A History of Growth

Founded in 1993, Innovative Refrigeration Systems has grown from a humble garage shop into a powerhouse in ammonia refrigeration.

We meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations. Innovative Refrigeration Systems holds itself to a higher standard of quality.

Locally Grown

Our 175,000 ft² headquarters is nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lyndhurst, Virginia. From here, we coordinate nationwide activity.

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Our Capabilities

We’re capable of every stage in an industrial refrigeration project. From design and engineering, manufacturing, and construction, to aftermarket service.

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Industries Served

With 100 years of combined experience, we can build an industrial refrigeration system for any kind of facility. From food and beverage to distribution to commercial and petrochemical–we can handle it.

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Nation­wide Service

Innovative Refrigeration Systems has become a powerhouse in industrial refrigeration, with projects across the US, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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Our Partners

Quality ammonia refrigeration systems begin with quality parts. We use only the best industrial refrigeration parts suppliers.

Alfa LavalAlfa Laval
Baltimore Aircoil CompanyBaltimore Aircoil Company
Hansen TechnologiesHansen Technologies
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Why Choose Innovative

Our values make us stand out. Our 100 years of combined industry experience allows us to offer unparalleled quality. We can solve any industrial refrigeration need.


We pride ourselves on being certified by OSHA’s SHARP program as a company who puts safety first.


We never settle: only the best is good enough for our customers. Quality from the beginning guarantees lasting success.


Better systems mean better results for our customers, so we make sure that each of our projects is built to last. When issues do arise, our expert teams are on the case.


With over 300 combined years of engineering experience and licenses in 40 states, we can handle any challenge.

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The Innovative Advantage

Innovative’s experts can guide you every step of the way: from design, to construction, and continuing into service and aftermarket support. Our team offers unbeatable full life-cycle refrigeration expertise.

Single Source

Save money and time by using a single source. We can handle all stages in a refrigeration project: design, manufacturing, construction, and service.

Highly Trained

Feel safe that the job is being done right. Our employees have certifications that prove their training, including AWS/ASME certification for our welders.

Modern Technology

Get better results from better technology. We build cutting edge systems using the latest methods. Use our cloud-based PSM software.

Project Management

On-site construction is led by experienced supervisors and foremen, and a dedicated Project Manager coordinates between teams each step of the way.

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Contin­uous Improve­ment

We have integrated the principles of Continuous Improvement into each division of our organization. We are committed to giving our clients the most efficient and cost-effective systems possible.

Company Recognition

Winner of the Above And Beyond Award.

Winner of Patriot Award – Keith McGinnis, VP.

DBIA’s Design-Build Excellence Award.

Two-time winner of Arco-Murray’s Vendor of the Year.

One of only 14 companies to receive SHARP certification from OSHA VA.