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The company that is now Master-Bilt was founded in a three-car garage in St. Louis in 1938. Two friends began producing refrigerated coolers for the 10-gallon milk cans used on dairy farms. From these humble beginnings, Master-Bilt has grown to become a manufacturer of one of the most diverse ranges of refrigeration equipment available.

Master-Bilt's line of refrigerated cabinets includes ice cream dipping cabinets, open air merchandisers and reach-in cases utilized in the foodservice, convenience store and restaurant industries. We also produce walk-in coolers and freezers ranging in size from 30 square feet to complete refrigerated warehouses. In addition, our condensing units and refrigeration units are considered by many to be the best in the industry.

For over 70 years, Master-Bilt has built a solid reputation of quality and customer service. Give us a call at 800-647-1284 or email us at We look forward to proving our reputation to you.


What our customers are saying...

"Master-Bilt came back...with an honest quote, every cost laid out, with specs matching exactly what we asked for. Then they delivered a product on time, had it up and running in just a matter of days and it hasn’t failed me since. I couldn’t recommend another manufacturer with better service or a more honest team if I tried!"

Chris DelaHoussaye
Owner, Chops Cajun Specialty Meats & Catering
Greenville, SC

"We have been pleased with Master-Bilt from their quick turnaround to their knowledgeable sales force and technical personnel."

Nick Volpe
Mechanical Engineer, Shimizu America
Atlanta, GA

"We went with Master-Bilt because we needed a unit that would hold up with time and stand up to the elements."

John Scherruble
Project Manager, Edward Don & Co.

"We have found that the quality and value for the cost of Master-Bilt equipment is the best in the business."

Bill Chaney
Taylor Freezer
Lavonia, MI

"Master-Bilt was tremendously resourceful. They delivered the walk-in onto the site and within 24 hours the units were ready to install and go."

Jim Winkel
Owner, North Bay Restaurant Equipment
Cotati, CA

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Installation Pictures (click on each to enlarge)

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel - Chicago

As one of the most recent architecturally inspiring developments to hit the Windy City, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago has not only opened to accolades for its cool award-winning modern exterior design, but for keeping its cool on the inside as well. When plans called for Carlson, the world’s leading hospitality company, to develop their first North American flagship concept, they knew they wanted to build according to LEED standards and turned to Master-Bilt to help keep their cool.

The highlight of the Master-Bilt installation is the water-cooled multi-compressor rack refrigeration system. The rack system utilizes the building’s chilled water system to efficiently produce the necessary refrigeration to support nine Master-Bilt walk-in coolers and freezers located throughout the hotel in the main banquet kitchen, junior ballroom kitchen and Filini Restaurant kitchen.

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MRS Refrigeration System - Cincinnati, OH

MRS Refrigeration System - Louisville, KY

MRS Refrigeration System - Port Angeles, WA

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Nature's Pearl Refrigerated Warehouse Cooler/Freezer - Winston Salem, NC

Master-Bilt supplied Nature’s Pearl, the nation’s premier harvester and supplier of muscadine grape seeds, with a 60 ft. x 182 ft. cooler/freezer combination warehouse. To assure the warehouse holds consistent temperatures, Master-Bilt designed a refrigeration system with five 30 hp condensing units to run the freezer and one 15 hp condensing unit for the cooler.

Exterior of Nature's Pearl building Installing panels in Nature's Pearl warehouse Interior of 60 x 182 ft. Nature's Pearl warehouse cooler/freezer Nature's Pearl warehouse condensing units - five 30HP for freezer, one 15HP for cooler

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Gas City Convenience Store - DeMotte, IN

For Gas City's beta LEED certification site, Master-Bilt provided an 18 x 24 ft., three compartment walk-in cooler/freezer combination with energy efficient LED lighting that can last up to 100,000 hours. The store also features a Master-Bilt MRS series modular multi-compressor refrigeration system that saves energy by remoting eight of Gas City’s refrigeration systems thereby reducing in-store heat and air conditioning load. The walk-in was also equipped with the Master Controller and reverse cycle defrost electronic control system.

Exterior of Nature's Pearl building

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