Company History

Felix Storch, Inc., (FSI) was founded in 1969 and has been a leading supplier of specialty, professional, commercial, and medical refrigerators and freezers, as well as cooking appliances ever since. In our first year, we trademarked the Summit Appliance® brand name and began our distribution in Long Island City, New York. In 1983, needing additional room for expansion, we moved our headquarters and operations to the Bronx. In 1998 we purchased our current HQ building in the Bronx, where our manufacturing, operations, back office, and distribution are all located. To accommodate our continued growth, in the 2008-2009 period we added state-of-the-art warehouse facilities in Edison, New Jersey, and purchased a building in Wallingford, Connecticut, housing our fabrication facility, bringing our total property for product development, manufacturing, and warehousing to nearly 300,000 square feet. Our products now include a wide range of major appliances sold both nationally and internationally and delivered to the Northeastern United States using our own FSI trucks. FSI achieved ISO 9001:2015 for its quality management and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification for its Accucold calibration laboratory. Despite our expansion, we remain a private, family-owned business.

Something For Everyone

Today, we carry over 600 basic models of specialty refrigerators and freezers, including the industry's largest collection of built-in undercounter and ADA compliant models. Our residential and professional product line includes unique choices for smaller kitchens, with a large selection of frost-free refrigerators, gas and electric ranges and cooktops, wine cellars, beer dispensers, slim-fitting laundry and dishwashers, and weatherproof outdoor appliances. We also serve the commercial and foodservice market with beverage centers, display freezers, and other appliances that comply with NSF standards. Through our Summit Medical and Accucold® brand, we manufacture and distribute refrigeration for pharmaceutical, scientific, medical, and laboratory applications. Our newest product line, PureTherm™, includes warming cabinets for hospital use.

What Makes Us Different

At FSI, our focus is crafting innovative products to meet the unique needs of customers who might not find their appliance solution in a big box store. We carry a huge selection of major appliances in hard-to-find footprints, including counter depth smaller kitchen refrigerator-freezers; under-counter selections in 12, 15, 18, 20, 24 and 30 inch widths; and the industry’s largest collection of 32” high ADA compliant undercounter products. Our Accucold® medical refrigeration line includes selections for general purpose, products with defined temperature ranges, and highly stabilized vaccine refrigeration. Our manufacturing facilities allow us to customize our product line in both style and function, such as achieving specific temperature ranges (whether colder or warmer) for unique food, beverage, or medical products; changing the exterior appearance of appliances to match homes, offices or institutional settings; or modifying the performance and dimensions of products to fit unusual spaces.

Inspiration At Home

SUMMIT takes pride in its homegrown workforce and strives to keep much of its production and its value-added manufacturing in-house and in the USA. In 2007, FSI matched a $248,000 grant from the NYC Department of Small Business with $300,000 of its own investment to provide specialized training to its employees. Seventy-five members of the FSI team completed a year-long course in subjects such as quality control, customer service, packaging, lean manufacturing, assembly, safety and warehousing. In light of its success for both FSI and New York, the program was renewed in 2009, with an expanded curriculum that added instruction in ESL and mathematics. We are recognized as a Made In NYC company, as we fully manufacture several of our product lines (including electric cooktops and blanket warmers) in our Bronx facilities. In 2014, we were recognized as one of NYC’s leading employers in proactively hiring veterans.

Innovation At Every Step

Nothing goes into a Summit or Accucold box before we've thought outside it. We are constantly bringing new innovation to specialty appliances. In the Summit line, we now offer Cold Cavern® and Pub Cellar ™ beer storage refrigerators to accommodate "frost" beer as cold as 24°F or craft beer at warmer temperatures. Our Summit line also has one of the largest selections of cooktops for smaller counters, hotel kitchens, and islands, with 1, 2, 3, and 4 burner choices in landscape or portrait configurations, most with smooth- top glass surfaces. For the trendy micro-kitchens, Summit offers 15” wide or 18” wide energy efficient frost-free refrigerators and freezers sets that can be stacked or placed side by side. In our Accucold line, we offer new vaccine storage refrigeration specially designed to meet CDC guidelines, new data loggers that are professionally mounted on our units and record temperature to a USB drive for convenient analysis, and more choices in pharmaceutical storage solutions than ever.

Contact Us Today

We serve our markets through a variety of distributors and wholesalers, a large network of independent retailers and other resellers, and selected catalog of online retailers. We also offer private labeling opportunities for other manufacturers and retailers. If you are interested in learning more about our products, we encourage you to explore this website for the full Summit and Accucold experience. You can reach us by email at or speak with our sales representatives at 1-800-932-4267.