Walk-In Cooler/Freezer at Raising Cane’s

Laponica recently installed a cooler and freezer walk-in box at Raising Cane’s on both St Charles and S Carrollton. A lot of new things were going on at the time: The office manager, yours truly, was leaving for Vietnam in two weeks, so he had his friend Sheery Berry take photos; Sheery Berry was new, so she also had to be trained in logistics; we even had our very own tolken black guy employee Tony Buddah Brownie starting his first day of work.

In preparation for my trip to Vietnam we also stopped at a Vietnamese restaurant down the street. I don’t care what they tell you, but those weren’t meatballs. They might have been meat rolled into a ball, but they were nothing like the Swedish meatballs you get at Rouses.


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Walk-In Box for Villa Pizza at Riverwalk

Laponica Refrigeration is working on a walk-in box for Villa Pizza at the Riverwalk in New Orleans. Heavier than expected panels exasperated by our most important tech twisting his ankle only two days before.

The truck driver, when delivering the panels to the job location, was shocked when Laponica only brought three men to unload by hand:

Normally when people don’t show up with a forklift they bring 12 guys to unload it. You brought 3 guys and one of them is a cripple!”

Our guys unloaded the truck in 29 minutes, so either our competition sucks, or we got some super techs working for the company. We like to think the latter.

New Orleans has been crowded lately (e.g. concerts at the superdome, wrestling, construction) and tensions were surely at an all time high, but with the help of awesome project managers it all worked out nicely. Laponica will be back to the Riverwalk soon. Raising Cane’s is coming and we will be there giving taking photos and showing you what’s going on.

Redo Cooler/Freezer Box – Krystal Burger – Marrero, LA

Thursday – 21Jun14

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Residential Service Plan

Prevention Reduces Costs

Many expensive air conditioning and heating repairs are caused by lack of proper service. Planned service reduces the number of emergency calls by revealing potential problems that can be corrected, before they become expensive, and thereby reducing major repairs and equipment replacements.

A service agreement with Laponica Refrigeration provides peace of mind through periodic scheduled inspections. Lubrication, adjustments, safety testing, and cleaning of your heating and cooling system will keep it running at peak, trouble-free efficiency. Potential problems are spotted before they cause trouble.

Know Everything!

Every inspection comes with a detailed checklist of what equipment or part needs immediate service and what can wait. Twice a year Laponica will schedule an appointment to inspect your equipment – one at the start of each heating and cooling season. Regular inspections serve the purpose of keeping your equipment clean and advising you of any needed repairs. No repairs are made without your approval! You will be provided a complete checklist of what needs immediate attention, to make your equipment work safely & efficiently, and what item(s) can wait.

All our service plans include:

    • Free service calls (Reg. $75)
    • Discount on Freon and repairs
    • Priority service for emergency calls
    • Check proper refrigerant charge
    • Lubricate motors (if required)
    • Check for proper voltage and amp draw
    • Check electrical connections and relays
    • Check Thermostat
    • Check condensate drains
    • Clean or replace filters (as needed)
    • Inspect condenser coil
    • Inspect evaporator coil (where accessible)
    • Perform system operational check
    • Detailed records and operating history for your review at all times

Hidden Benefits!

These types of agreements have some additional, less obvious, but still very real financial advantages. Properly maintained equipment will use less energy than ones that are not regularly serviced, resulting in lower utility bills. Even more significant, such equipment will last longer, lowering capital investment expenses. While budgets are still tight for most homes, equipment service and repair should not be an expense your family should worry about.

A service tech that is familiar with the system and has access to the equipment’s history does not need to spend time (money) trying to figuring out what has been done in the past. All our inspections are detailed and can serve as a visual aid for both the customer and the technician.

Call Laponica at 504-273-4013 or fill out a Request Service form to setup an informal meeting to discuss what service plan is right for you. One of our members will come out to your home and explain how our Residential Service Plans work. There’s no obligation and the visit is free. Whether you go with us or not your HVAC system, just like any another mechanical device, needs regular maintenance. Don’t wait until it breaks. Bad idea.

Commercial Ice Machines


A commercial ice machine is one of the most important equipment purchases of nearly every service industry. Since there are several styles and different configurations, Laponica Refrigeration can help you choose the type of commercial ice machine that will work best for your business. Whether you operate a commercial kitchen, restaurant, bar, hotel, medical clinic, or hospital, there is an ice machine suitable for any of these establishments and each environment has its own unique requirements.

Many times when a service industry chooses an ice machine, they often overlook the ice production capacity. Laponica Refrigeration can help you to select an ice machine that has the production capacity to keep up with demand. We consider several factors when estimating ice consumption so you don’t exceed the ice production capacity of your machine. Will you have enough ice during peak hours of operation? Will you have a large enough ice machine if your business experiences rapid growth or increased demand? Will environmental conditions affect the ice machine’s ability to produce its maximum output capacity, such as temperature and ventilation in the establishment? Will you need a few smaller ice machines instead of one large centralized unit?

The Nordic blood of the Laponica Refrigeration technicians knows no boundaries and our skills in high quality commercial ice machines is a testament to that fact. Please take note that all of Laponica Refrigeration’s customers will receive the best customer care and quality materials to match. We have maintenance programs available for regular maintenance (important for any type of mechanical device, Lifetime workmanship guarantee, detailed checklists on inspections, and some of the most dedicated and experienced technicians to boot.

The Rusty Skipper

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Laponica Refrigeration is looking at buying a used forklift from one of our seafood plant customers. I, Ole Andreas Haug, have decided to name it The Rusty Skipper! At least that’s what I’m thinking right now. I will accept some other ideas.

002 - Laponica Refrigeration - ForkliftLaponica Refrigeration is a family operated small business located in Kenner, Louisiana. We are a full service and state licensed mechanical contractor for A/C, Heating and Commercial Refrigeration.

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Air Handler Install for Gulf Marine

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Some sections of this walkway were dangerous and if not careful one could easily fall through.

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The problem here was best described by our tech, “It was held on with tape!”

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Ragnar and Pat work on an air handler, which is about to get lifted up and installed. The workers inside are shivering in the cold. Good thing Laponica Refrigeration was here to save the day.

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