About Us

Located in Houma, Louisiana, Juneau Marine Refrigeration & Air Conditioning has been providing customers with the highest quality service and equipment since 1979.

Specializing in marine air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilation systems, we offer services including design, fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance as well as shipping parts and equipment worldwide. In addition, we offer commercial HVAC and refrigeration services to a wide range of customers.

As marine refrigeration specialists, we have extensive experience working on offshore supply vessels, crew boats, platform supply vessels, inland towboats, casino boats and more. In fact, we have performed work on nearly every casino boat in Louisiana, as well as working with virtually every oil & gas company and shipyard in the region.

One of the things that sets Juneau Marine apart from the competition is our dedication to prompt, personalized customer service. We are available 24/7 and are committed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done for you. As a mid-sized company, we are small enough to respond with fast, personal service yet large enough to handle even the biggest HVACR project. In addition, our team of marine technicians has well over 100 years of combined experience and hands-on expertise allowing us to handle any type of marine project and every type of equipment in the industry.

With an outstanding reputation for always meeting deadlines and providing superior customer service, you can count on Juneau Marine to get the job done right for you, every time.

Our History

Founded by Mr. John Juneau in 1979, Juneau Marine began as a small air conditioning service company serving customers in the bayou country in and around Houma, Louisiana. In the late 1980’s the company was passed on to its current owner, who soon began planning to expand the business.

Focusing on the specialized area of marine air conditioning, the company soon began to design and install HVAC systems on casino boats while keeping busy serving the oil and gas industry.  Eventually, Juneau Marine would perform work on nearly every casino boat in the state of Louisiana.

When the oil & gas industry began to rebound in the 1990’s, Juneau Marine continued to grow by focusing its expertise on providing air conditioning and refrigeration systems for offshore supply vessels and various other oilfield-related vessels, working at shipyards across the Gulf of Mexico.

Today, Juneau Marine has earned a reputation as one of the top marine refrigeration companies along the Gulf Coast and beyond providing the highest quality services and equipment to numerous clients throughout the region.

Our Team

Juneau Marine is lead by an exceptional management team with many years of experience in all aspects of the marine refrigeration and air conditioning industry. In addition, our marine technicians and field personnel are the most knowledgeable in the business  bringing our customers the highest level of service and expertise to meet their HVAC and refrigeration needs.

You can view brief profiles of our senior management personnel by clicking on the names listed.

Name Yrs of Service Title  
Larry “Ladd” Victor Straatmann II 20+ President / CEO
Tracy Leblanc 10+ Office Manager
Karl Domangue 20+ Field Superintendant Construction Foreman
Eddie Laurent 20+ Retired / Liason

President / CEO

Larry “Ladd” Victor Straatmann II began his career at Juneau Marine by being hired on as a field hand while still attending high school. He continued to work closely with Juneau Marine during his college years. Moving up through the ranks as the years progressed, and after graduating college, He worked a handful of years as a Marine Technician. He was eventually promoted to upper management  where he began the daunting task of Operations Manager. Drawing upon his extensive experience both in the field and in business management, Ladd is now responsible for “Making it happen” in day-to-day operations at Juneau Marine.  During the 3rd Q 2020 Ladd was able to purchase 100% ownership of Juneau Marine.

Retired / Liason

Since 1989, Eddie Laurent had spent decades building the company from a small air conditioning service business into one of the region’s leading marine refrigeration companies. A Louisiana native and graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Eddie began working at Juneau Marine not long after the company was founded in 1979. A petroleum engineer, he started his career at Juneau as a Marine Technician and spent many years in the field.

Office Manager

Tracy Leblanc joined Juneau Marine in 2005, bringing many years of office management experience in the marine air conditioning industry to the company. As Office Manager at Juneau, Tracy is responsible for countless “behind the scenes”  and day-to-day business matters in the main corporate office.

Field Construction Foreman

Karl Domangue is one of the worlds most experienced veterans in the marine air conditioning and refrigeration industry. As Field Foreman at Juneau Marine, Karl draws on more than 30 years of expertise in designing, building and repairing any type of air conditioning or refrigeration system. Over the years, he has worked with virtually every brand, type and size of heating, air conditioning,  ventilation, and refrigeration system in the world.