Air Conditioning Repairs on
all Brands - Since 1949
At Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc., It is our
mission to deliver a precise environment for all your needs--
providing impartial, best value advice on all your air conditioning
requirements. We offer full design, installation, facilities
support and maintenance service.
With our technical expertise we
can install and maintain all types of systems-- from a small
residential package and split systems to large ducted main plant
air handling units and chillers. This includes design and Installation
of air conditioning, control systems, close control, heating
and ventilation systems and water treatment. We also offer project
management, technical investigations, full facilities support,
mechanical and electrical installations and complete test and
If you wish to see further details of the services we provide,
please give us a call at (863) 293-2145 or select the Contact
Us button at the top of this page. (Additional details on the
We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide the best service
possible to our customers.
R&E Company History
Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc. was established
in 1949 by Jim and Jean Losey. They started the business rewinding
electrical motors and repairing refrigerators and appliances.
Over the years, the type of work has changed, but the name remains
the same. Now the company specializes in the installation and
service of all types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning
(HVAC) equipment as an insured state certified Class A air conditioning
Jim and Jean ran the company by themselves until 1984, when
Joe Strickler enter the business as Vice President, General Manager
and part owner. Now that Joe is looking towards retirement, he
will be turning over the company to Chris Holley, Doug Wilkerson,
and Lee Rankin to continue to provide the quality and expertise
everyone has known from Refrigeration & Electric Service,
Inc. with a combined experience of over 60 years.
Chris Holley has worked for the company since 1989 and has
had the title of installer, Service Technician, Project Manager,
Estimator, Design and Engineer and all around Trouble Shooter.
Certified by the National Balance Institute as an Air and Hydronic
balancing contractor, along with 32 years of HVAC Experience,
Chris is the epitome of the in the field contractor.
Doug Wilkerson merged Coldaire Concepts, Inc. with Refrigeration
& Electric Service, Inc. in January of 2014, bringing with
him his fresh approach to business and his 14 years of HVAC experience.
Doug is also a State Certified air conditioning contractor.
Lee Rankin started his career with R&E in 2002 as an installation
helper and has worked his way thru the ranks over the years.
Lee left in 2010 for an opportunity to work for a data center
and building management company, but he always stayed close and
worked with R&E on certain projects. He rejoined the company
in 2015 fulltime, bringing with him the knowledge and experience
of being a factory trained Liebert technician, Carrier Controls
Certified technician (I_VU, 3V) and a Carrier 23XL Chiller certified
technician along with 14 years of HVAC experience.
Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc. prides itself on
doing jobs that others say cant be done. Thinking outside
the box when it comes to complex, unusual jobs-helps our
customers. General Contractors know R&E are the ones to go
to when value engineering is needed on jobs.
Carrier is the primary brand of equipment sold, but other
brands such as Goodman and Payne are also available. Service
technicians are experienced on all makes and models of air conditioning
equipment and parts for all makes and models are available.
Our lead employees are certified by North American Technician
Excellence, Inc. (NATE). This means they have taken and passed
a nationally recognized examination on air conditioning service.
They also have been EPA certified to handle refrigerant prducts.
Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc. is a member of
the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Winter Haven.
Joe is an active member of Florida Air Conditioning Contractors
Professional Association (Florida-ACCPA), currently serving on
the Board of Directors. He is certified by the National Balance
Institute as an air balancing contractor.
Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc has over 180 years
of combined experience in the field of HVAC.
Our service department is available 24 hours a day/7 days
a week and we do not charge over time service fees. This means
you get the same great service at the same great price every
day, no matter what time of the day!