A COMPANY 140+ YEARS IN THE MAKING.

Smart Care is a national repair and service provider for commercial foodservice, refrigeration, and cold storage equipment. Our offering of comprehensive mechanical services includes hot side cooking equipment, stand-alone refrigeration, specialty coffee and beverage, complex rack refrigeration and HVAC.

Our strong reputation and leading customer service stems from our high-quality technician base, breadth of services and quick response times. We are OEM-agnostic with the ability to service more than 10,000 types of equipment – giving you a valuable, single source provider to all your kitchen and refrigeration equipment needs.

As we continue to build upon our foundation of world class technicians and national coverage, it is centered around how to better serve our broad range of customers – from grocery to restaurants, from corporate dining to hospitality, from large entertainment venues to higher education, from cold storage to convenience stores, from healthcare to casinos.

Today our focus is on where equipment care needs to go next.

By capturing critical service and equipment data at each visit, we can drive meaningful, actionable insights and solutions that address the full lifecycle of your assets.

If you are a foodservice operator or cold storage facility, we’d like to partner with you to ensure the uptime and longevity of your equipment.

our mission.

We ensure every commercial kitchen in America is ready to serve.

our vision.

our values.

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safety

We protect everyone by working safely.

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service

We service each other and our customers.

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integrity

We continuously strive to deliver our commitments.

our technicians.

Our highly trained and skilled technicians are the heart and soul of our business, working 24/7/365 with the sense of urgency your operation demands.
At Smart Care, we are always working to provide the best possible service for our customers. We know that every service call is an opportunity to prove our worth and earn our customer’s trust. Our technicians and support teams partner every day to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.
Whether you have an immediate repair need on the hot or cold side of your kitchen, or you’re looking for a partner to provide a long-term view across all your commercial or industrial foodservice, refrigeration or HVAC equipment, Smart Care is there.
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hours in tech training a year

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CFESA certified technicians

Technician Training.

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Technician Training.

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our leadership.

Great companies stem from great leadership – who build teams of great people. Our leadership team reflects years of experience and expertise in their fields and our service industry.

our story.

Our story begins more than 140 years ago servicing gas lamps in the San Francisco area. Over time, our service offerings have grown and evolved. Today, as Smart Care, we are a national company spanning coast to coast.

timeline.

1878
January
Founding of Gas Consumers Association
Gas Consumers Service employees posing by an old work van

In 1878, Gas Consumers Association is established in San Francisco to service gas lamps.

As electricity became more common, Gas Consumers Association expanded service capabilities to include gas ranges and most gas appliances.

1978
January
Name Change
old GCS Work Truck

In the late 1970s, Gas Consumers Association changes its name to Gas Consumer Services, or GCS.

1998
January
GCS Purchased by Ecolab
Ecolab employee and van

In 1998, Ecolab purchases GCS which is then renamed Ecolab Equipment Care.

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ecolab grows the Equipment Care business through the acquisition of Metro Appliance Service Inc., Stove Parts Supply Co., Commercial Parts and Service, Peterson’s Commercial Parts & Service, and ARR/CRS.

2017
January
Ecolab Announces the Sale of Equipment Care Business
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In October of 2017, Ecolab announces the sale of their Equipment Care business to Audax Private Equity, a private equity firm in Boston, MA.

Equipment Care officially separates from Ecolab and becomes EEC Acquisition LLC on November 1, 2017.

December
Introducing Smart Care Equipment Solutions
Smart Care Equipment Solutions
2018
June
Remco Joins the Smart Care Family
Remco employees standing behind a Remco sign
June
Alpro Service Company Joins the Smart Care Family
Alpro employees
2019
February
Mid-South Maintenance Joins the Smart Care Family
Mid-South Maintenance employees standing in front of work van
December
Turbo Technicians Joins the Smart Care Family
Turbo Tech employees
2020
March
Advanced Mechanical Plus (AMP) Joins the Smart Care Family
AMP employees standing in front of work van
June
TBS Southeast, Jaguar Coffee and Facility Maintenance Specialist join the Smart Care family
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2021
August
Horizon Bradco joins the Smart Care family
Horzion Bradco
September
PureMist Corporation, Espresso Me Service and VP Coffee join the Smart Care family
Puremist and Espresso VP team photos
November
National Food Equipment Services (NFES) joins the Smart Care family
National Food Equipment Services
December
ASI Precision Solutions joins the Smart Care family
ASI Precision
December
Rite-Air Mechanical Services joins the Smart Care family
Rite-Air Mechanical Services
2022
January
Superior Service joins the Smart Care family
Superior Service
March
Zone Climate Services and Wind Point Partners acquire Smart Care Equipment Solutions
Zone Smart Care Merger
May
Almcoe Refrigeration joins the Smart Care family
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June
Dutton Food Equipment Repair joins the Smart Care family
Dutton Equipment Repair
July
Espresso Partners joins the Smart Care family
Espresso Partners

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