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of the showroom is a demo kitchen. “This is like a servery that you’d see in a restaurant,” Adam Ungarian explains, “and it’s greatbecause people can see what would work for them in their par-ticular applications.” Today, the bulk of the company’s clients are restaurant own-ers. HESCO designed, installed, and now supplies CenturyHospitality Group’s restaurants: Lux Steakhouse + Bar, DeluxBurger Bar, Century Grill, and Hundred Bar + Kitchen. Thecompany is designing the B.C. and Alberta locations of Chopped Leaf and Press’d the Sandwich Company, two up-and-coming, healthy fast food chains. “But, we’ve also designedand installed kitchens for hospitals, jails, churches, seniors’ res-idences, recreational complexes, colleges . . . the whole gamutof foodservice applications,” says Larry Ungarian. And thecontracts keep coming in. HESCO is currently working withDub Architects Ltd. on the new Alberta Hotel being built indowntown Edmonton, and with Barr Ryder Architects & Inte-rior Designers on Provident Place Theatre in Redwater, a townlocated just north of Edmonton. They have also worked close-ly with CK Design on the Canadian Brewhouse chain and thecompany has also been very active in the North serving min-ing and other temporary camps. HESCO has also successfullydesigned and installed restaurants in Victoria to Halifax.
It’s an impressive buildingwith a fittingly vintage-stylefaçade, an airy showroom,and a massive warehouse,necessary because allof the smallwares and equipment are inventoried and stored on-site.
their new building,which officially openedin January of this year.It’s an impressive build-ing with a fittingly vin-tage-style façade, an airyshowroom, and a mas-sive warehouse, neces-sary because all of thesmallwares and equip-ment are inventoriedand stored on-site.HESCO’s boardroom, just inside the building’s entrance, is actu-ally a walk-in cooler showcasing an intel-ligent control panel and options such asreach-in doors and kickplates. At the back
HESCO designs and builds commercial kitchens,starting from the planning stage through toequipment installations.