Vaccines are a Complicated Issue

Greetings, CoolSys Nation! The air is getting crisp in the mornings here in northern Texas, so it looks like our long, hot summer is starting to give way to fall. I want to thank all of you for your hard…

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

As OneCoolSys, we are proud of the diversity of our people and the many cultures and communities we represent. Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month begins September 15, and we’re highlighting our Hispanic and Latinx employees and their families and celebrating their rich…

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Is All in the Family for CoolSys’s Samantha Lopez

In honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we’re celebrating Samantha Lopez, a member of our CoolSys family. She is a Service Coordinator in Miami, Florida, which is also where she was born and raised. Samantha’s paternal great-grandparents are from Spain, her…

Covid Lets Up — But We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

COVID-19 cases and deaths are finally trending downward overall in the U.S. from their peak a few weeks ago. In many places, however, active cases and hospitalizations remain very high, driven by the aggressiveness of the Delta variant among unvaccinated…

Stay Safe on the Road and in the Parking Lot

For many of us, there are still a few weeks left in our long, hot summer. We truly appreciate all the hours you have put in this season, as well as your diligence in keeping safety top of mind. Organization-wide,…

CoolSys technicians: A refreshing gift is coming your way!

With the dog days of summer — our busiest season — behind us, we’d like to “paws” for a moment and thank you for all you do to make CoolSys the coolest name in refrigeration and HVAC! You may have…

Nominate a CoolSys Superstar

We are coming to the close of Q3 2021, and the nomination period for Value Coins is officially open! The summer was long, and many of you went truly above and beyond! Has someone you know really showed what it…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – September 2021

September 2021 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…

CoolSys’s Brett Wetzel Receives Prestigious HVACR Industry Honor

Congratulations to Brett Wetzel, our new Troubleshooting and Technical Training Manager, for his selection as one of the 2021 Top 40 Under 40 HVACR Professionals! The list is compiled annually by ACHR News, an HVACR trade publication. “It is easy…

Time to Get a Jump on Flu Season

With the winter flu season just around the corner, now is the time to get your seasonal flu vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine (with…

Congratulating Leadership Promotions on our Operations Team

The CoolSys Operations Team is on the move with two promotions and a new key team member. Please join us in congratulating them as they step into their positions. Fred Stockert has been promoted to President of CoolSys Commercial and…

Cool Runnings: Making Safety an Everyday Habit

CoolSys cares about you and your safety. That’s why we launched Cool Runnings, a new program to recognize safety achievements in the field. The program combines hazard identification, safety ownership and employee recognition to create deep and lasting behavior change…

Congratulations to Our Value Coin Q2 Winners!

We are proud to announce our 56 Value Coin winners for the second quarter of 2021. These special employees from all around the CoolSys family have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values — Positive Attitude, Service Excellence, Commitment…

Summer’s Heating Up With Big Rewards for CoolSys Technicians

Summer Heat brings Big Rewards for CoolSys Technicians with two special 2021 Summer Rewards programs: 2021 Summer Referral Program Talented employees are the best source for other talented employees. You can help improve CoolSys service and quality by referring other…

Coffey’s Corner

It Pays to Be an Outstanding Member of the CoolSys Family Greetings, Team CoolSys! We believe we have the best employees on the planet, and we’re always looking for ways to reward your talent, hard work, and dedication. Our Incentive…

And Now a Word From Our COO…

We value and appreciate all of you who are working hard to serve our customers and support each other! This summer, our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chris Schulken, is posting a series of video messages with up-to-date information about topics…

Taking Action Against a Spike in Covid Cases

Earlier this year, it appeared that we had seen the worst of COVID-19 and life was returning to normal. Instead, with a sharp rise in Covid cases amid mixed messages about precautions, this might be the most confusing period we’ve…

Team CoolSys Are Safety Superstars

A big congratulations and thank-you goes out to the entire Team CoolSys! Our company’s safety performance has improved dramatically in the first six months of 2021. The Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) goal for 2021 is 4.25; as of July…

CoolSys Energy Solutions Group Recognized for Top Performance in Energy Savings

Congratulations are in order for the Albertsons Companies group of CoolSys Energy Solutions, who has earned a prestigious award from the largest utilities company in Colorado. Xcel Energy, which operates in eight states in the West and Midwest, presented Rocky…

August 2021 Service Anniversaries

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition August 2021 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…

The Social Side of CoolSys

Social media is not just for selfies, memes and “my-vacation-is-better-than-yours” posts. These days, most businesses — large and small — rely on social media to connect with potential customers, stay in touch with employees and current customers and introduce new…

Doing Business in the Year of the “Covid Shuffle”

Greetings, everyone! I hope all of you out there in the land of CoolSys are well. It’s our busy season, and our technicians are working hard to serve our customers. Please be safe out there; long days can make for…

Earn Big Rewards When You Help Us Recruit New Talent

Enhanced Employee Referral Program!! We need your help! Talented employees are the best source of other talented employees.  You can help the overall CoolSys effort by referring other technicians you know in HVAC, refrigeration, or related fields. And, you can…

Trend Alert: CO2 Refrigeration Systems

By Mike Ochoa, EVP Sales and Marketing We are seeing a trend in the refrigeration and HVAC industry as CO2 systems are gaining in popularity as a natural alternative to synthetic refrigerants for both supermarket and industrial applications. Although the…

COVID-19 Is on the Rise Again — But You Can Make a Difference!

Our country is at a critical turning point in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, as cases and deaths are once again rising in many locations. This time, unvaccinated people account for the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths from the…

Employee Pulse Survey: The Results Are In

Team CoolSys, In May, we asked you to participate in our Employee Engagement Pulse Survey. Thank you for sharing your perspective; the quantity and quality of your feedback was outstanding! As stated, we are committed to sharing the survey results…

Calling CoolSys Technicians!! A Cool Thank-You for Your Summer Service

Summer is the busiest season for CoolSys, and every year, we’re amazed at how our awesome team steps it up in the sun, heat, and humidity to provide fast, courteous, professional service for our customers all around the country. Thank…

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Protect Yourself With These Power Moves

Our muscles, joints, bones and connective tissue are built to work together in very specific ways. When you put unnatural strain on these hardworking body parts, the result can painful. Being body aware and practicing good ergonomics will help you…

Q2 2021 Promotions

Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth, and loyalty to our company. Company Name Work Location Previous Job Title New Job Title Commercial & Industrial John Snell Boise Office Service Tech 5-Refrigeration Team Lead Commercial & Industrial Jaremy…

Protecting yourself in the sun

Did you know that sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer and cataracts? It also is to blame for up to 90% of visible aging. Sun damage adds up day after day — even when it’s cloudy —…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – July 2021

July 2021 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…

Coffey’s Corner – June 2021

Mergers & Acquisitions: The Key to Our Future Greetings, everyone! It’s getting hot outside, and Father’s Day is just around the corner. That means it must be the start of another busy season!!  Please stay safe out there. Long days…

Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at CoolSys

As OneCoolSys, we are proud of the diversity of our people and the many cultures and communities we represent. This month, we recognize and stand in solidarity with our Black American and LGBTQIA+ employees and families as we mark Juneteenth…

Thank You for Taking the Survey

In May, CoolSys conducted our 2021 Pulse Engagement Survey — and we were delighted that 67 percent of you responded! We are grateful for your feedback, and we appreciate the time and thoughtfulness of your responses. So, what’s next for…

Help Us Knock Out COVID-19 — You Might Get a Big Prize for Your Effort!

It has been a month since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that people who are fully vaccinated can go without a mask and no longer need to socially distance, indoors or outdoors. During that time,…

Injured on the Job? Call the EHS Hotline First

No matter how careful you are at work, there may come a time when you get injured. If that happens, it’s essential that you follow CoolSys policy and immediately call the EHS hotline at 844-772-7233. Why is this so important?…

Relief Is on the Way for Your Chronic Joint Pain

We are so proud of our hardworking CoolSys employees, and we’re here to provide the support you need to stay healthy, safe and productive. That’s why we’re rolling out a new service in July to help you reduce chronic back,…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – June 2021

June 2021 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…

Value Coin Nominations Are Open

Has someone you work with gone above and beyond on the job? Do you know a fellow employee who truly embodies our CoolSys core values? The Value Coin nomination period for the second quarter of 2021 is officially open, so…

It’s Time to Get Social at Work

You are the most important part of who we are at CoolSys, and we would love to show you off!  Share a photo of you at work — whether you’re in the field, at your office or working from home…

The Only Thing Permanent Is Change

Greetings, CoolSys Nation! The older I get, the faster time flies. Here we are at Memorial Day weekend already. I can hear Captain Kirk calling out, “Warp speed ahead, Scotty.” That’s how my life feels these days: It seems like…

Give Heat Illness the Cold Shoulder

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us at CoolSys, that means it’s time to get ready to work again in the extreme heat of the season. If you don’t take precautions, working in a hot environment…

CoolSys Refrigeration Expert Shares Knowledge and Experience Around the World

Brett Wetzel says it all started as a “rogue idea at 3:00 in the morning.” Now, just three months after its launch, the Advanced Refrigeration Podcast has become a sensation for Brett, a CoolSys Level 7 Service Tech, and his…

It’s Time to Give Your Benefits a Check-Up

Our busy summer season at CoolSys will soon be underway, so now is the time to make sure you have some of your key benefits set up in a way that will make your life as easy as possible. And…

Fully Vaccinated? We’ve Got Great News for You!

The news we’ve been waiting to hear for the past 14 months has finally arrived: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on May 13 that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – May 2021

May 2021 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…

Elevating the CoolSys Brand

by Mike Ochoa By now, you’ve probably heard about our rebranding plans and how we are moving towards all of our operating companies changing their names to CoolSys. And, while this won’t happen overnight, our ultimate goal is to harness…

Value Coins Q1 Winners – 2021

CONGRATULATIONS, VALUE COIN Q1 WINNERS! We are proud to announce the 52 Value Coin winners for the first quarter of 2021 from all across the CoolSys family. These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values…

Coolsys IT Tech tip of the Month – May 2021

This Month’s IT Tech Tip comes from Coolsys IT employee Stephanie Villalobos.  Watch this short video clip by clicking here, or watching below, and Stephanie will show you how to look up the contact info for any Coolsys employee from…

Great Things Are on the Horizon As We Set Our Sights on Growth

Spring has sprung, and in just a few weeks, we will start our busy season and another long summer. Already, I can see we are going to be back to a normal level of business activity — more like 2019…

Take Five Minutes to Tell Us What You Think

CoolSys is in the midst of exciting times! Our vision of One CoolSys and our expanding family of companies enables us to provide best-in-class services and solutions to customers all across the country. As the company grows, we rely on…

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With Your Help, We’re Taking Down COVID-19!

The hope for a return to a more normal lifestyle gets brighter by the week as more and more Americans receive their COVID-19 vaccination. As of April 20, more than 85 million people — 25% of the U.S. population —…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – April 2021

April 2021 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…

Q1 2021 Promotions

Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth, and loyalty to our company. Company Name Work Location Previous Job Title New Job Title CoolSys Energy Design Michelle(Michelle) Lubitz CED Princeton Office Designer 1, Engineering Designer 2, Engineering CRM Steven…

Feeling Overwhelmed? Free Help Is at Your Fingertips!

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past year, it’s that life sometimes gets overwhelming. But we also know — more than ever before — that a kind voice, a listening ear and words of experience and wisdom can…

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Take “5 Minutes” to Represent Your Region

Following the launch of our 5 Minutes to Power (5MTP) initiative on February 1, CoolSys regions around the country are stepping up their participation — and it is paying off in improved safety statistics! Our company-wide goal is 85% completion….

The Evolution of the CoolSys Brand

by Mike Ochoa While the CoolSys brand was officially born in 2017, our roots go much deeper. The CoolSys family tree has a heritage of excellence that dates back decades and is comprised of some of the most notable names…

Coffey’s Corner – March 2021

It’s All About Staying Safe and Healthy Greetings! This month, I have been thinking a lot about workplace safety and about COVID-19. While they may seem to be unrelated topics, they are both focused on your health and safety. That…

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The Covid Pandemic, One Year Later: The Future Looks Bright

As we pass the one-year mark of COVID-19 restrictions, there are several exciting developments that signal a return to our pre-Covid lifestyle. Someone recently commented that this transition will be gradual, like turning on a faucet, rather than instantaneous, like…

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The Ins and Outs of Truce Software

By the end of March, Truce software will have been deployed to 890 company-owned vehicles. This software has two functions: it eliminates distractions from your cellular devices while you drive and improves your driving self-awareness. After each drive, the application…

Branding Update

Branding Update: Agape and BAS Will Be the Next Companies to Rebrand by Mike Ochoa, EVP Sales & Marketing By now, you’ve probably heard the news that a multi-year plan is underway to rebrand all our operating companies as CoolSys….

Don’t Get Hooked By a “Phish”

Cybercriminals are sending you emails! Jamie Williams, the new Chief Information & Technology Officer at CoolSys, talks about how to spot a phishing attempt and properly report it. Don’t Get Hooked By a “Phish” Email is an important business tool,…

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Employee Referral Program

Help Us Grow — and Earn a Reward for Yourself CoolSys is growing, and we need more great employees like you! As we’re ramping up our recruitment efforts for the upcoming summer season, remember that you can earn extra money through…

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Rising Stars at CoolSys

Celebrating the Women of CoolSys At CoolSys, we value diversity. That includes actively seeking and supporting the employment, development and career growth of women in an industry that is, traditionally, overwhelmingly male. To celebrate all of the strong and inspirational…

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CoolSys Foreman Steps Up to Help During Winter Disaster

Houston, Texas, is known for its extreme semi-tropical weather — hurricanes, floods, heat and withering humidity. But the city got sucker-punched by Mother Nature the week of February 14, 2021, with a record-shattering winter storm that left millions of residents…

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C.E. Holt Introduction

For Long-Standing Southeast Company, It’s All About Relationships From the foothills of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountain ranges to the Atlantic coastline, you’ll find the installers and service technicians from C.E. Holt Refrigeration carrying out their 60-year tradition of…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – March 2021

March 2021 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…

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CoolSys Value Coin Program

At Coolsys, we hold our core values in high regard. It is important to us that each employee strives to be the best through these values. To celebrate our employee’s day-to-day success embodying these values, we use the Value Coin…

Coffey’s Corner

DEI for the Win! I’ve been thinking a lot about DEI. Those three letters may sound like a secret code or the acronym for a nefarious, clandestine government agency. But it’s really quite simple: DEI stands for diversity, equity and…

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Get the Most Out of Your 5 Minutes to Power

Safety on the job is every CoolSys employee’s responsibility. It doesn’t matter whether you work in an office or in the field; all of us must always be thinking about safety, talking about safety and “doing” safety. On February 1,…

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The COVID-19 Vaccine: Sticking to the Facts

The COVID-19 vaccine is a hot topic these days — and for good reason. For the first time in a long and difficult year, there is a real opportunity to get the upper hand on the virus. We hope you’ll…

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Rebranding in Motion

by Mike Ochoa, EVP of Sales and Marketing A multi-year plan is underway to rebrand all our operating companies as CoolSys. And, with the cool new designs of our trucks and vans, we are starting to see the CoolSys rebranding…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – February 2021

February 2021 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…

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CoolSys Launches Online Technical Training

We’ve mared the beginning of a new year by celebrating our first graduating classes from CoolSys’s new and improved online service technician training program, powered by  ECMC Education. During the last few months of 2020, 34 CoolSys service technicians worked…

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CoolSys Controller Makes Sweet Dreams Come True

Three years ago, Christi Willey, regional controller at CoolSys, fell in love at a Valentine’s-themed event. The object of her affection, however, wasn’t another person. It was cookie decorating — and it was love at first sight. It all started…

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Exciting News for Retirement Plan Participants

CoolSys has partnered with Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust since 2017. During that time, the CoolSys, Inc., 401(k) has performed exceptionally well, maintaining the highest ranking and lowest-cost funds for our employees to invest in. 90% of our employees…

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CoolSys HR Leader Shares Her Insight and Advice in National Magazine

Congratulations to our very own Beth Goldstein, chief human resources officer, who was recently featured in Authority Magazine for a series on strong women leaders titled “Women of the C-Suite.” The magazine recognized Beth for her contributions to the success…

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Save on Your Work-Related Purchases at The Home Depot

We’re excited to announce the launch of Home Depot’s Pro Xtra Preferred pricing program for CoolSys. This is a great opportunity for you to manage your spending while saving money for our company. The more we work as a team…

Looking Toward a Year of Optimism and Positive Change

Merry New Year! (A little Eddie Murphy humor from back in the day…). Thank goodness, we finally have 2020 in the rear-view mirror. I think we are all tired of the upheaval of the past year, and while 2021 feels…

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Get Ready for 5 Minutes to Power!

Safety on the job is every employee’s responsibility. At CoolSys, we are so committed to that message and improving safety throughout our company that we will be rolling out three major safety initiatives in 2021. We’re starting with 5 Minutes…

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10 Months After the Arrival of COVID-19, Fatigue and Hope Mingle

At this time a year ago, we were hearing reports of a virus that was causing problems half a world away. Two months later, we added a couple of words to our vocabulary that we’ll never forget: coronavirus and COVID-19….

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New IT Team Leader Joins CoolSys

Let’s give a hearty CoolSys family welcome to Jamie Williams, our new Chief Information and Technology Officer (CITO)! In his role, Jamie will be responsible for developing and executing the overall information technology vision and strategy for CoolSys. This is…

Rebranding: What’s Underway and What’s to Come

by Mike Ochoa, EVP Sales & Marketing It’s official! Legacy and Arjae have adopted the CoolSys name! They are the latest in our family of companies to rebrand. We kicked off the new year with Legacy becoming part of CoolSys…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition-January 2021

January 2021 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…

Q4 2020 Promotions

Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth, and loyalty to our company. Company Name Work Location Previous Job Title New Job Title RSI Jaime Melendez RSI Bay Area Service Tech 3-Refrigeration Service Tech 4-Refrigeration Commercial & Industrial Isaiah…

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Keeping People Safe Is a Life Focus for CoolSys Executive

Safety is always on Michael Lyman’s mind. It’s there in his role as the CoolSys corporate director for environmental health and safety — ensuring that the CoolSys team, nationwide, is well trained in safety procedures and protocols and puts that…

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New Year, New Ways Your Benefits Are Working for You

As we turn the page on a difficult year, we’re excited to announce some developments in our benefits plan to help you — our most valued asset — make the most of 2021. FSA Extension We have worked with Discovery…

Goodbye, 2020. What a Year!

2020 will go down as one of the most tumultuous years in modern human history.  As I write this, more than 1.6 million people have died worldwide of COVID-19, over 300,000 right here in America.  I hope and pray that…

Making a TRUCE with Bad Driving Habits

Ensuring our employees return home safely to their families every night is a top priority for CoolSys. Most of you are aware of the dangers of using your mobile devices while driving, and CoolSys has an existing mobile devices usage…

Carolina Refrigeration Joins the CoolSys Family

Surprise! Or maybe it’s not so surprising that the CoolSys family is expanding again! Please join us in welcoming the Carolina Refrigeration team to CoolSys. Carolina Refrigeration operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, so it is…

CoolPeople at CoolSys!—Chris Hutnyak

For CoolSys Team Member and Volunteer Chaplain, ‘It’s All About Meeting People Where They’re At’ It started as a regular day—a soccer tournament for his son, just like so many other games before. But this particular day changed Chris Hutnyak’s…

Celebrating the Holidays During the Pandemic

2020 has been a heck of a year, but the holidays aren’t canceled. With the season in full swing and COVID-19 cases on the rise in many areas, you may be struggling with how to make appropriate plans for celebrating….

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition – December 2020

December 2020 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…

Value Coins Q3 Winners

Congratulations, Value Coin Q3 Winners! Time to Submit Q4 Nominations We are proud to announce the 48 Value Coin winners for the third quarter of 2020, from all across the CoolSys family. These special employees have gone above and beyond to…

Help Us Put the CoolSys Cares Month of Giving Over the Top!

We are less than a week away from the end of the CoolSys Cares Month of Giving campaign. Thank you for all you have done to make this campaign a success! As of Tuesday’s update, we’ve already raised $14,440 from…

CoolSys Branding Update

Email Migration Delivers Convenience & Collaboration Over the last several months, we’ve been providing you with regular updates on our rebranding plans. Legacy and Arjae are officially slated to change their names in January 2021. And, while Agape and BAS…

CoolSys Cares Month Of Giving

Count of Donor Amount % Headcount Team Captain/Co-Captains 99 $4,640.98 77% CED & CES  Allan Samuels & Anthony Tippins  64 $5,022.80 67% BRR Refrigeration & Richmond Michelle Roomsburg & John Lollar 70 $4,166.19 65% HR & Finance, Legal, & Exec…

Town Hall Recap

Before I dig into this month’s edition of CoolTimes, I want to pause in the spirit of Thanksgiving and recognize how thankful I am for the hard work and efforts of all CoolSys employees who do such a fantastic job…

Make Thanksgiving 2020 Special for Your Whole Family

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house, we go … Not so fast! You may love grandma’s green bean casserole with the crunchy onions on top, but she’s not going to love the side of coronavirus you…

Time to Give Yourself a Financial Health Check-Up

CoolSys cares about you and your health. We have been hyper-focused on your physical health this year, but that’s only part of the picture of your overall health. Another important aspect is your financial health, and there’s no time like…

Increase Your Safety IQ With “5 Minutes to Power”

Workplace safety is an individual responsibility for each of us. To keep that idea at the top of everyone’s mind, CoolSys will roll out three major safety initiatives in 2021. One of those initiatives is the “5 Minutes to Power”…

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Memories of 9/11 Through the Eyes of a Rescuer and CoolSys Team Member When it comes time to count our blessings this Thanksgiving season, thousands of people who lived through the nightmare of 9/11 in Manhattan will likely think of…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition-November 2020

November 2020 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…

Here’s What a Little Bit of Care Can Do!

Earlier this year, CoolSys officially launched the CoolSys Cares Employee Relief Fund. Originally created to provide financial support to CoolSys employees who were furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve since expanded the program to include employees who are financially…

One CoolSys: Brand New Opportunities

by Mike Ochoa, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing This is such an exciting time to be a part of CoolSys! You may have heard the big news about the CoolSys rebranding initiative. I’m here to fill you in on…

What I’ve Learned From the Tragic Death of My Friend Roger

You’re going to be hearing a lot about on-the-job safety in the months ahead as CoolSys launches a major initiative to improve our culture of safety. This topic is important to me in a deeply personal way, and I want…

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Don’t Let COVID Crush Your Halloween Spirit

If you think there’s not a ghost of a chance of enjoying Halloween this year, think again! While COVID-19 is changing the way we celebrate the holiday, there are still plenty of ways to have spooky and safe fun this…

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A Sneak Peek at Your Benefits for 2021

Open enrollment for your 2021 benefits begins November 2nd and runs through November 17th, so stay alert for this opportunity to make any changes you need for the coming year. We’re always looking for new ways to enhance your benefits…

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The CoolSys Safety Hotline Is Here for You

No matter how careful you are, accidents and acts of crime sometimes happen. If one of these unfortunate incidents occur while you’re at work, it’s critical that you call the CoolSys Safety Hotline immediately at 844-772-7233, or if you have…

Legacy, Agape and BAS to Become CoolSys Light Commercial

by Mike Ochoa, EVP Marketing & Sales We are excited to announce that our light commercial operating brands — Legacy, Agape and BAS — will officially be changing their names to CoolSys Light Commercial Solutions, LLC, effective January 1, 2021….

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition-October 2020

October 2020 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…

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CoolSys Cares Employee Relief ‘Fun-draiser’ Is a SUCCESS!

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve been touched — over and over — by the resilience and supportive spirit of our CoolSys team. These are the qualities that make our entire CoolSys family so strong. We want to extend a heartfelt…

Q3 2020 Promotions

Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth, and loyalty to our company. Company Name Work Location Previous Job Title New Job Title ABC Refrigeration Ryan Wood ABC Corporate Office Service Tech 3-Refrigeration Service Tech 4-Refrigeration ABC Refrigeration Tyler…

A New Way to Look Out for Our CoolSys Family

One of the things I like most about CoolSys is the culture of teamwork and family that runs throughout our company. We are Team CoolSys — and that means we take care of each other. That’s why I’m proud and…

The CoolSys Family Expands Further

Welcome Eastern & Richmond Refrigeration This month, we’re shining a light on the latest companies to join the CoolSys family of brands. From the snowy, rolling hills of the northeast to the endless shores of Virginia and the Carolinas’ beaches,…

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Don’t Give Up on Staying COVID-Safe This Fall!

It seems the social media memes have it right: 2020 is—unfortunately—the gift that keeps on giving. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this fall season is one of the most complicated periods in an already incredibly challenging year….

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2020 is a Good Year for Flu Shots!

Healthcare providers are encouraging flu shots this year, and getting them earlier than ever.  It is a small thing that can help both you and your family stay healthy.   The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 245,000 people will…

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Tim Clemente drives home safety on the road

We are excited to announce that Tim Clemente has joined the CoolSys Safety team to help drive safe behaviors throughout the company. “I’m so very pleased to start this great opportunity at CoolSys. Having managed safety for fleets in excess…

Value Coin Q2 Winners and Nominations Open

We are proud to announce the 50 Value Coin winners for the second quarter of 2020, from all across the CoolSys family. These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values— of Positive Attitude, Service Excellence, Commitment…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition September 2020

September 2020 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 Rebrand Plan Is Back on Track!

by Mike Ochoa, EVP, Sales & Marketing It is no secret that we consider everyone — at every location around the country — a member of our CoolSys family. Our customers trust the CoolSys name because of you. Your skill,…

Remembering an Industry Icon: Jack Scott, 1931-2020

 by Bryan Beitler Vice President, Engineering and Energy Optimization Jack Scott, cofounder of Scott Polar Refrigeration of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away recently. Our prayers and condolences go out to his family. For those of you who did not have…

First Sale Kicks Off Expanded Offerings for COVID-19 Safety

CoolSys is celebrating our first sale from a group of new technologies we’re offering in response to COVID-19. These technologies help to control the spread of viruses and other contaminants in indoor air. Specifically, our first sale involves bipolar ionization…

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Calling All Veterans

Our CEO Adam Coffey, also an Army Veteran, is putting together his annual Veterans Day video as a tribute to all the brave men and women at CoolSys who served in the military. If you’re a veteran and would like…

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Putting Veterans on a Path to Success

At CoolSys, we are committed to making a lasting difference in veterans’ lives by putting many of them on a clear path toward a successful post-military career with our team. Starting in 2006, our Veterans Hiring Initiative has focused on…

CoolSys Featured on Military Makeover: Operation Career

This week, CoolSys was featured on the TV show Military Makeover’s Special Edition: Operation Career.  In case you missed it, here’s a link to the clip: WATCH NOW! The episode featuring CoolSys showcases how our team provides training and employment…

Honoring Our Vets 2020

Veterans’ Benefits For the CoolSys family, Veterans Day is much more than just words on a calendar. It is a truly special day for us — a time to honor the men and women who have put their lives on…

It Pays to Be an Outstanding Member of the CoolSys Family

Greetings, Team CoolSys! We believe we have the best employees on the planet, and we’re always looking for ways to reward your talent, hard work and dedication. That’s why I’m excited to introduce the Incentive Unit Program (“IUP”), a new…

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Fall Is Just Around the Corner—But COVID Is There Too

It has been an unusual summer, to say the least! Hopefully, though, you’ve had an opportunity to relax and have fun with your family on a vacation or staycation. Now it’s time to transition into the fall season—with a whole…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition August 2020

August 2020 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…

A ‘Show’ of Support for Our Ex-Military Team Members

At CoolSys, we’re proud to actively support the transition of former members of our country’s military into a civilian career. And now, we’re particularly excited to be recognized for those efforts in an upcoming edition of the TV show Military…

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Often, we share statistics to report on our company’s performance. Today, the concerning topic we are measuring is employee safety. In 2020, twelve of our employees suffered ladder-related injuries. Four of these occurred in the month of July alone. Several…

CoolSys Cares!

In June, CoolSys launched the CoolSys Cares Employee Relief Fund that directly provided aid to those employees who were experiencing financial hardship due to being furloughed as a result of COVID-19. We are happy to share that the Relief Fund…

CoolSys Launches Online Technical Training

We are excited to announce our new online service technician training program that will be available soon for CoolSys Service technicians. In partnership with ECMC Education, CoolSys will  take our industry-best technical training program and make it more accessible to…

Coffey’s Corner

Show Me the Money Greetings to all. Thank you for all that you do!  Without you there is no CoolSys. I often get questions about how a company makes investment decisions with respect to all the competing priorities it has…

Your Opinion Makes a Difference

Thank you, Team CoolSys, for your feedback on the Employee Engagement Survey! Our vision is to be a company where employees like you can find rewarding work that enables you to prosper and grow throughout your career. You likely took…

Get Ready for the Summer Sizzle

Things are heating up for our business! Not only is summer the busiest season for our refrigeration and HVAC services, but we’re ramping up with new installs.We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to you, and all of our employees…

COVID-19 Update

Cases on the Rise — Stay Safe! Unfortunately, new cases of the coronavirus are still on the rise in the U.S., with outbreaks in a number of states, including California, Florida and Texas. Although it’s summertime and many businesses and…

Summer Checklist, Part 2: Taking Care of Your Financial Health

There’s no time like the present to check on your financial health. This summer, there are some simple steps you can take to help you reach your personal financial goals and ensure you’re making the most of your CoolSys benefits. …

EMPLOYEE SERVICE ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION JULY 2020

Value Coin Special Announcement! Mike Reed, Level 7 Service Technician based out of San Fernando Valley branch in California, has joined the renowned group of amazing employees who have collected four value coins! While he was recognized with the other…

Honoring Those Who Served Our Country

Those who have served our country have a special place at CoolSys. Earlier this year, we introduced the CoolSys Veterans’ Benefits for which all Coolsys Veterans are eligible. If you’ve been honorably discharged from any branch of the military, you’re…

The Boys and Girls of Summer

We are officially in the summer months. Traditionally, that means more calls, more work and more heat. It also means we need to plan for the sun and heat before we leave our homes. Make sure you have your sunscreen,…

Q2 2020 Promotions

Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth, and loyalty to our company. Company Name Work Location Previous Job Title New Job Title Commercial & Industrial Spencer Gorey Phoenix Office Apprentice 2-Refrigeration Journeyman-Refrigeration Commercial & Industrial Etsitty Widehat Phoenix…

Coffey’s Corner

Tick tock – half of 2020 is officially in the books.  It has been a tumultuous and unprecedented year for our company, country and the world.  I cannot imagine anyone having predicted all the things we have faced since March. …

The Importance of Juneteenth: Then and Now.

Juneteenth, also called “Freedom Day” has long been a day of remembrance and affirmation for Black Americans. Today, there’s a growing nationwide movement for observance as the celebration resonates in new ways. 1865 Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration…

Employee Service Anniversary Recognition

We are excited to announce the relaunch of our employee service anniversary program in partnership with RecogNation. Each month, a package will be delivered to managers who have employees celebrating milestone anniversaries. For one year of service, employees will receive…

Value Coin Winners and Nominations Open

We are proud to announce the 56 Value Coin winners for the first quarter of 2020, from all across the CoolSys family. These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values— of Positive Attitude, Service Excellence, Commitment…

Summer checklist part 1: Take care of your physical health

As the temperature rises over the coming weeks, we all know what’s coming: the busy season for CoolSys. Now is the perfect time to make sure you’ve done everything you can to have a healthy summer. Take a moment to…

Safety First in a Time of Change

In many ways, this month is a time of transition—a new season, a reawakening for commerce and a new lifestyle of virus awareness. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and healthy. Traffic volume is increasing. Stores, businesses…

Big Changes—and Great Opportunities

Greetings, everyone! As I write this message, it’s week nine of lockdown for me. I’m not sure how you’re feeling, but this stay-at-home situation is starting to weigh on me.  In my opinion, it’s time for America to get back…

Gradual Restart Planned for CoolSys

The plans to reopen the economy in the U.S. are creating some confusion, with some states lifting stay-at-home orders and others still advising to shelter in place. Well, when it comes to CoolSys’ restart plans, we are here to shed…

Thanks for Sharing Your “New Normal”!

A big thank-you to those of you who let us know how you are creating your “new normal” at home! Below are a few stories you shared with us. The employees at CoolSys Energy Designs even had a “Working From…

Technical Training Takes a Leap Forward

In January, we opened our new, state-of-the-art CoolSys Training Center in Fullerton, California. Our largest training center in the United States provides in-depth classes that prepare CoolSys technicians to be successful and to grow with the latest knowledge in refrigeration…

April Showers Bring May Flowers—and Seasonal Allergies

Flowers and trees are blooming, and if you’re one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, this is the time for sneezing, congestion, a runny nose and other bothersome symptoms. Seasonal allergies—also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis—can…

Be on the Lookout for Overhead Hazards

Many of our technicians work in conditions that pose a threat to our safety from above. Whether you’re working in a scissor lift, leaning inside an HVAC unit or climbing a ladder, overhead hazards can cause head injuries. Before you…

Employee Recognition May 2020

May 2020 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…

CoolSys Customers Appreciate YOU

Through the whirlwind of the past few months, CoolSys employees have been thrust into a new world with new challenges we have never before had to tackle. We’re proud of you, and we want you to know that it’s not…

A Sobering Reality—and a Bright Future!

If there’s anything we’ve learned from the COVID-19 crisis, it’s that life can change on a dime! As I write this message on April 15, 2020, two things come to mind. First, this is Tax Day in the U.S., and…

Safe at Home — and in the Field

COVID-19 Update We are all working together to stay safe at home and in the field. We’ve demonstrated that we are a vital and nimble organization that thrives even in the face of a crisis such as COVID-19. And, while…

One CoolSys Rebranding Plan Pauses for COVID-19

At CoolSys, we are fortunate that many of our customers have been designated essential by the government. So even though this crisis continues to impact our business in challenging ways, we are grateful to be in a position that many…

An Important Update on Our Oracle HCM

In light of current events, we have decided to delay implementing the new Oracle HCM (Human Capital Management) system until late this year or early next year. In the meantime, we will continue to use Sage People—our existing HCM platform—throughout…

CoolSys Rolls Out New Payroll System

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of a successful rollout of our new payroll system. As of last week, all of our operating brands are now on the new system with the exception of RSI….

Employee Recognition April 2020

April 2020 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…

Recruiting During the COVID-19 Crisis

You may be surprised to hear that CoolSys is still recruiting for the future. Why? We believe that the worst of this crisis is temporary, that our furloughed employees will come back to work soon, and that we’ll once again…

Staying Connected in an Age of Social Distancing

The measures that have been put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have radically changed our daily lives in a matter of a few weeks. We have to protect ourselves and those around us, but the social distancing…

Safety Heroes

The Safety Department and the entire CoolSys family congratulate the Atlanta service team on a remarkable 2019. John Maryman’s team of technicians went the entire year without any injuries or at-fault accidents. What an outstanding accomplishment! In March, Vice President,…

Working at Home? Be Good to Your Body!

Like many people around the world, you may be working from home at the moment—maybe for the first time in your life. While this can be an enjoyable experience (comfy slippers and no commute!), it may also create ergonomic challenges…

CoolSys IT Team Is Hard at Work on System Improvements

The CoolSys IT department is working on several projects that impact all of us, so we wanted to share more information about our work and provide a sneak peek into what’s coming. The conversion of the sourcerefrigeration.com email address to…

Coffey’s Corner

Looking to Our Past and Our Future With Gratitude We’re not even three months into 2020, and there is already so much going on this year, both within CoolSys and in the world in general. It has been a difficult…

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One CoolSys ERP Update

We are in the midst of a tech transformation. Click here to discover the latest on the ERP project and what employees can expect next.

Let the Branding Fun Begin!

by Mike Ochoa, EVP Sales & Marketing With the transition of our foundational companies, Source and SRC, to the CoolSys brand well underway, we are getting to the fun part. Now that the business of informing our customers, suppliers and…

We’ve Added a New Value Coin

As we make our way into spring, we want to take a moment to talk about our growing Value Coin program.  And, we’re excited to introduce a new coin to the Value Coin program. Stats on Value Coin Program In…

Employee Recognition March 2020

March 2020 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…

Protect Your Most Precious Tool

Think of all the ways you protect your tools. You put them in toolboxes, cases, backpacks and buckets. You do this because they are important and valuable to you. You need them to be functional day after day. You should…

Employee Referral Benefits

Earn a Cash Reward While You Help Us Grow CoolSys is growing and we need more great employees like you!  Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the CoolSys family? Now you can do them a…

COVID-19 Update

Beth Goldstein, our Chief Human Resources Officer, has been regularly updating you, providing facts and resources about COVID-19, and we’d like to take this opportunity to recap what she has shared. Rest assured that CoolSys is regularly monitoring and adhering…

We Welcome BAS, BRR and Tech Mechanical

We Welcome BAS, BRR and Tech Mechanical to the CoolSys Family! It’s a time of transformative growth for CoolSys as we continue to expand our team and our market presence.  In Q4 2019 alone, we acquired three new companies —…

Coffey’s Corner

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…

The CoolSys Brand Grows Stronger

by Mike Ochoa, EVP of Sales and Marketing Last month, we celebrated the official rebranding of Source and Service Refrigeration (SRC) to CoolSys! To commemorate this milestone, we sent all employees a CoolSys-branded cooler bag and a chance to win…

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ERP Update

We are in the midst of a tech transformation. Click here to discover the latest on the ERP project and what employees can expect next.

Employee Recognition February 2020

February 2020 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…

Give Your Heart the Love It Deserves

Your heart is an incredible machine. Every day, it beats about 100,000 times to pump blood through your body—that’s about 2½ billion times in 70 years! Humans cannot live without the oxygen our blood provides, so it’s incredibly important to…

Value Coins

Today we proudly announce the 43 Value Coin winners for Q4 2019 across the CoolSys Family.  These special employees have gone above and beyond to demonstrate our company values of Positive Attitude, Service Excellence, Commitment to Add Value, and Integrity. …

We love our Veterans!

Those who have served our country have a special place at CoolSys. Beginning this year,  all veteran employees in the CoolSys family are eligible for the CoolSys Veterans’ Benefits.   What is included in the Veterans’ Benefit: Veterans Day – If…

Questions/Concerns on the Job? We’re Here for You!

It is no secret that we’re working hard every day to make CoolSys the kind of company you’ll want to spend your whole career in—and a place you’ll gladly recommend to family members and friends who are looking for a…

CoolSys Energy Solutions Wins Award for ‘Top Overall Service Provider’

CoolSys Energy Solutions is the proud recipient of the “Top Overall Service Provider” Award from Pepco as part of their annual awards ceremony for its Energy Savings for Business Program held in January in Baltimore, MD. Pepco, a public utility…

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ERP Update

We are in the midst of a tech transformation. Click here to discover the latest on the ERP project and what employees can expect next.

Coffey’s Corner

We’re celebrating! It’s our anniversary issue of CoolTimes. For the last twelve months CoolTimes has been delivered direct to your inbox with company news, cool articles, and employee features. Together we’ve celebrated milestones, shared successes and grown closer as a…

It’s Official — Source and Service Refrigeration Are Now CoolSys!

by Mike Ochoa We are kicking off 2020 with the start of our brand transformation and are happy to report that our two foundational brands, Source and Service Refrigeration (SRC), have been legally renamed CoolSys Commercial & Industrial Solutions, Inc….

CoolSys Opens New Southern California Training Center

After many months of planning and design, CoolSys has officially opened the doors of its newest, state-of-the-art training center in Fullerton, California.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony, commemorating the occasion was held on January 9.  Our largest training center in the United…

January 2020 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…

Q4 2019 Promotions

Congratulations to our employees for their continuous advancement, growth, and loyalty to our company. Company Name Work Location Previous Job Title New Job Title CoolSys C & I Joe Castillo San Antonio Office Service Tech – Level 3 Service Tech…

REAL ID—Don’t Fly Without It!

We want your Coolsys travel to be as pleasant as possible. So, here’s an important heads-up on a big change coming later this year. If you use your state driver’s license as identification when you fly, be aware that beginning…

Goodbye 2019 and Welcome 2020

I’m just back in town after visiting the teams in the Ft. Myers and Miami branches in Florida. It was great to breakfast with the crew and hand out some on-the-spot awards in Ft. Myers, before heading over to Miami…

A Powerful Road Safety Reminder

by Juan Alonzo Miranda, Source Refrigeration The following is an excerpt from an employee’s first-hand account of a highway accident — reminding us all about the importance of driving safely. One of the most dangerous things we do every day…

Branding Update

You Can’t Rush Greatness New Timeline for Rebrandingby Mike Ochoa, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing We want to keep you in the loop on some changes to our rebranding plans. After careful consideration, we have decided to stagger our…

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ERP Update

Our ERP Project is in full effect and we are thrilled to take you through the journey with us. Here, you will find all things ERP. Curious? Please click here to learn more.

Making Resolutions? Here’s an Important One!

As the new year approaches, you may be thinking about in 2020. A really important one to consider is taking time for yourself on a regular basis. At CoolSys, we know our greatest asset is our hardworking, knowledgeable and talented…

A Day in the Life of Purchasing and Procurement

“People think that purchasing is like shopping. It’s not,” says Richard Reeves, Director of Purchasing for CoolSys. While purchasing, by definition, is simply buying services or goods, procurement is a broader concept that generally includes everything from selecting suppliers and…

Employee Recognition December 2019

December 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…

Value Coin Nominations are Open for Q4 2019

2019 is coming to an end and we wanted to take a moment to remind you of our Value Coin program. We know there is no one better than you to recognize a fellow associate and what impact they make…

CoolSys Energy Solutions is Giving Back: Volunteerism 2019

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde In this issue of CoolTimes, we shine a spotlight on the team at CoolSys Energy Solutions and their volunteerism. As an organization, CoolSys Energy Solutions…

So Much To Be Thankful For

It’s hard to believe November is already here—and that means the holiday season is upon us once again! As I get older, time seems to be speeding up. Can 2020 actually be just around the corner? I feel like the…

One CoolSys: Brand New Opportunities

by Mike Ochoa, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing This is such an exciting time to be a part of CoolSys! You may have heard the big news about the CoolSys rebranding initiative. I’m here to fill you in on…

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ERP Update

CoolSys is embarking on a large scale system change which is called ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning. Over the next year we will design ad implant Cloud based custom configured software. This integrated software solution will replace much of our…

A Helping Hand—for Your Hands

We use our hands all day, every day, at work and at home. Yet it’s easy to take them for granted. Gloves—the most common piece of personal protective equipment (PPE)—do a lot to protect our hands, but hand injuries are…

Value Coins Winners

Today we proudly announce the 38 Value Coin winners for Q3 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. …

Open Enrollment Ends Today!

The countdown is on! There are only a few hours left to review your benefit options, including new plans like Pet Assure, Accident Coverage, and the new Standard High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA). Please check…

Employee Recognition November 2019

November 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…

Call for Content

We hope you’ve been enjoying our monthly editions of CoolTimes, our CoolSys family online magazine. In each issue, we strive to bring you a mix of company news, employee recognition and features, tips for your work and personal life, and…

CoolSys Energy Solutions Celebrates a Win

Celebrating Opening of Star Market at Boston TD Gardens Fans are cheering for the team from CoolSys Energy Solutions, who scored a major win with the new Star Market Boston, TD Gardens project for Albertson’s Companies. At 63,000 square feet,…

Giving Back

We want to take a moment to thank each of you who participated in the Corporate Giving survey. Over 1,000 employees provided thoughtful feedback that will help us create a plan of action for how CoolSys can give back. Please…

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…

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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…