Sub-Zero is a brand of residential major kitchen appliances including refrigeration and wine preservation products built in the USA by the Sub-Zero Freezer Company, Inc. The company also manufactures kitchen appliances under the Wolf brand name. The Sub-Zero Freezer Company was founded in 1945, by Westye F. Bakke in Madison, Wisconsin. Westye Bakke is survived by his daughter Elaine. In 2000, they acquired the domestic appliance line of the Wolf Range Corporation, a California-based manufacturer of professional-style ranges, cooktops and grills for both home and commercial use.