A proven history of providing successful customer-driven solutions

Company Overview

A member of the CoolSys family of companies, Source is a market-leader in the design, installation, repair & maintenance, optimization and sustainability of mission critical refrigeration & HVAC systems. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, our field-based service and installation experts serve the daily needs of customers across much of the nation. We are proud to enjoy long standing relationships with many of today’s leading grocery retailers as well as market-leaders in many other industries.

Our employees have deep industry knowledge and strong technical skills enabling us to provide the right technical resources to solve our customers’ specific challenges the first time.

Unlike other service providers, at Source we take a holistic approach to helping our customers manage the Total Cost of Ownership of their mission-critical refrigeration & HVAC systems. Our company was founded with energy optimization as a primary driver of our work, and this approach remains a key part of our culture today.

Our offerings cover every stage of a system’s life-cycle, including:

New system design & installation


Refrigerant conversions/retrofits

Preventative maintenance

Repair & maintenance

Optimization of energy use and system performance


Our teams of experts are trained and experienced in designing, installing, repairing, maintaining and optimizing all manufacturers’ products. We lead the industry in the use of technology and mobile tools to support our field teams and ensure the service they provide is efficient, effective and consistent. Our goal is to establish long term partnerships that improve sustainability and our customers’ bottom line.

Due to the complex nature of refrigeration & HVAC systems and the current trends toward natural refrigerant options, we continually invest in engineering and technical training to ensure that we provide our customers with expertise that is second to none.

At Source, we understand that providing the best technical expertise to our customers is only part of the equation. We also know that delivering services efficiently, consistently and timely is critical to our customers’ business. It is this understanding that drives our relentless focus on operational excellence to make sure that your overall experience doing business with us is as positive, consistent and efficient as possible.

Company History

In 1998, three premier refrigeration & HVAC service and construction companies (Scott Polar, Kimmel Motz and GHV) were purchased by Edison International to form Edison Source. With a combined 89 years of experience, the new company served commercial refrigeration & HVAC customers in 11 western states. Being founded by a leading energy company, energy utilization and optimization were primary drivers of Source since the beginning. It was this focus on energy utilization that established Source’s market-leading presence in the retail grocery industry where up to 60% of energy consumption is related to the refrigeration and HVAC systems. This energy optimization focus remains a cornerstone of the Source culture today.

In 2001, two former Edison executives, Brad Howard and Billy Patterson, led a management buyout of Edison Source and formed Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Inc. Source entered the Texas market through three acquisitions in 2006. In 2011, Source expanded into the southeast United States through organic growth in Florida and the acquisition of DHR Mechanical in Georgia. Source expanded their presence in Florida in a significant way with the acquisition of Fournier Refrigeration & HVAC in 2013 and strengthened its market position in Texas in 2014 with the acquisition of Service Refrigeration Company (SRC). Source increased its market share in northern California by acquiring Refrigeration Solutions, Inc. (RSI) and Advanced Refrigeration Systems in 2016.


At Source, technology plays a critical role in providing the best possible experience to our customers. That’s why we continually invest in the latest technology to enhance the customer experience and help us become a better business partner to you!


Each of our 700+ field service technicians is equipped with an iPhone loaded with our proprietary state-of-the-art apps. Through this device, the technician is dispatched with customer-specific instructions, can open and close work orders, manage purchase orders and on-truck inventory, and record extensive details for every service call, including photos and data on the time spent and work performed on each customer asset.


Our Service and Construction Managers are equipped with iPads, giving them instant access to timely, relevant, and detailed information while in the field.

Easy-to-read dashboard reports — fed from the information gathered through the technicians’ iPhones — allow them to proactively address our customers’ needs, spotting and reacting to negative events before they become serious and costly issues.

Intelligent Dispatch

To ensure we send the right technician to the right place at the right time, we’ve invested in a customized “intelligent dispatch system”.

When a customer requests service, this system identifies the technicians whose skills best match the customer’s specific problem — taking into account their current locations and workload — and automatically dispatches the most suitable person.

Meet Our Management Team

Adam Coffey
President and CEO

Adam joined Source in November of 2016. Over the last 17 years, he has been President and CEO of three different national service companies, all in different industries. Adam is known for building strong employee centered cultures and managing in fast-growth environments. Adam is a former GE executive, a Veteran of the US Army and is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Executive Program in Management as well as GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Academy.

Ed Dunlap

Ed joined CoolSys as Chief Financial Officer in mid-2019. He is a senior executive with extensive global experience in finance, international operations, retail, manufacturing and branding, with a broad background working in public, private equity, turnaround and startup environments. His prior experience includes managing large-scale operations of multi-billion dollar enterprises across multiple locations and markets with particular acumen at driving growth and entry into new markets across both Fortune 100 and smaller organizations, including PepsiCo, GAP, Whole Foods, RJR Nabisco, BF Goodrich and Shaklee. Ed has a BA in Economics from Reed College, and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Amy Freeman

Amy joins Source as the Chief Operations Officer with over 23 years of broad-based experience from both Fortune 500 and privately held companies. Prior to joining Source, she was the vice president of global service operations for PerkinElmer, Inc., a leading human and environmental health company. Freeman previously held the role of general manager of service at GE Healthcare, where she was responsible for the $400M diagnostic imaging and clinical service full P&L for the western half of the United States. She also served as vice president and general manager of service operations at Masterplan, Inc., a provider of clinical technology management and medical equipment maintenance programs. Earlier in her career, Freeman held numerous leadership and management positions at GE Medical Systems.

Burton Hong
Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel (Registered In-House Counsel in California)

Burton (“Burt”) Hong joins us as our first General Counsel and Executive Vice President. For the past 9 years, Burt has been the General Counsel for Park Energy Group, which owns several companies that provide construction services and products for safe, reliable projects and facilities all around the United States. Prior to that, Burt was a securities litigator in Texas and Washington D.C. at two major law firms working on high profile cases like the Enron collapse and other insider trading matters. Burt graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001 and from Rice University in 1996.

Mike Ochoa
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mike is a Sales and Marketing executive with over 32 years of ever-increasing responsibility in a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Source executive team in early 2011, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Master Halco, North America’s leading fencing products company. Mike also spent 10 years in Sales and Marketing leadership positions with The Toro Company, as well as Foamex International, Sunrise Medical, Inc., and Bausch & Lomb. He holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College, and an MBA from the Peter Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University, both in Claremont, CA.

Beth Goldstein
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Beth Goldstein joined Source in 2016 as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for the strategic leadership of all aspects of Human Resources. Beth brings over 25 years of Human Capital experience, working with a variety of private and public companies at all stages of their growth cycle. She has a demonstrated track record of developing strong organizational cultures and a comprehensive leadership platform. Prior to joining Source, Beth founded her own consulting practice and previously was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Smile Brands Inc. Beth studied Psychology at California State University and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Human Resources Executive Program.


John is the Executive Vice President of Information Technology at Source and will serve as the technology thought-leader driving the elements of technology innovation and solutions strategy development and execution across the company. A seasoned IT executive, John brings over 30 years of in-depth experience from his previous roles ranging from managing large corporate IT departments to leading Internet professional services firms. Prior to joining Source, he was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Daylight Transport, LLC, a nationwide, expedited transportation provider. John serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Southern California chapter of the Society for Information Management. He earned his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a Mathematics minor from California State University, Fullerton.

Bryan Beitler
Vice President, Engineering

Bryan Beitler’s career includes 37+ years of experience in refrigeration and HVAC design, sales, energy, and operations support for businesses focused on grocery retail, cold storage, process refrigeration, and other mission-critical systems. His experience is highly technical, managing engineering services and manufacturing of refrigeration equipment, providing direct sales support to select customers, as well as operations and Energy Optimization Services support. He holds a degree in Engineering Technology with emphasis on refrigeration and HVAC from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Gregory Thurston
General Manager, Southern California Region

Greg has extensive industry experience along with progressive process, P&L and operational expertise. He began his career as a Source Service Manager, based out of Anaheim, CA and has held regional construction and service operational leadership roles. Greg graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management and Operations. He also has an Associates in Applied Science degree with concentration in Refrigeration and HVAC Engineering Technology.

Steve Cook
General Manager, Mountain Region

Steve is SVP, General Manager Mountain Region. He has been with Source for 30 years holding various positions including VP Service and Regional Director.

Bob Thomas
General Manager, Southeast Region

Bob has served our country in the Army for over 30 years, and has been awarded several decorations including the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, and several other commendation medals; he is currently a Colonel with the United States Army Reserve with plans to retire in May 2018. Bob joined Source Refrigeration & HVAC in 2015 as Regional Service Director for the southeast region where he successfully led a team of over 100 service technicians. He is well respected for his leadership abilities, responsiveness, and successfully building trust and teamwork. Bob spent over 11 years as a General Contractor, and holds a Business Management degree from the University of South Florida and a Master’s degree from Webster University.



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