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Heather Boden is an integral part of the Design for the new Casino Club at Greenbrier - June 2011

A fast-track design and installation process, complicated logistics and small footprints challenged the design team to work at top efficiency to produce the restaurants and lounges for this resort's new Casino Club. Read the entire article...

Wasserstrom Family Gift to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The following is an excerpt from an article in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital “Change Their Tomorrow” Winter 2010/2011 Mailing:

“Nathan Wasserstrom left Hungary in 1892 in search of a better life in America, the same year that a 6-bed children’s hospital opened its doors on the east side of Columbus, Nathan moved his family to Columbus from New York City ten years later, and his first business was about a half mile from Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s current location. The Wasserstrom Family has been a strong Children’s supporter for decades, and their most recent $500,000 gift is yet another example of their generosity, and their belief in giving back to make Columbus a better place to live and raise a family.

Ask the Wasserstrom family about the impact of Nationwide Children’s Hospital on their family and their staff, and you will hear story after story of excellent clinical care combined with compassion for the entire family. Both of Brad Wasserstrom’s children have also been Nationwide Children’s patients, and he echoed other family members’ comments when he said “we knew we were in good hands at Children’s, and we are so fortunate that we can give back.”

As Nationwide Children’s Hospital grew from its humble beginnings, so have the Wasserstrom Companies. Today, more than 1,200 associates work in more than 29 locations in 17 cities. But their core values remain the same: hard work, teamwork, respect for all associates, commitment to customers, and giving back.

“Columbus has been good to the Wasserstrom family, and they, in turn, are helping make Nationwide Children’s Hospital the best children’s hospital in the country,” said Jon Fitzgerald, president, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are humbled by their generous gift, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to invest in better healthcare for all children.”

Becki Pretzer Named DSR of the Month - July - 2010

Congratulations Becki (RSW) on being named Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine's DSR of the Month for July 2010!

Once she got started in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, Wasserstrom's Becki Pretzer wasted little time in establishing the foundation of an excellent career. Excellent is kind of nondescript. How about profitable or something? Read the entire article...

Press Release - February 2010


One of the oldest Food Service Supply Companies in the United States is proudto announce the celebration of its 108th anniversary. The Wasserstrom Companyhas just celebrated another successful year in the business and continues to see growth in the restaurant equipment and supply industry. Their product line nowincludes over 150,000 different items with approximately 17,000 differentmanufacturers and suppliers.

Founded in 1902, the Wasserstrom Company began peddling cooking waresfrom the back of a wagon. In September 2008 the Wasserstrom Company launched, an online restaurant equipment and supply shopping experience. In October 2009, Wasserstrom's new construction andremodeling division added a stone and granite countertop subdivision, complementing the full line on in-house manufactured products. In 2010 Wasserstrom will continue to strive toward the future with a commitment to excellence.

John Sweeney Named DSR of the Month - July 2009

Congratulations to John Sweeney (RSW) on being named Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine's DSR of the Month for July 2009!

By Lisa White, Contributing Editor -- Foodservice Equipment and Supplies, 7/1/2009
In his three decades with The Wasserstrom Company, John Sweeney has created a solid reputation in the foodservice industry as a traditional sales rep with street sales skills. Sweeney's customers are mostly independent restaurants, hotels and country clubs. "I tell people that I get to run around the city visiting my friends and taking their orders," he says. In addition to his tabletop expertise, Sweeney is known for delivering solid value for both his company and customers. He spoke with FE&S about his long career, changes in the industry and what it takes to be a successful DSR.

The Wasserstrom Company Names Brad Wasserstrom As President

I am pleased to announce that effective June 10th, 2009, Brad Wasserstrom will assume the position of President of The Wasserstrom Company.

Brad has been a key part of our success. His corporate, industry, civic, operational and leadership experience will serve us well. In our industry, he is currently on the Board of FEDA as Treasurer. In our community, he is currently on the Advisory Council for COSI. Brad has been an active member on many other committees over the years in both our industry and our community.
Brad graduated from Arizona State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Business (Marketing). Soon after graduation he joined Designers Choice Stainless in Phoenix. After working in various operations positions, Brad relocated to Columbus and further enhanced his working experience at N. Wasserstrom & Sons. While working for our Companies, Brad also returned to school at The Ohio State University where he completed his MBA in 2002. In 2003, the next step in Brad's career began at The Wasserstrom Company, where he has been working with all departments.

I personally will continue as Chief Executive Officer of The Wasserstrom Company and Co-Chairman of Wasserstrom Holdings, Inc., and all current reports will remain as is. I am very pleased and proud with the achievements Brad has accomplished. I look forward to the continued growth and success of our Company together with Brad in this new position. Please join me in congratulating Brad in his new role.

Rodney Wasserstrom
Chief Executive Officer

Wasserstrom Featured in the Vollrath Voice - June 2009

Based in Columbus Ohio, The Wasserstrom Company is one of the nation's leading distributors of foodservice supplies and equipment. Since 1902, Wasserstrom has provided foodservice operators with high-quality products by partnering with trusted manufacturers such as The Vollrath Company. Brad Wasserstrom, Executive Vice President states "The Wasserstrom Company greatly appreciates the partnership we have with Vollrath. Without it, we would not be the company we are today."

Wasserstrom began as a local family-run business and over the years, has grown and diversified their offerings to meet the needs of their wide range of customers. From single independent unit operators to supermarkets to large multi-unit chain accounts, Wasserstrom supplies them all.The Wasserstrom "family of companies" can offer customers an innovative "one-stop-shopping" approach which has been unmatched by anyone in the industry and separates them from their competition. The "sister" companies function as separate entities, each offering a different group of products and services, yet as a whole, can offer customers virtually everything they could possibly need to fully equip their operations from the front-of-the-house to the back.

Wasserstrom carries one of the most diverse and comprehensive product lines in the foodservice industry, offering everything from tabletop items, kitchen supplies, service and storage products, catering supplies and maintenance tools to custom fabricated stainless products, seating, millwork and equipment. Wasserstrom carries an inventory of more than 30,000 different smallwares products in over 1,000,000 square feet of warehouse space strategically located throughout the United States, providing fast and efficient shipment and delivery of the everyday products their customers need, when they need them.

With more than a century of experience and a team of over 1200 dedicated associates, Wasserstrom remains a family-owned and operated company offering products and services that are second to none. For more information, visit


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