Dine Company – The Restaurant Store is a family-owned and operated business which has served the Kentuckiana region since 1982. They moved to their current location in 1999 and, after an expansion in 2004, now operate as the region’s largest restaurant supply store with 30,000 square feet of new and used equipment, smallwares, and supplies – all at wholesale prices. They also sell new and used restaurant equipment and supplies nationwide through our online store.
They offer customized restaurant and kitchen design services for all foodservice segments in restaurants, schools, churches, healthcare facilities, nonprofit organizations, and the hospitality industry. Their comprehensive services include professional AutoCAD drawings with detailed electrical, plumbing and ventilation systems specifications as required by architects and contractors. Dine Company project management assists their customers in making the best, most efficient decisions to achieve their customer’s vision and goals. They also offer professional delivery and installation on everything they sell.
Family-owned and operated in Madisonville since 1973.
Brothers and partners in Arctic Refrigeration, Bruce and Terry Spencer co-founded the business in 1973. Both brothers worked for a heating and air conditioning company in Rockford, Ill., before moving to Madisonville to establish the business.
“We were looking for a place to go into business that needed our services,” explained Terry. “There was nobody else in Madisonville doing the type of technical work that we offered at that time.”
Bruce opened the business in June 1973 on 34 S. Church Street in Madisonville, and Terry joined him one year later. At that time, the business handled three major areas — residential heating and air conditioning, commercial heating and air conditioning, and equipment rentals. In 1977, business was booming and the brothers expanded to a new location on Spring Street.
In the early days of the business, the Spencer brothers rented and serviced items such as walk-in refrigerators, meat-slicers, and ice machines. In 1995, they decided to expand on that line of the business and sell 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 with the Spencer brothers.
Since 1995, Arctic has been solely focused on the sales and service of food service equipment. In 2008, Terry and Bruce decided to take a step back from the company to focus more on family and their second business, Spencer Brothers Storage. Terry’s son, Aaron returned home after living in 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. Over the years, Arctic had grown to be a leader in food service and equipment, and the Arctic name no longer reflected the true scope of the business.
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, Kentucky Restaurant Supply has an impressive showroom and large warehouse of new and used equipment onsite. Under the direction of McKnight and Spencer, the company is growing to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry. Much of their larger inventory is pictured online, but many more items are available. Please be sure to contact us with specific requests. We will happily help you find new or used items to fit your needs.
Prima Supply belongs to a line of family owned and operated businesses which has led the foodservice industry since 1947. They utilize well negotiated buying positions to deliver the best prices and fastest shipping. Their goal is your satisfaction, and we achieve this goal by offering unbeatable prices, quick order fulfillment, and LIVE knowledgeable service agents. At a time when live customer service is becoming a thing of the past their belief is that they can best serve their customers through maintaining a live, knowledgeable, and trained support team.
Their companies have enjoyed three generations of success by focusing on their customers needs and priorities, and their employees training and job satisfaction. Whether you interact with them as a customer or a potential employee, they believe that commitment to people is their greatest asset.
Their distinctives don’t just stop with their staff, they also have the infrastructure in place to back it up. They have multiple warehouses with hundreds of thousands of square feet packed with the equipment you are looking for.