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Locally-owned and operated since 1974, Dakota Refrigeration Inc. is the solution for all of your refrigeration, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs. From design and installation to maintenance and repair, we have what it takes to get the job done.

We currently have over 40 employees who serve customers in North Dakota, Northern South Dakota, West Central Minnesota, and Eastern Montana with three convenient locations in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, North Dakota.

All workmanship is guaranteed, and our factory-trained technicians are at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any emergencies you may have with your equipment. Our fully-equipped service vehicles are stocked with all of the parts we need to get any job done without delay.

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.