Mark McCartney founded Arctic Refrigeration in 1994. Mark left Tulsa with a service truck and 16 years of managerial and technical experience. Working from his home, he began driving up and down major roads in Springfield, knocking on doors and offering coupons to new customers until someone needed repair work. Since Mark founded the company, he has been dedicated to providing fast, reliable service and operating with integrity. Mark now has over 40 years in the industry and has grown from one to 18 service technicians, servicing the greater Springfield area.
In 2000, Arctic Refrigeration moved from Mark’s home to its first location in Springfield. The new location expanded operations to include sales of new and used commercial food equipment and front-of-house items. Adding a robust sales division, Arctic Refrigeration became Arctic Food Equipment, offering all types of kitchen supplies, food equipment and everything needed to operate a restaurant. Sales rapidly grew, so in 2003 Arctic Food Equipment moved to its current location at 1501 S. Enterprise. Arctic Food Equipment is open to the community and proudly welcomes "chefs" of all skill levels. We also boast a 10,000 sq ft showroom, test kitchen, and an industry experienced sales team.
Mark’s son, Nathan, officially joined the Arctic team in 2018; though he has been around the family business since he was a kid, spending summers helping during high school and college. Nathan spent 11 years in the Air Force, earning his bachelor’s degree from the Air Force Academy. While stationed in Mississippi, Nathan earned an Ole Miss MBA. Seeing a need in the community Nathan launched a household goods moving company in 2016. Starting a company provided an opportunity to enhance Nathan’s administration skills, build his understanding of branding and strengthen customer relationships. Nathan has taken his military leadership and business founding experience to Arctic Food Equipment. He now handles marketing and manages the sales team. He is excited for the chance to return home and the opportunity to continue the family tradition of excellent service and customer focused business. For more than 25 years Arctic Food Equipment’s mission has been to establish and nurture value-based relationships, by exceeding partner expectations. See how our experience sets us apart, stop in today!
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