The company that exists today as Rud & Pickarts
Marketing Co. (RPMco) was founded in 1979 by Richard (Dick) Rud as R. Rud Sales Company.
The original plan was to specialize in industrial and retail packaging because of
Dicks paper mill background. In 1981 Dick bought out another rep agency, and the
company became Rud & Worfford and added food service, food packaging and janitor
supply lines to its ledger.
Upon Bob Worffords retirement in 1984, Bill Pickarts
became a partner and the name was changed to Rud & Pickarts Marketing Co.
Our goal is to provide that critical professional link for
the movement of products from a group of quality manufacturers to a group of quality
Among the major assets of RPMco are the many long term
relationships we enjoy with our distributors. Many of these relationships precede the
founding of RPMco as both major principals, now retired, spent several years working with distribution
in Texas and Oklahoma prior to 1979. The second generation has continued
and grown these relationships with both the manufacturer and distribution
We currently serve as Manufacturers Representatives for 18
manufacturers of industrial, retail, and food packaging, food service and janitor supply
products. We also operate as a stocking warehouse for mainly industrial and
retail packaging products and have
warehouses in the Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio areas.
Our excellent field sales staff of nine allows for the personal call
frequency necessary to keep customers completely up to date and gives us a big edge in
providing the mandatory end user support which is necessary in todays marketplace.
We also provide a sales support staff of eight including four
full-time customer service people, so that our customers receive answers to inquiries and
other questions promptly.
We offer state of the art telephone, computer, and voice
mail systems and provide both telephone and fax numbers on a toll free basis.
We have salespeople living in all of our major marketing
areas and all are equipped with the technology tools for immediate accessibility.
Company Association Memberships
Manufacturers Representatives of America, Inc.
Southwest Paper and Sanitary Supply Association
International Sanitary Supply Association