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About Us

Under New Management

McDonald Family

New owners . . . Thompsons Refrigeration Services 2015 Ltd  Jadie (back left) and Jeremy McDonald and their children (front from left) Konnor (8), Isabella (6) and Benjamin (10).

Thompsons Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has been purchased by Timaru couple Jadie and Jeremy McDonald and is now known as Thompsons Refrigeration Services 2015 Ltd. Buying the business at the end of April was an exciting time for the McDonalds who have both previously worked there.

After both working in the business for some time, it was time for us to take the next career step.

Jeremy has been in the refrigeration engineering trade since leaving school in 1994. He began at Polarcold Cool Stores at the Timaru Port and completed his apprenticeship there. During his apprenticeship he was awarded first place in the New Zealand Apprenticeship Advanced Trade Certificate.

Mrs McDonald was employed part time at Thompsons Refrigeration for about three years. With the couple’s three children now all at school age, Mrs McDonald works full-time in the office.

Life has been busy putting time into the children’s early years and we are ready to take on the next challenge.

With the passing of the late Sid Thompson [founder of Thompsons Refrigeration] we thought it was the right time to help carry on the proud local South Canterbury name.”

We see our knowledge of the area as an advantage. Jadie was raised in Pleasant Point, while Jeremy was schooled in Fairlie and Geraldine before moving to Timaru.

We promise to provide the same top quality the business’ previous owners, Dave and Carol Jack, gave customers.

We both believe in doing the right thing by our customers!!

We like to help people and it’s a great feeling to be of service to the commercial, domestic and local industry.’

Throughout the business’ history there have been many changes, from the early years of being one of the leading whiteware agents to providing specialised service needs in the varying aspects of the trade nowadays.

We have carried on with a great team of all qualified staff from the previous owners to meet our customers’ needs.With many day-to-day breakdown callouts and pre-arranged work we continue to be busy and along our journey we have plans to make many improvements over the coming years.

Thompsons Refrigeration Services assist customers with all types of commercial chilling and freezer equipment, including transportation and truck, as well as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment from shop package air handlers to heat pumps and heat-recovery units.