Thompson DC The Yards

April 22, 2020

A collection of weathered wood, glass, and dark grey brick rising from the historic Navy Yard, Thompson, Washington D.C. stands at the intersection of nautical history and industrial sophistication. Bike along the Anacostia River Trail, make time to stop at a nearby Smithsonian museum – or two, and shop along one of D.C.’s hottest neighborhoods. From delectable whole-roasted fish at Maialino Mare to cranberry shrub cocktails at Anchovy Social’s rooftop bar, dining experiences at Thompson Hotel, Washington D.C. emphasize the best ingredients of the season, sourced locally. We’ve partnered with New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to bring their award-winning dining and hospitality to the Navy Yards. (Source:

Pictured preassembled at Thermo-Kool’s factory is an actual size 19’3” x 26’10” x 8’6” high Thermo-Kool walk-in cooler/freezer combination which was one of four Thermo-Kool walk-ins  recently installed at the Thompson Hotel – The Yards, Washington D.C. Thermo-Kool’s uncompromising commitment to the highest level of quality and excellent customer service make a perfect fit for the historical landmark location. Thermo-Kool’s high density DURATHANE panel perimeter allowed the Thermo-Kool walk-ins to be preassembled prior to shipment for a thorough quality control inspection to avoid “hidden costs” at the time of installation. With Thermo-Kool’s ability to manufacture in 1” panel increments the walk-ins were manufactured in the exact sizes and configurations needed to maximize storage space capabilities with no “cutting and pasting” required in the field!  The exposed exterior and interior finishes of the walk-ins are white stucco aluminum with a white stucco galvanized interior which, along with LED light fixtures, ensures maximum illumination is provided. The interior floors are designed with Thermo-Kool’s DURA-Floor heavy duty structural support floor, to give additional strength of up to 12,000 lb stationary load per square foot to the floor, and with NSF approved interior ramps at the exterior entrance doors that are foamed-in-place and an integral part of the floor design. The interior and exterior entrance doors and frames are stainless steel and equipped with 14” x 14” peep windows with heated frames and glass, adjustable hinges, vinyl swing doors and 42” high 16-gauge stainless steel kickplates and jamb guards on the interior and exterior. Each walk-in compartment also includes a Thermo-Kool TK4700 Walk-In Monitor System which features multi-compartment temperature monitoring, high and low temperature alarm, door status monitoring, automatic lighting control, compartment identification, door/door frame/peep window heater control, motion detectors, door open alarm and a panic alarm. Stainless steel rigidized treadplate on the exposed exterior was also provided for field mounting to protect the walk-in against excessive abuse and traffic.

The project was specified by Stuart Davis, Vice President, Midwest Division at Next Step Design, Park Ridge, Illinois and Michelle Heaton, Senior Project Manager at Next Step Design, Annapolis, Maryland.  Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Debbi Tisdale worked on the project with Next Step Design and with Travis Mooneyhan, Director of Operations and David Verostic, Project Manager with TriMark Gill Group, Inc. Crofton, Maryland and Thermo-Kool Marketing Agent, Eddie Chell with SpecSource Marketing,, LLC, Ellicott, Maryland.