About Us: A Legacy of Excellence Since 1977

The journey of Scientific Refrigeration commenced in 1977 when Earl Adams and Duane Robinson, both seasoned professionals in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, joined forces to establish “Adams and Robinson Enterprises” (A&R Enterprises). Their collaboration, known affectionately as A&R Enterprises, began with side work for residential and commercial A/C and refrigeration, addressing the growing demand for independent contractors in the field. 

Early Years and Foundation Building

During the early years, Duane, who previously worked as UCI’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration head technician while teaching in Garden Grove School District, transitioned to working full time for A&R Enterprises as financial circumstances allowed. The duo tackled everything from household appliances to commercial freezers, laying the foundation for what would become a pioneering venture in laboratory equipment service. 

Support and Growth

Integral to the success of A&R Enterprises were the unwavering support and contributions of Juanita Adams and Martha Robinson, the wives of Earl and Duane, respectively. Their dedication provided the financial, emotional, and moral backing crucial for the company’s growth. Martha, employed by V. Mueller Endoscopy, played a pivotal role in connecting Duane with Scientific Products, ultimately leading to the inception of Scientific Refrigeration in the early 1980s. 

Evolution and Expansion

In 1987, Duane assumed sole ownership of Scientific Refrigeration, continuing the legacy forged with Earl. The company expanded its focus exclusively to medical and industrial laboratory equipment, earning recognition as a trusted service center for numerous manufacturers. Dwain Klingert and Stephen Toellner joined the team, becoming key figures in the laboratory refrigeration field. Martha Robinson became an integral part of the staff, directing the company’s activities alongside Duane. 

Fast forward to today, as Duane and Martha Robinson have entrusted the daily operations to their daughter, Kimberly Robinson and their master technician Dwain Klingert. Having grown up in the business, Kimberly brings fresh enthusiasm and vision to take Scientific Refrigeration to new heights. 

Meet the heartbeat of Scientific Refrigeration – a team driven by passion, expertise, and a shared commitment to excellence.

  • Dwain Klingert: Serving as our Chief Technician, Dwain specializes in temperature chambers and ovens. Since joining in 1987, he has been an invaluable asset, contributing to our growth and success.

  • Stephen Toellner: As our Senior Technician, Stephen is a maestro in temperature and humidity chambers, refrigeration, calibration, and validation. His tenure since 1988 marks a journey of unparalleled skill and knowledge.

While our team has grown to include many more technicians over the years, Dwain and Stephen remain steadfast pillars of Scientific Refrigeration. Their unwavering dedication and expertise have played a pivotal role in our evolution, helping us expand and thrive on our journey of continuous improvement. Together, they embody the enduring spirit of our company, contributing to our success story every step of the way. 

Our Distinct Achievements

Since the late ’80s and early ’90s, Scientific Refrigeration has stood as a beacon of excellence, earning recognition as one of the largest and most reputable laboratory service providers on the West Coast. Our achievements speak volumes: 

  • Hospital Contracts: Holding contracts with major hospitals underscores our trusted position in the healthcare industry.

  • Factory-Authorized Service Provider: As the foremost service provider for most brands of equipment, we have set the standard for quality and reliability.

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certification (2019): In 2019, we achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality management systems. This certification reinforces our dedication to delivering consistent, high-quality services to our valued clients.

Amidst these accomplishments, we continue to push boundaries, setting new benchmarks for service excellence. At Scientific Refrigeration, we are not just meeting standards; we are defining them. 

Join Us in Shaping the Future

Scientific Refrigeration, now under the leadership of Kimberly Robinson, remains committed to delivering unparalleled service and innovation. Join us in shaping the future of laboratory equipment solutions – a future rooted in a legacy of excellence since 1977. 


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