Greetings to Team CoolSys! Special shout out to those in the trucks, working on jobsites, and manning the cubicles and offices across the CoolSys empire…without you there is no CoolSys.
I’m just back from our annual leadership meeting. In attendance were over 100 leaders representing each of our operating divisions and companies. This year, our event was held at the Omni Hotel in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and our theme was “The Quest for One CoolSys.” What does that mean exactly? Stay tuned right here, and I’ll reveal all in upcoming issues of CoolTimes.
Here is some insight into what this critical annual meeting is all about:
Each year, CoolSys grows and adds more members to the family. In 2019, we acquired six companies. At least a third of our attendees to this year’s meeting will be experiencing it for the first time. From a cultural perspective, this meeting helps those six separate tribes become one with the CoolSys Nation. The interaction of former owners, executives, and leaders from HQ is priceless to breaking down barriers and truly becoming “One CoolSys.”
In addition to the social and cultural aspects, it’s here where I give my annual “State of the Company” speech, laying out our plans for the coming year and presenting our vision for the next five years. I have this 90-minute speech videotaped and it’s from this material I create my annual series of weekly employee videos that are released in March and April of every year. (Note: You can view previous years’ videos on our intranet.) Click here to view.
Over a three-day period, break out meetings are held to focus on our various divisions and disciplines (sales, service, installation, etc.). While there is certainly some fun to be had, please know your leadership team is also working hard planning for our collective future.
At CoolSys, I practice true transparency in leadership. There are no secrets here — my message and annual speech is released in bite-sized chunks for all to hear. If you want to know what is going on at CoolSys – just look for future Special Editions of CoolTimes for links to this year’s video series. Once released, if you take about 10 minutes of your time each week, you’ll know everything there is to know about our future.
Today, CoolSys has $500 million in revenue, 2,400 employees, three divisions, 71 offices and is operating in 41 states. By 2023, CoolSys will have $1.2 billion in revenue, 6,000 employees, four divisions, 100 offices and will be operating in 50 states and 10 provinces across two countries.
Want to know more? Keep on the lookout – videos are coming your way soon. Peace – Adam Out (drops the mic and walks off stage).