Our HistoryEstablished in 2012



The Cresap Family Foundation was established in 2012 upon the final sale of the family’s business, Premium Beers of Oklahoma, one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States.

The family’s spirit of giving dates as far back as 1968 when a self-made auto dealer purchased a little Anheuser-Busch distributorship in Bartlesville, OK. They continue this spirit of charity today through the Cresap Family Foundation.

The Directors of the Cresap Foundation look at the needs in the communities in which they fund with a focus on helping those most in need. This is evidenced by their generous giving year by year, now totaling over $3.3 million.

History Timeline



  • 1959

    Denny Cresap began working for National Distillers as a Sales Rep and eventually became Oklahoma State Manager. Denny Continued with National Distillers until June, 1965.

  • Denny & Gail

    1960

    Denny & Gail Cresap married

  • John Cresap

    1964

    John Cresap was born

  • Ford

    1965

    Denny & Gail Cresap acquire the Ford Automobile franchise in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

  • Bartlesville

    1968

    Acquired 50% Interest in Bartlesville Market

  • Budweiser

    1971

    Acquired 100% Interest in Bartlesville Market

  • Vinita

    1974

    Acquired the Vinita Market

  • Lawton Market

    1987

    Acquired the Lawton Market

  • Ardmore

    1988

    Acquired the Ardmore Market

  • Vinita Construction

    1991

    Completed Construction of new facility in Vinita

  • Territory Map 2011

    1999

    Acquired Oklahoma City, Norman and Tecumseh Markets Sold Bartlesville and Vinita Markets

  • Modelo

    2000

    Acquired the Modelo portfolio (Corona , Corona Lt, Modelo)

  • Corporate Warehouse

    2003

    Completed Construction of New Corporate warehouse and offices–1700 Beechwood Ave Consolidated Oklahoma City, Norman and Tecumseh locations

  • Monster

    2007

    Reached 10 Million cases annual sales Acquired the Hansen Energy Drink portfolio (Monster brands)

  • 2008

    Became the 15th largest AB Wholesaler in the U.S.

  • Anheuser Busch

    2011

    Premium Beers of Oklahoma Sold to Anheuser-Busch Sales of Oklaoma

  • Cresap Foundation

    2012

    Cresap Family Foundation Established

  • 2013

    2013

    Cresap Grants $500,000 for tornado relief

  • 2014

    2014

    Grant to Vinita Public Schools to improve technology.

  • 2015

    2015

    The Cresap Foundation commits $500,000 to Regional Food Bank Holiday Match

  • 2016

    2016

    The Cresap Foundation made grants totaling more than $950,000 across the state of Oklahoma