Celebrating 50 Years of Foodservice Inspiration


Some of the best things in business were started in basements or garages. From the infamous stories of Google and Apple to the Walt Disney Company, it's hard to imagine what life might look like if it weren't for innovation in often underused parts of a house.

Just think about Kevin Plank and his vast Under Armour activewear empire. He started selling his initial products from his grandmother's basement. Here at PMR, we know a little bit about basements too, as our company was founded 50 years ago in our founder Don Shiver's basement.

Officially incorporated on December 29, 1972, many of the same amazing foodservice equipment brands we started out representing are still part of our line list today - Blodgett, Traulsen, Waring and InSinkErator. Other early manufacturers included Frymaster, Merco, Bucksco, Borg-Warner, Elliott-Williams, Eastern Steel, Servolift, Savory, William Hodges and Greitzer.

We're a bit territorial here at PMR and are proud to represent Alabama, Arkansas, the Florida panhandle, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. What really makes all 50 years worth it though, are our people.

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If you want to get to know our team better, we've saved you a seat at our table. Join us in the PMR test kitchen to learn more about PMR and the innovative brands we represent!

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