Beau Olinde was recently elected as chairman of the board of B. Olinde and Sons Co. LLC, which does business under the trade names Olinde and Baton Rouge Beverage Co.
Olinde is the fourth generation of his family involved in management of B. Olinde and Sons. The company began in the late 1800s, was incorporated in 1917 and is now into its fifth generation of family ownership and management.
B. Olinde and Sons is the parent company of Olinde Hardware & Supply Co. LLC, which does business as Olinde’s Furniture, Olinde’s Mattress Superstore and Ashley Furniture HomeStore.
Beau Olinde is president of B. Olinde and Sons. His brother Tom Olinde is president of Olinde Hardware & Supply, and cousin David Olinde is secretary of the companies as well as director of sales of Olinde’s. Andrew Olinde, Beau and Tom’s nephew, is the fifth generation in management. He manages the mattress stores, social media and is involved with the Ashley side of the business.
Olinde’s Furniture stores are located in Baton Rouge and Lafayette; the mattress stores in Baton Rouge and Central; and the Ashley stores in Houma, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Ponchatoula, Harahan, Denham Springs and Gonzales.
About a year ago, longtime beer distributor Baton Rouge Beverage was awarded the distribution rights in its service territory to many of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s non-alcoholic beverage brands and operates in the parishes of East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee and Ascension east of the Mississippi River.