About Us

Shady Oak Distributing is a proud 3rd generation business located in Hopkins, MN. We have created partnerships with Vent-A-Hood and Scotsman over the last 45 years.  Our role is to supply and support a network of local dealers who, in turn, sell to the general public.

Our company began in Hopkins, MN in 1957 as a small retail appliance store featuring, among other things, Vent-A-Hood range hoods and Scotsman clear ice makers. In 1969, Lee Guyer purchased the company and, in 1975, Lee expanded by starting a new business selling appliances to builders. In that same year his sons, Hal & Randy joined him in the businesses. In 1980 Lee started another company to distribute high-end appliances to appliance stores and kitchen dealers.

In 1987 Lee sold the retail business to Hal & Randy. Since then, the company has morphed into Shady Oak Distributing with Randy's daughter LeAnne, joining the company in 2006, and daughter Lindsay in 2014.


We are proud to distribute the fine products found on our website, in these Midwestern states.  However, we do not handle all products in all states.

If you are located in our territory and have specific questions about any of the products we distribute, please contact us and we will be happy to help and/or direct you to a displaying dealer near you.