Since 1952, WesTen’s Legacy business, Hinton Refrigeration Company has been an industry expert in refrigeration, commercial HVAC and residential installation and maintenance.
Argus Hinton founded Hinton Refrigeration Company after working in his uncle’s heat and air business. In the late 50’s, Hinton’s first office was downtown but moved NW 10th and May in the 60’s. Their final move was in 1975 to the NW 10th and Meridian area and they have been settled in there ever since.
Currently, Hinton Refrigeration Company employs 56 people, with several working 20 years or more. They have a fleet of about 30 trucks.
Family members, including the third generation, have been a part of the business over the years. Currently Argus’ son, Larry, is President and his daughter, Sharon, is Office Manager/HR, and they join the other family members to lead the company into the future.