About Reefer Service Inc

At Reefer Service, Inc., we know we have to earn your business. Through hard work, determination, and honesty, we are here to serve you. We are a family owned business with a passion for the industry. Our employees are like family, and our customers are our friends. We love what we do and believe we are the best in the business!

Reefer Service Inc., was started by John VanderWal in 1982. John had been employed previously as a Technician at the local Transport Refrigeration Company for five years, and then as a Reefer Technician for a local dairy for two years. It was then that John felt the need for more, and decided to start his own refrigeration company. The business began with John working out of a van whose slogan read “We come to where you are!”. During the day, John would travel from one customer location to another fixing this and repairing that, and at night you would find him rebuilding components in a rental garage. John’s wife, Jan, was involved with the business as well. From secretary, to treasurer, to parts runner, Jan filled any position necessary to help make things run smoothly. Along with raising three children, who would someday be involved with the business, Jan worked hard helping John build the business to what it is today.

In 1986, we were able to purchase our first building on 37th Avenue in Hudsonville, Michigan. The purchase of the building was the spark that really started our growth process. As business continued to grow, we hired some of the best Technicians available – some of whom are still with us today! Our Service Trucks were still our ‘claim to fame’, but our shop gave us a base to build from. In 1991, we were honored with becoming a Dealer for Carrier Transicold. We now had product to sell, the best Technicians in the industry, and the drive and determination to do what’s best for the customer. What an awesome journey!

In 2002, we were able to purchase our current building. When it became available, we believed it was meant to be ours – and it was! Our beautiful 27,000 sq. ft. shop is clean, functional, and set up to take care of our customers. We have drive through bays, a very well stocked parts room and a lounge for the drive-in customer to enjoy. With a combined total of over 155 years of experience, our staff of factory trained technicians and parts personnel is here to serve! We have six Master Technicians, and six Technicians who finished first in their training class, earning them the title of “Top Gun”. Along with service at our shop, we also have four very well equipped service trucks ready to travel to your location any time of the day or night. We have also been honored with "Dealer of the Year" for Carrier Transicold.

Full Service Refrigeration Equipment and Services Michigan

John Schoonveld was awarded "Service Manager of the Year 2015" at the Carrier Transicold dealer meeting last week! John has been with the Reefer Service Inc for 23 years.


National Association of NAST Show Trucks

Michigan Trucking Association

Contact Information:

2930 Corporate Grove Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Phone: (616) 896-9518
Fax: (616) 896-9537

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