We are BSF – not your grandpa’s equipment dealers.
Super professional – we are not.
Awesome – our customers think so.
This whole thing started back in 2015 with flipping some washers and dryers out of the garage and next thing you know, you have a warehouse full of stuff, a bunch of staff, a silly dog named Louis, had tonnes of laughs and a few hard lessons.
Once the garage got too small and a name was needed, BSF began as Buy Sell Find Restaurant Equipment and grew by offering reliable used equipment at a fair price. In 2017 we added new equipment lines from many of the brands you love (and some you need to hear about), a service department, and in 2021, we added our online auction services.
Our Facebook and Instagram accounts are a digital, living book on how we have grown (and as you will see, in Constantin’s case, how he has gotten smaller) and is one of the main ways we can connect with you. You get to see the good, the bad and the funny – check it out!
Getting started in the restaurant industry is a big investment and most of our customers are taking a big leap from steady, full time jobs and investing in a dream. And THAT’s the stuff we live for – to be a part of making that not just happen but that it is thriving and multiplying you to the next big adventure.
So, give us a call and let’s make it happen.
Meet Our Team!
Founder / CEO
Constantin was born and raised by a family of restauranteurs. He claims his mother gave birth to him in the waitress station of the restaurant during supper rush (short-staffed that day I guess). All jokes aside, some of his earliest memories were standing on a 16 litre margarine pail at the clean area of the dish-pit drying cutlery and flipping souvlaki on the broiler. (Restaurants were in his blood).
After 20+ years in the business, he decided to change paths and leave the restaurant industry. (Well… that was short-lived). He tried building decks & fences and even tried his hand at drilling water wells. And… he wasn’t exactly good at it! He started watching Kijiji for anything he could flip and make a little bit of a profit on, and he was onto something. It took a lot of grinding and hard work and eventually he found his niche.
Fast forward to 2 years later and TA-DA!!!
“Opening a business is stressful enough, if we can help take some of that stress off our client’s shoulders and save them a good chunk of change on their equipment costs then mission accomplished” – Constantin
Operations Manager & Customer Service Specialist
Boy did we ever hit the jackpot when we found this young, talented & unstoppable lady! (Shhhh… don’t tell her we speak so highly of her or she’ll ask us for more $$$)
She’s the second employee to join the Buy Sell Find team and what an impact she’s had! Her unparalleled customer service, leadership & organizational skills, paired with her drive to learn everything and anything about the restaurant equipment business is just what we needed! If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find it! (She was definitely the missing piece to our puzzle). Send us an email, fire us off a text or give us a call and Amanda will be there to help you out.
Finance & Administration
Five years ago Brooke was swept off her feet by our very own, Constantin. Brooke and Constantin always joked that it would be their dream to work together. In July 2019 she quit her job at the U of S, moved into an office @ BSF Headquarters, hung her fancy framed masters degree on the wall, and has been studying deep fryers and baking ovens ever since! In fact, she probably knows more than Constantin about most things!
Before Brooke joined the team Constantin was… welll… jusssssssst a litttttle unorganized! Brooke spent the first 4 months hunting down 87,642 missing receipts from the past 4 years that Colleen couldn’t coax out of him, and then started building company policies and processes. Things have been sailing a lot smoother and we are all happier for it!
We love having Brooke around. Besides being smart, she also funny, quirky, creative aaand our personal favorite … she is the Department of No and destroyer of Constantin’s crazy ideas and won’t let him start up any more businesses for a while. We’re thankful she balances him out. We hope Brooke sticks around here, and we’re all hoping that Constantin pops the question soon! ????
Customer Service Specialist
Here is Jade!!
Our Awesome Bookeeper
After unsuccessfully trying to do my own books and losing 76% of my hair in the process I decided I’d better leave this task to a pro. After 8,763 interviews Colleen was our #1 choice!
Her balanced books, amazing personality, love of wine and her famous “WHERE ARE THESE MISSSING RECEEEIPTS!?!?!?!?” phone calls are more than worth the money we pay her!!
Fin loves to clean all of our equipment!
The warehouse muscle man!