Thermell Manufacturing was founded in 2010 by Mark Thurman and Chris Elliott. The two shared a common vision to build a company that would provide innovative merchandising solutions to the supermarket industry. Their vision was to create refrigerated and frozen food merchandising solutions that would drive incremental sales volume on Refrigerated and Frozen food brands. Within four years, sales volume has quadrupled and the company moved to a larger facility to accommodate this growth. Thermell also expanded its product offering to include Tortilla Warmer cases to merchandise hot fresh tortillas and a Refrigerated Beverage Merchandiser to promote bottled water, energy drinks and carbonated beverages.

In 2014, Thermell Manufacturing entered into a joint venture with The Marco Company, which is also a Fort Worth based family-owned company. This partnership has dramatically increased resources for both entities – Thermell has the resources to bring new products to the supermarket industry and Marco has expanded its product mix to include Refrigerated Display Cases.