Jensen Distribution Services

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Jensen Distribution Services, based in Spokane, Washington, is a wholesale hardware distributor that services over 2,000 customers in 11 western states. Jensen Distribution Services is a member and owner of Distribution America, with members throughout the United States and $2 billion in buying clout. Jensen Distribution Services carries over 52,000 items. Departments include household hardware, hand and power tools, electrical, plumbing, paint and sundries, outdoor living, housewares, automotive, and lawn & garden products.


O.C. Jensen and Henry Brooke founded Jensen, Brooke & Company, a hardware business, in 1883. Brooke later sold his interest in the company to Charles King and the business was renamed Jensen King & Co. in 1895. The company merged with Wolverton and Byrd and moved to Spokane where it incorporated under the name Jensen-King-Byrd. Jensen's sons, Alvin L. and J. Scott Jensen bought out King's interest in the company in 1925 and changed the name of the business to Jensen-Byrd Co.

Jensen-Byrd Co. acquired the Spokane branch of Marshall Wells in 1958 and Pacific Marine Schwabacher in 1981. In 1995, Jensen-Byrd Co. changed its name to Jensen Distribution Services.[1]


  1. ^ "Jensen-Byrd name changes with times". The Spokesman-Review. April 25, 1995. 

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