About FES Midwest

For more than three decades, FES-Midwest has supplied refrigeration system components, heat transfer equipment, pressure vessels, and operating controls to manufacturers and distribution centers. We serve a wide range of markets, including:

  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Cold Storage & Distribution Facilities
  • Sporting Venues

Founded in February 1984, our company has responded to the growing demand for refrigeration systems support across the US Midwest by aligning with the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers. Moreover, the experience we gained during this time enables us to provide the highest levels of design consultation.

We can help you size, configure, and select the most efficient and economical equipment for your application. And, after the purchase, we stay involved to assure your products are delivered and started up properly, monitor performance during the warranty period, and assist your staff in operating your equipment to maximize both its life and performance.

From simple change-outs to new construction projects, feel free to contact our staff to help guide you through the design of complete refrigeration system solutions.

Our Staff
Dave Deroche, Principal
Lehigh University, BSME; Penn State University, MBA. Responsible for overall business strategies, project engineering, sales leadership, and customer relations.
Mike Popelka, Sales Engineer
Harper College. Nearly forty years of experience working with refrigeration systems as a designer and contractor. Former principal of contracting firm serving refrigeration markets across the US. Responsible for project engineering, equipment sales, and customer satisfaction.
Jim Deroche, Sales Associate
Marquette University, BA Economics. Joined FES Midwest in December 2017. Previous experience specializing in Account Management/Customer Service in Aerospace/Defense Industry.
Patrick Deroche, Sales Engineer
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign P.E. Joined FES Midwest in May 2021. Previous experience specializing in Mechanical System Design for the HVAC Market.