Lakebrink Refrigeration was founded by Herb Lakebrink of Union, MO in 1957. Herb began his business after serving time in the United States Army and serving in the Korean War where he served in a refrigeration detachment. Lakebrink's offered sales and service on commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, and appliances.
In 1996, Herb retired and Andrew Lakebrink purchased the business from his father. Andrew had worked with the company since his high school days and specialized in marketing and sales of household appliances. Andrew continued to operate the business until 1999 when Andrew sold 50% of the business to Allen Eaker an employee of Lakebrink's. Allen grew up in a small family owned auto repair business and attended Linn Technical College for his HVAC training and began working at Lakebrink's in 1990.
In the year 2000, Lakebrink Refrigeration stopped offering appliance sales & service and changed its name to Lakebrink Heating and Air Conditioning due to their commitment solely to HVAC sales & service. Lakebrink's added a small sheet metal fabrication shop at that time. Due to the growth of the sheet metal fabrication shop in 2003, Lakebrink's moved their location into a larger facility where they are located today. The sheet metal shop has now grown into a fully automated fabrication shop.
In 2017, Lakebrink's celebrated 60 years of selling Carrier Heating and Air Conditioning products.
In 2020, Allen Eaker, who has been a part of the business for 30 years, solely purchased the company and continues to run it with dedicated employees, family and staff.
Lakebrink's has had a long proud history of supporting the local schools, baseball/softball teams and community organizations.
May - St. Clair Elks Lodge #2651 for D.A.R.E program, $500
April - Jeffiresburg 4-H Club, $500
March - Marquart's Landing 5k Beer Run for Downtown Washington, Inc. to proceed a new Washington riverfront park $500
February - City of St. Clair for Franklin County Municipal League $500
January - Immaculate Conception 8th Grade Class for Pro Life Trip $1000
December- Kiwanis Club of Union for Christmas Angel Tree $500
November- Boy Scouts of America Troop 442 & 465 for Summer Camp & Camping Equipment, $250 to each Troop
October- Union High School FFA for National Convention $500
September- Union Rotary Club for Texas Flood Relief $500