Founded in 1963 by Bob Curtis, Curtis Restaurant Equipment is one of the leading foodservice equipment and design companies in the nation. Our dealership is operated by President Dan Curtis, Chairman Mike Curtis and Vice President Bill Kottas. Our customers come from all segments of the industry and include the smallest of food outlets to some of the largest chain accounts.
Beginning with a focus on restaurant kitchen design we are now known as the experts in all segments of foodservice, including churches, schools, hotels, hospitals, retirement homes, university living and events centers. While a majority of our customers are located in the Pacific Northwest, we supply and install our products throughout the U.S.
We offer a full range of services including kitchen design, project management, installation and delivery. Our professional design staff has more than 40 years of experience. Our installation staff has over 60 years of experience. We provide foodservice equipment, supplies, furnishings, custom stainless steel and millwork products.
We have Oregon locations in Springfield, Medford, Bend, and the Portland metro area. Our locations in Springfield, Medford and Bend have showrooms and are open to the public from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
In 1995 Curtis Restaurant Equipment was named National Dealer of the Year by Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Specialist Magazine. Our goal is to continue our leadership role in designing, equipping, and installing foodservice facilites to help our customers realize their dreams.
Press release from November 17, 2015
Curtis Restaurant Equipment sells to Employee Owned ESOP
The stockholders of Curtis Restaurant Equipment, headquartered in Springfield, Oregon, a family owned business since 1963, are very pleased to announce that they have sold 100% of the stock to the employees in an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) transaction. The sale was effective on November 16, 2015. Dan and Mike Curtis were the majority stockholders. All employees will participate in the ownership of the company and the stock will be held in trust by the ESOP for the exclusive benefit of the employees.
In a statement, Dan Curtis, President, said “the ESOP formation is the right thing for Curtis Restaurant Equipment, the employees and shareholders. It allows us to retain the Legacy of the Curtis brand and gives all employees the opportunity of ownership. It is a very exciting time for our company”.
The management team of Curtis Restaurant Equipment will remain the same. Dan Curtis will stay as President and Bill Kottas will remain as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Curtis Restaurant Equipment was started in 1963 by Bob Curtis. It now has 54 employees and has branch offices in Medford, Bend and Beaverton. Curtis was named the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association vendor of the Year in 2012. They specialize in foodservice design, equipment sales and installation, for schools, hospitals, retirement and assisted living and contract feeding in addition to hotels and restaurants.