Interior Shot of Cold Storage Facility, Countless load bearing beams throughout a vast empty warehouse.

Cold Storage

Precise, investment-grade temperature controlled facilities.

Cold Storage

What’s at stake

With an aging cold storage infrastructure and industry-wide need to broaden and deepen the nation’s footprint, FCL is one of the few specialized cold storage builders with the expertise and resources to properly envision, plan, and deliver state of the art facilities that can rise to meet increasing demand and challenges.

Our Focus

Delivering innovative and efficient cold storage and food processing projects for some of the industry's most discerning buyers of temperature-controlled facilities. We use sound engineering principles and time-tested construction strategies to deliver critical results, including thermal and vapor envelope design.

FCL Advantages

FCL cold storage team leaders bring decades of experience in the field of climate control design and construction. FCL’s specialty teams know the ins and outs of design build in this market, delivering a wealth of cold storage and general construction expertise. Our qualified and experienced professionals ensure every climate-controlled building will be built to the industry's best standards in terms of design, details, and performance.

Why This Matters

FCL’s dedicated National Cold Storage Team works with our local and regional experts at each stage of development to apply best practices, deep resources, and years of cold storage experience to deliver complex and customized projects to exacting standards with an excellent customer experience.

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Our next-level cold storage facilities are custom-built to:

GROW with emerging technologies 
DELIVER optimal building performance 
UTILIZE sustainable technologies with LEED principles

FCL completed the first speculative cold storage building in the United States. 

FCL was the first builder in the USA to use the Ultra K34 Quell fire protection system to eliminate in-rack sprinklers for buildings up to 50-foot clear.

We have experience installing sustainable engineered industrial flooring systems to extend the life cycle of the building slab and material handling equipment.  


Cold Storage: The FCL Edge

FCL Quality Control Program: Pre-construction project analysis with 5,000+ checked considerations, and 500+ onsite deliverables.

Precise estimates, prepared by dedicated cold storage estimators to maximize FCL’s purchasing efficiencies and identify long lead procurement items to ensure on-time delivery and GMP budgeting.

Pull Planning – Integrated project milestones with subcontractors, owners, and end users.

Project Management Software to manage plans, drawings, logs, notes, communications and project accounting.

Hammertech Safety Software to analyze the results of safety inspections and incidents.

Exterior Photo of Cold Storage Facility, Contemporary white building with blue trim, photo taken on a sunny day.




The FCL Experience

Cold Storage Projects

Cold Summit interior, high ceilings, bright lights, yellow and blue elements.

Cold Summit

Bedford Park, Illinois


DFW ColdSpot

Fort Worth, Texas

Exterior Nestle Facility, distribution bays, parking in front of facility, photo taken on a sunny day with clouds.


Little Chute, Wisconsin

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