Refrigeration Engineering

From conceptual design to equipment selection, we build solutions for reliability and efficiency. Our experience in refrigeration engineering expands from large retail and grocery to smaller scale retail and C-Store Clients. One-on-one collaboration and transparent communication with our Clients contribute to our long-lasting Client partnerships and satisfaction.

By maintaining relationships with the top manufacturers in the industry, we can quickly implement new technologies into design and use vendor-provided tools in our custom-built, in-house software to create a system that most effectively meets your needs. Members of our team from the construction/installation world are able to work side-by-side with our designers, ensuring our designs are the best and most efficient for our Clients. Benchmark was built on quality, and we pride ourselves on our quality control processes which include making sure we exceed the Clients’ expectations.


  • Age & Condition Scopes
  • Capital Expenditure
  • Commissioning
  • Coordination with Vendors for System or Component Changes
  • Detailed Sequence of Operation
  • Energy Efficiency Analysis & Audits
  • Energy Management Construction Drawings
  • Equipment Selection and Replacement
  • Functional Performance Testing
  • Heat Reclaim Analysis
  • Natural Refrigerants
  • Prototype Development and Maintenance
  • Refrigerant Analysis (HFC, HFO, Natural)
  • Refrigeration Construction Drawings
  • Refrigeration Electrical Design
  • Refrigeration Energy Audits
  • Secondary Systems
  • Site Visits
  • Studies for Design Improvements and Cost Reduction
  • Traditional DX System Design
  • Transcritical CO2 Design

Client Testimonials

“GPW & Associates has worked with the Benchmark Refrigeration and Fire Protection Division for over 3 years on various Walmart Remodel and Sam’s Club Projects. Their teams are always responsive and perform with the highest level of professionalism. They are collaborative and efficient, and they always put the needs of their clients as their highest priority. We highly recommend them for projects related to the Big Box, Retail, and Grocery Store Markets.”

Gina Pacumbaba-Watson
President & CEO, GPW & Associates, LLC | Engineering Consultants


“Benchmark Group has become an extension to our company related to refrigeration design, engineering, and product collaboration. The team has gone above and beyond to assist with integrating our European products into the United States. By utilizing the Benchmark Group’s services, we have been able to eliminate multiple design errors and improve on our deliverables. We are very pleased with the responsiveness, and willingness to help and provide industry advice when we need a neutral point of view. We trust Benchmark and recommend using their services.”

Clay Galloway, C.E.M.
Director, Sales, AHT Cooling Systems USA, Inc.

“Guss Jahchan, AIA, and his team at Benchmark Group, have handled a crucial and important Value-Engineering exercise for one of our corporate stores in Virginia. They had developed and maintained our present corporate prototype, while they were able to point out areas of savings, without jeopardizing the aesthetics or the quality of our store.  We at Propelled Brands, have found the Benchmark team to be highly professional while keeping our interest at the forefront of their work.  Our plan is to continue to work with Benchmark Group for our architectural and engineering (A&E) needs and recommend them to others that need full professional A&E assistance.

Steve J. Elliott
Owner | Architect, SJE Architects

“Our Experience with the team at Benchmark was fantastic! They did a great job of interpreting what we wanted and suggesting what would be a good fit. The little details in design made a difference. They were responsive to questions, very accommodating to changes, and easy to do business with. We are very happy and would recommend their services.”

John Johnson
Co-Owner, D-BAT Northwest Arkansas

“Stephanie Whorton and Benchmark Group as a whole, have been super helpful, and I have really enjoyed working with them. Hopefully, we can do many more jobs together.”

Raymond Weaver
Owner, Weavers Farm & Furniture