Founded in 2013 by Dennis Carroll and Jeff Martinez, Houston Refrigerated Logistics, Inc. (HRL) has continually added to its service offerings to provide the most complete refrigerated storage solutions in the Houston area.
HRL and its affiliated trucking company, Houston Refrigerated Trucking, LLC, which is a bonded carrier, can handle all your needs. From the time your product arrives in Houston or the Houston area ports, we can provide your dray services to and from Jacintoport, Barbour’s Cut, Bayport, Galveston, and Freeport. These are all strategically positioned facilities in Houston and Freeport, TX. Whether you only need dry services, or a full line of services, we are a company that can do it all.
Among the services we offer are:
We can arrange USDA inspections at our facility, deliver your products to the end user within the state of Texas and handle custom bonded loads. We can unload or load containers for import/export customers as well as restack or rearrange tipped loads.
HRL wants to be your service provider at the ever growing ports in the Houston, TX area. If there are any services you need that are not listed on this website, please do not hesitate to call. Our strength is finding solutions to the needs of our customers and companies in need. Our storage customers receive a daily physical inventory, receiving register, shipping registers, and most any other information you may need. We are a Primus GFS certified company to give you the peace of mind in knowing that your products are safely handled with experienced, continually trained staff.
If you are looking for a solution for your refrigerated storage needs, please give us a call. We will figure out a customized solution that will meet your needs!
Dennis Carroll has been involved in the transportation and produce industries for over 30 years. Dennis has always said, “when I was a young man, I knew I wanted to be involved in the trucking/logistics industry”. After obtaining his CDL at a young age, Dennis began his career as a driver, working both national and local deliveries. Eventually, Dennis transitioned from the truck to become a Transportation Broker and then went on to become involved in the transportation of fresh cut produce that quickly became his new passion. Dennis was now fascinated by the produce industry and the various products and services that came with it.
After years of being involved in the fresh cut produce business, Dennis began a career in the storage of produce and the procurement of transportation. This eventually led to Dennis and his business partner, Jeff Martinez, realizing the lack of services related to the produce industry and the opportunity to come up with a solution. In August of 2014, Dennis and Jeff decided to capitalize on this opportunity and Houston Refrigerated Logistics and Houston Refrigerated Trucking was born. Dennis remains heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of the business and his passion remains the same as the day he started. “I believe that if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life. I’ve been blessed in this regard”, Dennis says. “Our company motto is “We say what we do, and do what we say”, and I hold all of my employees to this standard for all customers.
Dennis lives in the Houston area with his wife Julie and son Cole. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, and especially anything that has to do with his Iowa Hawkeyes.
Director of Business Operations
Tim Carroll graduated from Norwalk High School in May
2001 and started off in the personal finance and collections business. After starting a family at a young age, Tim decided in October 2008 to pursue further education in the world of business. In October 2012, Tim graduated and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Business Finance. After obtaining his degree, Tim went into the call center industry where he continued his growth and knowledge of the business industry, working his way from an entry level employee to an Executive.
Tim joined Houston Refrigerated Logistics in February 2019 as the Director of Business Operations and while he is new to the produce industry, Tim has quickly become acclimated with the day-to-day operations of the organization. Tim lives in the Houston area with his wife, Sarah, and has three children, Alexis, Chase and Jensen. Tim is a passionate Iowa Hawkeye fan, and loves to cook, smoke/BBQ meats, watch most sports and is an avid outdoorsman.
Julie Carroll has been the Accounting Manager for Houston Refrigerated Logistics, and Houston Refrigerated Trucking, since both companies began. Once Julie finished college, she immediately began her career in accounting. She worked in various positions and soon entered the world of transportaon, logistics, produce, and warehousing.
Julie loves the fast pace of the business and handles all of the accounting needs of HRL and HRT. Whether it is billing, AR/AP, driver settlements or any other accounting issue, Julie is the person to contact. Her dedication, willingness to work long hours, and relentless dedication makes her an inspiration to everyone around her.
Her just get it done attitude is second to none. We look forward to Julie remaining a valuable member of our team for years to come!
Julio joined the HRL family in December 2014 and quickly established his importance and knowledge to the day to day operations of our organization. With over 14 years of experience in the produce industry, Julio quickly rose thru the ranks and became first the warehouse manager taking care of the daily operations of the warehouse, and now to the position of Operations Manager.
Julio manages all day-to-day activities in both of the Houston warehouses. Julio oversees all paperwork of product in and out, inventories, bagging equipment, re-packaging/re-grading of product, employee scheduling and many other duties. Julio is also a valuable member of the safety team and plays an important role in our food safety program. If there is something going on in the warehouse, Julio is involved in some aspect.
When not hard at work Julio loves watching the Houston Texans, but, his real passion is soccer. Julio has three beautiful daughters and enjoys spending his free time with them. He believes that family is very important, and we are excited he is part of the HRL family.
Juan started off in the transportation industry when he obtained his CDL in 2004. After working for a fabricated glass company, Juan decided that the produce industry was more appealing, and it was then that he decided to join the HRL family. Juan joined the company as a lease operator and quickly showed his knowledge maneuvering throughout the Houston and surrounding area. Soon Juan purchased his own truck, and shortly after that purchased a second truck.
With his broad knowledge of HRL’s logistical needs, Juan came into the office as the primary Logistics Coordinator for the Houston area in 2018 and has not looked back since. Juan enjoys what he does because he enjoys the pressure. Having great knowledge of how the trucking side of the industry works and how the drivers are affected day-to-day, Juan always tries to anticipate every move throughout the day to ensure that each customer transportation needs are met.
Juan has two kids he loves spending time with, especially taking them rock climbing. He loves biking and attending Houston Astros or Texans games.