5 Star History & Vision

5 Star History & Vision

Founded by Joseph E. Matthews, 5-Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. was incorporated in September 2007 in the State of Florida. Joseph E. Matthews represents 5-Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. as Registered Agent, President & CEO.

Our installation team is comprised of experienced, highly skilled tradesmen who will make sure the job is done right.

From the smallest cooler door repair to the largest construction projects, we provide turnkey installations.

With our new 24,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse, we will receive, stage and ship your store equipment in coordination of your project.

From Sales…To Installation…To Service…We would love to add you to our 5-Star’s List of Satisfied Customers

5 Star has been selected by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Tampa Bay 6 county area. We have also been selected into the fastest growing 100 companies in all of the state of Florida. Read more…

5-Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. is a Commercial Refrigeration and HVAC Contractor located in the state of Florida. Our services include Refrigeration, HVAC, and Water Filtration, Sales, Installation and Service. Click “Service Area Map” to view the 5-Star Service Area.

Staffed by a team of “Top Notch” Professionals, our Management Team offers more than 135 years of experience and knowledge in this field. We work with many reputable organizations providing Equipment, New and Remodel Refrigeration Installations, Service, Preventative Maintenance and Water Filtration.

Our mission is Continual Focus on providing our Customers with Quality Products and Value-Added Services at all times. We are Committed to the Development of Positive Business Relationships with our Customers, Associates, and Suppliers in the Food Service Industry, and we offer Sound Solutions aligned with Your Priorities and Your Needs.

We sincerely appreciate your consideration of our services and look forward to the opportunity of doing business with you.

Mission Statement

Our Mission at 5 Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning is to be the highest quality full service equipment company servicing the food industry in the Southeast United States.


  • Continually focusing on value-added services we provide to our customers
  • Being dedicated to eliminating waste
  • Establishing long term customer and supplier partnerships
  • Being devoted to education and training, and protecting our environment
  • Being committed to the well-being, advancement, safety and security of our associates


Team Commandments

  • Help each other be right not wrong.
  • Look to make new ideas work not why they won’t.
  • If in doubt, check it out! Don’t make negative assumptions about each other.
  • Help each other win and take pride in each other’s victories.
  • Speak positively about your coworkers and company at every opportunity.
  • Maintain a positive mental attitude in all situations
  • Act with initiative and courage as if it all depends on you!
  • Do everything with enthusiasm – it’s contagious!
  • Whatever you want…give it away.