- In cold climates, do not plug in refrigeration until unit acclimatizes to room temperature.
- If unit is tipped for transport or moving, do not plug the unit in for at least 24 hours.
- Refrigerated units require at least bi-annual maintenance and cleaning of condenser parts. Please contact BSF or refer to an operating manual for instructions.
- Requires regular cleaning and maintenance. Please contact BSF or refer to an operating manual for instructions.
- Require regular oil changes and maintenance. Please contact BSF or refer to an operating manual for instructions.
Equipment Jedi – BSF Founder – CEO
Like a lot of great businesses BSF was started by accident – with a couple of 3 door coolers on Kijiji. Constantin got a taste for buying and sellin’ or “flippin’ things” after the cooler score in 2014 and found that the local restaurant community was looking for a trusted, reliable place to buy AND sell their equipment. After mastering the art of Kijijiology and after there was no place left to park in the garage, Buy Sell Find Restaurant Equipment was started and a temporary home was found in 2016.
Equipment kept moving in and out, word got around quickly and it was time to move again in 2017 to a bigger spot on Wheeler Crescent and not to mention, one with a working bathroom (ask Amanda one day how she liked the porta-potty in December in Sask!). In 2019, the Wheeler Street building was sold and we were on the move in Sep 2020 to our current and much larger space on Lambert Crescent. And we’re really hoping this is our long term home. Do you have any idea what it’s like moving 7,000 square feet of big, heavy stuff!?!?
It’s been almost 7 years and BSF has truly snowballed into something amazing! We now offer brand new & warrantied used equipment, in house and on location Service and Parts, and in November, 2021 BSF Auctions was launched!
Constantin’s role has changed A LOT since the Kijijiology days of 2014. He was the lone one man show, posting ads, driving the forklift, making deliveries and pick ups, detailing and paying bills. Now he has some help and focuses more on leading the team and keeping our Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktoc interesting. He’s also our go to guy to help customers looking to sell their stuff. But….he’s still known to run amuck on the forklift from time to time. 😉
His vision for BSF isAbout Us to be the #1 choice for restaurant and foodservice equipment and service…on the PLANET! We hope we exceed this expectation!!
Parts & Service Genius, BSF Warehouse Master
Just over 4 years ago, Constantin hit the employee lottery when he came across an ad for a young lady looking for some part time work. (Shhhh… don’t tell her we speak so highly of her or she’ll ask us for more money, Haha)
After a brief interview, Amanda was hired to create herself a position at BSF and Constantin finally got the opportunity to take a day off from time to time. Amanda stated in her interview that she had no previous restaurant equipment experience, but she that she’s “Eaten at a lot of restaurants, and has some sales experience, so how hard can the gig really be?” Haha. So that was that, and Amanda was officially the 2nd 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!
Like Constantin, she’s done it and can do it all – but now has some help. With the additions of Brooke, Jayde, Barry and Marla she’s currently focused on growing our Service & Parts department and keeping our warehouse in order and in check.
We don’t know where BSF would be without her – but we’re pretty sure it wouldn’t be this far!
Louis’ Mom, Finance & Admin, Department of No
Sometime during the early Kijijiology days 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, 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 previous 4 years and then started building company policies and processes. Things have been sailing a lot smoother and we are all happier for it!
As one of the early team members, Brooke has also worn many hats around here. One of her most important jobs these days is Louis’ personal chauffer and makes sure he shows up for work most days. She’s also the Department of No and destroyer of Constantin’s crazy ideas. We’re thankful she balances him out. Kidding aside, she handles a lot of our finance and admin and supports all areas. Her latest project has been launching and supporting the auction and training our newest staff member Julia.