Find Out More

As a family owned company, we have the same independent spirit as many of our customers.

That independence gives

us the ability to do

things our corporate competitors will not!

To learn more about who we are and what we can offer... check out this short video.

Our History

Events

Our Facilities

Contact Us

We have been doing "Whatever it Takes" for over 70 Years! Check out our Time Line here.

Throughout the year, we offer several unique opportunities to bring you additional savings, industry knowledge and alternative menu ideas. Take advantage of great buys and discover new products from our large collection of suppliers at our annual food show.

Currently we have approximately 175,000 square feet of combined freezer, cooler, and dry space. Our top of the line facilities and fleet of 40 multi-temp trucks enable us to do what we do best... service our customers.

 

Just fill out this easy contact form and we will be in touch with you soon.

2017 Calendar:

 

APRIL: 5: Spring Foodshow

Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa

 

OCTOBER:

3: Golf Tournament &

Hospitality Party

4: Fall Foodshow Ft Smith CC

 

Voted

2013

Arkansas Business of

the Year!

Read More Here...

Our Facilities & Fleet

Here at Tankersley's, we're very proud of our distribution center and the improvements we've made to it over the years.

State-of-the-art technology, design innovations and energy-saving elements, deliver greater warehousing capacity, unparalleled food storage processes and the ability to efficiently distribute more than 10,000 items.

We also utilize leading-edge supply chain technology to ensure accurate orders at high fill rates, while our modern fleet of trucks consistently delivers the freshness and quality you can expect from Tankersley Foodservice.

 

Find Out More As a family owned company, we have the same independent spirit as many of our customers. That independence gives us the ability to do things our corporate competitors will not! To learn more about who we are and what we can offer... check out this short video.

Our History

Events

We have been doing "Whatever it Takes" for over 70 Years! Check out our Time Line here.

Throughout the year, we offer several unique opportunities to bring you additional savings, industry knowledge and alternative menu ideas. Take advantage of great buys and discover new products from our large collection of suppliers at our annual food show.

Our Facilities

Currently we have approximately 175,000 square feet of combined freezer, cooler, and dry space. Our top of the line facilities and fleet of 40 multi-temp trucks enable us to do what we do best... service our customers.

 

Contact Us

Just fill out this easy contact form and we will be in touch with you soon.

2017 Calendar:

 

APRIL 5: Spring Foodshow

Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa

 

OCTOBER 3: Golf Tournament & Hospitality Party

OCTOBER 4: Fall Foodshow Ft Smith CC

 

Our Facilities & Fleet

Here at Tankersley's, we're very proud of our distribution center and

the improvements we've made to it over the years.

 

State-of-the-art technology, design innovations and energy-saving elements, deliver greater warehousing capacity, unparalleled food storage processes and the ability to efficiently distribute more than 10,000 items.

 

We also utilize leading-edge supply chain technology to ensure accurate orders at high fill rates, while our modern fleet of trucks consistently delivers the freshness and quality you can expect from Tankersley Foodservice.

 

Voted

2013 Arkansas Business of the Year!

Read More Here...

Display Menu
 

Find Out More As a family owned company, we have the same independent spirit as many of our customers. That independence gives us the ability to do things our corporate competitors will not! To learn more about who we are and what we can offer... check out this short video.

Our History

We have been doing "Whatever it Takes" for over 70 Years! Check out our Time Line here.

Events

Throughout the year, we offer several unique opportunities to bring you additional savings, industry knowledge and alternative menu ideas. Take advantage of great buys and discover new products from our large collection of suppliers at our annual food show.

Our Facilities

Currently we have approximately 175,000 square feet of combined freezer, cooler, and dry space. Our top of the line facilities and fleet of 40 multi-temp trucks enable us to do what we do best... service our customers.

Contact Us

Just fill out this easy contact form and we will be in touch with you soon.

How It All Began...

Tankersley Foodservice was founded in 1944 in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas as a small frozen foods distributor. Originally, it was named Tankersley Bros. Frozen Food after the four Tankersley brothers who owned the company. Woody, Ross, Pete, and Walter Sr. had started White Dairy Ice Cream Company in 1929 and decided to get into the food distribution business 15 years later.

They distributed frozen and institutional foods products around the Fort Smith region along with their own Tankersley meats which they packed at their nearby Tankersley Meat Packing Company.

Walter Sr. ran Tankersley Bros. for nearly 50 years and today his son Don is the CEO and principal share holder.

 

Don grew up in the business and was named president of White Dairy in 1974. In 1998 he sold White Dairy to Hiland Dairy and found himself in a strange position. What was he going to do next? At the time, Tankersley Bros. was still working out of an assortment of outdated facilities in downtown Fort Smith. He knew he needed everything under one roof to make Tankersley work. Oddly enough, the perfect opportunity presented itself just down the road in Van Buren when a grocery distribution center went up for sale. It was then he decided to take the biggest risk of his life and purchase this 125,000 square foot facility.

 

Today we’re still located in that facility, but it looks a little different. We’ve just completed a 30,000 square foot expansion of freezer and cooler dock space to take us to 175,000 square feet. We’re

proud to be the largest independent broad line foodservice company based in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and our motto of “Whatever it Takes” is how we’ve achieved this. We distinguish ourselves by putting our customers first and providing service second to none.

 

Just like many of you, we are a family owned business competing in a corporate world. We would love the opportunity to partner up with you and succeed together.

2017 Calendar:

APRIL 5: Spring Foodshow

Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa

OCT. 3: Golf Tournament & Hospitality Party

OCT. 4: Fall Foodshow Ft Smith CC

Our Facilities & Fleet

Here at Tankersley's, we're very proud of our distribution center and the improvements we've made to it over the years.

 

State-of-the-art technology, design innovations and energy-saving elements, deliver greater warehousing capacity, unparalleled food storage processes and the ability to efficiently distribute more than 10,000 items.

 

We also utilize leading-edge supply chain technology to ensure accurate orders at high fill rates, while our modern fleet of trucks consistently delivers the freshness and quality you can expect from Tankersley Foodservice.

Voted 2013 Arkansas Business of the Year! Read More Here...

Display Menu

Find Out More As a family owned company,

we have the same independent spirit as many of

our customers. That independence gives us the ability to do things our corporate competitors will not! To learn more about who we are and what we can offer... check out this short video.

Our History

We have been doing "Whatever it Takes" for over 70 Years! Check out our Time Line here.

Events

Throughout the year, we offer several unique opportunities to bring you additional savings,

industry knowledge and alternative menu ideas. Take advantage of great buys and discover new products from our large collection of suppliers at our annual food show.

Our Facilities

Currently we have approximately 175,000 square feet of combined freezer, cooler, and dry space. Our top of the line facilities and fleet of 40 multi-temp trucks enable us to do what we do best...

service our customers.

Contact Us

Just fill out this easy contact form and we will be in touch with you soon.

How It All Began...

Tankersley Foodservice was founded in 1944 in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas as a small frozen foods distributor. Originally, it was named Tankersley Bros. Frozen Food after the four Tankersley brothers who owned the company. Woody, Ross, Pete, and Walter Sr. had started White Dairy Ice Cream Company in 1929 and decided to get into the food distribution business 15 years later.

They distributed frozen and institutional foods products around the Fort Smith region along with their own Tankersley meats which they packed at their nearby Tankersley Meat Packing Company.

Walter Sr. ran Tankersley Bros. for nearly 50 years and today his son Don is the CEO and principal share holder.

 

Don grew up in the business and was named president of White Dairy in 1974. In 1998 he sold White Dairy to Hiland Dairy and found himself in a strange position. What was he going to do next? At the time, Tankersley Bros. was still working out of an assortment of outdated facilities in downtown Fort Smith. He knew he needed everything under one roof to make Tankersley work. Oddly enough, the perfect opportunity presented itself just down the road in Van Buren when a grocery distribution center went up for sale. It was then he decided to take the biggest risk of his life and purchase this 125,000 square foot facility.

 

Today we’re still located in that facility, but it looks a little different. We’ve just completed a 30,000 square foot expansion of freezer and cooler dock space to take us to 175,000 square feet. We’re

proud to be the largest independent broad line foodservice company based in Arkansas and Oklahoma, and our motto of “Whatever it Takes” is how we’ve achieved this. We distinguish ourselves by putting our customers first and providing service second to none.

 

Just like many of you, we are a family owned business competing in a corporate world. We would love the opportunity to partner up with you and succeed together.

2017 Calendar:

APRIL 5: Spring Foodshow

Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa

OCT. 3: Golf Tournament & Hospitality Party

OCT. 4: Fall Foodshow Ft Smith CC

Our Facilities & Fleet

Here at Tankersley's, we're very proud of our distribution center and the improvements we've made to it over the years.

 

State-of-the-art technology, design innovations and energy-saving elements, deliver greater warehousing capacity, unparalleled food storage processes and the ability to efficiently distribute more than

10,000 items.

 

We also utilize leading-edge supply chain technology to ensure accurate orders at high fill rates, while our modern fleet of trucks consistently delivers the freshness and quality you can expect from

Tankersley Foodservice.

Voted 2013 Arkansas Business of the Year! Read More Here...