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Source Refrigeration & HVAC Overview

Anaheim, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Industrial Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Source Refrigeration & HVAC – Why Work For Us?


Source Refrigeration & HVAC is a leading expert service provider that designs, installs, services and optimizes mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC systems for commercial and industrial customers.

Our full range of customer solutions includes:

  • Engineering - refrigeration and HVAC design, objective design reviews, refrigerant conversion programs, energy compliance and much more
  • Installation - refrigeration & HVAC new construction, remodels, system start-up programs and refrigerant conversion programs
  • Service & Maintenance - preventative maintenance programs, 24/7 break-fix service, leak detection services and more
  • Energy Optimization - highly technical services to ensure our customers have the most cost- and energy-efficient systems possible


Our success depends on our people. As we continue to aggressively grow within our current markets and expand into new ones, the need to expand our team with qualified people is even more vital.


At Source, we take tremendous pride in providing our customers with the best, most consistent refrigeration & HVAC services available. This means we: focus on hiring the right people; significantly invest in employee training & development; utilize state-of-art processes and tools to continuously improve our market-leading position.


Source provides more than a job; we offer the opportunity for a career in an environment where you can grow personally and professionally.

Here are just a few reasons for joining our team:

  • World-class technical training at our interactive training facilities in Southern California and Houston, Texas.
  • A clear career path with the opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Rewards and recognition for your hard work through a variety of incentives and rewards.
  • Relocation opportunities nationwide.
  • The pride of being part of an environmentally-friendly company: Source believes in sustainability through energy optimization and is always exploring ways to shrink our customers' carbon footprints and reduce their energy usage.
  • A comprehensive benefits program for you and your family that includes major medical, disability insurance, vision and dental coverage, and life insurance.
  • Retirement planning through an employer-matching 401(k) plan.

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Whether it is preventative maintenance, break-fix, or emergency service, our nationwide team of more than 500 self- performing, expert field refrigeration & HVAC technicians is ready to respond to your needs, 24/7.

Engineering - 

Our engineering team has more than 300 years of combined experience. We work closely with you to design refrigeration & HVAC systems that are highly efficient, effective and sustainable, using all of the latest technologies available.

Optimization - 

Refrigeration & HVAC systems can consume more than half of a supermarket's energy use. Our highly-trained Energy Optimization team will identify and execute significant cost-saving opportunities for your systems.

Installation - 

Our installation teams understand the complexity of building refrigeration & HVAC systems, focusing on initial costs and sustainability. Proven project management expertise delivers projects on time and on budget.

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.


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.

Grocery - 

Source has a long, successful history providing refrigeration & HVAC solutions for many of today's leading grocery retailers, nationwide, including the following:

Telecom - 

We are proud to provide HVAC solutions to these leading telecom companies:

Food, Beverage, and Hospitality - 

Our total solutions approach helps our customers in the food, beverage and hospitality industries manage the total cost of ownership of their refrigeration & HVAC systems:

Pharmaceuticals - 

Source has worked with these leading pharmaceutical companies to develop solutions for their specific mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC requirements:

Education - 

Providing HVAC/EMS control solutions has helped these educational customers' HVAC systems maximize performance and minimize costs:

Other - 

Source's comprehensive offerings provide solutions to the mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC systems of these customers:

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    I have been working at Source Refrigeration & HVAC full-time (More than 5 years)


    Great opportunities for growth as an individual. New leadership direction committed to positive changes, and working hard to make the company more financially successful, but also a top tier employer.


    Change does not happen overnight, and comes in steps. Sometimes making even simple changes is more challenging than it appears.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Source Refrigeration & HVAC (Irvine, CA) in April 2017.


    Got a call from HR to schedule the interview. Interview was scheduled late and I was notified about the schedule. Suddenly got a call in the morning. Interview went well. Interviewer sounded positive but eventually was rejected with no specific reason

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