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Our History

In 1952 Mr. W.O. Giles acquired the “Hol-in-One” Donut Co. of Little Rock, Arkansas. He moved the business to Montgomery, Alabama, manufacturing and selling a line of small donut fryers.

As the business grew, he expanded and began assembling a line of chicken fryers.

In 1967 Giles Enterprises, Inc. was incorporated. Mr. Giles’ idea to completely construct his electric chicken fryer design led to a collaboration with Mr. William McNeal and a manufacturing facility was built to produce fryers, start to finish.

The innovative vision of Mr. Giles and Mr. McNeal resulted in the advent of Giles’ Ventless Recirculating Ventilation Technology for fryers and hoods, an industry first.

The company continued to grow, developing innovative, new equipment - a high-efficiency gas fryer, an electric fryer with an integral ventless hood, and an assortment of recirculating ventilation hoods.

Today, Giles remains a privately held, family owned business. As the #1 manufacturer in ventless technology and sales, Giles produces a wide variety of innovative food service equipment including fryers, heated merchandisers and prep equipment which is sold worldwide.

Every year, new products and features are being introduced to meet the ever changing demands of the marketplace and exceed your expectations for performance and profitability. In short, we continue to carry out Mr. Giles’ vision.

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