About Us

“We engineer for long term efficiency not short term profit”

For over 40 years, Kempster Commercial Refrigeration (KCR) has provided premium commercial refrigeration and airconditioning services to Mackay and surrounding areas.

Locally owned and operated, we pride ourselves on our professional experience and quality workmanship to deliver jobs on time and on budget.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction ensures we build strong relationships with all our customers to instill confidence and reassurance for all work we deliver; now and in the future.

Our History

Wayne Kempster Commercial Refrigeration was established in 1978 by Wayne Kempster. After a short few years the business thrived and Wayne hired Warren Ford as Service Manager. Will Corby was employed in 1986 as the business’ first apprentice. Working together, Wayne, Warren and Will developed strong professional relationships through both Wayne and Warren providing guidance to Will. Will completed his apprenticeship with Kempster’s in 1991 before heading to Sydney and then Europe where he continued to work as a Refrigeration Mechanic.

With Wayne’s retirement in 2007 and Will’s return to Mackay, Will purchased the business and continues to offer the same high standard of service and workmanship to new and existing customers.

Today the business is known as Kempster Commercial Refrigeration. Will and Warren continue to be the driving force behind the business, providing invaluable experience and knowledge to younger team members to ensure KCR provides quality, reliable service to all their customers.

KCR employs 15 staff and is committed to employing apprentices now and into the future, recognising the need for ongoing training for young people. 

KCR also sponsors various community clubs and associations, to give back to the Mackay community that has supported the business for the last 35+ years.

Our Mission

To provide excellent service and unparalleled support for businesses in the Mackay district

Our Vision

To bring a professional approach to a regional community