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Locally owned and operated since 1974, DRI is your full-service solution for all of your refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and electrical needs. From design and installation to maintenance and repair, we work for our customers to complete projects in a timely, efficient, manner.

We currently have more than 40 technicians serving in North Dakota, Northern South Dakota, West Central Minnesota, and Eastern Montana with three locations: Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, North Dakota.

Each technician is given with a fully stocked service van and is available to you 24-hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Our Company History

  • June 1973: Company founded by James W. Kempel as a part-time one-man business
  • June 1974: Purchased the assets of Henderson Refrigeration Service
  • March 1975: Purchased the assets of Erv’s Refrigeration
  • January 1976: Incorporated as Dakota Refrigeration, Inc.
  • October 1976: Moved to 515 19th St. N in Fargo
  • March 2004: Purchased the assets of Commercial Refrigeration, Inc. of Bismarck, ND
  • November 2010: Moved to current location of 4322 15th Ave N in Fargo, ND
  • June 2018: Purchased the assets of Refrigeration Equipment of Minot, ND

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide customers with knowledgeable, cost efficient, and prompt refrigeration service.