The Customer is the reason

Our Mission

The mission of Gartland Distributors and its employees is to provide the best service possible which includes rotation, merchandising, and ordering of products. This is followed by competitive pricing and a 100% Guarantee program to assist our customers in maximizing sales and profits.


100% guarantee for all our products

about us

Our History

Our Team

The Gartland Team

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Bob and Kate Gartland


Bob founded the company in 1999, after 20+ years with Pepsi in sales and management. Bob and Kate met in 2003, and Kate has been Bob’s support, encouragement and consultant ever since. Bob is always searching for new and exciting products for their customers while maintaining competitive pricing.

He enjoys the challenge of providing unmatched customer service in the industry, and holds his employees to the same standard.

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Ron Soucy

Account Supervisor

Ron partnered with Bob by joining Gartland in October 2006, after 23 years in sales at Pepsi. He helped develop much of Gartland Distributors’ business in central and southern Maine, and is responsible for selling and servicing the Greater Portland area.

Ron now assists in running the company with Bob in a managerial role, overseeing largest accounts, Sales Management and training of new sales associates, also takes over management of operations in Bob’s absence.

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Walter Flagg

Account Manager

Walter joined our team in December 2019.  He brings 25 plus years of customer service and sales with him. 14 of those years servicing the greater Bangor and downeast areas.

Walter is responsible for sales and service in the greater Bangor area.

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Rick Taylor

Account Manager

He brings 30 years of experience serving in all aspects of the trade in schools, hospitals, convenience stores and grocery stores, with a mission to increase your sales.

Rick services Central Maine along with Central coastal Maine. He joined Gartland’s in May 2018. 

Jeremy York

Account Manager

Jeremy joined our sales team in summer 2022. He has 16 years sales and customer service experience. Jeremy worked for Mondelez International managing large retail stores. He also managed a dealership in N.H.

Jeremy is Account Manager for southern Maine area.

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Jeff Petit

Seasonal Sales Associate

Bob’s Son-in-law Jeff teaches 8th grade Math. He helps to meet customers’ needs during the summer months and vacations. He has worked for Gartland since the summer of 2006.

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Phil Cassette

Chief Financial Officer

Phil holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He brings many years of experience as a CPA, CFO at a major car dealership in New England as well as serving as the assistant controller in finance administration at UNE. He continues to work as a consultant to GD as well as tax preparation and management.