CoolSys is the nation’s largest provider of HVAC, refrigeration, MEPR engineering, and energy & carbon reduction solutions for customers in the grocery retail, retail, restaurant, commercial, industrial, healthcare, government, and education segments.

The CoolSys corporate brand was developed to unite a growing family of refrigeration & HVAC operating companies into one family that provides great value and exceptional service experiences to our customers, nationwide.


CoolSys operating brands have long, extensive histories of serving customers in the commercial refrigeration & HVAC industry with some having roots in the industry for more than half a century. Collectively, our operating brands have over 150 years of industry experience.

The CoolSys leadership team consists of experienced and successful senior executives, each who have proven track records with market-leading, customer-centric businesses.

Rich Wyckoff
Chief Executive Officer and President

Rich’s prior leadership successes and experiences align well with our growth strategies. He is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience leading large-scale service businesses. Most recently, he served as Interim CEO of Pritchard Industries, a provider of facility services, where he remains Chairman of the Board of Directors. From 2019 to 2023, Rich was President and CEO of Arctic Glacier, a provider of premium ice products and related services. While at Arctic Glacier, he and his team returned the business to meaningful growth and more than doubled EBITDA. Prior to Arctic Glacier, he served as President and CEO of U.S. Security Associates, an international security services provider, through its successful sale to strategic buyer Allied Universal. Additionally, he sits on the boards of Lipari Foods and Universal Pure, and he has held prior leadership roles at a variety of companies, including r4 Technologies, C&S Wholesale Grocers, and Aramark Corporation.

Rick Frier
Chairman of the Board

Rick Frier, Chairman of the Board, has more than two decades of executive leadership experience. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chiquita Brands International, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Catalina Marketing and Chief Financial and Board Director at Mattress Discounters. Rick has also held leadership roles at Concept Five Technologies, Caliber Learning Network and Treasure Chest Advertising. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor’s of science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Mike Ochoa
Chief Commercial Officer

Mike Ochoa is a Sales and Marketing executive with more than 35 years of experience in a variety of industries. He joined CoolSys (known then as Source Refrigeration) in 2011, serving as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, before being elevated to Chief Commercial Officer in June 2022. Mike also held the position of Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at both Source Refrigeration and Master Halco, and served as Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Toro Company. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Peter Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University and holds a Bachelor of arts degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College.

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Burton Hong
Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel  

Burton “Burt” Hong joined CoolSys as the company’s Executive Vice President and first General Counsel in October 2017. Before joining CoolSys, he spent nearly a decade as General Counsel for Park Energy Group after serving as a securities litigator for the firms LeClair Ryan and Jones Day. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Georgetown University Law Center and holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in Political Science and Government and Economics from Rice University.

Ray Tofolo
Chief Information Officer

Joining CoolSys as Chief Information Officer in February 2022, Ray is responsible for applications, infrastructure and leading the strategic efforts to modernize and integrate CoolSys IT systems. He joined CoolSys after serving as Chief Information & Digital Officer at Optimas Solutions. Ray also held positions as Vice President, Technology, at Intensity Corporation, Director, Ecommerce & Product Strategy at HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, Director, Consumer Technologies at TaylorMade-adidas Golf and Vice President, Technology & Product Management at .42 Ventures. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business and Finance from Pepperdine University.

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Eric Sifferlen
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Eric Sifferlen is a business leader with a proven track record of successfully growing PE-backed businesses. He has significant experience driving growth through M&A and joins us after having spent the past 6.5 years with ICP Group, a leading formulator and manufacturer of specialty coatings, adhesives, and sealants serving the construction markets.  While at ICP Group, Eric was responsible for M&A and instrumental in more than doubling the size of the business.  Prior to ICP Group, Eric has held a number of senior corporate development and corporate planning roles after having started his career with Harris Williams & Co., a leading middle-market investment bank.  Eric also spent time as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Corrie Prunuske
President, Commercial and Industrial Division

Corrie Prunuske leads the Commercial and Industrial Division of CoolSys, joining in November 2022. She joined the company after a long career with Johnson Controls, a global leader in building services. While at Johnson Controls, Corrie held a number of leadership positions, including Region Vice President and General Manager, Field Operations-West, Vice President, Business Operations-HVAC for North America, Vice President/General Manager CBRE Customer Business Unit, Vice President, Global Operations Americas, and Vice President, Systems and Major Projects Operations. A Six Sigma Champion/Master Black Belt, she earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Jay Parker
Division President, CoolSys Light Commercial Solutions

Jay Parker started his HVAC career as a teen in 1982 working for his family business, Parker and Sons, as a field technician and salesman. More than a decade later he rose to the position of General Manager before eventually starting his own company, Legacy Air, in 1999. Serving mostly family and friends and through strategic operational management, the business grew into a market leader and nationally recognized HVAC and refrigeration service company covering 12 western states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

Anthony Tippins
Division President, CoolSys Professional Solutions

Responsible for all operations, planning, and business development related to energy, engineering, and HVAC solutions, Anthony Tippins joined CoolSys through the acquisition of Axiom Energy Solutions in April 2018. He has more than 30 years of industry experience providing sophisticated, industry-leading energy and engineering solutions and complete turn-key installation services. A registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Georgia, he holds an Executive Master’s of Business Administration degree from Emory University, graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and served 23 years as an Officer in the United States Naval Reserve.

About Our Brands

CoolSys and our operating companies combine nearly 150 years of superior service to cover every stage of mission-critical refrigeration and HVAC Systems. Together we serve customers across the nation with some of the most highly trained technicians, sales, and operations personnel. Discover our top-notch companies and what they bring to the CoolSys team.


  • ABC Refrigeration & HVAC provides fabrication, installation, service & maintenance of mission-critical refrigeration and HVAC systems for commercial customers in 8 states across the Northeast.
  • Agape HVAC, Refrigeration and Plumbing (Officially changed its name to CoolSys Light Commercial Solutions, LLC.) offers a wide range of services to benefit your unique business needs and provide high efficiency solutions that offer high optimum levels of performance from your building’s systems.
  • Arjae HVAC and Mechanical Services (Officially changed its name to CoolSys Commercial & Industrial Solutions, Inc.) specializes in HVAC installation, service & maintenance, and the full-service fabrication of aluminum, galvanized steel, stainless steel, carbon steel and copper for a broad range of commercial and industrial projects.
  • BRR Refrigeration is a commercial refrigeration and HVAC contractor focusing mainly on service and installation of supermarkets, convenience store refrigeration, and cold storage facilities.
  • Building Air Services (BAS) offers a central dispatch that stands by ready to serve with friendly professionals equipped with the latest in GPS truck-tracking and wireless/paperless communications to bring you state-of-the-art service with all the efficiencies and economies demanded in today’s world.
  • Carolina Refrigeration Services is headquartered in Lexington, SC and is a Licensed Refrigeration, HVAC company specializing in Commercial, Industrial and Supermarket Refrigeration service.
  • C.E. Holt Refrigeration specializes in service, installation, and light electrical work in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
  • Certified Refrigeration & Mechanical (CRM)  offers service solutions at the local level to meet our customer’s refrigeration, HVAC and food service equipment repair and maintenance needs across the state of Wisconsin.
  • CoolSys Energy Design is a market-leading consulting engineering firm providing single-source MEPR engineering analysis and design for both new and existing building remodels.
  • CoolSys Energy Solutions specializes in the full-spectrum of energy optimization services for high-usage commercial clients, such as supermarkets, data supercenters, light industrial facilities, school districts, and retail stores.
  • Duquette Refrigeration offers HVACR Service and installations for supermarkets, convenience stores, refrigerated warehouses, manufacturing, commercial office and retail customers.
  • Eastern Refrigeration specializes in the sales, service, and installation of commercial refrigeration systems in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
  • Georgia Air Solutions provides refrigeration and HVAC services, including installation, repair, and maintenance services.
  • 1GNITE provides asset management solutions and specialized facility services to clients across the country.
  • Legacy Air (Officially changed its name to CoolSys Light Commercial Solutions, LLC.) is a reliable, affordable full-service provider of HVAC, refrigeration, kitchen equipment service and repair for a variety of small box and restaurant customers across the western United States.
  • LIMA Company provides commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing and energy services throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.
  • Richmond Refrigeration provides refrigeration and air conditioning service, 24/7 emergency service across Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia.
  • Ron’s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning offers service solutions at the local level to meet our customer’s refrigeration, HVAC and food service equipment repair and maintenance needs across the state of Wisconsin.
  • Refrigeration Solutions LLC (RSI) offers its refrigeration customers quality, exceptional service, and overall excellence throughout northern California.
  • Source Refrigeration (Officially changed its name to CoolSys Commercial & Industrial Solutions, Inc.) is a market-leader in the design, installation, repair & maintenance, sustainability and optimization of mission critical refrigeration & HVAC systems.
  • Service Refrigeration Company, (Officially changed its name to CoolSys Commercial & Industrial Solutions, Inc.) founded in 1986, has grown steadily over the past 26 years to service large and small customers in regions across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
  • T&O Refrigeration is one of the largest and most successful independently owned refrigeration contracting companies in the Southeast.
  • Tech Mechanical is Southeast Michigan’s leading commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) company.
  • Triangle Refrigeration offers fast, reliable commercial HVAC and heating and air conditioning repair service in Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA and surrounding areas.
  • TRS-SESCO: TRS is the leading HVAC and plumbing solutions provider in the Southeastern United States and SESCO® specializes in engineering and packaging HVAC equipment & systems, Certified Energy Management (CEM), and commissioning.

We are continually looking to expand the CoolSys family with refrigeration and/or HVAC companies that fit the following criteria:

  • Proven track record of solid financial performance
  • A strong brand and a market leadership position in the markets you serve
  • Strong leadership and management team
  • Strong customer relationships
  • A culture that values the importance of each and every employee

About Our Customers

CoolSys companies support the unique needs of our customers on a national, regional, and local level. Through the formation of CoolSys, our partner companies are able to offer all of their customers a high-level, best-in-class uniform experience, no matter where they are in the nation.
Our comprehensive education and solution approach, utilizing technical and sales experts in the field, guides customers through to the most cost-effective solution and ensures the smooth operation of their businesses.

Customer Segments Served:

  • Grocery Retail
  • Convenience Stores
  • Light Commercial
  • Light Industrial
  • Cold Storage & Warehousing
  • Telecom
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Pharmaceutical

About Our Employees

The strength of CoolSys and its operating companies is in its employees; the technicians, sales, and operations personnel who make it all happen. Our employees are some of the most highly educated and trained in the industry and for this and other reasons, they are our core strength. By bringing solution-oriented problem solving to every facet of their work and critical customer interactions, our employees bring the best of CoolSys directly to our customers. This is why it’s critical we support our employees at the highest level.

This means we focus on hiring the right people and significantly invest in employee training & development. Our success depends on it. As we continue to aggressively grow within our current markets and expand into new ones, the need to expand our team with qualified people is even more vital.
CoolSys and its operating companies offer the opportunity for a career in an environment where you can grow personally and professionally and rewards and recognition for your hard work.