ABOUT US

Eastern Refrigeration was founded in 1975 by Pierre (“Pete”) Belisle and has since grown to sell, install, service and maintain commercial refrigeration equipment and parts throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

We specialize in all aspects of supermarket refrigeration, including:

  • Direct expansion.
  • CO2
  • Glycol systems
  • HVAC
Stan Shumbo

Stan Shumbo

Former Owner/Vice President, Current General Manager

Stan joined Eastern Refrigeration as an apprentice in 1981. After four years with the company, he transitioned to working in the office and was made Vice President and co-owner of Eastern Refrigeration in 1989. Stan is skilled in designing rack systems and specializes in the sales of all refrigeration equipment associated with grocery stores. Stan is looking forward to partnering with Coolsys to provide customers with expanded solutions for their refrigeration and HVAC needs. Stan is a wine enthusiast and enjoys spending time on the lake.

Tom O’Meara

Tom O’Meara

Operations Manager

Tom joined Eastern Refrigeration in 1985 as an apprentice, and quickly moved to the role of service technician and install foreman. After spending 28 years in the field, Tom began running the service department in 2013 and has since expanded his role to serve as a project manager as well. Tom loves to cheer on the New York Yankees and UCONN Huskies as well as bicycle the airline trail with his wife.

Michael Belisle

Michael Belisle

Operations Manager

Michael started working for Eastern Refrigeration as a summer job during high school and joined the company full-time after earning his A.S. in HVAC-R from the New England Institute of Technology. After working in the field for 10 years, he transitioned to a management role focusing on business development, overseeing the service department, and project management for installation work. Michael enjoys CrossFit and craft beer and is a passionate New England sports fan.