Backyard Hobby Grows into Full Time Winery

When Ryan Pedvin went away to college at Sonoma State University to study pre-law and philosophy, his dad had jokingly suggested he learn how to grow a vineyard, too. His dad, who lives in Upland, California (about an hour east from LA), had about ¾ of an acre of unused land on his property. “I didn’t really take him all …

HVAC Pro Michael Bennett Endorses CoolBot, Saves Customers Time & Money

We are always happy to hear about HVAC professionals using the CoolBot, so when we started seeing posts from Bennett Heating and Cooling, we had to know more. Michael owns Bennett Heating and Cooling, based in Crossville, Tennessee. He’s been working in the industry since he graduated high school in 2000. He cut his teeth at his wife’s family business …

Certified Wine Judge Kristen Lindelow Gives CoolBot Two Thumbs Up

Kristen Lindelow has your dream job. She’s a wine judge. Yes, you read that right. She gets paid to travel around the world, taste wine and then rate it. But she wasn’t always such a lush (kidding!). Once upon a time, Kristen had a full time career as an operations manager for Underground Atlanta, Inc. before moving to Orlando where …

Introducing the CoolBot Pro: Interview with Store It Cold CEO Brian Murphy

Once upon a time, farmer Ron Kholsa and his college roommate Timothy, an Engineer from Cornell University, tried tinkering around with an A/C unit, attempting to trick it into cooling down to 34 degrees.. Lo and behold, it worked! Now — twelve years and 50K satisfied customers later — Store It Cold has revolutionized the way small business owners, farmers, …

How to Turn a Crawl Space into a DIY Wine Cellar for Less Than $1,000

As any home winemaker knows, temperature and humidity control are crucial. These two elements can make the difference between a bottle that could take top prize at the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition and a bottle of undrinkable acid. IT professional Rob Esau likely didn’t have either of these goals in mind 8 months ago when he started making wine …