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Commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Experts In Apopka

We have been working all over Apopka, and surrounding areas, for many years.  We are highly focused on commercial refrigeration and A/C.  We are simply experts in the commercial side of the HVAC business.  Although we also seek residential work, commercial air conditioning and refrigeration in Apopka, and surrounding areas, is where our focus lies.

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Partial List of Representative Apopka A/C and Refrigeration Customers

Just a few of many of our satisfied, loyal, repeat HVAC contracting customers located throughout Apopka and surrounding areas.  (Please see a more complete list of all of our AC and refrigeration representative customers, for a better snap shot of our entire customer base in and outside of Apopka):

    • Long John Silvers
    • 168 Chinese Restaurant
    • Trinity Baptist Church
    • Maters & Taters
    • Philly Connection
    • Orlando Heart Specialists
    • Many many homeowners needing air conditioning repair or replacement
    • . . . and many more commercial customers!  How can we possibly remember them all afer so many years?!

commercial-refrigeration-apopkaOur History: Apopka Based Refrigeration Equipment Store

The owner began his more than two decades of experience as a restaurant manager and owner, in Apopka, where he started thinking more about refrigeration problems and solutions.  In a companion business, he owned a small Apopka storefront on 436 going toward Altamonte Springs (just past Mullinex Ford).  There he sold restaurant supplies and equipment as part of a family business that’s been going strong for nearly 30 years.  He also coordinated ground-up restaurant build-outs, including both refrigeration and HVAC work.

Eventually he began focusing on the service side of the business.  So he started handling all commercial air conditioning and refrigeration problems, not just restaurants, and not just refrigeration.  He added commercial HVAC to his already strong knowledge about refrigeration.  It was perhaps this beginning in refrigeration–considered the most difficult work in this industry–that led to an easy decision to focus on the commercial side of this business.  He made this transition from storefront to service work mainly because he enjoyed driving in a truck, meeting other business owners, and working with his hands.

Commercial HVAC and Refrigeration Expertise

These days, Marathon Air’s customer list includes convenience stores, restaurants, office buildings, strip centers, shops, churches, hospitals, airports, and many other types of businesses.  We work in Apopka and surrounding areas.  We are a one-stop local shop for commercial refrigeration and HVAC repair and replacement work.  Unlike many other air conditioning companies, we are focused on commercial air conditioning and refrigeration.  We have performed almost 90% commercial refrigeration and air conditioning repair and sales from the day we first opened for business.   Commercial work has always been our mainstay, not an afterthought to a primarily residential service.  Doing something consistently makes you better at it.  So we have that asset of extensive commercial experience under our belts.

Creativity and Affordability

Commercial refrigeration and HVAC, which we perform throughout Apopka, requires creative solutions to sometimes varied and complicated problems.  The more experienced we become, the more creative we seem to get.  We believe that we have seen almost every problem that can occur with commercial HVACR equipment.  So we can usually provide cost-effective and sometimes our-of-the-ordinary solutions.  For example, sometimes we replace hinges, instead of requiring you to buy new equipment, when individual doors break.  When helpful to you, we also call major brand manufacturers.  We know when this could help you.  We are not afraid to ask them, or their engineers, if we might do anything different to solve difficult equipment problems.  We have also learned from similar calls over many years.

Solid Work Ethic = Solid Work Productcommercial-air-conditioner-apopka

In Apopka, if you need to purchase new refrigeration or air conditioning systems units, our prices are affordable.  We also take price in our work.  Our work ethic is strong.  So when we weld a joint, we stay on the torch until the connection is strong.  We think when configuring ductwork, or calculating loads.  We give our opinion about how many return and supply air vents you need, and where they should be placed.  We seal all connections tightly because each one matters.  These are essential to proper air temperature, yet easy (hidden) areas to cut corners.  This is unfortunate to consumers because this part of a good job is literally impossible for you to see.

Our Pricing

In HVAC, you may not be able to compare anything but prices (and those are difficult comparisons because you can’t compare apples to apples when it comes to parts and equipment).  However, like most things in life, there are many make the job less “good” to save time on the repair.  The only thing we can tell you is that we have never taken that approach, even though it would be easier.  We believe that would be short-sighted because our customers will know and feel the difference in the long-run.

We like to think that we strike the perfect balance.  We just ensure that we always over-deliver for the prices we charge.

Return Customers

Since day one, we have done everything within our power to provide an absolutely premier commercial air conditioning and refrigeration service.  And our prices are reasonable.  More importantly, we treat each customer’s equipment like it is our own.  Perhaps that is why our phone usually rings from people who have called us before.  Over the years, we have regularly received praise and thanks when old customers have called with new jobs.  We consider their compliments a treasure in our work.  After calling us, most company owners or managers quickly realize that they will to call us again.  They add us to their phone contacts.  Many treat us like we are part of their business, which is how we feel.  This leads to commercial customers who call us again and again.  Those types of solid business relationships have led to many referrals.  Over time, these have led to what we believe is an impressive commercial customer list that still even surprises us!

We Still Welcome Residential Apopka A/C Work

Residential work is easy stuff for us.  We take many residential jobs and welcome them.  We are just focused on commercial, but our prices are so reasonable that many of our business customers hire us to perform their residential work.  In fact, that is where we get most of our residential customers, from satisfied business customers and even their employees.

Where We Work

We frequently work in Apopka.  Many our commercial HVAC and refrigeration customers in Apopka have been with us for many years.

The owner of Marathon Air actually started his career working with restaurants in Apopka, as the owner of JP’s Restaurant Supply in Apopka.  He owned and operated that store front on SR 436 in Apopka, where many local fellow Apopka business owners shopped in his small store for their restaurant supplies and equipment.  This gave him a unique understanding of refrigeration needs, not shared by many competitor service companies.  He started that business in 1991 and eventually turned control over to other members of his family, who still currently operate in Apopka, although in a different building a few blocks away from the old location.  The owner of Marathon Air also partially owns the Dairy Queen Restaurant on 436 in Apopka, so his Apopka roots run deep, and have for many years.

Marathon Air provides reliable repair service for your commercial cooling equipment.  We service most name brands such as Trane, Lennox, Carrier, Ruud, True, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and hundreds more. We often provide commercial AC preventative maintenance in Apopka, warranty HVAC Apopka service, and similar types of Apopka based AC and refrigeration services for businesses just like yours.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Brands Serviced and/or Sold in Apopka

Trane, Carrier, Ruud, Carrier, True, Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, Master-Bilt, and hundreds more.

Types of Apopka Equipment We Repair and Sell

Commercial HVAC, Ice Makers, Display Coolers and Freezers, and basically anything that coolers anything in your Apopka store, business or restaurant.  We also provide warranty work for numerous air conditioning and refrigeration brands throughout the Apopka area.

Quick Tips for Apopka Restaurants and Commercial Establishments

Do you need refrigeration services in the middle of the summer when we are busy and you may have to wait a little while? We apologize in advance; we know that losing your business air conditioner or cooling systems can be very stressful. So we do our very best to keep your wait time very short. We understand that your product may be spoiling or customers unhappy because your restaurant or business is not cool enough. So we always rush to see you.  In the meantime, here are some suggestions to minimize business interruption problems:

  • Installing back-up pieces of your most highly used pieces of equipment is a good idea.
  • Close your cooler doors
  • Sounds simple, but never forget that you can buy ice. This can be useful if your ice machine breaks. Also you can use ice or dry ice (as much as you can stuff into your units) to keep your cooler or freezer at least a little bit cooler until we arrive.
  • Change your filters and keep your equipment coils cleaned, which will greatly improve their energy efficiency and also lead to fewer equipment malfunctions.  To make sure this happens, we recommend our preventive maintenance contracts.
  • In a pinch, you might want to purchase a portable air conditioner for use in your business, as a back-up plan.
Apopka Commercial Refrigeration



$25 Off Service Call

$25 Off Your Next Service Call.  Redeem by Circling (Following) Marathon Air On Google +.  Then just call (407) 877-2006 to schedule your next appointment.  Make sure to mention that you circled us when you call!  

Another benefit of following us is that we publish meaningful blog entries on Google Plus, which may help you avoid costly mistakes with your HVAC and refrigeration equipment.