For more information about our services, contact Refrigeration & Electric Service Inc., today. (863) 293-2145 1-863-293-2145

Refrigeration & Electric Service Inc.

Air Conditioning Repairs on all Brands - Since 1949

Refrigeration & Electric Service Inc.

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 small residential to large commercial and industrial. We design, install, and service—

  • mini-split ductless
  • hydronic cooling/heating
  • commercial coolers/freezers
  • control systems
  • small and large package
  • chillers
  • process fans
  • metal fabrication
  • small and large split
  • restaurant hoods/fans
  • filtration
  • project management

If it involves the movement of heat, air, water, or just your comfort, Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc., has the skills.

If you wish to discuss further details of the service we provide, please call us at (863) 293-2145 or select the “contact us” button at the top of this web page. (Additional details on the contact page.)

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 by Jim & Jean Losey in 1949. Jim rewound electric motors, repaired refrigerators, rebuilt refrigeration compressors, and serviced appliances. Jean assisted in this and even repainted damaged appliances. Over the years, as air conditioning became more abundant, the focus shifted to air conditioning and refrigeration work. Now, the company specializes in the installation and service of all types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment as state certified Class A air conditioning contractors.

The Loseys ran the company until 1984 when Joe Strickler entered the business as Vice President and General Manager. He was also minority owner. Sharon Strickler came on as office manager in 1993. As the years passed, Jim retired and Joe became President and majority owner. Joe and Sharon are planning to retire in May, 2019. Then, Chris Holley, Doug Wilkerson, and Lee Rankin will take control of the company to continue providing the quality and expertise everyone has known from Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc.

Chris Holley has worked for R&E since 1989 and has had the titles of installer, service technician, project manager, estimator, designer, engineer, and all around trouble shooter. Chris has passed the requirements for Test & Balance Supervisor from the National Balance Institute. He has also met the requirements for NATE certification. Chris has met the requirements to become a state mechanical contractor (a step above a Class A HVAC license.) He is awaiting the final paperwork to be issued for the license. With over 32 years of HVAC experience, Chris is the epitome of an “in the field” contractor.

Doug Wilkerson started his own HVAC company called Coldaire Concepts, Inc. He merged with R&E in 2014, bringing with him his fresh approach to business and his 14 years of HVAC experience. Doug is a class B state certified air conditioning contractor. He will pass the test to become a class A contractor in June 2017.

Lee Rankin started his career with R&E in 2002 as an installation helper and has worked his way through the ranks over the years. Lee left R&E 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, bringing with him the knowledge and experience of being a factory trained Liebert technician, Carrier Controls Certified technician (I-Vue & 3V), and a Carrier 23XL chiller certified technician. He has over 14 years of HVAC installation and service experience.

Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc., takes pride in doing jobs that other say can’t be done. Thinking “outside the box” when it comes to complex, unusual jobs helps our customers. General Contractors know R&E is the one to go to when “value engineering” is needed on a job that is over budget or has other problems.

Carrier is our primary brand of equipment, but other brands such as Payne (a division of Carrier) and Goodman (a division of Daikin) are available. Service technicians are experienced on all makes and models of air conditioning equipment. We stock parts that are most frequently needed and can quickly procure anything not in our stock.

Our lead employees have passed the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) exam for heat pump service (which includes air conditioning.) This means they are nationally recognized for proficiency in servicing and installing air conditioners and heat pumps. They are also certified by the EPA to handle refrigerants.

Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc., is a long-time member of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce. Joe is a past president of the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association. This association has now changed to the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Professional Association. Joe currently serves as the treasurer of this organization. Joe has been certified as a residential test & balance contractor by the National Comfort Institute and a commercial test & balance contractor by the National Balance Council.

Our service department is available with no overtime charges for 8 am to 8 pm, seven days per week. If you require 24 hour service availability, we have arrangements that can be made to provide the service you need.

For more information about our services, contact Refrigeration & Electric Service Inc., today. (863) 293-2145 1-863-293-2145

Air Conditioning Repairs on all Brands - Since 1949

  • Carrier
  • Payne
  • Daikin
  • Trane
  • Comfortmaker
  • Goodman