About Us

Kenco-Lusk, located in the Atlanta, Georgia area, installs, repairs, and maintains commercial refrigeration, heating, air conditioning, and food-service equipment such as refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, cooking and warming appliances. We also provide sales and service for electrical and lighting, and specialize in LED upgrades.

We offer innovative solutions for energy management, comfort control, and state of the art temperature monitoring systems. We specialize in advanced HVAC and Refrigeration technology.
We also offer preventive maintenance programs for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems that really work!. We will work with you to design a customized maintenance programs that will fit your facility and budget to help keep your equipment operating properly and maximize its efficiency and life span.
We are trained specialists in the commercial and light industrial field with refined troubleshooting skills and professional, courteous service technicians. We employ highly trained technicians and our management has the knowledge and experience levels to be able to offer solutions that few companies in this area can match. We have long relationships with manufacturers and suppliers that allow us to get needed parts and supplies when most other companies cannot come through.

Kenneth L. Cooper was raised in a highly technical family and received early training in fields such as electronics and building trades. As a young man, Ken worked in the fast food industry as management, and earned a reputation for having a knack with the equipment in the restaurants he managed. After word got out of Ken’s talent with equipment, he was offered a position with Po Folks maintenance department. Two years later, he was offered a job with Consolidated Repair Services, who was a major HVAC and Refrigeration contractor for McDonald’s and other restaurant chains in the Greater Atlanta Area. Ken quickly worked his way up to becoming service manager to help run the company for the owner. Ken eventually got the urge to go it on his own, and he started his own business in 1986. Business grew quickly due to relationships he had built while working with the other companies and picking up new accounts as word spread.

In 1995 Ken incorporated his business as Kenco Services Inc. and brought his first full time employee, Jeff Salvo, as a partner. Together, Ken and Jeff have built strong relationships with their customers who include McDonalds, Burger King, Popeyes, Arby’s, Publix Supermarkets, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Panda Express and a host of other restaurants, convenience stores, office buildings, and major hotels. Ken and Jeff have worked with many major manufacturers to provide field engineering and help them refine and improve their products. Ken holds three professional licenses in two states, and is well known and respected in the industry.

Ken and his wife Donna have been married for 39 years with one grown daughter and two granddaughters.

Jeffery Tad Richison hired on at Kenco services in 1994 after completing two honorable enlistments in the U.S. Army. Tad achieved the rank of E5 Sergeant, and had the distinction of being the youngest ever team leader of his department at that time. Tad learned quickly at Kenco, and became a highly respected technician. He worked his way up to service manager where he oversees our other technicians and provides technical support as needed. Tad has built many strong relationships with customers, and his keen skills and easy going personality have been huge assets to our company.

Tad and his wife Kim have been married for 31 years with one grown daughter and one grandson.

In January of 2007, Kenco Services and another respected contractor in the Atlanta Area, Lusk Commercial Services, joined forces to become Kenco-Lusk. Since then, we have used our combined strengths and talents to become a major force in the Atlanta area. In addition to caring for our cherished customers, we work with many manufacturers and suppliers to continue to develop and improve both the industry and the equipment we sell and service. Excellence and integrity is our driving force, and providing our customers with the highest of quality and service is our mission.

In 2018, Tad Richison, after his many years of loyal service, purchased Lusk Commercial’s stock in Kenco-Lusk, thus becoming a managing owner in the company. Tad manages our service and maintenance division, while Ken manages the installation division and oversees the business end of the company. Together, we are continuing to refine and grow all that we’ve built over the years, and look forward to providing our customers with excellence for many more years to come.