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Hongs Inc. Restaurant Equipment & Supplies

Trade ally supplies energy-efficient equipment to local restaurants

Hongs Inc. Restaurant Equipment & Supplies describes itself as a small business with big aspirations. As an Energy Trust trade ally, the family-owned Portland business has helped hundreds of restaurants and commercial kitchens cut their energy costs and stay competitive.

“We help our customers save money by installing ENERGY STAR® qualified steamers, natural gas fryers, refrigerators, ventilation hoods and more,” said David Hong, owner. “The savings can be significant. A new fryer can reduce energy expenses by $1,000 a year.”

That’s a big deal for Hongs’ clients, many of which are family-owned Asian restaurants. Hongs estimates the savings for equipment helps restaurants find installers and shows them how to apply for Energy Trust cash incentives, which can pay 50% to 80% of the cost.

Since 2003, trade allies such as Hongs have helped almost 5,000 restaurants and commercial kitchens receive $10.9 million in Energy Trust cash incentives.