July 15, 1991
Combined Refrigeration is born. CRR became the SE Texas regional distributor for refrigeration equipment and Air Conditioning products.
Service Group Inception
January 1, 1992
Just one year after our inception, we hired our first service technician, Terry Moore. Terry worked as a lead tech until his retirement in December 2014. Terry was the first hire in a long line of successful industrial HVAC technicians.
Started OEM Division
January 1, 1995
In 1995, we started to see the need for additional after market sales support. We created our OEM division to help with the aftermarket support including compressor sales.
Portable and Rental Services Started
January 1, 1997
At Combined Refrigeration & Smart Family, we believe listening to the customer is paramount to our success. In 1997, through the requests of our customers, we decided to engineer a rental line of AC units. These units were built to withstand all the rigors to which rental equipment is subjected. We designed these units from the ground up, unlike many of our contemporaries.
First Large Facility
January 1, 1999
As we continued to grow, we found the need for expansion. The only way to go is up as they say. Additional manufacturing space was added to help keep up with the increased demand.
January 1, 2002
Smart Family goes “national”. Smart Family now supports 13 representatives and 96 authorized service agents. These service agents helped to bring us into accounts like DuPont, PPG, and Veolia Water, just to name a few.
Smartech Product Line Added
January 1, 2009
In 2009, the Smartech line of heavy commercial & industrial equipment was launched. This product focused on SSCD model Screw Chillers and industrial Direct Drive Air Handlers.
Virginia Office Opened
January 1, 2010
In January of 2010, we felt the need to have a presence on the East coast. As such, we added a Sales & Marketing office in Southwestern Virginia to assist with our growth in that area.
Houston Manufacturing of Low Temperature & Explosion Proof Chillers
January 1, 2011
Our Gulf Coast customers wanted us to build more explosion-proof and low temperature equipment locally in Houston. Once again, our customers spoke and we listened.
June 1, 2014
Marketing office and Equipment Showroom added to existing facilities in Humble TX location.