The Hansen Group Timeline

1950
April 20

1950’s

1950’s
  • Austin Hansen & Associates established in 1957
  • AH&A becomes Cambro’s first representative
1960
March 4

1960’s

1960’s
  • Developed 7 State territory
  • Delfield refrigeration is added
  • Austin Hansen becomes the 16th MAFSI President
1970
June 13

1970’s

1970’s
  • Phil Kenny “PK” is added to sales team
  • Austin’s eldest son, Cris, joins sales team
  • K-12 schools becomes primary segment

 

1980
April 12

1980’s

1980’s
  • Austin’s youngest son, Mark, joins sales team
  • Dean fryers is added, now known as Frymaster
1990
September 27

1990’s

1990’s
  • Cris and PK become partners renaming the company “The Hansen Group”
  • Austin retires
2000
June 9

2000’s

2000’s
  • Wayne Jones joins the sales team
  • Dave Schwefler joins the sales team
  • Enodis, now Welbilt, is added
  • Kolpak, walk-in cooler line, is added
2010
June 16

2010’s

2010’s
  • Wayne and Dave become partners
  • Merges with Rep South; Dennis Elliot becomes partner
  • Cris Hansen retires
  • Wayne Jones becomes managing partner
  • Relocates to 25,000 sq ft headquarters in Duluth, GA
  • Merges with SEMA Reps
  • The Hansen Group Distribution is founded and established as employee owned
2020
November 13

2020’s

2020’s
  • Becomes Member of National Strategic Alliance: Paradigm