Profile

Our Company

Landmark is a full-service equipment and design firm based in Minneapolis, MN and is part of the Boelter Companies of Milwaukee—one of the nation’s largest foodservice equipment, smallwares, and contract companies. The three principals of Landmark have over 80 years of combined expertise in the foodservice industry, providing consulting, design, and complete turn-key packages for all types of projects. Landmark is a hands-on project management team that prides itself on its competence, sense of urgency, and trust.

Why Choose Us?

  • Strong, experienced team
  • We work for you
  • We listen
  • Customer objective oriented with lasting solutions
  • Design expertise
  • Experienced project management and installation
  • National buying power (member of the NexGen group)
  • Strong financial backing
  • Proven track record

The Landmark Team

Paul Kozlak

Partner, Landmark Restaurant Equipment and Design

Over 35 years experience in the food service industry, working in all facets of the restaurant business. Paul has project experience working on over 20 hotel water parks as well as internationally. Paul was the Boelter Companies 2005 Project Manager of the Year.

  • Assistant Banquet Chef, Jax Cafe, 600 seat “Holiday Travel Magazine” award winning Restaurant. 
  • Head Chef of Rough Riders Hotel, Medora, North Dakota.  Owner/Operator of Kozlak’s Royal Oak Restaurant, “Holiday Travel Magazine” award winning Restaurant managing 75 employees.
  • Manufacturer’s Representative for Custom Millwork, computerized liquor control systems, stainless steel bar equipment, beer, wine and soda dispensing equipment.

Project Experience Includes:

  • Great Wolf Resorts
  • Blue Harbor Resort
  • Chula Vista Resort
  • St. Paul Hotel
  • Doolittles Woodfire Grills
  • Sarna’s Classic Grill
  • Jax Café
  • St. Croix Casino
  • River Road Casino
  • Black Bear Casino
  • Northern Lights Casino
  • Shooting Star Casino
  • Monk’s Grill & Bar
  • Chi Chi’s Mexican Restaurants (Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Kuwait)
  • Jeans Restaurants (Kuwait, Oman)
  • St. Croix National Golf
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Cambria Inn Suites
  • Stay Bridge Suites
  • Marley’s
  • The Reef Night Club
  • Fuji Japanese Seafood & Steak House

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Tom Lutz

Partner, Landmark Restaurant Equipment and Design

30+ years overall experience in foodservice industry, including 16 years as partner of Landmark, providing expertise and lead project management on all levels in the industry. Specializes in design build and remodeling projects.

  • Member of C.F.S.P., an industry-recognized designation for certified foodservice professionals
  • Has interior design, construction & fabrication background.
  • Does space planning along with comprehensive foodservice specifications.
  • Understands all phases of construction along with operational aspects of the foodservice industry.
  • Works closely with owners/food service operators, contractors and architects.
  • Has completed many restaurant, hotel, higher education, business and industry, healthcare and casino work.
  • Has strong millwork and design detail background.
  • Has received several industry awards for sales volume & design.

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Kurt Grutzmacher

Partner, Landmark Restaurant Equipment and Design

Over 30 years of industry experience in Hospitality Design and Contract sales. He has a strong design and space planning background in both commercial and residential establishments managing several design departments at highly successful foodservice and hospitality businesses. Years of hands-on experience in construction including mechanical and electrical systems has provided a comprehensive approach to space planning, project coordination and budget sensitivity.

  • Completion of many successful restaurants, nightclubs, corporate cafeterias, catering operations, casinos and country club projects.
  • Designs initial space plans with attention to function form, and project budget.
  • Construction background, including electrical and mechanical systems design.
  • Understanding of phases of construction, installations along with operational aspects of foodservice

Project Experience Includes:

  • Wilderness Water Park Resorts
  • Moosejaw Pizza & Brewing Company
  • Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Psycho Suzi’s
  • Buffalo Phils Pizza & Grill
  • Knuckle Heads Amusement Park
  • Grand Casino
  • Land-O-Lakes Corporate Cafeteria
  • Copa Cabana Water Park
  • Lord Fletchers
  • Clubhouse Jaeger
  • Windstar Casino
  • Fuji Ya
  • St. Paul Hotel
  • Boston Scientific Corporate Cafeteria
  • Doolittles WoodFire Grill
  • Big Powderhorn Mountain Ski Resort
  • Mona

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Keith Emery

Project Manager

22 years experience in the hospitality and food service industry. Design, construction and fabrication background, familiar with all phases of construction and operational aspects of food service, works closely with owners, operators, contractors and architects. Has completed various food service projects and concepts including upscale dining, independent operators, chains, casinos, water park resorts, and remodels.

  • C.F.S.P. II, an industry recognized designation for food service professionals.
  • Western Regional Sales Manager, Waymar Industries
  • Small Wares Specialist, Palm Brothers Equipment and Design
  • Contract Sales, U.S. Equipment Distributors
  • Regional Sales Representative, Oneida LTD

Past and Present Projects:

  • The Glenn
  • Oak Terrace
  • Auburn Meadows
  • Prairies Edge Casino
  • Legendary Waters Casino
  • Wayzata Bar and Grill
  • Blue Harbor Resort
  • Guthrie Theatre
  • Payless Shoes Corporate Office
  • Gold Dust Casino
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Target Corporate Office

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