Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration expands into Brainerd Lakes Area


CARLSON & STEWART REFRIGERATION expands into Brainerd Lakes Area with purchase of Lees Refrigeration


(Sauk Rapids, Minn.) – Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. will expand its service offerings into the Brainerd Lakes Area (Minnesota) with the recent purchase of Lee’s Refrigeration, bringing its number of locations to four.  Other locations include Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; Marshall, Minnesota; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. designs, installs and services industrial and commercial refrigeration systems for the meat packing, poultry, dairy, beverage, bakery, cold storage facilities, convenience stores, liquor stores and supermarkets throughout the Midwest.

“This location will act as a hub for our clients in Northern Minnesota and help us more efficiently serve that area,” said Cory Schreifels, Director of Operations.  "It will allow us quicker reaction time, without increased cost or jeopardizing the quality that Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration customers have come to expect and appreciate.”

Lee’s Refrigeration has been in business for more than 20 years and his customers appreciate a small-shop approach with timely service.  He has built his business on relationships, ethics and quality, something that Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration prides itself in and expects to continue on.

Lee Hokenson, the former owner of Lee’s Refrigeration, will stay on for the next year as a consultant in the transition.  For service calls or questions, customers may call Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration at 320-253-5058.

Since 1935, Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration has provided refrigeration systems to industrial and commercial clients throughout the Midwest. Today, Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration leads the way in innovation, design and workmanship, backed by a long-standing tradition of service on which their clients rely.