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Luis Martinez

Owner of Modern Refrigeration & Restaurant Service in San Benito, TX

Architecture & Construction rising starTraining sparks business expansion

Business success for Luis Martinez grew after he expanded services thanks to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology. And, his education and business success continue to grow.

Originally, he repaired restaurant equipment, but his clients urged him to do more. “I had a lot of customers interested in air-conditioning and refrigeration service,” he said, “but not being a licensed contractor I was unable to offer those services.”

The AAS degree in 2007 motivated him to gain certification from professional organizations sponsored by manufacturers. Today, he is the only TSTC Harlingen graduate from the ACR Program to be licensed for commercial air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration. Martinez added residential A-C service to the business in spring 2010.

Along the way, he hired Billy Jack Weaver of Rio Hondo – also an ACR alumnus from TSTC – as an employee.

“My whole philosophy is to get customers and keep customers. That’s the foundation of every business,” Martinez concluded.



Associate of Applied Science, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, TSTC Harlingen, fall 2007 Owner of Modern Refrigeration & Restaurant Service in

San Benito, TX

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