Dillanos Acquires Avalanche Distributing

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Dillanos Coffee Roasters, a leader in the coffee industry since 1992, has officially completed the acquisition of Avalanche Distributing in Zillah, WA.

The investment in Avalanche gives Dillanos the ability to move forward with their expansion plans to reach a wider direct delivery area in their home state. Dillanos has been selling freshly roasted coffee to some of the largest independently owned cafes and drive-thrus nationwide through UPS and FedEx. They are excited to continue toward their goal of delivering directly to more customers with their delivery trucks. In addition to being a business-building partner to cafes and drive-thrus, Dillanos has built a large online retail presence, shipping coffee directly to consumers.

“Avalanche is a perfect fit for us and will help us further achieve our mission statement of Help People, Make Friends, Have Fun. They are an excellent culture fit, and it complements our current product offering and business model,” stated David J. Morris, Co-CEO of Dillanos Coffee Roasters.

“This is an exciting growth opportunity for all employees, our customers, and our supply partners,” said Chris Heyer, Co-CEO of Dillanos Coffee Roasters. “We are elated to be taking this step during our 30-year anniversary celebration.”

Dillanos supporting the Zillah community

Wanda Fergus stated “Our family is thrilled that Dillanos Coffee Roasters is the company to acquire Avalanche. As our family prepares for life after work, we couldn’t have left our business in better hands.”
The Fergus Family with Wanda Fergus

The company will initially continue to operate as Avalanche Distributing. After a transition period, Avalanche will become Dillanos Coffee Roasters-Zillah.


About Avalanche Distributing

Avalanche Distributing is a Zillah, WA-based company that has served the greater Yakima Valley since 1998 when Dave Fergus started the company by distributing candy to vending machines. Since then, Avalanche has grown into a well-known and respected coffee supply, roasting, and bakery company in the heart of Zillah. Although Dave is no longer with us, his wife Wanda has carried on with the support of the family and Dave’s two brothers Dick and Don. Avalanche and DCR have been friends in the industry for years.

Dave Fergus