Waterfront Skyline

Seasoned management. Strong principles. Clear vision.

Burke Distributing Corporation’s current leadership is a team of third generation Burkes. Since 1994, they have grown the business in an ever-evolving industry through their dedication to their employees and customers.


Bill Burke

Bill graduated from Babson College in 1982 and immediately began working at Burke Distributing Corporation (BDC). After one year...

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Austin Burke
Operations Manager

Austin attended Curry college and began his career at Burke Distributing in 1987. He has worked in virtually every department from...

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Tim Burke
General Manager, Beer Division

Tim attended high school at Thayer Academy in Braintree (‘89) and went on to study at Saint Lawrence University...

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To be the area's premier beverage professionals by investing in:

• Our customers

• Our supplier partners

• Our employees

• Our community

We will achieve this through:

Customer Service

"Without our customers, we do not exist."

Supplier Partners

"Let's build brands together."


"Attract, develop and retain passionate individuals."


"Be a positive influence in the communities in which we live and serve."


A small grocer with big dreams

In 1935, in the small town of Clinton, MA, local grocer Walter Burke had the vision of expanding his business beyond his retail market to the post-Prohibition era of wholesaling alcohol. Walter’s first opportunity came when a New York-based beer, Flanagan – Nay, was introduced to the area. With his sights set first and foremost on customer service, Walter’s new found venture was off and running. There were many challenges which required his creativity, flexibility, and perseverance, but by the 1950s his business had grown significantly enough to enable Burke Distributing to acquire the rights to distribute Miller Brewing and other fine beer brands. The 1960s were a decade of growth... » read more

Community Involvement

Burke Distributing Corporation is dedicated to serving its customers and community in a variety of ways, from donations to local events, to partnering with organizations, to maintaining environmentally responsible corporate policies. Please click the categories below for details.

Events & Programs

Walk for Hospice, Veterans program, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Charitable Donations

Information about BDC donation policy and our support of worthy causes

Environmental Responsibility

Corporate recycling program and more

Industry Awards & Memberships

Peer Recognition • Participation in professional industry groups

Affiliated Charities

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