Founded in 1930
Bray and Scarff was first founded in 1930 when Marvin Bray and Bennett Scarff teamed up to open their first appliance and service store to serve local apartment owners and property managers of the Washington D.C. area. The company exclusively carried the ever popular Frigidaire brand, a subsidiary of General Motors at the time, through to the late 1960s, then GE became the focus and later featured Whirlpool products as well. In 1978, Bray and Scarff ventured into the sales and services of icemakers when it added Manitowoc, the leading producer of commercial icemakers. Only five years later, thanks to its aggressive marketing and sales efforts, Bray and Scarff became known as one of the top Manitowoc distributors in the country, expanding its customer base to include to the Federal Government and top national accounts, from restaurant equipment dealers to hotels, including Quality Inns. Read more.