Tippmann Historical 1966
Family Owned & Operated For More Than 50 Years

For more than 50 years, the Tippmann Group name has been synonymous with cold storage excellence. In that time, we have dedicated ourselves to putting our customers first, providing a safe work environment, and treating our employees like family. As a family-owned and operated business, the Tippmann Group companies have always placed a high value on the relationships we have with our customers and fellow team members. These relationships, combined with our commitment to tradition, flexibility, quality, performance, and customer service have helped our companies grow into what they are today.

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Your Single-Source Provider For Cold Storage Construction and Warehousing

Tippmann Group is a unique combination of two companies, Tippmann Construction and Interstate Warehousing, which are dedicated to safe and efficient design, construction and operation of multi-temperature facilities for the food industry.

In business since 1968, our refrigeration expertise and owner/operator experience make Tippmann Group your single-source provider for all of your temperature-controlled facility needs.

Tippmann Group’s QFR Zone® utilizes improved airflow to provide an energy and labor efficient blast freezing solution, freezing products faster and more cost-efficiently than traditional blast systems. The QTR Zone® utilizes the same technology for thawing frozen product quickly.

Our Mission
To continually build upon our tradition of excellence, offering vision and flexibility in an ever-changing world while providing quality in everything we do to deliver performance that goes beyond our customers' expectations.
Leadership Team
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John Tippmann, Jr.
Steve Tippmann 8524 square
Steve Tippmann
Executive Vice President
Dale Budzon 8856 square
Dale Budzon
Senior Vice President - Tippmann Construction
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Matt Helbling
Senior Vice President - Interstate Warehousing
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John Tippmann, III
Vice President, Sales Strategy
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Joe Wharton
Vice President - Tippmann Properties
Company Timeline

John Tippmann, Sr. begins working for his father at Tippmann Engineering (age 17)


Tippmann Construction is founded by John Sr.


John Sr. co-founds Interstate Cold Storage; first facility is located in Fort Wayne, IN


Tippmann Properties is founded by John Sr.


John Sr. begins operating cold storage facilities under the name Interstate Warehousing

Interstate Warehousing Joliet May30 1989

Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Joliet, IL facility built (expanded in 1990, 2003, 2012)


“Tippmann Group” name is first used to create a single corporate identity for the separate, but related companies


Chuck Tippmann takes over as President of Tippmann Group when John Tippmann Sr. handed over the leadership of the company

Interstate Warehousing Cincinnati Phase 1

Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Hamilton, OH facility built (expanded in 1997, 2000, 2011)

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Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Denver, CO facility built (expanded 1997, 2000)

Interstate Warehousing Newport News Phase 1

Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Newport News, VA facility built (expanded 2003, 2006)

Intersate Warehousing Franklin Phase 1 2130

Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Franklin, IN facility built (expanded 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015)

Intersate Warehousing Murfreesboro Phase 1

Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Murfreesboro, TN facility built (expanded 2011, 2015, 2019)


Developed QFR Zone® in-rack freezing system at our Interstate Warehousing facility in Newport News, VA

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First QFR Zone® (Quick Freeze Racking Zone) Blast Freezing Alternative System installed


John Tippmann Jr. takes over as President of Tippmann Group when Chuck Tippmann retires

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First QTR Zone® (Quick Thaw Racking Zone) Thawing System installed

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Installation of 10,000th QFR Zone® pallet position

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Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Anderson, IN facility built