About Us

who we are

Family-owned and operated since 1982, Koerner Distributor, Inc. has grown to become one of the largest beverage distributors of beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic beverages in the great state of Illinois. The headquarters are located in Effingham with satellite offices in Carterville, New Baden, and Champaign. Four locations enable us to serve 66 of the 102 counties in Illinois.

“It is our mission to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all internal and external associates.

In doing so, set the standard for value-added sales and delivery services by which others might be judged.”


Carl Koerner

We must set our company apart by setting the standards by which others are judged.

We believe that we must provide our customers with a combination of five things they cannot get anywhere else:

  • The quality products they want
  • The dependable services they expect
  • The sharing of ideas they need to promote sales
  • The competitive pricing they deserve
  • Our strong passion to ensure our partnership grows

At Koerner Distributor, Inc., community involvement is a way of life. As members of the communities we serve, we have an obligation to help make them better. We are very active in giving back through contributions of our time, talent, and treasure.

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Koerner by the numbers

Koerner By The Numbers