Our History

We were founded in 1981 as Moore's Refrigeration by Bill Moore. A partnership with Chip Norwood was formed in 1993. In 1996, Chip became the sole proprietor, and the name was changed to Norwood's Commercial Appliances. In 2004, we incorporated, becoming Norwood's Commercial Appliances, Inc.


chip and bill
Chip and Bill at Hermit's Rest,
in the Grand Canyon
Winterfest 2010
Chip Norwood and Chip Suddreth at the
Blowing Rock Winterfest Polar Plunge
Service Truck
Chip Norwood, President and CEO

We moved to our new office in the spring of 2013

front desk

Front Desk

commercial kitchen

Our Commercial Kitchen, complete with hood, dishwasher, ice machine, and walk-in cooler

welding and fabrication

Welding and Fabrication Shop

parts inventory

Large Parts Inventory

Open House June 9, 2014

Valle Country Fair 2017

Open House

Open house in 2014 with "The Band Of Oz," a dance floor and a Low Country Boil

Valle Fair

We love to support our community!

Our Training

We are licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Refrigeration Examiners and are EPA Certified. We attend factory and regional schools on a regular basis to better serve our customers.

Norwood Commercial Appliances also participates in training with the National Propane Gas Association and both of our Master technicians are certified in Basic Gas Principles and Practices.


In 2002, we became a CFESA Certified Company, the highest standard available through CFESA. CFESA's Company Certification program is designed to raise the bar of quality in the food service industry and to distinguish the companies that provide superior service. The certification has requirements in five areas including financial, education and training, industry participation, industry relations and professionalism. These requirements were carefully created to enable high quality companies of any size to achieve CFESA Certified Company status.

CFESA Certified Technicians: to ensure your repair needs are met professionally and efficiently, CFESA has a program in which technicians are tested and certified only upon successful completion of a rigorous exam. Technicians are awarded Certificates of Excellence in electricity, gas, steam or refrigeration. Once a technician has passed three of the four tests, they are awarded a Master Technician Certification.

    Norwood's Commercial Appliances is very proud to have a Master Technician on staff - Chip Norwood.  He has passed all 4 of the tests available through CFESA.


                                                                                         Chip Norwood


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