Back in 1993, Michael Lewis was traveling to Boulder, Colorado from back east and already had a dream about starting a new restaurant supply company. He was so amped about this new adventure that he scribbled down the mission statement and company values before he even had a name for the company – the company that was later named Tundra Specialties.
Tundra Specialties was born in March of ’93 and started as a parts supplier. Our first catalog was 10 pages long and only had 245 products listed. All of our sales efforts were outbound, and Michael signed on Rob Fenton (employee #3 at Tundra) to help him get in front of more people. Rob would walk from one restaurant to the other letting different restaurant owners and operators know about Tundra and how we were different from competitors – it was all about the customer from the very beginning. This was the early beginning of Tundra.
Celebrating 20 Years
Today, we’ve grown from a mere 3 employees, to over 135! Our catalog has grown to include restaurant, food service and plumbing supplies and equipment, and is well over 500 pages. Our name has changed to Tundra Restaurant Supply and we now proudly sell over 60,000 products! We have an in-house design firm, are able to accommodate large chain restaurants, and still hold true to our mission statement and values.
To celebrate our 20 years in business, we wanted to thank you – our customers, readers, and loyal fans – for helping us get to where we are today! Because we truly believe we wouldn’t be where we are without you, we are giving away cash prizes to celebrate!
Again, we thank you for getting us where we are today!