We have huge on hand inventory of reach in refrigerators and freezers. commercial ice machines, ranges, single burners, chest freezers, slicers, meat grinders, food processors, food warmers, steam tables, and every kitchen utensil you can imagine.
In 1977, our father Paul Oelsner, a retired pharmacist and entrepreneur, purchased Resco Restaurant Equipment on South Virginia St. in Reno, Nevada. He saw tremendous potential to turn this little store which had limited on-hand products for purchase, into something far grander. With 6 children at home, he didn’t have to look far for his first employees!
Within months, the once little store, was turned into a first-of-its-kind showroom, and business skyrocketed! Soon, Resco was the biggest dealer in Reno with weekly deliveries across the eastern side of the Sierras.
What set us apart from other dealers was our father’s vision to have inventory on-hand. It seems obvious now, but in the 70’s this was the exception. Dealers in this industry kept little inventory on-hand, instead ordering products for customers after their order was placed. Resco was one of the first showrooms in the restaurant equipment and supply industry in the country. “We have everything, including the kitchen sink!” became not only our slogan, but our reality.
With the Reno store being so successful, expansion was the next step. Within only a few years of purchasing Resco Restaurant Equipment, we were fortunate to open another store in Sacramento, California. Our success continued from there and we subsequently opened stores in Fresno, California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Denver, Colorado.
We have now been in business for 40 years and are one of the largest brick and mortar restaurant equipment dealers in the country, having 5 huge stores in 3 western states! The company remains family owned and operated, and we are passionate in serving our local communities.