About Us

Monroe Kitchen Equipment has been in the food service equipment manufacturing business since the early 1900’s.  We began as the Fearless Dishwasher Company, a pioneer in the automatic dish washing industry that was paramount in the entire automatic dish machine evolution.  In the 1940’s, the company transitioned into Master Kitchen Equipment a fabricator of steel kitchen equipment.

Monroe Kitchen Equipment was incorporated in 1986 by Thomas J. Curtin as a manufacturer of custom kitchen equipment.  With this change our company expanded its expertise in the kitchen ventilation field and added Ansul fire systems to its line of products through its sister company Monroe Extinguishers.

In the late 80’s CAD drawing capabilities were added to our services, which allowed quicker turn around time for custom product development, approval, and finally fabrication. NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) has always been a part of our fabrication process, keeping us abreast of the most recent developments and procedures for the fabrication of commercial kitchen equipment.

Through the 90’s we continued to grow the business with food service equipment, but new products came along for clean rooms, laboratories, and healthcare. Custom stainless steel products, other than kitchen equipment, were being requested by many of our new customers. They needed the durability and the cleanliness offered by stainless steel. In 1996 we constructed a new building to join our sister company, Monroe Extinguisher, and ourselves under one roof. This has allowed us ample room for future growth and synergy.

Here at Monroe Kitchen Equipment, we are committed to always meeting or exceeding expectations for, quality, service, and delivery. Since the beginning, “Quality has been our #1 Concern”.  We are extremely proud to manufacture our products right here in Rochester, NY, utilizing as much American made material as we can find.  We take great pride in everything we product and stand behind our craftsmanship.

If you require further detailed information, or have a fabrication application please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thomas J. Curtin