Properties Magazine May 2017 : Page 53

Plumbing & HVAC Systems Industry Profile: Refrigeration Sales Corporation Cleveland-based business builds on decades of refrigeration installation, service experience By Doug Wight | Photos courtesy of RSC efrigeration Sales Corporation’s roots date back to the year 1921, when the company was launched as a large installing and servicing refrigeration contractor. From its early beginnings, RSC, formally known as Refrigeration Maintenance Corporation, was founded on the principles of the highest possible customer service combined with the best efficiencies of the industry. As the years passed, the company expanded, growing in the ensuing years with wholesale distribution sales established in 1945 and becoming one of the nation’s largest refrigeration installation and service contracting businesses. R In 1946, Warren Farr Sr. was elected as the first president of the National Association of Refrigeration Contractors (NARC) and began a year of traveling around the country to fulfill NARC’s mission: “NARC is dedicated to the development of standards and business ethics and workmanship that will keep the level of refrigeration con-tracting at the highest plane.” Being elected NARC’s first president and dedicating time to develop and spread the highest ethic and workmanship was a job well suited to Farr. He believed that the success of the refrigera-tion industry depended on the highest standards and he ran his business with this in mind. Of course, high standards required the very best training programs. Providing the very best available training and providing it to the SERVING NEEDS Founded in 1921, RSC has evolved over the years into a wholesaler that services HVAC/R industry is still a core HVAC professionals in Ohio and Pennsylvania. value at RSC today. In 1953, Refrigeration conditioning product line. By 1961, the notable of these companies is The Maintenance Corporation had outgrown its facilities and moved to a company had become 100% wholesale Brewer Garrett Company. “Refrigeration Sales Corporation, new location on 701 St. Clair Avenue and was renamed with its current moni-today, is still primarily a wholesaler, in downtown Cleveland, which housed ker: Refrigeration Sales Corporation. Many former Refrigeration Sales but we define our mission as so much additional warehouse space and a larger wholesale parts counter. This new employees who ran the service con-more than just providing the right facility was designed to support the tracting business within RSC moved inventory at wholesale prices,” says future of the company as Refrigeration on to form some of the area’s largest Warren Farr III, current CEO. “RSC Maintenance Corporation continued to mechanical contracting firms, in addi-understands what is the most valued grow its wholesale distribution business tion to becoming long and trusted and treasured, and that is the dedica-with the addition of the Carrier® air customers of RSC. One of the most tion to our customers.” 53

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