November 2017

Master-Bilt® Refrigeration News & Product Information

A Big Project For Little Sisters

Little Sisters Of The Poor Sacred Heart Residence
Mobile, AL

During a recent walk-in replacement at a nursing home in Mobile, AL, branch manager at Kesco (Kitchen Equipment and Supply Company) in Mobile, Patrick Taylor, knew exactly who to call. Taylor’s rep with Master-Bilt, Jimmy Whatley, has the knowledge and expertise on walk-in coolers to handle a job of this size. “Jimmy is an expert on walk-ins and helped with the attention to detail,” said Taylor. “After visiting the facility initially, I knew it would be a huge project, and immediately thought of Jimmy for the job.”

Little Sisters of the Poor Sacred Heart Residence, is a Catholic nursing home with 75 residents located in Mobile, AL. Their full-service kitchen serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The previous walk-in cooler had been at the facility for over 40 years.

The size of the cooler made this project a complicated one. At nearly 72 ft. long, 9 ft. 8 in. wide and 8 ft. 6 in. high, this was going to be no small task. With such a large and complicated install, the planning was almost a year in the making.

The walk-in has six compartments: four refrigerators and two coolers. To help with the large install, Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, a local HVAC service company, was brought on to help during the installation process.

With the old walk-in being 40 years old, several updates were needed. The flooring was repaired and replaced with rubber throughout, along with a complete redesign of the compartment layout. The previous walk-in’s design had the condensing units very close together, which made it difficult to do any checking or repairs. The new design allows for enough space to easily operate and repair each compartment separately.

Since the installation of the updated and redesigned walk-in, the Little Sisters of the Poor staff has been pleased with the finished product.

In the business-to-business world, it’s not just the quality of the product, but the employees that make a company stand out. “When the client runs into a problem or question about their walk-in, I know my Master-Bilt rep, Jimmy, will answer and get the problem solved immediately,” said Taylor. “With confidence, I can assure my client that an issue will be resolved right away.”