About Us

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.

Tippmann Group Timeline

  • 1959 – John Tippmann, Sr. begins working for his father at Tippmann Engineering (age 17)
  • 1968 – Tippmann Construction is founded by John Sr.
  • 1972 – John Sr. co-founds Interstate Cold Storage; first facility is located in Fort Wayne, IN
  • 1982 – Tippmann Properties is founded by John Sr.
  • 1984 – John Sr. begins operating cold storage facilities under the name Interstate Warehousing
  • 1989 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Joliet, IL facility built (expanded in 1990, 2003, 2012)
  • 1990 – “Tippmann Group” name is first used to create a single corporate identity for the separate, but related companies
  • 1992 – Chuck Tippmann takes over as President of Tippmann Group when John Tippmann Sr. handed over the leadership of the company
  • 1994 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Hamilton, OH facility built (expanded in 1997, 2000, 2011)
  • 1995 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Denver, CO facility built (expanded 1997, 2000)
  • 1998 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Newport News, VA facility built (expanded 2003, 2006)
  • 2005 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Franklin, IN facility built (expanded 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015)
  • 2006 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Murfreesboro, TN facility built (expanded 2011, 2015, 2019)
  • 2006 – Developed QFR Zone® in-rack freezing system at our Interstate Warehousing facility in Newport News, VA
  • 2009 – First QFR Zone® (Quick Freeze Racking Zone) Blast Freezing Alternative System installed
  • 2013 – John Tippmann Jr. takes over as President of Tippmann Group when Chuck Tippmann retires
  • 2017 – First QTR Zone® (Quick Thaw Racking Zone) Thawing System installed
  • 2018 – Installation of 10,000th QFR Zone® pallet position
  • 2018/2019 – Phase 1 of Interstate Warehousing – Anderson, IN  facility built

Leadership Team

John Tippmann, Sr., Founder and Chairman

John Tippmann, Sr.
Founder and Chairman

John Tippmann, Jr., President

John Tippmann, Jr.

Jeff Hastings, CFO

Jeff Hastings

Steve Tippmann, Executive Vice President

Steve Tippmann
Executive Vice President

Dale Budzon, Senior Vice President, Construction

Dale Budzon
Senior Vice President
Tippmann Construction

Matt Helbling, Senior Vice President, Interstate Warehousing

Matt Helbling
Senior Vice President
Interstate Warehousing

Joe Wharton, General Manager, Tippmann Properties

Joe Wharton
Vice President
Tippmann Properties