Welcome To Olympic Food Equipment Sales

Olympic Food Equipment SalesEstablished in 1985, Olympic Food Equipment Sales, Inc. is a locally owned and operated foodservice design consulting firm and food equipment distribution company.

Representing over 300 manufactures, we are able to provide competitive pricing; meanwhile, work one-on-one with each of our clients to design, fabricate, supply, and construct the precise kitchen or foodservice station for your needs.

Dedicated to serving Western Washington and surrounding communities for over two decades, we have earned a reputation for seeing a complex process through every stage to completion—with customer satisfaction being our main priority.

Our History

Our company was founded by Dennis Backstrom as an equipment servicing agency, originally called Olympia Food Equipment Service, in 1981. Dennis is a Hobart factory trained service technician, manager and sales representative, who ventured out-on-his-own after moving from California to the Olympia, Washington area.

He was later joined by his brother Larry Backstrom in 1985. At which time the company was renamed Olympic Food Equipment Sales, Inc.—thereby establishing the company’s current image.

The two brothers owned and operated the foodservice agency portion of the business until 1995, at which time they sold the “service” portion of the business to their employees. Concurrently, they relocated the “design/build” and “sales” portions of the business to its current location in Tumwater, Washington.

Since 2000, we have continued to focus on the design/build area of the foodservice industry—with an emphasis on equipment sales and project management.

We have over the years successfully designed and built over 500 projects throughout Western Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

Having established relationships with all major manufacture representatives in the Pacific Northwest, we have successfully negotiated the local dealer authorization for most of the nationally recognized manufactures of commercial food equipment and furnishings.

Experience over the years has shown us that all things are not created equal—more specifically in the area of the “quality” of equipment that is manufactured. Hence, we have narrowed our focus to specific product lines that meet our “in-house” quality standards, which we are proud to promote within our designs.

If you have any questions or are interested in scheduling an appointment with our foodservice consultants and/or design staff, please contact our office at 360-943-5532 or sales@olyfoodeq.com today!