Breski Beverages was first established by Joe Breski in 1975, shortly after Hurricane Agnes devastated the northeast with record flooding. Joe’s store was originally located at Gilligan’s Plaza in Swatara Township, a suburb of nearby Harrisburg.
Tom Mehaffie purchased the business in 1993 and, in deference to Joe’s many years of service to the community, retained the Breski name for the business. In 1996 Tom moved the business to new and larger headquarters at 1170 Eisenhower Blvd, and in 2004 undertook an expansion project that added nearly 2,000 sq. ft. of cooler space. Today Breski Beverage occupies nearly 7,500 sq. ft. of space and has 11 employees, and has been a member of MBDA since 2002.
Tom’s business philosophy is that customer service is always his top priority, and great customer service is what has made Breski’s one of the top distributors in the extremely competitive midstate market.
Tom is married to the beautiful Linda, and has three Boxers, Lilly, Layla and Lexi.
“I firmly believe that MBDA and we member distributors can make a difference with our state legislators. Whether its package reform or halting the expansion of grocery store sales, our legislators are always willing to listen to us and in many cases willing to help. They appreciate the many contributions we make to Pennsylvania’s economy and the jobs we provide. We just have to make our voice heard, and that’s what I’ve always tried to do.”