Throughout the years, Allen Refrigeration Services Inc. has remained family-owned and operated. We have charted a course for the future that includes continued growth and more diversity in product and service offerings.
Jim Allen, founder of Allen Refrigeration Services, learned the intricacies of refrigeration while in the Navy. After his discharge, Jim was employed by a large refrigeration firm for many years, but a prolonged labor dispute in the early seventies prompted him to examine his alternatives. In 1974, encouraged by his father, Jim formed Allen Refrigeration Services, and a reputation for skilled workmanship and quality material soon developed.
By 1986, Allen Refrigeration Services had outgrown the original facility and relocated to Moore Rd. in Avon Lake. The new building provided space for a large sheet metal fabrication shop, an area for in-house repair of small equipment, a vehicle maintenance bay, plenty of warehouse storage space, and a large office area. Expansion into new market areas (such as digital controls) soon followed, and the birth of a dedicated residential, Allen Heating/Cooling, filled in another important piece of the picture.
Jim Allen’s family is now part of the firm and the assistance they provide allows their father to devote more time to field service, the work he enjoys most! A course has been charted for the future that includes continued growth and more diversity in product and service offerings.