About
Source Refrigeration

A proven history of providing successful customer-driven solutions

About Source: our company background

Company Profile

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Source Refrigeration & HVAC is a market-leader in the design, installation, repair & maintenance, and optimization of mission critical refrigeration & HVAC systems. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, we have approximately 1,000 field-based service and installation experts serving the daily needs of more than 2,500 customers, nationwide. We are proud to enjoy long standing relationships with many of today's leading grocery retailers as well as market-leaders in many other industries.

Our employees have deep industry knowledge and strong technical skills enabling us to provide the right technical resources to solve our customers' specific challenges the first time.

At Source, we take a holistic approach to helping our customers manage the Total Cost of Ownership of their mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC systems. Our company was founded with energy utilization and optimization being primary drivers of our work, and this remains a key part of our culture today. Our offerings cover every stage of a system's life-cycle, including:

  • New system design & installation
  • Remodels
  • Refrigerant conversions
  • Repair & Maintenance
  • Optimization of energy use and system performance

We are refrigeration equipment neutral, so our teams of experts are trained and experienced in designing, installing, repairing, maintaining and optimizing all manufacturers' products. We lead the industry in the use of technology and mobile tools to support our field teams and ensure the service they provide is efficient, effective and consistent. Our goal is to establish long term partnerships that improve sustainability and our customers' bottom line.

Due to the complex nature of refrigeration & HVAC systems and the current trends towards natural refrigerant options, we continually invest in engineering and technical training to ensure that we provide our customers with expertise that is second to none.

At Source, we understand that providing the best technical expertise to our customers is only part of the equation. We also know that delivering services efficiently, consistently and timely is critical to our customers' business. It is this understanding that drives our relentless focus on operational excellence to make sure that your overall experience doing business with us is as positive, consistent and efficient as possible.


Company History

In 1998, three premier refrigeration & HVAC service and construction companies (Scott Polar, Kimmel Motz and GHV) were purchased by Edison International to form Edison Source. With a combined 89 years of experience, the new company served commercial refrigeration & HVAC customers in 11 western states. Being founded by a leading energy company, energy utilization and optimization were primary drivers of Source since the beginning. It was this focus on energy utilization that established our market-leading presence in the retail grocery industry where up to 60% of energy consumption is related to the refrigeration and HVAC systems. This energy optimization focus remains a cornerstone of our culture today.

In 2001, two former Edison executives, Brad Howard and Billy Patterson, led a management buyout of Edison Source and formed Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. Source entered the Texas market through three acquisitions in 2006. In 2011, Source expanded into the southeast United States through organic growth in Florida and the acquisition of DHR Mechanical in Georgia.

Timeline showing important events in Source's history, from its founding in 1995 to its current period of aggressive nationwide expansion