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 needsproviding 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
small and large package
small and large split
If it involves the movement of heat, air, water, or just your
comfort, Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc., has the
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
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
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 cant 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
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.,
Air Conditioning Repairs on
all Brands - Since 1949