Designed and manufactured by experienced refrigeration engineers and technicians

Advanced Refrigeration Systems, Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures energy efficient refrigeration systems with cutting-edge technology.

Our systems are designed and manufactured by experienced refrigeration engineers and technicians to meet each specific application, providing superior performance, quality, and reliability.

  • Top quality construction and components
  • Industry-leading energy efficient designs and operation
  • Ease of installation and maintenance


Advanced Refrigeration Systems offers solutions for a wide range of applications, including

  • Cold Storage
  • Food Processing
  • Retail Grocery
  • Food Storage
  • Convenience Stores
  • Bio-science
  • Wineries
  • Breweries
  • Custom Applications

Our Customers

Our Customers mold the culture at Advanced, Inc. Our custom design team takes our customers’ ideas, needs, and specifications and turns them into reality through truly custom design. Here’s what some of our customers have to say.

Daniels Western Meats
“This refrigeration system and performance exceeded all expectations and is the only system I will consider on future projects”
-Owner, Al Santos

Davis Food Co-op
“Not only are their technicians top notch professionals, the equipment they manufacture is on the cutting edge of energy savings and environmental awareness.”
– Facilities Manager

New Earth Market
“During my 37 years in the grocery industry I have had a great deal of experience with refrigeration, Advanced is as good as they get.  Professional, Knowledgeable, Credible, Personable, Reasonable and an overall value.”
– Kevin Cotter, Owner

Delanos Market, IGA – Independent Grocers Association
“The rack looks awesome!!!! It is the icing on the cake when I give folks a tour.”
– Owner

Meet Our Management Team

Bob Thomas

General Manager

Bob has served our country in the Army for over 30 years, and has been awarded several decorations including the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, and several other commendation medals; he is currently a Colonel with the United States Army Reserve with plans to retire in May 2018. Bob joined Source Refrigeration & HVAC in 2015 as Regional Service Director for the southeast region where he successfully led a team of over 100 service technicians. He is well respected for his leadership abilities, responsiveness, and successfully building trust and teamwork. Bob spent over 11 years as a General Contractor, and holds a Business Management degree from the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree from Webster University.

Sam Wilson

Vice President of Business Development

Sam has nearly 35 years of experience in the refrigeration industry, getting started as a refrigeration technician for Refrigeration Design in 1979. He served his apprenticeship with Hill Refrigeration before moving on to Hussmann Sacramento where he spent 25 years working his way up to foreman and project manager positions.

Sam started RSI as a small shop, focused on customer service and building strong, lasting relationships. RSI has grown to become the premier refrigeration company in Northern California and the Sacramento Valley.

Mark Baumgardner

Vice President, National Sales

Mark Baumgardner brings a wealth of life and professional experience into his position as Vice President of National Sales. Mark’s professional career started with a 6-year tour in the United States Marine Corp where he rebuilt tank engines along with developing strong leadership skills. Upon an honorable discharge, Mark started his refrigeration career with Hussmann corporation in Chino, CA holding positions as a refrigeration systems fabricator, construction coordinator and installation technician. Over the next 10 years, Mark held roles as service supervisor, construction foreman and construction manager before moving into sales. He has been in sales for over 16 years, and  has held positions as Regional Sales Manager and National Sales Manager with responsibilities for dealer/representative development and direct sales of various refrigeration equipment components and contracting services for commercial and industrial refrigeration clients throughout the U.S. In addition to above the sales responsibilities, Mark is actively involved in new business development, new product development and sales & marketing for both Advanced Refrigeration Systems and Refrigeration Solutions. He achieved a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in Sacramento, CA.