About Us

Founded in 1960 and based out of Tacoma, Washington, Bargreen Ellingson has remained a family-owned business since its inception. Today, we are one of the largest multi-service restaurant supply, design, and fabrication companies in the country, serving customers in the Western United States and Canada through 25 facilities.

At Bargreen Ellingson, we are more than premium products and exceptional service. We are a true partner to each and every customer. We build relationships that last and invest in knowing our customers and the industry they serve. As such, we continuously bring the latest ideas and solutions to the table so we can be a working partner, each and every day.

Bargreen By The Numbers






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In 1959, Byron Ellingson saw an opportunity to partner with local restaurateurs and began serving those who serve others the following year when he founded Bargreen Ellingson. What started in Tacoma, WA as a company of 5 employees doing a bit of everything, is now a third-generation family-run business of more than 600 employees. Byron led the company for ten years before hiring his sons Paul and Rick. Together, they led the company through extensive growth for 33 years. Now under the leadership of the third generation of Ellingson's, David and Eric strive to carry forward Byron's legacy and ethos through a resolute commitment to the company's employees, customers, partners, and communities.

Our Culture

At Bargreen Ellingson, we pride ourselves on having an outstanding employee forward culture. Being a family-owned business allows us to be more flexible and take care of our people and our customers. We foster an environment of passionate learners, collaborative approaches, and constant innovation. We are in the hospitality industry, and thus we always work hard but also have fun and hoopla along the way!

Bargreen Core Values

In the early 90's, we put our culture on paper. It was vetted, redlined, explored, and then set in stone as the nine values that guide our decision-making, from the boardroom to the warehouse. We call them our On Board values, and we strive to live by them every day.


Bargreen Ellingson is comprised of people from all walks of life, from former chefs to logistics experts and financiers. We are a group of hard-working individuals as dedicated to our customers as we are to each other - we write thank you cards, we celebrate wins, and we go the extra mile to make one another and our customers successful. Interested? Good, so are we!

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