded in November 1953, James J. Buquet, Jr. established the company along with his father; James J. Buquet, Sr. The company began with humble beginnings. “Dad operated out of the back of a warehouse with two trucks and three employees; Charlie Boudreaux, Joe Ward and himself. He would often tell us how one truck ran and the other he would use for parts. Dad and Cousin Charlie would love to reminisce on the ‘good ole days’ when their advertising campaign consisted of dropping empty Budweiser beer cans off in front of establishments in hopes of creating an interest in purchasing the new beer on the bayou,” chuckled Buquet. “Of course we would never do that today.”

 

THE BUQUET's HISTORY

 

Making friends IS our business….this has been a long held motto and belief of Buquet Distributing Co., Inc. Locally owned by the Buquet family for over 60 years with active family management leading the enterprise, third generation owners J.J. Buquet III, serving as President, and sisters, Andrée Buquet-Casey and Michelle Buquet, are equal partners of the enterprise.

“We have always been a tight knit family. Through the years, many cousins and spouses have worked for the company. It is exciting to see this trend continue as the fourth generation begins to work for and learn the industry,” stated Casey.

Founded in November 1953, James J. Buquet, Jr. established the company along with his father; James J. Buquet, Sr. The company began with humble beginnings. “Dad operated out of the back of a warehouse with two trucks and three employees; Charlie Boudreaux, Joe Ward and himself. He would often tell us how one truck ran and the other he would use for parts. Dad and Cousin Charlie would love to reminisce on the ‘good ole days’ when their advertising campaign consisted of dropping empty Budweiser beer cans off in front of establishments in hopes of creating an interest in purchasing the new beer on the bayou,” chuckled Buquet. “Of course we would never do that today.”

 
 

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