Midwest Refrigeration 50 Years of Service

"Midwest Refrigeration Established 1974"

Midwest Refrigeration 50 Years of Service

Midwest Refrigeration 50 Years of Service

As we approach the culmination of another fruitful year, I am delighted to share a momentous announcement. In the year 2024, Midwest Refrigeration will be commemorating an extraordinary achievement—50 years of unwavering commitment and excellence in the realm of refrigeration services.

With profound pride and appreciation, we reflect upon the incredible journey that has led us to this significant juncture. Over the span of the last five decades, Midwest Refrigeration has not only expanded and adapted but has also flourished, owing its success to the steadfast support of our esteemed clients, partners, and dedicated team members.

Founded as a humble family-owned enterprise in a home office in 1974 by Ken and Fran Wardell, Midwest Refrigeration underwent a significant transition in 1994 when Ken and Linda Schoon assumed ownership after Ken Wardell’s terminal diagnosis. The Schoon’s steered the company until their well-deserved retirement in 2016. The reins were then held by their children. Today brother’s Mark and Dave, and a steadfast team of long-term employees have evolved Midwest Refrigeration into a provider of nationwide commercial refrigeration services, boasting a team of over 80 employees spread across 5 states.


Remaining true to its core values of integrity and excellence, both in relationships and craftsmanship, Midwest Refrigeration has carved a niche for itself as an industry pacesetter. The company’s stellar reputation as a leader in commercial refrigeration services is attributed to its provision of personalized solutions delivered with unparalleled levels of customer service. In a landscape where others have risen and fallen, Midwest Refrigeration stands tall as an independent frontrunner in service, innovation, and expertise within the commercial refrigeration domain.

To mark this significant milestone, we are proud to unveil a distinctive 50-year anniversary logo that symbolizes our ongoing commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction.

As we embark on the next chapter in the Midwest Refrigeration saga, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for the relationships that have been the bedrock of our success. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to continue serving you with the same dedication and excellence that have defined us over the past five decades.

Thank you for being an integral part of our narrative. Here’s to celebrating 50 years of triumph and to the prospect of many more prosperous years ahead!


David Schoon
Celebrating 50 years | 1974-2024