About Us

Why Vendors Like
Working With Us

Best Team

We have an experienced sales team and a professional office staff.  We are experts in go to market strategies.

Relationship Driven

Our sales team and office staff have established relationships with customers in the market.  They understand their needs and take a relationship sales approach to bring solutions to the table.

Extensive Network

Our business model not only serves both the food manufacturing and foodservice segments of the food industry, but having our own warehousing and foodservice distributor partners, we are sure to help bring the most economical go to market strategy to your company.

Why Our Customers Like
Working With Us

Best Team

We have a wide array of solutions to provide and can ultimately be your one-stop shop.

Relationship Driven

We take pride in understanding your company’s needs, then offering various solutions from our large network of vendors.

Extensive Network

We have experience in every aspect of the food industry from field to table and are sure to have solutions that bring value and efficiency to your company.

Our History &Timeline

1979

Hanks Brokerage was incorporated by Dale Hanks and started at the kitchen table of his house in Dallas, Texas

Our First 1100 sq ft office

1983

Dale Hanks begins a supporting partnership with Richard Bleckner of Bleckner Brokerage.  They share an 1,100 square foot space with their staffs in Farmers Branch, Texas.

7500 sq ft Towerwood warehouse/office

7500 sq ft Towerwood warehouse/office

1985

Dale Hanks and Richard Bleckner partner with Glendy Valdez in a custom packing spice company, previously established in 1983 as Ainsele Spice,  under the new name, The Valdez Corporation, specializing in blends for the restaurant industry.

1989

Dale Hanks and Richard Bleckner form Advanced Spice and Trading, Inc in a 7,500 square foot facility on Towerwood Drive, around the corner from the 1,100 square foot brokerage office.

1995

As both the brokerage companies and the spice company grow, they move into the same facility on Towerwood Drive as they expand eventually to 29,000 square foot of space.

1998

The last Bleckner involved in the business is bought out, and Bleckner and Hanks Brokerage are merged together, under the name Hanks Brokerage, Inc.

Valdez on Monetary

Valdez on Monetary

1999

Hanks Brokerage, Advanced Spice and the Valdez Corporation, all move into a brand new corporate facility on Monetary Lane in Carrollton, Texas, expanding their combined footprint to 67,200 square feet.

Advanced / Hanks on Monetary

Advanced / Hanks on Monetary

2015

Hanks, Valdez and Advanced Spice continue their growth and expansion into their new corporate facility on Senlac Drive in Dallas, Texas, expanding their combined footprint to 93,000 square feet, adding a large conference room meeting space, full commercial kitchen, additional processing and production capabilities.

Hanks Brokerage

Hanks Brokerage

Our Management Team

Greg Hanks

Greg Hanks

Doug Hanks

Doug Hanks

Rory Hanks

Rory Hanks

Terry Sutton

Terry Sutton

Our Customer Service Team

Angelita Haddock

Angelita Haddock

Bari Lynne Mummey

Bari Lynne Mummey

Charlene Petry

Charlene Petry

Jan Pickens

Jan Pickens

Lorraine Darby

Lorraine Darby

Patrice Tilley

Patrice Tilley

Sandy McNeil

Sandy McNeil

Our Industrial Services Team

Dwayne Lovell

Dwayne Lovell

Earnie McNickle

Earnie McNickle

Janet Adams

Janet Adams

JD Stayton

JD Stayton

Kim Holdridge

Kim Holdridge

Our FOODSERVICE Team

Bill Horn

Bill Horn

Bill Paulini

Bill Paulini

Bobby Sloan

Bobby Sloan

Brandt Neese

Brandt Neese

Daryl Strader

Daryl Strader

Erin Bray

Erin Bray

Kristie Carroll

Kristie Carroll

Laura Yarber

Laura Yarber

Marlo Hanks

Marlo Hanks

Martha Singley

Martha Singley

Sally Arnold

Sally Arnold

Susan Slovak

Susan Slovak

TERRY BROWN

TERRY BROWN

Tom Harsha

Tom Harsha

Tom Stiles

Tom Stiles