Member KNBA

Our company began in Hopkins, MN in 1957 as a small retail appliance store featuring, among other things, Vent-A-Hood range hoods and Scotsman clear ice makers. In 1969, Lee Guyer purchased the company and, in 1975, Lee expanded by starting a new business selling appliances to builders. In that same year his sons, Hal & Randy joined him in the businesses. In 1980 Lee started another company to distribute high-end appliances to appliance stores and kitchen dealers.

In 1987 Lee sold the retail business to Hal & Randy. Since then, the company has morphed into Shady Oak Distributing with Randy's daughter LeAnne, joining the company in 2006, and daughter Lindsay in 2014. We are very proud of our 3rd generation business, still located in Hopkins, MN, and of our families' 45+ year relationships with Vent-A-Hood (also a family owned company) and Scotsman.

As a distributor, we do not sell directly to the public. Our role is to supply and support a network of local dealers who, in turn, sell to the general public.

We are proud to distribute the fine products below, in these Midwestern states.
However, we do not handle all products in all states.

If you are located in our territory and have specific questions about any of the products we distribute, please contact us and we will be happy to help and/or we will direct you to a displaying dealer near you.

View and print directions to our office/warehouse.

Range Hoods and Liners
Serving all of the states above

Scotsman - The Ideal Ice
Scotsman Ice Logo
Clear Ice Machines
Nugget Ice Machine
Serving the states of:
MN, ND, SD, and WI

InfraVection™, St. Steel
Outdoor Gas Grills

Serving the states of:
IA, MN, ND, NE, SD, and WI