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CoolSys Acquires Carolina Refrigeration

October 10, 2020

CoolSys™, the parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide, announced today that it has acquired Carolina Refrigeration Services Inc, a commercial HVAC and refrigeration company, which serves customers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. With this acquisition, CoolSys further expands its foothold into the southeast, establishing a thorough presence in the area.

Adam Coffey, president and CEO of CoolSys
Adam Coffey, president and CEO of CoolSys

“This is a very strategic acquisition for CoolSys. While we currently perform work in the states they cover, acquiring Carolina Refrigeration Services gives us the critical mass required to provide our current customers the support and resources they deserve and to offer our entire solutions portfolio to new customers,” comments Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys. “Carolina Refrigeration’s excellent service has earned them an outstanding reputation that will serve as a critical part of our growth strategy in the Carolinas and the southeast,” he adds.

Carolina Refrigeration services and installs commercial HVAC and refrigeration equipment in supermarket chains, industrial processing plants, convenience stores, wholesale clubs and restaurants. Headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, it has one additional branch in South Carolina as well as one in Tennessee.

“Our business was founded on treating each employee and customer as if they were our only one. Our commitment to our people is the backbone of how we do business at Carolina Refrigeration,” comments Chris Hutnyak, founder of Carolina Refrigeration. “I am excited to become part of the CoolSys family of businesses, who share this same commitment to customers and employees.”

About CoolSys

CoolSys is the market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services company, specializing in a full spectrum of best-in-class service experiences and solutions for customers in the retail, foodservice, commercial and industrial market segments. CoolSys and its operating businesses cover every stage of mission-critical systems from engineering and design, to installation, service and maintenance, and energy optimization. Headquartered in Southern California, CoolSys has more than 3,000 employees nationwide, serving the daily needs of more than 45,000 customer locations across North America. For additional information, please

About Carolina Refrigeration

Based in Lexington, South Carolina, Carolina Refrigeration provides refrigeration and commercial and industrial HVAC services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to customers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, southern Virginia and Tennessee. Carolina Refrigeration serves customers ranging from industrial processing plants to wholesale shopping clubs and supermarket grocers to convenience stores.