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CFESA Certified Company

Pine Tree Food Equipment is proud to announce it has passed the requirements to become one of ONLY 35 CFESA Certified Companies in North America! The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) is a not-for-profit association that was founded in 1963. There are currently over 400 members located all over the US and Canada. CFESA members are required to stock OEM parts – and have these parts on hand – resulting in faster service.  

CFESA Certified Technicians

CFESA certified technicians have a higher record of "first-time fix" rates which dramatically reduces costs and equipment down time.  Certified technicians are factory trained and must participate in ongoing training in order to maintain their certification. Pine Tree Food Equipment is proud to have 8 Master Certified Technicians (encompasing extensive testing in gas, electric and steam), 4 CFESA Certified Refrigeration Technicians and   Currently, 8 other technicians , with one or more certifications, are working toward their Master Certification
 

Certified CFESA Company


Dan PoulinDan Poulin – Vice President of Operations


Dan has been with Pine Tree Food Equipment since 1998 working as a service technician all while handling every other role within the company along the way. In 2007 he assumed the role of service manager overseeing the dispatch and parts departments. Dan was again promoted in 2014 to Vice President of Operations. 

Dan has been married to his wife, Kim since 2003. They have four young children.

 

Chris Brown- Service Manager

 

Chris joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2017 as the Service Manager.  Chris's background as a project manager in commercial HVAC and electronic broadcast equipment will help round out our service team. Chris attended USM where he studied electronics. Chris resides in Raymond 


Tom Haddad

  • Service Technician since 1994
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State and New Hampshire Gas Licensed
  • Formerly worked for Massachusetts Restaurant Equipment (MRE)
  • Tom joined Pine Tree 2007
  • Resides in Troy
     
     

Kevin ColeKevin Cole

  • Service Technician since 2000
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State and New Hampshire Gas Licensed
  • Formerly worked for Denny's and McDonalds
  • Tig/Mig welding certification
  • Kevin joined Pine Tree in 2006
  • Resides in Winterport  

Eljin Strout

  • Service Technician since 2009
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Eljin's came to us from the Steinert Company with a background in oil burner repairs
  • Eljin joined Pine Tree in 2009
  • Resides in Gray
     

Ben Burbank

  • Service Technician since 2010
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Ben's background was in cabinet making
  • Ben joined Pine Tree in 2010
  • Resides in Gray

Aaron Bradeen

  • Service Tech 16+ years
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Aaron worked at Maine Gas and was self employed for a while before coming to PTFE
  • Aaron joined  Pine Tree in 2011
  • Resides in Casco

Rob Blanchard

  • Service Technician since 2011
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Rob's background was in automotive repair and previously worked at Windham Auto and Lee
  • Rob joined Pine Tree in 2011
  • Resides in Saco.

Brian Doucette

  • Service Technician since 2011
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Brian's background was in automotive repair and was self employed before coming to PTFE
  • Brian joined Pine Tree in 2011
  • Resides in Mechanic Falls

Kevin Sutton

  • Service Technician since 2013
  • CFESA Certified in Gas
  • Completed CFESA EGS Training Class
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Attended Maine Technical Education Center
  • Kevin joined Pine Tree in 2013
  • Resides in Raymond

 

 


 Rudy Katane 

  • Service Techincian since 2014
  • CFESA Certified in Gas
  • Maine State Gas Licensed, EPA 608 and EPA R410a Certificates
  • Rudy worked for Aramark FoodOnCampus while pursuing his HVAC-R at SMCC
  • He also worked for ABM Mechanical as a plumbing apprentice before joining PTFE.
  • Rudy joined Pine Tree in 2014
  • Resides in Limington                                                                                                                   

Spencer Chaisson

  • Service Technician since 2013
  • Completed CFESA EGS Training Class
  • Maine State Propane and Natural Gas Licensed
  • Spencer joined Pine Tree in 2013
  • Resides in Casco

 

 Joan Albert

  • Service Technician since 2001
  • Joan holds an EPA Certificate
  • CFESA Certified in Refrigeration
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician in service, PM and installation
  • Joan joined Pine Tree in 2015
  • Resides in Saco                                                                                                               .

 

                                         

Burton Brayall

  • Service Technician since 2015
  • CFESA Certified Master Technician
  • Maine State gas lincensed
  • Completed CFESA EGS school
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician 
  • Graduated from Eastern Maine Community College with a degree in HVAC
  • Burton joined Pine Tree in 2015
  • Resides in Levant                             

 


 

Jeff Whitehouse

  • Service Technician since 2015
  • Jeff is EPA Certified
  • CFESA Certified in Refrigeration and Gas
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician in service, PM and installation
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Jeff joined Pine Tree in 2015
  • Resides in South Portland  

 

Lee Battick

  • Service Technician 
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Certified Technician in service, PM and installation
  • Lee joined Pine Tree in 2015
  • Resides in Orono  

   

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Zach Hamilton

  • Service Technician 
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician in service, PM and installation
  • CFESA certified in Gas
  • Zach joined Pine Tree in 2015
  • Resides in Newburgh                                                                                                           .

         


 

Bill Watkin

  • Service Technician 
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Certified Technician in service, PM and installation
  • CFESA certified in Gas
  • Bill joined Pine Tree in 2015
  • Resides in Winslow

                                


 

James McCluskey

  • Service Technician 
  • CFESA Certified in Gas and Electric
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • James owned his own gas-service company before joining PTFE
  • James joined Pine Tree in 2016
  • Resides in Lewiston  

 


 

Marcus Baker

  • Service Technician 
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician in service, PM and installation
  • Marcus joined Pine Tree in 2016
  • Resides in Bangor 

 


 

Chris Hadidian

  •  Service Technician
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Chris holds an EPA Certificate
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician in service, PM and installation
  • Chris joined Pine Tree in 2016
  • Resides in Windham 

 

Ryan Osgood

  • Service Technician 
  • CFESA certified in gas
  • Maine State Gas Licensed
  • Certified Refrigeration Technician in service, PM and installation
  • Ryan joined Pine Tree in 2016
  • Resides in Lincoln

 


 

 

Tyler Sprague
 
  • Service Technician in training
  • Tyler joined Pine Tree Food Equipment June, 2017
  • Tyler is very motivated and highly driven
  • Welcome aboard Tyler!

 

 

 Jason Warren

 
 
  • Service Technician in training
  • Jason has his State of Maine Gas licence
  • Jason holds an HVAC EPA Certification
  • Jason joined Pine Tree Food Equipment June, 2017
  • Jason recently graduated from NTI, where he received all of his certificates as an HVAC graduate.
  • Welcome to Pine Tree Food Equipment Jason! 

 

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Dan Marean

  •  Service Technician in training
  •  Dan joined Pint Tree Food Equipment in 2017
  •  Dan recently  graduated from NTI, where he received all of his certificates as an  HVAC graduate
  •  Dan brings with him great people skills and is highly driven
  •  Welcom to Pine Tree Food Equipment Dan!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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Pierre Dumbuya

  • Service Technician 
  • Pierrre is a Certified Refrigeration Technician
  • Pierre holds an EPA certification
  •  Pierre joined Pint Tree Food Equipment in 2017
  •  Peirre comes to us from Plymouth, PA where he was a Commercial Service Tech.
  •  Welcome to our team!
  •  Welcom to Pine Tree Food Equipment Pierre!                                                         

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Anthony Caron

  •  Service Technician in training
  •  Anthony joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2017
  •  Anthony was previously emplyed at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
  •  Anthony graduated from Southern Maine Community College
  •  Welcome to Pine Tree Food Equipment Anthony!                                                         _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

Michael St Laurent

  •  Service Technician
  •  Certified refrigeration technician
  •  ACCA Certified
  •  Maine and New Hampshre gas licensed
  •  Michael joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2017
  •  Michael has many years of experiance   
  • Welcome aboard Michael!                                                 

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 Ben Noyes
  •  Service Technician in training
  •  Ben is an active member of the National Guard
  •  Ben joined Pine Tree Food Equipment in 2017
  •  Ben recently graduated from HVAC school
  •  Welcome to Pine Tree Food Equipment Ben!