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Our customers trust the expertise and experience of not only Regional Distributors, Inc., but also our partnerships and affiliations with nationally renowned organizations. The following are some of our highly valued partnerships and affiliations that assist us in providing our customers the absolute best products, solutions, and service.



Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)

Regional Distributors, Inc is a NYS certified Women’s Business Enterprise approved by the Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD). WBE certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. As a certified women-owned business enterprise, Regional Distributors, Inc. is proud to promote equality of economic opportunities, eliminate barriers to minority and women participation in state contracts, and support New York State’s economy with increased access to opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses.


As an affiliate member of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA), Regional Distributors, Inc. demonstrates a higher level of knowledge, expertise, and craftsmanship when servicing food service equipment. With a network of nearly 3,000 Certified Technicians throughout North and South America, the mission of CFESA is to anticipate trends and provide resources, training, and education to support excellence in service. The vision of CFESA is to be recognized as the standard of excellence for servicing commercial food equipment.

CFESA member companies and their technicians are dedicated to being the best in the foodservice industry. You can count on our Certified Technicians, who deliver a higher first time fix rate, to keep your kitchen up and running. The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association promotes excellence in service through technician training and certification programs.


Network Services Company

Founded in 1968, Network Services Company is a leading distributor headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. With more than 700 distribution centers and a collective 33,000 employees, Network provides a wide range of janitorial, sanitation, print, foodservice, packaging products and supply chain programs for specialized markets such as healthcare, hospitality, packaging, foodservice, grocery, and commercial real estate. In more than 50 countries and territories, Network’s customers include corporate, mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. 


In November 2019, Network Services Company and Strategic Market Alliance (SMA), leading providers of supply chain solutions in the janitorial, sanitation, foodservice and packaging industries, announced the combination of the two companies, creating a global member-owned distribution organization. The combined company has over $22 billion in revenue with over 130 distributor members and over 900 locations in 50 countries. Regional Distributors, Inc., a long time owner-member of SMA, looks forward to bringing the advantages of this partnership to its customers. 


International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)

The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) is a world-wide trade association for the professional cleaning industry with over 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, building service contractor, and in-house service provider members that are certified with reaching the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).


CIMS is the first consensus-based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organization. CIMS is more than just a way for cleaning organizations to set themselves and their green cleaning operations apart in the marketplace. CIMS certifications differentiates an organization from the competition by demonstrating their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, improves the organization’s overall operations, and saves money for both the organization and its customers. 

Regional Distributors, Inc. is also a certified CIMS Expert (CIMS-I.C.E) and CIMS Green Building Expert (CIMS-GB). These certifications further allow us to deliver quality, customer-focused services and ensures our organization is capable of delivering a comprehensive green cleaning program based on LEED: EB O&M green-cleaning criteria.



Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (formerly Rochester Business Alliance)

Regional Distributors, Inc. supports our local community as a member of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. The Rochester Chamber supports the nine-county Rochester region (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties), and provides human resource services, training courses, and networking opportunities, as well as advocating at the local, state, and federal levels for an environment essential for Rochester businesses to succeed. As a member, Regional Distributors, Inc. helps support important advocacy work including the Rochester Community Coalition and Unshackle Upstate.



Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs)

With growing health care costs, GPOs have become an important source for health care facilities to increase efficiency and contain costs. Regional Distributors, Inc. is a proud supplier of leading GPOs including Premier Inc.MedAssets, and Prime Services, Inc. to name a few. Our participation with leading GPOs allows us to conveniently and easily service our health care customers by delivering quality products at efficiently control costs.

Rochester Janitor Supply (RJS)

Rochester Janitor Supply (RJS) has been a well-known and respected local business since 1937. Regional’s acquisition of RJS in 2004 strategically extended the company’s wholesale and manufacturer janitorial & sanitary maintenance product offering allowing the company to deliver a larger, more diverse range of cleaning products and solutions.


See our Janitorial page for detailed information about our janitorial and sanitary maintenance products.

Paper Distributors, Inc. Buffalo (PDI)

Regional’s acquisition of Paper Distributors, Inc. (PDI) in 2006 strategically and significantly expanded the company’s portfolio allowing Regional to become one of the leading distributors of wholesale and manufacturer ice cream and frozen yogurt products, toppings, cones, bases, mixes, and novelty desserts in Western New York and the Albany area.

See our Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt pages for more product information.


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"Any business looking to experience phenomenal and attentive service should look to Regional Distributors, Inc. Daily operations run a lot smoother on my end because communication with them is always easy and painless – from the minute we inquire about a product for a specific solution to the prompt, accurate delivery of orders. They know what we need when it comes to service and products and deliver the best of both. The proactive and helpful nature of their staff makes partnering with Regional an easy decision.”

Collin Reid, Executive Chef, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Rochester, NY


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"In addition to excellent customer service, Regional Distributors has worked diligently to ensure that our operating expenses are kept in line. Since we started working with Regional, we have reduced our costs 12%, without sacrificing quality or results. In fact, in many cases we have been able to improve quality and overall results at a lower cost. In today’s environment, it is reassuring to have a partnership with a company who is always there for your and looking out for your best interests." 

Dawn Richenberg, General Manager,
Quality Inn Airport, Rochester, NY


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"When choosing a supplier, price is always one of the key factors that determines who will receive the business. Regional isn't only the company that has the best value, they also provide invaluable recommendations for highly efficient products and green alternatives. Their entire team goes out of their way to help each of our dining units evaluate their needs and provide specific products that work best. They also help the campus dining operations with various green initiatives and recycling efforts. If you’re looking to make a change in paper supplier, I highly recommend Regional Distributors."

Dean Engdahl, Asst. Director, RIT Dining Services, Rochester, NY