Who We Are
Rhode Island’s Premier Beverage Distributor
Since 2013, We’ve Done Business In A Way That Builds Lasting Relationships.
What We Believe In
We hold ourselves to professionalism, common sense, and adaptability. We’re driven to be the best beverage distribution company in the world by continuously improving employee and customer satisfaction- and we won’t ever stop.
Honesty, giving back, and taking care of our people are the cornerstones of our company. These values have developed lasting relationships with our communities, customers, suppliers and employees.
We have a thirst for exceptional beverages, whether that’s a cold beer, a smooth whiskey, a crisp cider, a refreshing hard seltzer, or a fine wine, We represent great brands.
What We Do
We Create Distribution To Bring Exceptional Brands To Our Customers.
Our portfolio of beer, wine, spirits & more offers retailers one-stop shopping.
As part of the three-tier system, we partner with breweries, wineries, distilleries and other talented suppliers to grow our collective business through consultative sales, strategic marketing, and timely delivery.
We’re also a proud division of The Sheehan Family Companies, a distribution network spanning five generations since 1898. Craft Rhode Island brings The Sheehan Family Companies’ strengths and years of experiences to our local markets, while staying true to our Upstate New York roots.
We partner with premium breweries, distilleries, wineries, and quality beverage makers to distribute an incredible array of products.
From storing, to delivery, and all the marketing, sales, and service in between, we ensure the beverages consumers love find their way to them.
Distributors safely deliver products to retailers ensuring consumers can find brands they love at their favorite stores, restaurants, and bars.
Our Team Leaders
Dave CummingsMarket Manager
David MangiantineSales Supervisor
Kyle CastilloWarehouse Manager
Everyone must believe in something, I believe I'll have another beer. - MAR
Dave worked in the institutional banking industry for ten years before joining the Sheehan Family Companies as a sales representative in the newly formed territory of Bristol County, MA in 2003. In 2010 Dave was tasked with starting Craft RI. The Rhode Island market was eager for the new craft beers that the company brought to the Ocean State, and as the in market manager, Dave has been able to grow the team and the portfolio to where it stands today. Dave is a proud graduate of the University of Vermont ’88.
David began his career in restaurant and bar management. That’s where his passion for the beverage industry began. He spent many years working for the local Anheuser Busch distributor in RI before joining craft RI in 2021. After running a successful sales route, David was promoted to Sales Supervisor in 2022.
Kyle is a 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Following his graduation, he joined the Sheehan Family Companies’ Seaboard Products as an Operations Management Trainee, where he was eventually promoted to Inventory Control Coordinator. Most recently, Kyle joined the Craft RI team where he was able to utilize his operational expertise as their Warehouse Manager.
Values in Action
– Gerald Sheehan, Chairman of the Board