Kentucky Restaurant Supply
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Family-owned and operated in Madisonville since 1973.
Brothers and partners in Arctic Refrigeration, Bruce and Terry Spencer co-founded the business in 1973 on 34 S. Church Street in. At that time, the business handled three major areas — residential heating and air conditioning, commercial heating and air conditioning, and equipment rentals.
In the early days of the business, the Spencer brothers rented and serviced items like walk-in refrigerators, meat-slicers, and ice machines. In 1995, they expanded on that line of the business and sold the heating and air division to David Wells, who had been working with the business since 1990. In 2000, long-time employee Jeff McKnight became an equal partner in the company.
Since 1995, Arctic has been focused on the sales and service of food service equipment. In 2008, Terry and Bruce retired to focus on their second business, Spencer Brothers Storage. Terry’s son, Aaron returned home from Lexington to join McKnight in over-seeing the day-to-day operations.
With McKnight’s primary focus on service, Aaron turned his attention to marketing and growth. He realized that in order for the business to continue its prosperous history, the company needed to rebrand. In 2014, Arctic established Kentucky Restaurant Supply as the new name for its food service and equipment division. Newly located at 1520 Island Ford Road, KRS has an impressive showroom and warehouse of new and used equipment.
Whether you're a professional chef or an every-day chef, we have the tools of the trade to help you serve up any menu.