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Happy New Year from C&T Design!

Posted 9:44 PM by

Whoa! It's almost 2015...
With the eve of the New Year upon us, it is the perfect time to reflect on 2014. This past year was a great one for C&T Design. We are so excited to have expanded west midway through the year having opened an office in Portland, Oregon, and we are thrilled to announce that we (only in the past few days) just opened a brand new office up north to serve the Fort Wayne, Indiana area better than we have ever been able to before. (The Fort Wayne, Indiana branch page is under construction but coming soon.) Several of our offices, namely our Evansville (Indiana), Miami (Florida), and Valparaiso (Indiana) branches, all found new places to call home and to better serve our customer's needs this past year, and we could not be more excited for them. 

We want to thank any and all of you who may have contributed to a wonderful 2014!
Thank you C&T Design employees, customers, and industry partners. We are so grateful to all of you and hope you understand how much your support means to us.

Happy New Year! 

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Flat12 Bierwerks' Brand New Location Serves (Great) Food

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Flat12 Bierwerks recently opened a second location in Jeffersonville, Indiana across the river from Louisville, Kentucky. The original brewery, opened on Dorman Street in Indianapolis at the end of 2010, just fills growlers and serves their tasty beers. For the second location, Flat12 execs made the decision to serve food as well as their brewed treats. Instead of opting for the "typical" bar-type food, Flat12 hired a professionally trained chef to develop the menu. For more on this story from Insider Louisville, click here.

C&T Design has partnered with Flat12 Bierwerks since the brewery's inception and continues to work with them today. We are proud to be a part of this local success story and love nothing more than seeing people's passion and dreams come to fruition. Congratulations on your second location, Flat12!!! We look forward to trying your Jeffersonville location's fare and working with you on future endeavors.

Flat12 Bierwerks
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30 W. Riverside Dr.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Flat12 stopped by C&T Design Indy earlier this year to kick the tires on a few pieces of equipment and test some of their menu items.

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Twin Peaks Now Open for Business in Indianapolis

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Twin Peaks franchise brother team Ricky, John and Joe RosaA Twin Peaks franchise group made up of brothers Joe, John and Ricky Rosa joined C&T Design principals, Gawain Guy and Mike Kennedy, and sales consultant, Chris Monico, for dinner Sunday at Nicole-Taylor's in Indianapolis to celebrate the opening of their first location in Indiana.
 

Twin Peaks Indy I-69 held its grand opening the night after the dinner on Monday, December 8th. 

C&T Design consulted on the franchisees specific design needs and supplied the foodservice equipment for the kitchen and both bars.


 

Stop in for dinner and drinks and check out the scenic views soon!

Twin Peaks - Indy I-69
6880 E. 82nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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C&T Design Website Gets a New Look

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After several years since the last update, C&T Design made an executive decision that it was time to modernize and update the look and functionality of our company website. Our responsive site now adapts to whatever size device you are interacting with our website on and is easier to use for that reason. 

In the way C&T is constantly looking to improve on the layout and functionality of the foodservice kitchens we design and the way the manufacturers whose equipment we sell are always looking for ways to improve on that foodservice equipment, we wanted to take steps to ensure that our online visitors have a pleasant experience at www.c-tdesign.com.

We truly hope that you enjoy C&T Design website's updated look and ease-of-use.

A huge THANK YOU to the web designers and developers at Marketpath! We love the new look.

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Flat12 Named One of the 2014 Companies to Watch

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Flat12 Bierwerks is one of 27 companies recently honored during the 2014 Companies to Watch award ceremony.

This award is presented by Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), its Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, 'Indiana Companies to Watch' recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that have experienced exceptional growth and are well positioned for future growth. 

Congratulations, Flat12 Bierwerks!!!

 

Click here for the complete 2014 Indiana Compnies to Watch Winners post.

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C&T Design Opens Office in the Pacific Northwest

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Keith Ireland manages new C&T Portland OfficePlease welcome Keith Ireland, the newest member of the C&T Design team! Keith is managing our brand new Portland office covering the Pacific Northwest. He comes to C&T with more than 21 years of foodservice design and equipment supply experience. Starting with Boxer Northwest in 1992 as a sales rep, Keith worked in every aspect of sales and project management. He is particularly knowledgable about foodservice equipment, application, remodels and new kitchens. As a commitment to excellence Keith earned his Certified Foodservice Professional certification almost a decade ago.
 
Keith has worked with customers from just about every industry imaginable. Notably, he has completed projects for Oregon Health Sciences University, Elmers, Nike, St. Vincent's Hospital, Loaves and Fishes, and many more.
 
Keith was introduced to the food industry at an especially young age as his mother was a chef in Hawaii. He worked his way up the ranks on the restaurant side of the industry starting in the back of the house as a dishwasher at 14. Keith worked extensively in the back of the house through high school and worked his way through college in the front of the house.
 
Keith's cumulative experience has armed him with the knowledge and expertise to ensure that your commercial foodservice operation is efficient and works for your operational needs and budget.

Contact the C&T Portland office here.

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Chris Monico Named FE&S Magazine's July DSR of the Month

Posted 6:35 PM by

Chris Monico in the C&T Indianapolis office was recently honored by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine by being named the July Dealer Sales Representative of the Month. The article in this month's issue can be found below. Congratulations, Chris!!

DSR of the month

Chris Monico Named FE&S Magazine's July DSR of the Month

Chris Monico, Senior Project Manager C&T Design & Equipment Co., Indianapolis

By Lisa White, Contributing Editor

   Foodservice was always on Chris Monico’s radar, yet after receiving a degree in hospitality management with a foodservice emphasis from Purdue University, it took a couple of false starts before he found his career path.

 
   “After graduating, I worked with chain restaurants and quickly discovered that was not what I wanted to do,” Monico says. “Yet, I knew I could sell foodservice equipment, so I found a job selling equipment and smallwares at a dealership that gave me a chance on a whim.”
 
   Five years later, after developing a taste and passion for selling equipment and facility layout, the opportunity to work in a similar capacity at C&T Design & Equipment Co. presented itself. Six years later, his customer mix consists mainly of chains and independent restaurants.
 
   FE&S: You were drawn to the industry early on. Is working in foodservice everything you had hoped it would be?
 
   CM: I’m glad I’m not in restaurant operations, because it’s something I don’t think I can do. I dabbled in that and it’s difficult. For this reason, I always have respect for and understanding of operators. Also, my experience and background helps me do what I do today and be successful. I’ve walked in their shoes and understand how things come together. Being on this side of the business provides me with the opportunity to be active with my family since I’m not dealing with 80- to 90-hour work weeks. Still, this career is more difficult than I thought it would be, but I’ve learned a great deal and many people have helped me along the way.
 
   FE&S: Foodservice design is one of your strong points. What draws you to it?
 
   CM: Foodservice design is just like solving a big problem or math equation that has to come out right in the end. Some problems are bigger than others, and it’s never the same, so the variety keeps things interesting. It’s a challenge that I enjoy.
 
   FE&S: What’s your definition of good design?
 
   CM: Good design is giving the operator or owner what they want, knowing that it will work.
 
   FE&S: What mistakes should operators avoid making during the design phase?
 
   CM: Operators need to trust the designers. Many times, as a designer, I listen to clients and their input. Operators who micromanage a design may make changes that are not always for the best.
 
   FE&S: What is the key to specifying the right piece of equipment for a given project?
 
   CM: It depends on the type of operation, the business’s volume and the menu. Other factors include whether the client is a chain or independent and how much equipment is used on a daily basis. It’s important to understand how things work together in the operation.
 
   FE&S: You have a reputation for being very detail oriented. How do you keep everything straight on a given project?
 
   CM: It’s not easy, but it’s a matter of being fundamentally and organizationally sound. I need to be very good at being organized and keep work organized. Not everyone has the same way of doing this, but having a good system in place for storing, retrieving and regurgitating information is key. 
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For All Your Foodservice Blending Needs.. Hamilton Beach!

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Jim Betz, Hamilton Beach Division Manager (East), and Kristine Bozovich, local Hamilton Beach rep with RZ Marketing Group, stopped by the C&T Indy office earlier this week to show off some of Hamilton Beach's latest and greatest products as well as the oldies but goodies.

One of the latest and greatest products introduced (featured in the video clip below) is Hamilton Beach's quietest blender, the Eclipse! Famous for its patent wave action blades, removable sound cover for easy cleaning, and memory card slot for custom programming, this is the only blender in the commercial foodservice marketplace currently offering a lifetime warranty on the motor coupling and stainless steel blade.

I wish you could smell the coffee through your screen! 

Eclipse High-Performance Blender HBH750

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The Oaks Academy - One School, Two Locations

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The Oaks Academy opened a second location! This is great news. As they grow and continue expanding the reach of the superb education they provide to each of their students, this world becomes a better place. We here at C&T Design are excited about it! 

 

They recently provided us with some statistics about each of their locations.

 

Enrollment:

Fall Creek: 401
Brookside: 162

Ethnicity:

Fall Creek: 35% African American; 49% White Americans; 16% Other American
Brookside: 48% African American; 41% White Americans; 11% Other American

Economics/Income:

Fall Creek: 46% Low; 33% Middle; 20% High
Brookside: 50% Low; 27% Middle; 23% High

ISTEP: 94% Pass Rate for grades 3 through 8 (not teaching to the test - curriculum remained intact!)

99% of Oaks' students graduate High School
95% of Oaks' students graduate College

Please visit their website for more information.

The Oaks Academy - Brookside Students
The Oaks Academy, Brookside School Pictured Above

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Chef Joe Arvin on the Blodgett HydroVection Oven

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Celebrity Chef Joe Arvin of the hit CBS reality series Big Brother stopped by the C&T Indy office last week to show off Blodgett's HydroVection oven. Tune in to what he had to say about it below!

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