Eastern Refrigeration specializes in the sales, service, and installation of commercial refrigeration systems in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.



Our Story

Eastern Refrigeration was founded in 1975 and has expanded over the past four decades to install and service commercial refrigeration equipment throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.  What started as a one-man shop owned and operated by Pierre ("Pete") Belisle now includes his business partner Stan Shumbo,  and 38 employees. Thanks to a wonderful sales team Eastern Refrigeration sells parts and refrigeration equipment nationwide.  Today, Eastern Refrigeration specializes in all aspects of supermarket refrigeration, including direct expansion, CO2 and glycol systems, and HVAC.



We offer a wide variety of high quality commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment at competitive prices.  Hill Phoenix is a leading manufacturer of display cases, specialty products, refrigeration and power systems, walk-ins and comprehensive services. Lennox produces high-efficient and advanced packaged rooftops, split systems, and HVAC controls.  In addition to connecting you with the products you need, Eastern Refrigeration can install equipment and provide service when you need it.


Eastern Refrigeration provides commercial refrigeration service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.  Our on-call technicians are trained in every aspect of commercial refrigeration and HVAC and focus on solving issues as efficiently as possible while identifying what needs to be done to prevent future problems.  When it comes to repairing and maintaining your commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment, Eastern Refrigeration is your essential partner.


Our goal is to always provide our clients with a high-quality installation that is completed on time, on budget. We are experienced in "ground up" new construction and any size remodel.  Eastern Refrigeration customizes our installation crew and schedule to meet your needs.   

Installation Capabilities:

  • ground up construction

  • design/build

  • remodels

  • walk in coolers and freezers

  • rack systems

  • case line-ups

  • ice machines

  • control systems

  • energy management systems

  • HVAC


Our customers range from big box stores to local markets, let us work with you to tailor a service plan or install to meet your needs.  Some of our customers include:

Sam's Club        Walmart

Costco         IGA Stores

Price Chopper     Stop & Shop

Whole Foods     Big Y Foods      

ShopRite Supermarkets

Multiple Independent Stores



Eastern Refrigeration is at the forefront of designing and installing new environmentally friendly refrigeration systems.  Please take a look at some of our current and past environmentally friendly and energy saving projects.


On this project we worked with an independent store and Hill Phoenix to help design and completely install a brand new secondary glycol system in an existing and running store.  This project took a schedule that was designed to not impact the store during operating hours.  This was one of the first secondary glycol systems in New England.


We recently finished installing all new equipment in this independent grocery store in western Connecticut.  A brand new loop system was installed for the new cases and booster rack system that was placed on the roof. With an ODP of zero and a GWP of 1, CO2 is an attractive refrigerant that we are excited to do more work with in the future.


At this big box store in MA we turned a normal Walmart into a superstore by adding a secondary medium-temp glycol system and a secondary liquid CO2 low-temp system.  These secondary systems allowed us to drastically reduce the amount of refrigerant that was used and utilize safer alternatives in CO2 and glycol.






275 Old Hartford Road
P.O. Box 298
Colchester, CT 06415


phone 8605372385

fax 8605373532