refrigerated containers

Cold Box is the nation’s leading temporary refrigeration company. Our custom designed cold boxes and refrigerated containers with state of the art, energy efficient commercial refrigeration systems are the best walk-in coolers and freezers in the industry, and with over 40 years of total experience between our two regional managers, our service is as exceptional as our products. With commercial refrigeration as our company’s sole focus, Cold Box is dedicated to providing you with the best solution for your cold storage needs.


Cold Box was founded in 2009 to provide used refrigerated shipping containers to the domestic market. We quickly realized the limitations of shipping containers as effective long-term solutions as cold storage solutions. They were extremely noisy and used an inordinate amount of energy each month with their bottom-feed cold air system that requires 440 volts 3 phase power. Their double locking doors were difficult to open and they had t-rail flooring that was inconvenient for carts and shelving. They also required qualified maritime-based refrigeration mechanics to service and repair them, making them an awkward solution to the needs of our commercial customers.

We saw that the growing market for temporary cold storage required a product that would circumvent these issues and with a more efficient solution. We developed our own cold boxes with easy-open doors, interior emergency release, flat floors, lighting, and commercial refrigeration systems that were easy to repair and energy efficient. The cold boxes received NSF certification to satisfy the requirements of local and state health departments.

Our new commercial refrigeration systems require only 208/240 volts of single-phase power and require only a fraction of the energy consumed by refrigerated shipping containers. They are much quieter, but still offer the same powerful refrigeration capacity necessary to maintain temperatures as low as -10°F in even the hottest environments.

For the past 20 years, we have provided cold storage for the aerospace, biotech, food, and beverage industries, as well as schools and universities, events, museums, and hospitals. Currently servicing the entire state of California, we plan to expand our service to Phoenix and Las Vegas in the near future.