About Our Company

Hanks Brokerage, Inc. traces its roots back to 1979 when Dale Hanks, a food service broker focusing on the sale of seafood items to distributors and restaurant chains decided to go into business for himself. In 1983, Dale developed a strong working relationship with Richard Bleckner of Bleckner Brokerage Inc., an Industrial Food Broker. Both businesses continued to grow and flourish during the next few years with the addition of staff and a public warehousing facility. The office staff and sales staff each focused on varying aspects of both Hanks Brokerage, Inc. a Food Service Sales organization and that of Bleckner Brokerage, the Industrial Food Sales company. In 1999, the last Bleckner family member left the food industry and Hanks Brokerage, Inc. purchased the ingredient sales side of the business at that time and incorporated it into the Hanks Brokerage name.