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About Us

Cold Air Refrigeration is a nationwide refrigeration contractor specializing in industrial refrigeration with expertise in cold storage, food processing, pharmaceutical and post-harvest applications. Our company capabilities include leading edge refrigeration system design, construction, controls, emergency service and preventative maintenance.

With the current and planned environmental regulations, Cold Air is well positioned to offer natural refrigerant solutions using carbon dioxide (Co2) and Ammonia (NH3) designed for maximum efficiency and reliability to meet or exceed all refrigeration code requirements throughout the United States.

Core Values

Our existence is based entirely on taking care of our people, their families and our respected clients. Performing quality work with a commitment for doing what’s right. Each, and every time.

Our Team

Principle and President-Refrigeration Division

Keith has nearly 30 years’ experience in the refrigeration industry and has held positions as service technician, area supervisor and service/energy manager along the way. Keith’s experience in the industrial refrigeration industry involves all facets including design, installation, service and preventative maintenance for both cold storage and food processing facilities across the United States.

Jason is a second-generation entrepreneur and cold storage construction industry leader.  He has exclusively been building food processing facilities and cold storage facilities for the last 25 years.   He has managed all aspects of these projects from planning though construction to the final commissioning.  His ability to tackle any challenge, listen to his customers and lead a team are his greatest strengths.

Throughout a career of nearly 30 years, Mark has gained a comprehensive list of refrigeration/HVAC trade skill and cold chain industry knowledge having worked in roles as a journeyman refrigeration installation foreman, service supervisor and construction manager. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree in business management, Mark embarked on new roles and responsibilities in his sales and management career with positions as sales executive, national sales manager, to his current position with Ricker Thermline. Mark is also a United States Marine Corp veteran.

As Chief Financial Officer, Mike is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury and corporate finance. He also oversees and manages the firm’s human resources activities. Hi career spans more than 25 years of construction experience in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Ricker Thermline in 2022, Mike served as CFO for Becker Electric, a public works contractor in San Francisco from 2017 to 2022. Before that, he served as a fractional CFO for multiple small to mid-sized companies in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2010 to 2018.
Earlier in his career, Mike held the Controller position for a publicly traded software company after working as a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young LLP.
Mike is a licensed and active CPA in the State of California and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University.

Raymond has a 25-year career in the construction trade by way of previous positions with Home Depot as a project manager for their construction services division, to working as a project manager for a general contractor that specialized in tenant improvements within the challenging SF Bay area. Ramon has worked with many of the nations largest food industry clients while managing various new construction and expansion projects.

Ben joined the Ricker Thermline team in April of 2022 with previous experience as a Project Coordinator in both commercial construction and traffic management. Ben graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Construction Management in November 2020 and has lived in the East Bay Area for over 30 years. Ben provides project support and overview to Senior Project Manager Ramon Herdocia and V.P. of Operations Keith Pelton.

Satisfied Clients

Cold Air Refrigeration has been working with some of these clients for decades. Find out why. Give us a call!


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Domino’s Pizza

Distribution Center in Ontario, CA

Design, Engineering, Refrigeration system upgrade and refrigerant retrofit

Cold Air helped to complete a major facility improvement project to upgrade the existing refrigeration system and cold rooms.

Project specifics included a new full variable speed refrigeration system that exceeds CA Title 24 requirements utilizing adiabatic hybrid condensers and new variable speed evaporator fan coils.

The completed project provided our client with an optimum energy efficient refrigeration system while also delivering industry leading operational life cycle value.

Ag Room

Agricultural post-harvest and cold storage facility- South San Francisco, CA.

From initial concept design with client, through completed engineering and permit plan development, Cold Air Refrigeration completed a state-of the art urban agricultural process facility.

Project specifics included redundant refrigeration systems designed for high humidity cold storage environments with enhanced operation control for superior product integrity.

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Food Production Facility Expansion

Facility expansions always present a unique challenge. Through cooperation and coordination with owner, Cold Air maintained existing facility operations while expanding the food production and cold storage capabilities for our valued client. End result is client improving both food production process cycle time while expanding their post-production cold storage.

Design, Engineering and Refrigeration Installation

Fairfield, CA

Completed Projects


Creative Design Solutions

Cold Air Refrigeration offers full design and engineering for insulated systems control.


The Cold Air engineering team addresses each and every project in a holistic approach with our clients to help design exactly what is needed to achieve the desired temperature performance. Our refrigeration system design services include specifying and procurement of equipment for new facilities, expansions and refrigeration system upgrades utilizing both freon and natural refrigeration solutions.


Refrigeration is a rapidly changing environment and Cold Air Refrigeration is at the leading edge of refrigeration design and engineering.


Cold Air offers installation services for new construction, tenant improvement, remodels and expansions. Equipped with the latest tools and equipment for the correct installation of high-pressure copper, stainless steel and carbon steel piping, our team of skilled installers will install your refrigeration system using the highest industry standards and practices.

Service, Refrigerant Retrofits and Preventative Maintenance

Cold Air Refrigeration can offer help and assistance with your project with 50 years experience in food production

Fresh and Frozen Foods

Maintaining a complex refrigeration system requires a team of skilled technicians to be available 24/7/365. Our Cold Air team specializes in the service and preventative maintenance programs for the unique aspects of food production, blast chillers and cold storage systems. With the ever-changing EPA and CARB regulations phasing out refrigerants such as R22, R407, etc., the Cold Air engineering and service team understands that there is not a “one size fits all” refrigerant to replace these gases. Our approach is to analyze each system to understand current performance, capacities and energy consumption to determine the course of action for the best retrofit result and overall customer value.

Trusted Partner

Ricker Thermline specializes in thermal solutions that have a meaningful impact on our clients’ profitability, regardless of the scope of your cold storage requirements.