Fall Greetings

Without a doubt, my favorite time of year is fall…  I love it when the leaves change colors, there is a crispness in the air and the heat starts to back off. Indian Summer, sweet corn, pumpkin patches, hayrides, cider…

Open Enrollment is Coming Soon

It’s almost open enrollment time for CoolSys employees. This is the time of the year when you can make changes to your CoolSys insurance benefits for the upcoming 2020 year. Keep an eye out for your Benefits Guide that will…

Update on “Project One CoolSys”

You’ve likely already heard about some of the big plans that are underway to implement a single system solution ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) for all CoolSys companies. This re-design over the next several years will replace much of our existing…

Employee Recognition October 2019

October 2019 Service AnniversariesWe are excited to celebrate the following anniversaries. Whether you’ve been here for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years, we thank you for your commitment and for all you do to…

Q3 2019 Promotions

At CoolSys, we love to promote from within and are proud to offer our employees career advancement opportunities. See who’s moving on up and celebrating promotions. Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth and loyalty to our company!…

Winter is Coming

The leaves are changing and temperatures are dropping. Some of our CoolSys locations have already received their first snowfall. We wanted you to take a moment to think about different challenges you may face with the changing seasons. Here are…

3 Quick Tips to Keep Your Vehicle in Top Working Order

A well-maintained vehicle provides reliability, safety and greater efficiency. While our office staff relies on their vehicles strictly for transit, our field technicians count their vehicles as one of the most essential tools for getting the job done. No matter…

Customer Service Celebration

Did you know that last week was National Customer Service Week?  National Customer Service Week is an international celebration of the importance of customer service and of the people who serve and support customers on a daily basis. In 1992 the…

Growth by the Numbers!

When I first arrived on the scene at CoolSys we had roughly $244M of revenue, $17M of EBITDA and around 1,400 employees. Today, less than three years later, we have revenues of roughly $430M, EBITDA of $43M and we have…

Tech Update – It’s Kickoff Time!

by John Manzanares With a goal towards simplification and standardization, our major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project is about to kick off. And, we thought it would be a great time to provide an update of what is in the…

Welcome Ed Dunlap as Our New CFO!

We are pleased to announce the addition of our newest member to the CoolSys accounting and finance team, Ed Dunlap as Chief Finance Officer (CFO).  As CFO, Ed will lead CoolSys’ accounting and finance and work with the executive leadership…

September 2019 Service Anniversaries

We are excited to celebrate the following anniversaries. Whether you’ve been here for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years, we thank you for your commitment and for all you do to make CoolSys a cool place…

Value Coin Celebration

Today we proudly announce the 55 Value Coin winners for Q2 2019 across the CoolSys Family.  These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values of Positive Attitude, Customer Service, Commitment to Add Value and Integrity. …

Three Little Things You Can Do to Reduce Auto Accidents

Do you know that there are three things that will drastically reduce your chances of getting into a car accident? We’re going to tell you what they are, but only you can make them habits. Stay off of your electronic…

CRM & Ron’s Join Forces to Strengthen Midwest Operations

In a region where people are known for their strong work ethic and family values, CoolSys Midwest is thriving thanks to two of our flagship brands, CRM and Ron’s Refrigeration.  “Even though we are now part of CoolSys, we still…

Agape Joins the CoolSys Family of Brands!

Have you heard the exciting news? We have a new addition to the CoolSys family of brands: Agape Mechanical. Based in Lakeville, Minnesota, Agape Mechanical specializes in HVAC, refrigeration, electrical and plumbing services, as well as hot water hydro-scrubbing. With…

Tech Transformation

We’re talking tech in this month’s “Coffey’s Corner.” End-to-end makeovers are coming for every company inside the CoolSys universe! These changes will not only impact the back office – but also touch every employee, including those of you driving our…

Employee Recognition August 2019

August 2019 Service Anniversaries We are excited to celebrate the following anniversaries. Whether you’ve been here for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years, we thank you for your commitment and for all you do…

The Changing Face of HVAC-R

Welcoming More Women to the Industry With the U.S. Department of Labor reporting that HVAC job opportunities are at an all-time high — as well as a steady increase in female interest in technical and engineering fields — it’s no…

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety awareness comes in all shapes and sizes, from obvious situations like climbing a fixed ladder in a customer store to less obvious situations like climbing a small step ladder in an office. Recently, there was a misstep on…

Save. Save. Save.

New Business Travel Programs, Discounts on Things You Use and More! On behalf of the employees at CoolSys, our Purchasing team has negotiated even more discounts! These discounts apply to your business travel and work needs. Read on for more…

Ready for Back to School?

Can you believe it is almost Fall? Before we know it, the kids will be back in school. But, don’t fret. Here are some tips to help you and your family to prepare and to stay happy and healthy: Start…

Celebrating Our Employees!

I have often said that ours is an intangible product.  You simply cannot store service and installation in a box for later use.   We rely on human beings who work in the field and in our offices behind the scenes…

Employee Recognition July 2019

July 2019 Service Anniversaries We are excited to celebrate the following anniversaries. Whether you’ve been here for 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45 years, we thank you for your commitment and for all you…

Key Milestones for 2019

It is an amazing accomplishment to have thrived working for the same company working for more than 30 years. Well, we are proud to say that we not only have one but many that fall into this category. In fact,…

Navigation Contest Winners!

A shout out to the employees who participated in the navigation scavenger hunt. We appreciate you taking a break to have some fun and search out the correct answers. Drum roll, please…The winners are: Jennifer Jurk, CoolSys Felita Estes, RSI…

2020 IRS W-4 Form Will Be Easier for Employees

The IRS just released information regarding a new and improved W-4 form for the year 2020. This new form is streamlined, more straightforward, and the new form makes accurate withholding easier for employees. We encourage all employees to review the…

Keeping Our Big Accounts Happy

by Alex Fernandez, Director of Commercial Operations The CoolSys Customer Account Specialist Group (CAS) serves most of Source and Service Refrigeration’s National Customers by doing the heavy administrative lifting such as assisting with quotes, tracking check-in and out, overseeing the…

Company Policy Requires All Employees to Work Safely at Heights

At CoolSys, safety is always a top concern. That’s why when it comes to heights, we want you to stay safe from falls. In fact, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards require fall protection when working at heights…

Employees Compose Jazzy On-Hold Music

Jazz hands! We’re swinging and swaying to the new on-hold music composed by two talented CoolSys Energy Design employees. Anthony Evelina and Andrew Palisch, Electrical Designers, who are neighbors at work, share a passion for jazz music. So, when Allan…

Coffey’s Corner

Greetings all employees! It’s already June – and time for another edition of “Coffey’s Corner.”   It’s been a strange start to our busy season. Weather across much of the Southwestern U.S. has been –in a word – pleasant! In fact,…

A Day in the Life of a Dispatcher

Dispatchers. They are one of the first responders for our organization. When an HVAC-R service call is received, they’re there to triage, schedule and dispatch all customer requests to field operations for service. From routine maintenance calls to emergencies and…

Stay Healthy and Save Money with Mail-Order Pharmacy!

If you take any ongoing “maintenance” medications for conditions like high-blood pressure or high cholesterol, consider using a prescription mail-order service to save time and money. Offered through all of the CoolSys medical plans, the mail-order pharmacy is easy to…

Here Comes the Sun

Ahhh… there’s nothing like the feel of the sun on your skin. But, if you love the sun, please do safely. Sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer — and it’s also to blame for up to 90…

Who’s Reading CoolTimes?

This contest has come to an end, and winners have been announced. Please visit the navigation winners article here. Take a break and let’s have a scavenger hunt to find out! Thanks for reading CoolTimes! Since our first issue in January,…

Employee Recognition June 2019

Value Coin Nominations are Open! Who better to share what makes this company such a great place to work than you! Nominations for Q2 2019 Value Coin Awards are due July 1st. Here is the program overview, and here are…

Coffee’s Corner – Memorial Day

It is hard to believe that May is here and summer is coming fast! The start of another busy season is just around the corner for those of you who drive trucks, work in the trenches, and are busy on…

Employee Recognition

Value Coin Winners Q1 2019 Today we proudly announce the 25 Value Coin winners for Q1 2019.  These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values of Positive Attitude, Service Excellence, Commitment to Add Value, and…

Social Media Safety Tips

Avoiding Scams in the Oversharing Age Social networking sites are increasingly coming under fire. The problem with sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. is that they create an environment of trust among users, who generally assume that links and…

Six Cool Tips to Prevent Heat Illness and Fatigue

With summer around the corner and temperatures rising, it’s a good time to remember to take special care to prevent fatigue and heat illness. At CoolSys, your health and wellness are our top priority. That’s why we are bringing you…

Tidy Van Challenge

Welcome to the CoolSys Tidy Van Photo Challenge! Between now and May 31, 2019, you will have the chance to WIN BIG by engaging with our new CoolSys social media platforms! All you have to do is: Snap a selfie/photo…

Why an Annual Physical Is Worth Your Time

Why Scheduling an Annual Physical is Worth Your Time Whether we like it or not, our bodies change as we age.  An annual physical is the best way to maintain your health.  An annual physical with your doctor gives you…

A Closer Look at ABC Refrigeration

Get to Know ABC Refrigeration & HVAC As the newest addition to the CoolSys family of brands, we are excited to feature ABC Refrigeration & HVAC in this issue of CoolTimes. Based in Syracuse, NY, ABC Refrigeration & HVAC is…

Employee Referral Program

Our growing company has opportunity for talented technicians like you  At CoolSys, we love to hire technicians referred by other technicians. Who better to know that someone will be successful at CoolSys than someone who knows the job and is…

Field Tech Summer Gift

We’d like to take a moment to honor our hardworking field technicians Our hearts melt, knowing all that you do for our company. When you’re in the business of keeping things cool for customers, the warmer temps and longer days…

Coffey’s Corner

Welcome to Coffey’s Corner, everyone!  It’s Springtime out there in the land of CoolSys, and a time for renewal and growth.  After a rainy season in California that put an end to the drought for virtually the entire state, we…

On the Road Again: Safe Driving 101

by Michael Lyman, Director EHS As a member of the CoolSys family, your safety is of upmost importance. That’s why we are bringing you these safe driving tips. So, before you head out on the road, remember these two basic…

Anniversaries & Promotions April 2019

Anniversaries We are excited to celebrate the following anniversaries. Whether you’ve been here for 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years, we thank you for your commitment and for all you do to make CoolSys...

Sales Org Update

By David Hendrix, Vice President of Sales As the CoolSys sales organization entered 2019, it was time to execute a major transformation developed throughout 2018 to help our team members and the business progress towards a more efficient operating model…

The Future of CoolSys Under Ares Ownership

by Adam Coffey As it has been announced – CoolSys has a new owner!  Welcome Ares Management to the scene.  With Ares’ resources and support, we can grower bigger and better and open up more opportunities for our people. I’d…

Medical Care: What’s an Emergency and What’s Urgent?

Knowing where to go if you get sick or hurt can you help get the best medical care and save you time and money — no matter which CoolSys medical plan you have. So, how do you choose where to…

The Energy Is Building

By Jeff Schmidt, Profit Center Manager, Cowriter Anthony Tippins, President Energy Solutions These are exciting times for all of the CoolSys companies and here at CoolSys Energy Solutions, the energy is really building. Last year was a transitional time as…

Spring Cleaning Your Workspace

Spring cleaning has been shown to improve productivity and mental well-being, as well as boosting workplace safety and organizational skills. We encourage all employees, both field technicians and office workers, to partake in this warming-of-weather tradition with us. We’ve established…

Tool Allowance Update

The Source/Service Tool Allowance benefit, which went into effect at the beginning of 2019, is well under way!  115 employees throughout the company have received a tool allowance, awarded to them the first pay period following their work anniversary.  That’s…

Anniversaries March 2019

We are excited to celebrate the following anniversaries. Whether you’ve been here for 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years, we thank you for your commitment and for all you do to make CoolSys…

RSI Completes Yosemite Foods’ Project: Largest CO2 Refrigeration System in the U.S.

Congratulations to the RSI team on the recent completion of the Yosemite Foods’ project! After 14 months, we are happy to report that the state-of-the-art CO2 refrigeration system at the pork harvest and meat processing facility located in Stockton, CA,…

Training Update

Technical training is up and running. As most of you know, we are making training more accessible by utilizing the regional centers to conduct training classes. Source Midsouth has run three training classes, and California and Southeast training have just…

CoolSys Participates in Grocery Outlet Annual Operator Meeting

CoolSys INC. was honored to attend Grocery Outlet’s Annual Operator Meeting February 24-25, 2019. The CoolSys team, consisting of Barb Russell, Steve Cruse, Robert Eidson, Steve Gayle and Brian Lindsay, had the opportunity to meet with Grocery Outlet’s independent operators…

Healthy Eating: The Easy Way

You are a part of the CoolSys family, and we care about your health. Now that the weather is starting to change and we can’t bundle up under those winter coats, it’s time to consider what we eat.  Did you…

Highlights from Our Annual Leadership Meeting

by Adam Coffey Just back from our annual leadership meeting and we are happy to report that CoolSys is growing fast.  Currently over $423 million in revenue, and now over 2,000 employees strong given our recent acquisition of Syracuse, NY…

New GPS System Keeps Drivers Safe

At CoolSys, safety is a top priority — which is why our new Fleet GPS system comes with a wealth of information that will help keep our drivers across our fleet of vehicles safe. With the new GPS system, the…

Coffey’s Corner

Greetings to everyone in the land of CoolSys!   The name’s Coffey — Adam Coffey. In this month’s edition of CoolTimes I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about our annual leadership meeting that took place a few weeks…

Coffey’s Corner

It’s February. I hope you had an amazing Valentine’s day and took the opportunity to show those who are important in your life how much they mean to you. While I’m on the subject of love, here are just a…

Take the Safety Pledge — Everyone Is Doing It!

At the CoolSys family of companies, we put safety first and want to ensure everyone can go home safely to their families at the end of the day. This month, we are launching the 2019 Safety Pledge. By making this…

Employee Recognition

Value Coins – 2018 Quarter 4 Winners We have some great news to share with you! Here are the stories and contributions of our Value Coin winners for Q4, 2018! These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate…

Tech Forward for 2019 and Beyond!

At CoolSys, our technology plays a critical role in our success as a business. It’s our goal to transform the HVACR industry with tech-forward solutions that improve our overall customer experience, support the sustainable growth of our operating brands and…

Welcome Arjae to the CoolSys Family!

We are very excited to welcome Arjae as our newest member of the CoolSys family! Based out of the greater Portland area, Arjae provides commercial and industrial HVAC installation and services, as well as sheet-metal fabrication throughout the Pacific Northwest….

Career Opportunities at CoolSys

With so many positive changes taking place throughout CoolSys, it is an exciting time to join our company. In fact, CoolSys is hiring for a variety of career opportunities that include service and installation, industrial, and corporate positions. Advance Further!…

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Have you gotten your flu shot this year? It is a small thing that can help both you and your family stay healthy. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 200,000 people will go to…

Get to Know Legacy Air

By Jay Parker, President and Founder of Legacy Air We have a simple philosophy at Legacy. Work hard and be nice. This mantra sums up our respect for and commitment to our customers and each other. At the end of…

Discounts! Discounts! Who Wants a Discount?

Do you know that you are eligible for all kinds of cool discounts simply by being a member of the CoolSys family? On behalf of the almost 2,000 employees at CoolSys, our Benefits, Purchasing and IT teams have negotiated discounts…

Welcome CoolSys Family

We are excited to unveil the first issue of our e-digest, CoolTimes, where you learn more about the hot topics happening at CoolSys and our family of brands. Each month, CoolTimes will be delivered to your inbox on or around…

Coffey’s Corner

Hello to 2019 — and to all of YOU! A new year, a new format for employee communication, and a new opportunity to keep transforming CoolSys into the industry’s dominant provider of HVAC/R services in the U.S.A.! As we said…

7 Winter Workplace Safety Tips

The proper awareness and presence of mind required to ensure workplace safety is a year-round responsibility of all employees, but the colder months come with their own unique set of hazards. So, ’tis the season to stay safe! Here are…

Employee Recognition

A special shout out to our amazing employees!  Meet Francisco Cudilleiro, Industrial Service Technician 2 and learn about the latest on the Columbia project, as well as find out who is celebrating a work anniversary. Employee Highlight Anniversaries All CoolSys…

Tool Program

Source/Service Refrigeration Tool Benefit Begins in 2019! Via the Employee Engagement Survey, Source and Service Refrigeration technicians told us that they can use some financial help buying and replacing their hand tools.  We heard you, so the Source/Service Refrigeration Tool…

From Building to Execution

It has been a very fast 12 months since I joined CoolSys as COO. I have been actively listening and learning about the history of our operating businesses, the experience of our customers and employees, and the way we grow…

The Awards Keep Rolling!

Great things are happening at CoolSys, and we’re not the only ones taking notice. Over the past year, CoolSys has earned numerous awards and honors. Most recently, Adam Coffey, president and CEO, was named among the top influential business leaders…

CoolSys Energy Design Comes to California

As one of the newest CoolSys acquisitions, we appreciate the opportunity to be in the first ever CoolSys e-digest to tell you a little about us and to announce our move to the Source Engineering office in California. CoolSys Energy…

Employee Created Content

Ops News Channel Tune into the Ops News Channel, an employee-created broadcast covering CoolSys operations’ news and other fun stories. You can also share your ideas for future news channel segments at opsnews@coolsys.com.

CoolSys, Inc. 401k Plan Performs Strongly in 2018!

It has been a little over a year since the CoolSys, Inc. 401k plan transitioned to Wells Fargo Retirement Services.  Wells Fargo provides investment fund guidance and serves as plan administrator and recordkeeper.  They also act as co-fiduciary, which means…

Fleet Management: Fueling Change for the Better

CoolSys, Source/Service, and RSI With more than 900 vehicles in the CoolSys fleet, a robust fleet and fuel management program is essential to our business success. That’s why CoolSys has partnered with ARI Fleet Management. With a proven track record…