About Us

Cones Repair Service Inc., DBA Dan Cone Group is a commercial food equipment sales and service facility. Corporate headquarters are located in Moline, Illinois with strategically located branch offices in central Illinois and eastern Iowa to provide superior service in the eastern half of Iowa, western and central Illinois. The services provided by Dan Cone Group include installation, in and out of warranty service and parts distribution for a variety of hot and cold food equipment manufacturers. In addition, Cone sells and services a complete line of commercial refrigeration and beverage equipment including ice machines and dispensers along with new booster heaters, garbage disposers, and refurbished used equipment.


In 1966, Bill Cone founded the company that would bear his name after spending 20 years with the local utility company where he received extensive training in technical and management skills. Incorporated as Cone Repair Service in 1968, it has grown from a one-man service truck into a corporation with four locations serving eastern Iowa, western, and central Illinois. In 1997, Bill retired and sold the business to his son Dan, who joined the firm in 1975 right out of technical school to help with the growing business. In 2004, Cone became one of the first service agencies recognized by CFESA, the national trade association for commercial food equipment service, meeting industry requirements and becoming a Certified Company. In 2005, Dan changed the company name to the Dan Cone Group to reflect the quality team of professionals that has been assembled over the years.


The Dan Cone Group is committed to building a business as great as its customers. To achieve this aspiration our strategy is:
Invest in our people
Align people with processes for high-performance teamwork
Build long-term relationships through a total quality culture

Our Mission

Dan Cone Group pledges to deliver customer value by providing leading-edge technical sales & support services to all sectors of the hospitality industry. We will strive to fulfill even the unanticipated needs and wishes of our customers.

Our Vision

We are one company for growth, creating loyal customers by providing outstanding support and service at a fair price. We will grow by creating successful customers and driving innovation through the technical side of the hospitality industry. Our associates are central to Dan Cone Group success, Our key to success is treating people well. We do this by encouraging associates to speak up and take risks by recognizing and leading developing people so they may grow.

Our Values & Guiding Principles

We put customers first.
We live our products and services
We take care of our employees.
Innovation and risk-taking drive our growth
Mediocrity is a curable illness.
We embrace the value a highly competitive environment provides the company.
We anticipate, identify and solve problems.
We are partners in everything we do.
Our actions make a difference every day.
We conduct business with the highest ethical standards.
In short, we not only do the right thing, we do things right.


The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association is a trade association of professional service and parts distributors. Founded in 1963, CFESA members promote the highest standards of professional service. With over 450 members representing all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and Australia, our members stock OEM parts – the best for any equipment – with access to an outline inventory of millions of parts.

Dan Cone Group is a CFESA Certified Company Certification

CFESAs Company Certification program is designed to raise the bar of quality in the foodservice industry and to distinguish the companies that provide superior service. The certification has requirements in five areas including financial, education and training, industry participation, industry relations and professionalism. These requirements were carefully created to enable high-quality companies of any size to achieve CFESA Certified Company status. CFESA does require each company to become re-certified after 3 years of the original certification date.