Boar’s Head Provisions is a fourth generation family-owned business that began in New York City in 1905. The founder, Frank Brunckhorst, had a very simple philosophy back then—-sell only superior quality delicatessen products—no compromise. While competitors, faced with the challenges of rapidly expanding distribution, have compromised on their standards over time, Boar’s Head never has.
Key to the family strategy of careful expansion that holds to the roots of Frank Brunckhorst’s vision is their use of independent distributor’s such our guest on Thursday, April 15, Stan Epperson, Founder of Deli Provision Co. Inc. Stan launched his business in 1981 and, working closely with Frank’s descendants, has continued to uphold the high Boar’s Head standards as he has grown his business in the Atlanta region over the past 29 years.
Stan will share the rich history of Boar’s Head and the history of his own successful business, Deli Provision Co. Inc. There is much to learn about how to expand without jeopardizing the values that are at the heart of a family-business.
But Stan’s story doesn’t stop there. After pouring himself into building Deli Provision Co, Inc, he has followed another passion that will be carried on by the next generation of Stan’s family—philanthropy. Just as in building a business, creating a legacy through philanthropy can be fraught with pitfalls, so we have asked Stan to share the wisdom that he has gained along the way.
Rich history, successful expansion, uncompromising values and leaving a legacy are all covered in our show with Stan and you won’t want to miss a bit of it.
Stan Epperson graduated from Butler University in 1971 with a degree in Business Administration. He then started his work career with Oscar Mayer and Co. in sales in Indianapolis, IN. Over the next 10 years he held different sales management positions in Seattle, LA and Syracuse NY. In 1981 he left Oscar Mayer and Co. and started Deli Provision Co. in Atlanta GA, which is the distributor for Boar’s Head Brand Products in the Atlanta metro area.
He is on the board of directors of several charities including the Brain Tumor Advisory Board at Duke University, the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, GOAL Scholarship Board and the Community Foundation of North Georgia. He is also the trustee of the Epperson Family Foundation. Stan’s personal interests include golf, snow and water skiing, hiking, biking and squash.
Stan Epperson, Deli Provision Co. Inc., 6925 Discovery Blvd. Mableton, GA Telephone 770-948-9494