Pine Tree Food Equipment

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Our History

The foundation of Pine Tree Food Equipment was laid in 1989 when a major grocery chain voiced a desire for a company to serve thier expanding equipment maintenance needs in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Armed with a tool box, technical experience, and an idea, Gary and Diane Potvin started Pine Tree Food Equipment out of their home. Gary was working long hours and covering an extended territory with minimal staff. Diane had just finished her MBA and was consulting throughout New England. Even the youngest member of the Potvin family was on call for emergency service and, on occasion, greeting bakery workers in the early morning hours smiling in her car seat. During these early days, the Potvin family vacation consisted of accompanying Gary to New Hampshire while he managed an installation project. Over time Pine Tree Food Equipment’s primary service area became the entire state of Maine and bordering New Hampshire towns. Maine’s vast area, winding coastal roads, and fluctuating seasonal needs can make travel between customers challenging. Despite these challenges Pine Tree’s ten CFESA Certified service technicians provide ample coverage to service all of our customers quickly and efficiently.