Business Spotlight: Hill & Markes Inc.

An award winning, family-owned wholesale distributor, Hill & Markes has been operating in Montgomery County for over a century. Now located in a state-of-the-art facility in the Route 5S Corridor, Hill & Markes offers customers foodservice disposables, janitorial supplies, office supplies, industrial packaging, and clean/natural foods.

Despite the changing times and needs of customers over the past 110 years, Hill & Markes’ core mission remains the same – providing each of their customers with an extraordinary customer service experience. The company strives to bring the newest innovations and products to its customers and the marketplace. The Hill & Markes team also provides extensive hands-on product training in their state-of-the-art facility or at customer’s sites.

The company’s roots in Montgomery County date back to 1906 when it was founded as a candy, ice cream, and ice cream cone distributor by Amos Hill and Charlie Markes. Amos and Charlie made deliveries by horse and buggy throughout Upstate New York, even during the harsh winter months. The company continued to operate largely unchanged until 1947 when it was purchased by Harry and Harriet Finkle. In the 1970’s, the Finkle’s were joined by Neal Packer, Jeffrey Finkle, and Andrea Finkle Packer.

In 2011, after just an eight month fast-track construction process, the company moved from a 75,000-square-foot warehouse on Edson Street in Amsterdam to a new $12 million warehouse and corporate headquarters that offers over 130,000 square feet of space.

Today, Hill & Markes is run by a third-generation member of the Packer family, Jason Packer. Jason took the reins from his parents in 2018 after working alongside them and his uncle for more than a decade. Jason continues to guide the business in the vision of his family, providing customers with innovative products, cutting edge technology for easy ordering, and best in class customer service. has guided the company.

You can stay updated on what’s going on at Hill & Markes by visiting them on Facebook hillandmarkes, on Instagram @hillnmarkes or on LinkedIn.

Hill & Markes is located at 1997 State Highway 5S in Amsterdam.

Author: Vincenzo

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