Our History

HESCO has been supporting the hospitality and food service industries for nearly a century. The Edmonton based company was launched in 1921 during a booming era of new construction, as new towns began sprouting up across the prairie in the wake of expanding railways.

Founder R.J. Talbot recognized that these new towns would need hotels and eateries and he jumped at the chance to supply them with an inexhaustible list of products, from stoves and floor wax to cooking utensils and linens.

When Larry and Adam Ungarian bought the business in 2006, HESCO was still the go-to store for a dizzying array of food service products. But the father and son team realized that there was a new gap in the market that needed to be filled. While still focusing on the supply aspect of the business, the Ungarians turned their attention to designing and building commercial kitchens.

The team has taken on projects ranging from $20,000 to $5 million and they are not afraid to tackle challenging, out of the box assignments. For instance, HESCO is currently transforming an airport hangar in Edmonton into a banqueting facility.

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WE DESIGN & SUPPLY EVERYTHING

Kiosks, Hospital Cafeterias, Restaurant Kitchens & More.

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Our History

The Edmonton based company was launched in 1921 during a booming era of new construction, as new towns began sprouting up across the prairie in the wake of expanding railways.

2017

• RED buying group "Dealer of the Year"
• 45 employees

2015

• RED buying group "Dealer of the Year"
• 39 employees

2014

• Hesco opens a second branch office in Calgary Alberta
• 33 employees

2010

• HESCO moves into new 15,000 sq ft facility on St Albert Trail
• 15 employees

2006

• Larry & Doris Ungarian along with their son Adam purchase HESCO
• 6 employees

1920

• RJ Talbot & his son incorporate HESCO, across the street from the Hotel Macdonald

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