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R.W. Smith & Co. began selling bar supplies in 1935. In the years following, the company vastly expanded its product offerings and brand affiliations.

Today, we proudly serve thousands of foodservice establishments, having grown into one of the largest foodservice supplies and kitchen equipment dealers in the United States.

Our team takes a unique approach with every account, offering personalized services and profit-driven solutions. We are committed to delivering the most value and best brand selection, sourcing hard-to-find product, and giving our customers a competitive edge.

Backed by our decades of experience in the industry and a dedication to excellence, our Kitchen Design and Build division offers superior foodservice design, project management and equipment procurement services that reflect our duty to producing first-rate results. We meet the demands of commercial kitchen design and all stages of construction with precision, integrity and passion.

As an employee-owned company, we continually strive to deliver innovative solutions customized to client needs. It is our pleasure and privilege to serve the owners, managers and contractors who conceptualize, design, build, and operate the nation’s most creative and complex foodservice facilities.

  • 1975 R.W. Smith & Co. launched it’s Commercial Kitchen Design & Build division

  • 2002 Ron Woodhill’s retirement makes R.W. Smith & Co. a 100% employee-owned company

  • 2006 R.W. Smith & Co. is named a "Top Achiever” in the foodservice industry by FE&S Magazine

  • 2010 We celebrated 75 Outstanding Years of Service in the foodservice distribution industry

  • 2011 For a second time, FE&S Magazine named R.W. Smith & Co. "Dealer of the Year”

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine's Dealer of the Year 2011


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Commercial Kitchen Design & Build

R.W. Smith Commercial Kitchen Design Build

R.W. Smith & Co. provides Commercial Kitchen Design and Build services from a single source to achieve a functional and profitable kitchen operation on time and budget. We build integrity by design.

Controlled Environmental Rooms

R.W. Smith Controlled Environmental Rooms

Our Controlled Environmental Room division provides custom design solutions and installations for universities, pharmaceutical companies, quality control facilities and more.

Commercial Kitchen Design Projects Industrial Controlled Environmental Rooms
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