E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration was started by Evan and Mary Lang in 1996, working out of their home garage. This is where Evan came up with the idea of a mobile air conditioning service, since there was none in the area at the time. In 2002, they purchased a small, 3-bay garage in Edgar and renovated it to begin and grow their business.
In the next few years, the business just took off, and they seemed to be busting at the seams, so in 2006, Evan and Mary added an additional 3 bays to the facility. Now with 6 bays, they were able to accommodate semi-trucks, trailers, farm tractors, combines (less attachments), other farm equipment, off-road equipment, and logging equipment. In the facility, there was also a 5 ton overhead crane, which makes it easier to pull out engines for repair.
In 2009, we purchased Mobile Sterli Koni lifts, making it so much easier for our technicians to do full service oil changes, transmission repairs, clutch jobs, and rear end services.
The year 2015 brought great change to E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration with the construction of a new facility at the junction of Hwy 29 and County Road H near Edgar, WI. A 33,183 square foot facility was constructed to conduct our parts and service operations. 21 bays for trucks and trailers along with a Dynamometer bay and wash bay was constructed. Ample parking and expansion capabilities also accompanied this build. A secure lock up area for vehicles on the back side was also put in place. The capabilities of the new facility are endless.
Tire and alignment and dyno services were also added in 2015 with the new facility. We have become known for our knowledgeable and helpful staff. We create long term solutions for customers.
Our repair shop is fully computerized so that our technicians can easily diagnose an engine problem and efficiently and quickly fix that problem. We also have a 24 hour mobile repair, so if you are broken down on the road, we are able to come to you, and get you going in a timely manner. We are listed in the NTTS Breakdown Directory and come highly recommended for fast, efficient service.
E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration is an HDA/Truck Pride Truck Service Expert Shop since its inception and a service partner with HDA prior to that. We are proud to have these affiliations. We are committed to ongoing training and have participated in Bob Greenwood classes several times with our staff.
We can help with all of your diesel product needs. We can assist you with finding fuel economy and efficiency gains, through dyno testing, complete chassis inspections and maintenance. This will give you an edge in the business that you need to succeed. Give us a call, and we can guide you in the right direction as to which products and services will work best for you.
Before opening E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration Inc., Evan came to this business with 14 years of experience. Evan graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute in 1990 with a vocational diploma in diesel and heavy equipment technology. In 1996, Evan and his wife began doing auto repairs from their own garage. Throughout the years, Evan was able to purchase his own 3-bay facility, which he added another 3-bays in the years to come. The year 2015 brought great change for Evan and the crew at E.L.M. Repair. The construction of a new facility at the junction of Hwy 29 and County Road H near Edgar, WI was the beginning of a new venture. A 33,183 square foot facility was constructed to conduct their parts and service operations. 21-bays for trucks and trailers along with a Dynamometer bay and wash bay was constructed. Ample parking and expansion capabilities also accompanied the build. A secure lock up area for vehicles on the back side was also put in place. Evan also decided to add tire, alignment, and dyno services in 2015 with the new facility. He is proud that E.L.M. has become known for their knowledgeable and helpful staff.
An interesting fact that you may not know about Evan is that he loves to snowmobile and go four wheeling, smoke any kind of meat, also in his heart he would still love to be in farming.
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Before opening E.L.M. Repair & Refrigeration, Inc. with Evan, Mary came to this business with 20 years of experience. Mary graduated from North Central Technical College in 1984 where she received her Associates Degree in the Administrative Assistant Program. Mary worked in the medical field for several years, starting as a filing clerk, receptionist, insurance billing, and accounts receivable. She worked for a finance company and learned more about what it is like to run a business.
In 1996, Mary began helping Evan with the paperwork for the business we started out of our garage. Since then our business has grown tremendously. Our shop now employees 26 people including themselves. And are looking to build a new facility and add more employees in the near future. In 2015 they built a new facility and added more employees to the team.
David has been with our company for 8 years, but many of you may already know him. He worked at County Materials for the past 15 years. David lives near Wausau with his family. His position included locating and purchasing parts for thirty-plus locations in over seven states from Wisconsin to Texas. Creating electronic repair orders based on Vehicle Maintenance Report Standard (VMRS) component Codes. Reviewing records for useable comments and part install accuracy. David also has experience as a mechanic, over the road trucker, and equipment painter.
We feel lucky to have David as part of our E.L.M. Team. David's reputation and experience will help tremendously in the front office. So when you are calling for parts or service, you can ask for "David" and he will gladly secure parts for you, and if Tim is unavailable he will schedule your vehicle appointments.
An interesting fact that you may not know about David is that he likes taking road trips in the car during cold months or motorcycle when the weather is warmer.
Kurt has been with our company for 15 years. He came to us with 17 years of experience in the repair of all diesel equipment. He graduated from Mid-State Technical College with a vocational diploma in diesel and heavy equipment technology. Kurt works on Cummins, Caterpillars, Detroits, Mack, Volvo, and all major engines. He also has experience working on truck and trailer alignment, air brakes, air and spring ride suspensions, welding, and tire maintenance.
An interesting fact that you may not know about Kurt is that he comes from a family of 12 children.
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Troy has been with our company for 15 years. He came to us with 4 years of experience in the repair of all diesel equipment. He graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in 2000 with a Diesel Technology degree.
An interesting fact about Troy is that he loves spending time with his children.
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Robert "Bob" has been with our company for 15 years. He began as a light/medium duty diesel technician part-time while attending Mid-State Technical College. Bob graduated in 2008 where he received his degree in diesel technology. Bob became a full time mechanic for us in 2008 and works on the light/medium duty side.
An interesting fact you may not know about Bob is that he likes working on engines and old tractors.
Jeffrey "Harley" Hargraves joined our company in August, 2013. Jeff comes to us with 19 years of experience with a GM garage. He graduated from North Central Technical College in 1993 with and Associates Degree in the Automotive Technician Program.
An interesting fact that you may not know about Harley is that he likes helping his dad on the farm.
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Jeremy started with our company in June of 2012. At that time, he was a senior in high school working through the Career to Work Program at the high school. Jeremy attended Mid State Technical College and graduated in 2016 with a degree in Diesel Equipment Technology.
An interesting fact that you may not know about Jeremy is that he likes to hunt and spend time in the woods.
Jeff joined our team on May 5, 2014. He comes to us with 27 years of experience in the repair of all diesel equipment. After high school he joined the army where he began his education and work on diesel engines. Jeff's area of expertise is on all makes and models of Detroit engines, he also works on CAT, Cummins and Volvo and other major diesel engines. He also has experience working with electrical systems diagnosis and repair, also diagnosis and repair of all truck systems and components. He also works on truck and trailer alignment, welding and tire maintenance.
An interesting fact that you may not know about Jeff is that he likes to make wine.
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: Jonah has been working with his Dad since he was a year old. He has been around this business his whole life. Jonah graduated from Wyoming Technical College in 2016. He does many aspects of diesel repair. He also has extensive knowledge in diagnostic work for trucks.
An interesting fact that you may not know about Jonah is that he loves the cooler weather, tinkering on small engines. Also, he likes snowmobiling in the winter and four wheeling in the summer.
Hanna started working for the company in 2009. Hanna recently graduated with a degree in Graphic Communication Technologies from Northcentral Technical College. She plans on going to back to school to attain another degree in Digital Marketing. She hopes to start doing in house graphics for the shop and eventually helping customers with their graphics needs. In her spare time, she enjoys four wheeling and spending time with her family, friends and her boyfriend.
Tony is our on-call / part time parts runner and has been with us for 6 years. If we are desperate for a part, and it cannot be delivered, Tony is able to go get it for us. It helps get our customers out the door on a timely manner.
Jason joined our team in September of 2017. He came to us with 17 years of experience in truck repair and management. He previously worked at Wisconsin Kenworth for 13 years. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and woodworking.
Joel joined our team in November of 2015. You might recognize him form Mid-State truck or Pioneer Transportation in Merrill. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley. Joel has two sons and is engaged to Laura Mueller.
Tom joined our team September of 2019. He came to us with 17 years of experience. You may notice him from I-State Truck Center from working in service and parts. In his free time, he enjoys going on spontaneous road trips, getting together with his family, four wheeling, target shooting and grilling out.
Chrissy joined our team in August of 2018. Chrissy is from Edgar. She came to us with 15 years of experience in Customer Service and Management. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and fishing. She has three fur babies, two cats and one dog, with her boyfriend.
Nichole joined our team in December of 2019. She is originally from Kalispell, Montana but now lives in Mosinee. Nichole recently graduated from Northcentral Technical College and came to us with 2 years of experience. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, reading, skiing and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Casey joined our team September of 2019. Casey came to us from Truck Fleet Service with 7 years of experience in parts. He is from Pittsville, Wisconsin. In his free time, he likes to golf, watch all Wisconsin sports, smoke any kind of meat and spend time with his family.
Ken joined our team November of 2016. He came to us with 42 years of experience with outside, territory sales managing and fleet managing from Lawrence Hilgart & Sons Logging. Ken was also an owner operator of Ken Hilgart & Sons Trucking. You may also recognize him from Fleet Pride. In his spare time, he enjoys wood working, making custom fishing tackle, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Kim joined our team in January of 2016. He previously worked at CWC in Stratford. Kim is originally from Beatrice, Nebraska where he grew up on a 150-cow dairy farm. In his spare time, he enjoys bowling, hunting, fishing, and watching sports. He also loves to spend time with his family.
Derek joined our team in July of 2017. He came to us with 15 years of experience in the industry. He previously worked at Mid-State Truck. In his spare time, he enjoys working on cars and trucks and building trucks for mudding.
Kyle joined our team in April of 2015. He previously worked in North Dakota in the oil fields, then moved back to Wisconsin. In his spare time, he enjoys riding dirt bikes and taking his Camaro out for a rip.
Michael joined our team March of 2019. He is from Granton, Wisconsin and comes to us with 4 years of experience in the industry. Growing up on his family farm, Michael’s interest in becoming a diesel technician came from working on tractors with his father. In his free time, Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, and ATV trail riding.
Jordan joined our team January of 2018. Jordan recently graduated from Northcentral Technical College with a degree in Diesel Technology. He chose to work in the diesel industry because of his love of trucks and his love of repairing them. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, and trap.
Jake joined our team September of 2019. He is currently a senior at Edgar High School. In his free time, he enjoys building motors and working on cars.
Heath joined our team in June of 2018. He is currently a senior at Edgar High School. He is enrolled to attend NTC in Wausau to become a Diesel Technician. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and running cross country.