Philip A. Busch, son to Peter W. Busch now president of Southern Eagle, plans on keeping the family legacy alive with innovation and growth. “My father and I will have a similar journey at SED and I can’t wait for the next 28 years. I have always wanted this and its here. I want to make my family and children proud" says Philip.
Philip relies on a strong community and great relationships to ensure Southern Eagle's success. When asked about his community relationships, Philip said, “We should all try to do what is best for our community in which we live. It is important to foster, growth and give back to the very people who help our business survive."
Southern Eagle will remain a growing force on the Treasure Coast and will be a consistent community partner.
Peter W. Busch, a descendant of Adolphus Busch, a visionary brewer and founder of Anheuser-Busch, moved to Vero Beach in 1984 to take over ownership and operation of the local beer distributor.
At that time, Southern Eagle Distributing, Inc. (SED) consisted of a small warehouse and office with 28 employees. Today, after several expansion projects, Southern Eagle has 130,000 square feet of controlled environment warehouse/office space staffed with over 150 employees.
Over the past years, Peter and his hard working staff built what is now the Treasure Coast’s leading beverage distributor. Hard work, dedication and community involvement was the key to becoming what Southern Eagle is today.