BREA, Calif. — CoolSys announced that it has acquired Eastern Refrigeration. With this acquisition, CoolSys further expands its growing market presence in the Northeast region and resumes its nationwide expansion in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with the backing of its private equity investor, Ares Management.  

“CoolSys is excited to relaunch our M&A growth strategy with the acquisition of Eastern Refrigeration,” said Adam Coffey, CEO of CoolSys. “This acquisition is another key step in fulfilling our vision of becoming a national service provider that offers a full-spectrum of best-in-class solutions for mission-critical refrigeration and HVAC systems in light commercial, commercial, and industrial markets. This strategic acquisition strengthens our market position in the Northeast by providing density in some existing markets and opening up new states for CoolSys.”

Founded in 1975 by company president Pierre “Pete” Belisle, Eastern Refrigeration has expanded over the past four decades to install and service commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment throughout its region.  

“We are very excited to become the newest members of the CoolSys family,” said Stan Shumbo, vice president of Eastern Refrigeration. “The employee-focused culture of CoolSys is a great fit for the Eastern team, and we look forward to providing our customers with expanded solutions to help them manage their businesses even better.”

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