Our Commitment to You

We will continue to invest in the development of our employees, our infrastructure, and the range of products that we offer . . . to broaden our partnership with manufacturers and vendors . . . and continue to grow so that we can offer you, our valued customer, the most complete scope of professional service and product lines available.

Company History and Future

Jim and Rillia Johnson, owners of Johnson Mechanical Service, Inc., have been in business since 1982.  Jim worked alone for several years developing his skills as a technician in the field of commercial refrigeration, heating, air‐conditioning and cooking equipment.  As the business grew, additional service technicians were hired. 

In June of 2004, the business moved to a new 18,000 square foot facility, located in Pekin’s Riverway Business Park, which is 10 miles from Peoria, Illinois.  This move allowed the Johnsons to expand the equipment side of the business to include a showroom and warehouse space.  Johnson Foodservice Equipment Division was formed and currently represents over 150 manufacturers with many types of units on display.

Soon after, the company was chosen by True Manufacturing to become a Master Parts Distributor for the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri.  The Parts Department was then expanded and now stocks over 3,000 items.

In 2015, Johnson Foodservice Equipment Division opened a new showroom in Peoria, IL.  This 4,000 square foot facility has on display a variety of equipment  for the commercial kitchen, along with a large selection of smallwares.

Growth continues as each area of the business is developed.  The Johnsons have strived to meet the needs of their customers and consider their employees their greatest asset in accomplishing this goal.  Each person has a special talent to contribute and this range of experience will continue to lead to the success of the business.