SUB-ZERO & WOLF
In 1926, Westye F. Bakke, his wife Mary and their two children, Bud and Elaine, moved
to Madison, Wisconsin to start a new life. It was there, in the basement of his home,
that Bakke built his first freestanding freezer, an invention that kick-started a series of
pioneering creations and triggered the birth of the Sub-Zero Freezer Company.
We strive to develop the most energy efficient luxury appliances possible, and have done so ever since we first began selling refrigeration equipment in 1945. Currently, over 30 of our appliances have earned the Energy Star rating for outstanding energy efficiency – meaning, they are required to use about 15% less energy than non-certified models. The average Sub-Zero product uses less electricity than a 100-watt bulb. And all our refrigerators keep food fresher longer, so owners throw away less food each year due to spoilage.