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About Eastside Refrigeration

Eastside Refrigeration is dedicated to providing our customers with the best service possible. You don’t need to deal with multiple companies for purchase, installation and a third for repairs when things go wrong; instead we provide an all-inclusive range of services for your air conditioning, heat pump and ventilation needs.

We are a locally owned and privately operated company – when you work with us you know what you’re getting upfront. Directors Richard Johnston and Don Hollingsworth are Waikato-born and hands-on within the company, sharing their vision with every staff member. Providing you with excellent service and the right solution the first time is what we at Eastside Refrigeration are all about.


Hamilton office & showroomThe Office and showroom in Hamilton

In March 2008, Eastside moved from their premises in Hamilton East to a brand-new, purpose-built building at 139 Maui Street, Te Rapa. We have over 1250 sqm of show room, office and warehouse space with plenty of car parking for clients.

The showroom is stocked with the very latest in heat pumps and air-conditioning units from leading brands and fully operational ducted system on display through the ceiling. Clients have the opportunity to check out everything about the available systems from controls to aesthetic and operating noise. If you’re after a new heat pump or air conditioning unit, there is no better place to start looking. Our friendly sales team will help you find the best solution for your home or office at the right price.

Easily find your heating and air-conditioning solution

A heat pump or air-conditioning system can be a significant investment warranting specialist advice. Visit our showroom today and let our friendly team take care of you. Organise a purchase and installation or maintenance and servicing without the hassle – at Eastside Refrigeration, you are our business. Every system that we design, much like our customers, is unique. It’s our goal to build you a better system with a specialised and more personal approach.

You can expect a high level of service and quality from every staff member that you deal with at Eastside Refrigeration; client satisfaction is something we take very seriously.

Our focus on and experience with heat pumps & air-conditioning is what lets us truly stand out from our competitors.

We are Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers and are proud of it, and no... we don’t sell TVs or toasters.

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Our History

Established in 1974, Eastside Refrigeration began as a small service company for commercial and domestic refrigeration, soon adding a retail shop that dealt in white ware home appliances and air conditioning solutions for a growing market.

In 1988, when the company had approximately ten staff, Richard Johnston joined the team as a Refrigeration Engineer before moving into a sales role. Nine years later in 1997, Richard became a director and shareholder in the company with a strategic plan to eventually take full ownership of Eastside Refrigeration. By 2004, Richard had purchased the remaining shares and Don Hollingsworth joined him as Director to run the commercial contracting division.

In 2007, Eastside Refrigeration shifted its focus and stopped selling white ware to instead specialise in what they are experts in today: heat pumps, air conditioning, ventilation and commercial refrigeration. Moving into their new premises at Maui Street, Te Rapa, the company now operates with around 30 staff providing a complete range of installation, service and preventative maintenance services to clients all over Waikato.

Eastside Refrigeration is a leading name in the field. Today we offer clients unparalleled experience fuelled by a strong team and passionate owners. We can take care of everything from the moment you choose a system; from design and installation to basic care and maintenance and we cater to domestic and commercial clients of any size – when you’re working with Eastside Refrigeration you don’t need to work with anyone else.

Contact us to talk about your needs or visit the showroom on Maui Street and enjoy exceptional service and a solution that’s tailor-made for you.