The mission of Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. is to design and install superior commercial and industrial refrigeration systems and to provide excellent follow-up service.
Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees and customers.
The value of the systems and service that we provide to our customers will exceed their expectations. Our competition will admire our work.
Our employees will consistently strive to earn the right to be called “Professionals”. They will display respect for themselves, their co-workers, and their customers. When we all give our best – we will be the best.
Our relationships and dealings with our employees, our employer, our customers, and our suppliers will be straightforward and honest at all times. We will not place profit before reputation.
Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. started as Carlson Sales & Service in 1935. Founded by Roy Carlson, the company sold and serviced household appliances.
As his business grew, Roy expanded the business to include mechanical refrigeration for family dairy farms, the local butcher shops, small-town creameries, and community grocery stores.
In 1948, Bud Stewart joined his uncle Roy in the refrigeration business. Carlson Sales & Service was incorporated in 1958 as Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. serving customers within a 100-mile radius of Marshall, MN.
In 1975, David Grong joined his father-in-law Bud in the business. Over the years, Dave used his mechanical engineering degree to bring design-build contracting to the company, along with a wealth of knowledge on industrial refrigeration systems, serving as Chairman of the board for the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration.
With 10 years already working for the company, Mike Martin returned from Alaska and started working for Carlson & Stewart again as a Service/Install Technician. His skills led him to job foreman, estimating, and into leading the commercial refrigeration division. Mike, with a mechanical engineering degree, brought Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. to the forefront in design-build for commercial systems. During Mike’s tenure, he doubled the size of Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration by starting and growing the Sioux Falls market to become the largest refrigeration service company in the region and acquiring Central Minnesota Refrigeration, Inc out of Sauk Rapids.
Carlson Sales & Service Founded by Roy Carlson
Bud Stewart joined his uncle Roy in the refrigeration business
Carlson Sales & Service was incorporated as Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc.
David Grong joined his father-in-law Bud in the business.
Carlson & Stewart Refrigeration, Inc. leads the way in innovation, design, and workmanship, backed by a long-standing tradition of service on which our clients rely. With 90+ years in business, our core values of Safety First, Quality Product, Quality People and Ethical Behavior, lead our mission to install superior commercial and industrial refrigeration systems and to provide excellent follow-up service.