Commercial Ice Maker Leasing, Service, & Sales

Commercial ice makers take a lot of abuse. It’s essential to work with a company that can keep your equipment cleaned and maintained and running. Tri-Point has experience working with a variety of businesses to keep their equipment operational and in great working order.


Tri-Point has the experience to help your business with its commercial HVAC systems selection and sales. From restaurants to office buildings, we can every business stay find the right systems to ensure your customers stay comfortable.


Tri-Point Refrigeration can help you lease an HVAC system that provides for your business, and maintains your profitability.


Our expert team of techs can repair all types of HVAC equipment and works with each business to develop a unique maintenance schedule. Ensuring the proper operation of your equipment.

Commercial HVAC System Service

HVAC maintenance for commercial buildings can often be much greater in scope than residential maintenance and repairs. As a building owner, the last thing you want is a company that doesn’t have the proper resources or experience handling your commercial HVAC system maintenance and potentially creating more long-term problems at a significantly greater expense. You want to know that your HVAC company has serviced prior systems at the scale of what you have installed. With Tri-Point, you are getting a company with over seven years of experience servicing commercial HVAC systems both small and large for companies such as Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin Donuts. Tri-Point hires only the most experienced technicians and works with proven HVAC parts manufacturers. Original manufacturer’s parts and equipment can be obtained in most cases to ensure compatibility and longevity.

How Do HVAC Systems Work

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning and encompasses the entire system both inside and outside that is used to heat your commercial building. There are many moving parts to HVAC systems, especially at the commercial level and various system types operate differently.

Single-Split Commercial HVAC Systems
Single-split commercial HVAC systems are generally more popular with smaller commercial buildings due to their lower cost and ease of operation. These systems are installed to heat and cool single rooms or larger areas.

The upside to this is that if one unit goes down other units in other rooms will still work. However, one major downside is that each indoor unit must be connected to a separate outdoor unit which can make installation more troublesome depending on the configuration of the building.

Multi-Split Commercial HVAC Systems
Multi-split commercial HVAC systems operate similarly to their single-split counterparts. The primary difference is that a multi-split system can have multiple indoor units operating on a single outdoor unit, typically up to nine.

This type of commercial HVAC system is more appropriate for larger commercial buildings such as large office buildings, healthcare facilities, and large retail stores such as malls. Multi-split systems also have an advantage over traditional forced-air systems as they use sensors to continually monitor for small temperature changes and make adjustments as needed.

The primary benefit of a multi-split commercial HVAC system is that they are energy-saving and offer a cleaner look when compared to single-split systems. However, they can be significantly more expensive to install due to the increased need for pipework and labor costs.

VRF or VRV Systems
VRF stands for variable refrigerant flow and VRV for variable refrigerant volume. These commercial HVAC systems operate using either a heat pump or heat recovery system technology.

With a heat pump type system, either hot or cool air can be provided which is a good option for large open areas such as warehouses, supermarkets, or large open retail buildings. Systems that operate using heat recovery technology both heating and cooling at the same time making them a better option for spaces with individual rooms.

Benefits of VRF systems include their quick installation times and the ability to meet the demand of larger commercial spaces. However, these are significantly more expensive to install than other system types so may not be the best option for smaller buildings.

What Is The Best Brand Commercial Ice Maker?

There are dozens of different manufacturers of commercial ice machines and selecting the best can sometimes be a hassle. One of the advantages of working with an experienced company like Tri-Point is the technicians understand the best brands after years of testing and experience.

Tri-Point has worked with companies as large as Amazon to manage their break room ice machines down to smaller restaurants and hotels. Some of the best brand ice makers that previous customers have preferred include:

  • Hoshizaki
  • Koolaire
  • Ice-O-Matic
  • Scotsman
  • Follet
  • Manitowoc

While Tri-Point technicians are capable of servicing all brands of commercial ice machines, these are some of the more common companies recommended for reliability and performance.

Ice Machine Sales Information

Commercial Ice Machine Cleaning
Regular cleaning is essential regardless if you have a lightly used breakroom ice machine or a large hotel going through hundreds of pounds of ice each day. An improperly cleaned ice machine can lead to mold growth and other issues that potentially can cause the people using it to become ill.

Other issues with an ice machine that isn’t regularly cleaned include mineral buildup that can damage and eventually break your machine, leading to the need for an expensive replacement. This can be avoided by working with a reputable company like Tri-Point that will create a regular maintenance schedule appropriate for your specific ice machine and the level of wear and tear that it receives.

Commercial Ice Machine Maintenance
Aside from just cleaning, your commercial ice machine will also need regular maintenance to replace heavy use parts such as the water filter. This helps to keep your machine running and can decrease the chance of parts breaking and the need for expensive repairs.

Tri-Point technicians are capable of servicing almost all brands of commercial ice machines including in offices, restaurants, hotels, and even in residential buildings or homes. Your technician will help you to understand what needs to be done in terms of maintenance to keep your machine running correctly and to help you get the full lifetime value from your ice machine.

Some of the more popular brands of commercial under-counter ice machines include Scotsman, Manitowoc Ice, and Hoshizaki. These commercial ice machines can usually range in price between one and four thousand dollars with some models more expensive depending on specific features.

Ice Machines For Restaurants

Restaurants particularly must ensure their ice machines are well maintained and cleaned regularly due to consistent wear and tear. There is also the added burden of being more closely looked at by health department officials than some other business types.

You want to work with a company that not only knows how to install and service your restaurant’s commercial ice machine but that also can advise you on the best course of action for preventative maintenance and cleaning.

Tri-Point has worked with restaurants both large and small to ensure their installs go perfect and to make sure the equipment stays clean and compliant with all health regulations.

Ice Makers For Office Break Rooms
Similar to restaurants, ice machines in office break rooms must be installed correctly and regularly maintained and cleaned to ensure clean ice that doesn’t taste funny. This means everything from the water and filtration systems to the refrigeration must work correctly and be serviced regularly.

The last thing you want is your employees getting sick from dirty ice due to mold growth in your machine. This can lead to downtime in your office place and potential loss of revenue. Your Tri-Point technician will work with you to better understand your specific equipment and to ensure it stays in perfect working order to keep your employees happy and healthy.

Hotel Ice Machines
Hotel Ice machines can be another piece of equipment prone to mold growth if installed and maintained incorrectly. Because these machines receive regular use from guests that may or may not take the best care of them, it’s important to have them cleaned regularly.

You don’t want complaints on review websites or directly to your companies headquarters due to mold in an ice machine or because the machines are out of order altogether. Tri-Point can help with routine maintenance and 24 hours a day emergency repairs to make sure your machines stay in proper working order.

Types Of Ice Makers
Not all commercial ice machine models are the same and, depending on where your machine will be and who will be the primary user, there may be a specific model better suited for your business. Tri-Point technicians will work to understand your business and needs to help select the perfect model for you.

Undercounter Ice Makers
Commercial under-counter ice makers are typically smaller in size and made to fit under counters and bars for space-saving. These are commonly used by bars and sometimes in office break rooms due to their ability to produce up to 350 lbs. of ice per day on average.

Some of the more popular brands of commercial under-counter ice machines include Scotsman, Manitowoc Ice, and Hoshizaki. These commercial ice machines can usually range in price between one and four thousand dollars with some models more expensive depending on specific features.

Countertop Ice Machines

Commercial countertop ice machines are the model more commonly seen in restaurants and office break rooms. These typically produce around 400 lbs. of ice per day and make it easier for customers or employees to fill up cups or glasses.

Whereas an under-counter ice maker requires you to use a scoop to get ice, countertop ice machine models have a lever or sensor that dispenses the ice as needed. Costs for countertop ice machines can range from a few thousand dollars up to ten thousand depending on features such as added water dispenser and other extra features.

Some of the more popular brands for commercial countertop ice machines include Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, Follet, and Scotsman.

Modular Ice Makers
Modular ice makers are best for businesses that go through large amounts of ice each day. These types of ice machines come in two separate parts with the actual ice maker on the top and a dispenser bin at the bottom.

These commercial ice machine types are commonly seen in larger restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels. You can reasonably expect between 250 and 1000 lbs. of ice per day depending on the size of the model you choose. Modular ice makers can run anywhere from a few thousand dollars up to ten thousand dollars or more depending on the capacity and capabilities.

“The people at Tri-Point Refrigeration are super! I love my new cooler. They took out my old cooler and installed my new one, then gave me instructions on how to set the temperature. They cleaned up all the packing and were so professional. A perfect 5-star experience.”

At Tri-Point refrigeration, we understand that commercial refrigeration services are such that prompt, efficient service can make the difference between saving or losing thousands of dollars worth of product. 

In our industry, this means delivering on a service promise is not something to be taken lightly.

We understand that our reputation is the difference between getting the contract or not, and we always work with our customer’s best interests at heart. 

Your business and products are too important to trust to just any refrigeration company, call the trusted professionals at Tri-Point Refrigeration today!

Need help? Call our award-winning team 24/7 at (512) 651-4565 or (806) 686-0050