Installation Services


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Complete Installation Services

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Our focus in on the quality of the work and the beauty and functionality of the finished project.

Once your facility’s space has been roughed-in per the design, and the trades are nearing the completion of their work, we enter the installation phase of your project. For this purpose, Rapids has recently acquired a service and installation powerhouse with a long and storied history in our area: Star Foodservice Equipment Repair. This acquisition completes our ability to be a “one stop shop” for bringing your concept seamlessly to fruition.

The installation team will work very closely with the Project Manager to coordinate the preparation and installation of your equipment package according to the overall kitchen design and project timeline.

We make sure your kitchen is up and running as soon as possible through a focus on expedient delivery and protection of the equipment package, expert installation, and constant communication with the project manager. We have redundant Quality Control practices in place for your peace of mind.

The installation team is responsible for these 6 primary duties:


Delivering or receiving the delivery of your equipment on site.


Uncrating the equipment and carefully inspecting the equipment for any damages that may have occurred in transportation from the factories.


Assembling the equipment per the factory specifications.


Setting the equipment in the proper locations per the overall design.


Once utility connections are roughed in and ready, connecting to the applicable utilities within our scope. (Like connecting the gas equipment connectors to the installed gas line leads installed by the pipefitters).


Then, once authorized by the manufacturers, proceeding to start up and test the equipment for proper functionality according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

These duties apply to all projects regardless of the size. Our scope of installation expertise runs from massive industrial walk-in cooler and freezer set ups (including remote refrigeration), and full hot side exhaust hood set ups – all the way down to the placement of small countertop equipment units like microwaves and toasters.

Our installers are capable of both managing large, complex tasks as well as executing on the very finest details. Like the simple, yet critically important, task of applying silicone to equipment adjacent to walls to maintain your NSF standards. We also apply—and remove when complete—protective film to protect the surfaces of all equipment throughout the installation process. A simple task that pays big dividends.

On the jobsite, we consider safety a key component. We adhere to OSHA requirements and are proud members of CFESA. And as for workplace tidiness: know that it is our goal to leave every worksite cleaner than when we arrived.

Our focus is on the quality of the work and the beauty and functionality of the finished project. Rest assured we’ll give your concept the attention it deserves; a quick perusal of our recently completed projects will clearly illustrate this point.

And installation isn’t the end of our service. Know that after we hand over the keys to your future, we’re prepared to help you succeed with Preventative Maintenance Programs and Equipment Warranty Processing to make sure you’re well taken care moving forward.

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On the jobsite, we consider safety a key component.

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Nationwide Network of Installers

In the event your project is outside of our Star Team installers, rest assured Rapids project management team has an extensive list of trusted and proven professionals with which to coordinate the installation for any commercial kitchen project, regardless of size or location. From the moment your equipment is uncrated until you begin production, allow our experience and expertise to ensure timely and accurate installation and superior product management.


Installer Endorsement

“Brecke Mechanical has been working with Luke Green and Rapids for several years assisting with installation of food service equipment and refrigeration equipment. We found out right away that Luke not only does a great job selling equipment he also helps the customer figure out what they need and don’t need. Also, we have been on several jobs that Luke has rolled his sleeves up and helped with the installation. He is definitely not afraid to get dirty. We just don’t see these traits very often anymore. This is why we believe Luke Green deserves DSR Of The Year. He is knowledgeable in his field, cares about the customer and their needs and isn’t afraid to get dirty to pull projects together.”

Steve S., Division Manager at Brecke Mechanical

“Luke Green and the design team were incredible. They observed prior to the remodel, they were able to identify our problem areas, and really worked to just streamline everything. Luke was available for every single question and provided updates along the way. It was really amazing and I would have to say we are 100% satisfied with the final result of this project.”

Susan K., Linn-Mar High School

“Rapids Foodservice Contract and Design was awarded the bid on two of our most recent new kitchen projects. In all my experiences with foodservice contractors, Rapids has proven to be the most proficient and professional. Both projects had to be completed this past summer with training taking place prior to school starting. Equipment installation happened when they said it would, training was scheduled with all manufarurer representatives, school kitchens opened as promised, and punch list items were taken care of in a timely manner. during the entire project, the Contract and Design Specialist and Project Coordinator handled all matters very professionally…”

Jeannie Allgood, Waukee Schools

Owner/Chef Endorsement

“Working with Rapids on many levels including architectural design, equipment procurement, installation, service recoveries, and most importantly continued support upon completion of all has been nothing short of stellar. Christy, Matt, and Troy are some of my most trusted and valued professional colleagues.”

General Contractor Endorsement

“I always look forward to working with Rapids on a project, they are such a great partner! Theresa Peterson is hands down the best PM I have ever worked with! Her communication, solutions, and forward thinking is the reason we are hitting our dates.”


Rapids Contract serves the United States with locations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri!

Get in touch with one of our experts and let us know how we can help with any of your foodservice needs.

Talk to one of our experts right away and get immediate assistance. We are open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm CST.

Get in touch with one of our experts and let us know how we can help with any of your foodservice needs.

Talk to one of our experts right away and get immediate assistance. We are open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm CST.