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


“The success of our recently completed Eagle’s View Church project in Fort Worth, Texas, was realized because of the strong team approach between Architect/Owner/Contractor and MEP Engineer. We were very fortunate to have Benchmark Group on our team because they were skilled in communicating effectively with all parties and offered creative, budget-friendly design solutions that were successfully incorporated into the final design. Scott Forbes and his team provided exceptional service and professional skill during the entire design and construction phases of the project, and we are pleased to be working with them again on another church design project.”

Steve Elliot, AIA
Architect, CMA

“Benchmark Group is consistently recognized as a trusted partner in our success as well as our clients’. Their knowledge of a broad range of project needs, design, and proactive approach are unmatched in the engineering industry.”

Brad Hamilton
Director, CR Architecture + Design

“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