For over 20 years, we’ve been a trusted provider of commercial HVAC-R installation and service to supermarkets, convenience stores, and cold storage facilities. Our management team has compiled a group of highly qualified master mechanics and electricians, journeyman mechanics and electricians, and installation techs who are the trade experts in the areas we serve. We currently have 4 departments servicing commercial refrigeration: service, installation, electrical, and hot side.
Former Owner and current Vice President and General Manager
Joe started in the commercial refrigeration field 31 years ago out of high school. He went to trade school and then started in the refrigeration install department for a local supermarket. Joe advanced his way up from install to a service technician and later to management on new and remodel projects. In 1999, Joe opened BRR Refrigeration with two partners, Tom Backman and Jim Roomsburg; the three last names make up the acronym “BRR”. Now, 21 years later, as the sole owner of BRR Refrigeration, he decided to join forces with the CoolSys family.
President and Former Partner of BRR Refrigeration
Starting his career as a refrigeration mechanic in the US Navy for 21 years, Jim has had over 50 years of experience in the HVAC and Refrigeration field. After retiring from the Navy, he worked at multiple different companies in a plethora of different positions including Director of Refrigeration, Project Manager, Director of Refrigeration and Maintenance, and many more. Jim has many trade-related certifications including Master Mechanical and Master HVAC and Refrigeration. After founding BRR Refrigeration with Joe Roomsburg and Tom Backman, Jim has worked for 19 years estimating, planning, writing contracts, supervising installations, servicing commercial refrigeration equipment, and doing general management for the company. Jim is proud to remain active at BRR as a consultant.
Director of Field Operations
Over the past 20 years, he has held the roles of Service Technician, Service Manager, Project manager, and now Director of Field Operations. William is well versed in all aspects of the supermarket refrigeration field including installation, service startup, and EMS controls. He holds both Virginia HVAC/Refrigeration and Electrical master’s licenses. He holds honesty, integrity, customer service and satisfaction to be the most important factors of his work ethic. William’s favorite part of his job is “working with a great group of talented people who love doing what they do.”
Bryan started working at BRR Refrigeration in 2001, directly out of high school, and has gained a wealth of knowledge over the past 19 years. He has held positions in the install department, as a Service Technician, a Lead Technician, and now Service Director. While working for BRR Refrigeration, he attended tech school and now holds a tradesmen license. Bryan prides himself on knowing that BRR Refrigeration does the best work, with the best team.
Director of Internal Operations
Michelle and Joe have been married for 25 years. In 1999 when BRR began, Michelle was working as a special Ed teacher and caring for their newborn baby. Fast forward five years, now with two children, Michelle became a stay-at-home mom and started working for BRR part-time. In 2014, Michelle came on-board full time directing the implementation of a new software system, in-house payroll, and an HR department of one. Michelle and Joe were thrilled with the opportunity to join the CoolSys team in 2019 so that all of their 60 BRR families were ensured a long-lasting future. Michelle currently serves as our Director of Internal Operations.