About Us

We are the original distributor of RED TEK brand refrigerants in the US. Family owned and operated, we only sell products that are thoroughly tested and that we stand behind 100%. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.


Mel Brown first got involved with TCB back in the early 1970s, by selling their nuts and bolts in his farm supply business.

When TCB brought their RED TEK brand refrigerant to the US in 1998, Mel agreed to become their first distributor.  He, along with his longtime mechanic and friend, did some extensive product research and testing and believed RED TEK to be revolutionary to the industry.  So in 1999, they ventured to the annual 3i Show in Kansas with an entire semi-load of RED TEK products. After they quickly sold out and came home with an empty trailer, they knew they knew were onto something. 

The RED TEK brand has since changed ownership and Mel Brown Farm Supply is no longer the only RED TEK distributor; however our company is the original supplier.  We have been selling RED TEK since the beginning and stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and great technical support.

Although Mel lost his 21-year battle with prostate cancer in 2009, Mel Brown Farm Supply continues to be family owned and operated.  We have since stopped carrying a lot of the odds and ends that Mel had been selling over the last 40 years because the RED TEK has been such a great seller.  We love to help our customers get their tractors, automotives, or residential A/C systems running as cold and efficiently as possible, and also offer some other products that work so well we had to keep them around.

Please contact us with any questions you may have, or call and request a free literature packet full of information on RED TEK 12a and our other products.