Over 40 Years of Growth

What started over forty years ago as an electrical service company with 2 partners and 7 employees has grown into a family of companies that employs more than 2,130 people in 9 states. Scroll down to read more about our story.

1970's
1971

Glenn & Lloyd Clark found G/L Clark Associates as an electrical contracting business in Hatville, PA on Lloyd's 40th birthday

1974

HVAC division is added to G/L Clark Associates

1976

Lloyd's son, Fred Clark, joins the company out of high school

1978

Company moves to a bigger building in the center of Intercourse, PA

Clark Food Service Equipment is founded

1980's
1980

Calumet Enterprises is founded by Lloyd and Fred

1986

Clark Fire Protection is founded

1987

Hawk Industries, Inc. is acquired

1989

Commercial Stainless, Inc. is acquired

1990's
1990

Noble Chemical is founded

Clark Associates moves to a bigger building in Smoketown, PA

Clark Service & Parts is founded

1993

Clark Food Service Equipment and the corporate offices move to a larger location

The first Restaurant Store opens in Lancaster

1995

The Restaurant Store opens in Lehigh Valley, PA

1997

The Restaurant Store opens in Philadelphia

Glenn & Lloyd Clark, founders of ClarkAssociates, retire

1999

The Restaurant Store opens in Wilmington, DE

2000's
2003

The Restaurant Store opens in Harrisburg, PA

2004

WebstaurantStore.com launches

2005

First Distribution Center is opened in Lancaster, PA

The Restaurant Store opens in Reading, PA

2006

A second Distribution Center opens in Lancaster, PA

2007

The brand new corporate office building is opened in Lancaster, designed by Clark Associates

2008

Clark Food Service Equipment expands its operations into Bradenton, FL

2009

Named CPBJ's 11th fastest growing company

Clark Convenience Store Products division is founded

2010's
2010

Named CPBJ's 9th fastest growing company

Third Distribution Center is opened

Clark EcoEnergy division is founded

2011

Named CPBJ's 6th fastest growing company

Fourth Distribution Center opens in Madisonville, KY

2012

Ranked 6th in Foodservice Equipment Reports magazine's Top Dealers list

Named CPBJ's 2nd fastest growing company and Business of the Year

2013

The Restaurant Store opens a new store in Baltimore, MD

5th Distribution Center opens in Reno, NV

Clark TurnKey Solutions Group opens Charlotte, NC location

Named CPBJ's fastest growing company

2014

Clark Service Group opens office in Baltimore, MD

New distribution centers open in New Castle, DE and Cumberland, MD

Named CPBJ's 3rd fastest growing company

2015

Named Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Dealer of the Year and CPBJ's 5th fastest growing company

New distribution center opens in Albany, GA

2016

Named CPBJ's 2nd fastest growing company

2017

Received Foodservice Equipment Reports’ 2017 Management Excellence Award for Dealers

Clark National Accounts is founded

The Restaurant Store opens a second Baltimore location in Woodlawn, MD

New distribution center opens in Durant, OK