Whaley Foodservice was founded by Ben Whaley in 1944 as an electric motor repair company, working mainly for rock quarries.
In the late 1950’s, recognizing the need for service on commercial cooking equipment to accommodate the fast food service industry that was emerging, Ben changed the company’s business model. Ben then handed the reins over to his son Frank, who eventually turned the company over to his son, Wells Whaley, the third generation, who ultimately sold to PT Holdings in Feb of 2016.
Whaley is now the largest commercial kitchen equipment servicer in the Southeast; we’ve grown from 3 employees to 390 employees and 240 technicians!
In addition to our corporate headquarters in Lexington, South Carolina, Whaley has branches and operations throughout eight states, with multiple locations in each state, including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.
Whaley recently completed the acquisition of Daubers, now a division of Whaley, which expands our service territory to include Washington DC and parts of Maryland as well.
Arming our technicians with Global One Fleet and Remote Field Service technologies allows us to provide the superior customer service and expert service solutions our customers have come to expect from Whaley. In addition to providing repair services, Whaley continues to offer local parts sales and pickup at all of our branch locations.
We also place great emphasis on our culture and take great pride in our team. We work hard but we play hard too!
We make certain our team knows how valued they are and their loyalty, passion and dedication is what makes Whaley great!
As our tag line says, Whaley, is where people make the difference!