Ajax | Santa Barbara and Ventura Refrigeration and ICE  Ajax | Santa Barbara and Ventura Refrigeration and ICE

Meet Your Team

Chris has been with AJAX since his father Bernard bought the business in ’92 and has since become the President of the operation. He worked closely with the prior owners and, although he had earned an International Business degree, he worked from the ground up. From the shop floor to running service calls and delivering ice he has seen it all. Over the years he moved into the office and has assembled a team of experts that can provide you with what you and your business need. Although he doesn’t perform field service work anymore, he hasn’t lost his connection to the client-service personnel relationship.

AJAX is incredibly excited to have Abel Medina-Sandoval on the service team as one of our service team leaders.  Abel has many years of experience in the refrigeration and HVAC trades and is truly the “go-to guy” when it comes to getting a job done.  As a customer, always feel free to ask Abel, and all the service technicians for that matter, questions regarding the service repairs they perform and other services that AJAX is happy to bring to you.

Office Staff

Operations Manager Jeff Harvey:  Jeff grew up in and around the Refrigeration and HVAC industry and his extensive knowledge base is propelling AJAX to greater heights!  What does this mean to you? As the Ops Manager, Jeff runs the day-to-day operation.  It’s his goal to ensure rapid service response time to your location, the right parts at the right prices for your job. Under his guidance the team will make sure you get the right service techs for your job, the right parts and the best prices for your proposal as well. He may even answer the phone once in a while. Your job is his priority!

Accounts & Sales Manager Michael Gardner:

Michael is your solutions manager who brings many years of sales, leasing and customer service experience with him.  He is ready to help you find the right ice machine and/or refrigeration equipment. You will have a competitive quote back to you within 24 hours in most cases. Mike has a knack for finding the best purchase rates and lease options for you, as well as arranging all the details of your purchase or lease from shipping and handling to arranging your professional installation and full service maintenance. When Mike is not selling or leasing equipment, he can be found providing relationship-based value-driven consulting for AJAX’s clients. Please call Mike today and let him take care of all the details!

Professional Services

Leasing Program

Full Service ice machine and commercial refrigeration equipment leasing. Flexible rates and contracts that includes service repairs, preventive maintenance visits and after hours service!


Preventive Maintenance

Independent HVAC and Refrigeration Maintenance Department committed to providing the highest level of PM service on a contractual or other basis. Dedicated PM Management ready to assist you today.


Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

Service repair and Preventive Maintenance provided on all sizes of HVAC equipment. We specialize in commercial buildings, offices and light commercial applications.