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Norman Dvorson in San FranciscoDvorson's Food Service Equipment was founded in 1953 by Mel Dvorson in San Francisco, California. Mel's dad, Norman Dvorson, had a shoe store at our 1010 Mission Street location in San Francisco. But after Mel got out of the Service, he was able to access Army-Navy surplus merchandise. So the shoe store was converted, selling everything from bunk beds and paint, to boots and Eisenhower jackets. The prize materials, however, were the Army-Navy food service items, like stainless steel pots and pans, and china ware. Ultimately, Mel transformed the store and entered the Food Service Equipment Industry.

Mel in the ServiceMel's son, Josh Dvorson, began working in the business at age six when responsibilities included dusting glassware and china samples, and being lifted upside down into new Rubbermaid 55 gallon Brutes by Dvorson's staff.  In 1987, Josh came on board full time and in 1988 Dvorson's moved on up to 1366 Mission Street.  In 1997, Dave Harsey, one of Josh's roommates at U of O, was working developing websites in Japan and provided the timely emergence of Dvorsons.com. And with the vision and guidance of our CFO Regina Spindler (Josh's wife), we crossed the Bridge to beautiful Sausalito in Marin County, setting up headquarters at the historic Industrial Center Building.

From Alaska to Antarctica, Dvorson's Ships Worldwide In 1997, when Dvorson's F.S.E. went online, we began giving thanks to the Internet for an enhanced connection to the world. We started pushing pins in a map of the US and on a World map designating our Internet sale destinations. We celebrated when we got all 50 states. We gave up the domestic pinning after a few thousand (the cost of the pins was killing our margins!) but we still pin the international sales to date. We savor the distant shipments, like Wolf Stoves to Antarctica (where they have to heat the incoming propane so it won't freeze), but we're also proud of local clients like Fish, Heath Ceramics and The Anchorage 5 Restaurant here on Gate Five Road.

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Mel Dvorson, founder.
Mel established Dvorson's F.S.E in 1953.
Here's our proud founder beside his '51 Olds Rocket 88.
Mission Street Location
Mission Street
San Francisco Location 1988-2003
Dvorson's Employees
Dvorson's Food Service Equipment Crew
Jade Equipped Kitchens
Another beautiful gourmet professional kitchen equipped by Dvorson's
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Sausalito Showroom
Dvorson's showroom at the Industrial Center Building
Sausalito, California
Dvorsons Teams up with Richard Simmons
Josh and Gina on the set of Richard Simmon's Dream Maker
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Josh Dvorson gives away Wolf Equipment
Josh & Gina team up with Richard Simmons to make Teri & Bob Wortley's
dream of new Wolf stoves for the Ark Restaurant in Forest Falls, CA come true.
(L-R) Josh, Gina, Teri & Bob Wortley


Official Wolf Sailing Team
The Wolf Racing Team
Hailing from the Sausalito Yacht Harbor in Sausalito, California.


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