The Sub-Zero Freezer Company was founded in 1945, by Westye F. Bakke in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2000, they acquired the domestic appliance line of the Wolf Range Corporation, a California-based manufacturer of professional-style ranges, cooktops and grills for both home and commercial use.
Sub-Zero Inc. now sells the domestic line of ranges and ventilation equipment formerly made by Wolf Range Corporation under the brand name Wolf, while the original Wolf Range Corporation manufactures and sells cooking equipment solely for commercial use. The company's products compete with those made by Viking Range Corporation, Dacor, Wind Crest, Thermador, GE Monogram, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Bosch, Fulgor and Miele. more