About Us

CONES Solutions, Inc. 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 CONES include installation, in and out of warranty service and parts distribution for a variety of hot and cold food equipment manufacturers. In addition, CONES 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.

History

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. Fast forward 17 years to 2022 when Dan’s son, Travis Cone, and son-in-law, Jason Gavin purchased the company. In 2023 the company name was officially changed to CONES Solutions, Inc. to represent a new strategy of growth and ever-evolving market.

Strategy

CONES Solutions 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

To provide reliable, timely, and professional foodservice equipment sales and service to the hospitality industry.

Our Vision

To be the premier provider of foodservice repair and equipment by fostering a culture of growth and sustainability.

Our Values & Guiding Principles

  • Customer Satisfaction
    • We listen to our customer’s needs and expectations and strive to exceed them in every interaction.
  • Quality and Safety
    • We adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety in our work, ensuring the optimal performance and longevity of equipment.
  • Integrity and Excellence
    • We strive for excellence while maintaining the highest integrity in all our dealings, respecting our customers, suppliers, and employees.
  • Innovation and Improvement
    • We embrace innovation and continuous improvement, seeking new ways to enhance our service and efficiency.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • We work as ONE team, supporting each other and sharing our knowledge and skills.

WHAT IS CFESA?

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.

CONES Solutions 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 three years of the original certification date.