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Company Bio


Manna Distributors - then known as Red Tag Appliances - was founded in 1978. The Company operated under the name Red Tag Appliances for five years. In 1983 the Company changed its name. Manna Distributors has been in business for almost four decades now.

Manna Distributors was co-founded by brothers-in-law Richard “Rick” Nahman and Wayne Maltz. Wayne left the Company in 1985 and Rick continued on as Manna Distributors' President, a role he held for many years. Today he is succeeded at this position by his son, Alan Nahman.

Red Tag Appliances was a retail appliance and electronics dealer. Red Tag sold major household appliances and consumer electronics, such as refrigerators, ranges, cook-tops, ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, washer, dryers, big-screen TVs, Betmax and VHS players. Red Tag sold several major brands.

Red Tag had five locations at one point. These locations were both retail showrooms and warehousing facilities. For five years, the Company operated under this retail model.

Red Tag changed its model in 1983. The market for major household appliances and consumer electronics had collapsed due to the "Oil Bust", and the Company needed to reduce its overhead. The Company also saw this as an opportunity to capitalize on the builder relationships it had made over the past few years. (Builders were better sales targets, because they could purchase thousand of appliances per year as opposed to only a few.)

Red Tag also changed its name to Manna Distributors at the same time. The name was a combination of the founders' last names as well as a play-on word. The first two letters of each of the founders' last names were "MA" and "NA" so an extra N was added to spell manna. (Manna was the miraculous bread that god gave the Israelites and it represented anything and everything.)

Manna Distributors was initially a wholesale dealer of all major types and brands of household appliances. Manna operated one large showroom and warehouse facility and it sold to Builders. Manna operated under this model for many more years.


Manna Distributors still sells and installs all major types and brands of household appliances, but now it also sells foodservice equipment and commercial laundry equipment. Manna still sells to Builders, but now it also sells to Developers, Owners, Businesses, and Homeowners. Manna still provides installation services, but now it also offers equipment service and preventative maintenance services.

Manna Distributors sells and installs many different types of household appliances: free-standing appliances, built-in appliances, ventilation appliances, panel-ready appliances, and outdoor kitchen appliances. Manna sells and installs restaurant equipment: refrigeration systems, hood systems, fire-suppression systems, and beverage systems. Manna sells and installs commercial laundry equipment: hard and soft-mount OPL washers, OPL dryers, ironers, and presses.

Manna Distributors sells and installs a large number of household appliance brands ranging from ultra-luxury to apartment-grade. Some of these brands are Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Miele, Viking, Monogram, Cafe, Jennair, Kitchen Aid, Fisher & Paykel, DCS, Thermador, Bosch, Bertazzoni, AGA, La Cornue, Alfresco, Lynx, Marvel, U-Line, and Perlick.

Manna Distributors sells and installs a large number of foodservice brands. Some of these brands are Southbend, Pitco, Captive Aire, Lainox, Turbo Chef, ACP, Carter Hoffman, Metro, American Range, Continental, TRUE, Turbo Air, Everest, ThermalRite, Oscartek, Globe, APW Wyott, Atlas, Savannah, Advanced Tabco, Meiko, Jackson, and Salvajor.

Manna Distributors sells and installs the Electrolux Professional Brand of commercial laundry equipment. Manna only has one line of commercial laundry equipment, but the Company has an exclusive territory in SE Texas that includes the cities of Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.

Manna Distributors also provides equipment services, such as preventative maintenance and repair services. Manna maintains and repairs commercial cooking, refrigeration, dishwashing, and ventilation equipment. This also includes ice makers. Manna is an authorized warranty service provider for most manufacturers. Manna can also provide out-of-warranty service for virtually every manufacturer in the business.


Manna Distributors is focused on growing its single-family business, restaurant business, hotel business, and service business. To achieve this goal, Manna has created a new showroom concept called CookChill. This first-of-a-kind concept, located in Upper Kirby District, houses more than twenty live kitchens, including a fully-functioning commercial kitchen.

There are plenty of appliance showrooms across the Country, but there isn't a place where one can cook on or work with every piece of equipment before they buy it. CookChill also brings residential and foodservice equipment together under one roof, which has never been done before. CookChill also wows the senses unlike any space has ever done. The sights, smells, and experiences are incomparable. The design is modern and sublime and does not leave a single detail to spare.

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We hope that our products and services continue to inspire you for years to come. We look forward to feeding, educating, and entertaining you at CookChill

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