Restaurant facility managers have a tremendous responsibility. They oversee multiple facets of their business, from pavement and flooring to roofing and equipment. Managing everything from the floor to the roof is even more complex when the restaurant is part of a chain. Quality hinges on consistency in equipment and service across multiple locations. Facility directors need to manage their ever-growing chains without adding manpower. That is why the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) was born.
RFMA was created to help these like-minded individuals access much-needed support. Facility directors from major restaurant groups collaborated to bridge the gap between the existing associations and the expansiveness of their needs. With help from Professional Retail Store Maintenance (PRSM), the first RFMA conference kicked off in April of 2005. It attracted attendees from over 75,000 restaurants. Today, it is the cornerstone of the restaurant facility industry.
RFMA’s annual conference allows facility professionals to work as a team. They share best practices, information, and ideas to protect their companies’ assets. Restaurateurs also work with vendors at the conference. Vendors educate attendees on technology improvements, strategies, and services. Together, they find solutions to present and future problems.
RFMA is a true collaboration of industry professionals. That is why General Parts Group is a charter member. Through RFMA, we help restaurant facility managers maintain equipment consistency while focusing on the many other aspects of their job.
As a restaurant equipment repair company, the RFMA conference enables us to stay ahead of the market. Our technicians are cross-trained on equipment so facilities managers only need to make one call for repairs. We deliver everything from commercial appliance repair to restaurant equipment parts. We provide fast, efficient service and just one point of contact. By continuing to expand our network with foodservice facility professionals, we are better able to develop services that meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.
The 2015 RFMA annual conference will be held on February 1, 2, and 3 in San Diego, CA.
Since the Restaurant Facility Management Association was first established, it has grown exponentially, and becoming a member is easy. To learn how you can apply and reap the benefits of being a RFMA member, visit http://www.rfmaonline.com/ .
About General Parts Group
General Parts Group is a provider of Commercial Kitchen Equipment Repair Services . Founded in 1939, the company has grown to be distributer of O.E.M. parts and provides service for over 60,000 customers and 400 manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment. Corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and with major branch operations strategically located in Arizona(3), Colorado, Florida, Idaho(2), Illinois, Indiana(2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri(2), Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma(2), Oregon(2), Tennessee, Texas(2) and Wisconsin(2), we are ideally positioned to provide Quality Service for over one third of the United States. We are viewed as the market leader in most of the markets we serve and in terms of overall sales, General Parts Group ranks in the top five of independent service companies nationally.