Foodservice Equipment Reports

Ace Mart Debuts “The Gus Award”

Every individual makes a mark, and Norman “Gus” Gustafson, the founder of Ace Mart Restaurant Supply, left behind a sizable legacy when he died in 2009. In his memory, the San Antonio dealership he founded has created an annual award honoring an employee Ace Mart says best demonstrates qualities—including honesty, generosity, and commitment—like those exhibited by Gustafson.

Jerry Higgins, Ace Mart’s IT director and a 15-year company veteran, received the first “Gus Award” in December. The firm’s longtime business associates, Forbes Hever & Wallace, hosted the awards and bestowed $500 to Higgins and $500 to a culinary scholarship created in Gustafson’s honor.