Refrigeration & Electric Service Inc., Since 1949 • 435 6th St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 • (863) 293-2145

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

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 balance service.

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 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 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 contractor.

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 can’t 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!

Refrigeration & Electric Service Inc., Since 1949 • 435 6th St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880 • (863) 293-2145

HVAC-Services Indoor Air Quality Specials Maintenance Thermostats Customer Survey Contact R&E