ABOUT BGDC

A company built on a rich legacy of industry expertise and a passion for innovation.

OUR FOUNDATION IS OUR STORY

Welcome to BGDC, where logistical excellence meetsunparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction.

Our focus at BGDC has always been to provide services that allow our customers to not just sustain, but excel in their business.

John Hummel, CEO

At BGDC, we are more than just a distribution company — we are a dedicated team driven by a passion for excellence in logistical solutions. Established in 2022 by a group of visionary businessmen, including Bill Foster, Greg Vick, Doug Studley, and Chad Bowen, BGDC has rapidly emerged as a leader in the distribution and transportation industry, servicing the retail and grocery sectors. With our first two acquisitions, Atlas Logistics Retail Services Atlanta and Atlas Logistics Retail Services Roanoke, we set the stage for a journey marked by growth, innovation, and unwavering commitment to our customers.
Our success story is rooted in over a century of collective experience in cold chain logistics management. With warehouse locations strategically positioned in Atlanta, Georgia, and Roanoke, Virginia, and a workforce of roughly 1,500 dedicated associates, BGDC is committed to exceeding customer expectations. We pride ourselves on our hands-on approach, cutting-edge technology, and proven management techniques, all geared towards realizing our customers’ logistical needs and goals. At BGDC, we believe in fostering a culture where our associates can thrive and grow, ensuring that they are not just a part of our journey but also instrumental in our success.

FIVE CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY

We value developing relationships based on trust, through honest and transparent interactions with customers and associates.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We understand the trust our customers have placed with us and are committed to achieving results that exceed their expectations.

INNOVATION

Passion and creativity help us create solution minded methods to continuously improve our service to customers.

COLLABORATION

Foundational to our success, we create a diverse and respectful culture that encourages teamwork. 

SERVICE

Through internal servant leadership we eliminate barriers to excellence for our associates, enabling BGDC to be the leader in the industry.

INTEGRITY

We value developing relationships based on trust, through honest and transparent interactions with customers and associates.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We understand the trust our customers have placed with us and are committed to achieving results that exceed their expectations.

INNOVATION

Passion and creativity help us create solution minded methods to continuously improve our service to customers. Something to lengthen.

COLLABORATION

Foundational to our success, we create a diverse and respectful culture that encourages teamwork. Something to Lengthen.

SERVICE

Through internal servant leadership we eliminate barriers to excellence for our associates, enabling BGDC to be the leader in the industry.

OUR TIMELINE

  • 2022BGDC FOUNDED

    BGDC is founded by Cincinnati businessmen Bill Foster, Greg Vick, Doug Studley, and Chad Bowen with the aim of acquiring distribution firms serving the retail and grocery industries.

  • Late 2022AQUISITIONS

    BGDC makes its first two acquisitions, acquiring Atlas Logistics Retail Services Atlanta and Atlas Logistics Retail Services Roanoke.

  • 2023EXPANSION

    BGDC establishes three new limited liability companies to fulfill contracts secured from a major retail grocery customer: BGDC Distribution Atlanta, BGDC Transportation Atlanta, and BGDC Roanoke.

  • Late 2023GROWTH

    BGDC experiences significant growth, expanding its operations and workforce across facilities in Atlanta and Roanoke.

  • Begining 2024LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

    John Hummel hired as CEO of BGDC Distribution

  • TODAYLOOKING TO THE FUTURE

    By 2024, BGDC has established itself as a prominent player in the distribution industry, known for its commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.