Since 1945, Sub-Zero has pioneered the science of home refrigeration, even while transforming kitchen design with both built-in and integrated appliances. Wolf has an even longer heritage of innovation, engineered with over 80 years of commercial cooking expertise. These two companies are dedicated to helping you create the functional, flexible kitchen of your dreams. 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.