History

Tramonte Distributing Company was founded in 1940 in Akron by Giacomo Tramonte, and, true to its roots, remains in the city of Akron where we are the only alcoholic beverage distributor.

Jack S. Tramonte

Jack S. Tramonte

The business began with distribution rights for the Miller and Duquesne brands. Shortly thereafter we added Fort Pitt Beer, Cribari Wines and Weidemann Beer. Tramonte continued to acquire brands and in the late 1960’s acquired Molson brands through a highly unusual process.  Jack S. Tramonte purchased the Molson inventory at a Summit County Sheriff’s Sale and thus became a Molson Distributor.

In addition to its core business, Tramonte Distributing prides itself on being a solid corporate citizen. Joining with its breweries, Tramonte is in the forefront of the effort to encourage responsible consumption, sponsoring a Safe Ride program during key holiday periods. Tramonte also offers certified TIPS training to retailers. We are a major contributor to and are activily involved in a variety of both local and national charities.

Tramonte family members currently active in the business include Michael A. Tramonte, President;  Jack T. Tramonte, Vice President and Jack F. Tramonte, Secretary/Treasurer.  The fourth generation recently joined the business, Michael J. Tramonte, Rachael Tramonte Yash and Anne Tramonte McKee.

From its Akron headquarters, Tramonte’s 100 employees serve customers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Wayne, Ashland, And Stark counties.