In the late 1950's, a traveling salesman named Harlan Paschal was sent from Ohio to Texas by his employer, Libbey glass, to help open a distribution center for the company. Harlan and his family fell in love with Dallas, Texas and so when Libbey asked him to return to Ohio in 1961, Harlan decided to stay in Texas and open his own foodservice equipment dealership. He named the company PASCO and started out selling dinnerware and glassware to country clubs and restaurants.
Twenty years later he asked his daughter and son-in-law , Kasey and Bill Hollon, to join him in the business. The three set out to form partnerships with some of the larger kitchen equipment manufacturers and began to seek out school districts, hospital and government agencies in need of foodservice supplies.
In 1988, Paschal's daughter, Kasey Hollon, took over as President of the company and today PASCO is a dealer for over 500 manufacturers of kitchen equipment and supplies. The company holds contracts with several national and local agencies and serves thousands of clients worldwide. PASCO also qualifies for HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) status as a woman-owned business, certified by the State of Texas and the National Women's Business Council.