Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Joe Rudd, President

Joe Rudd, the President of Cool-Rite, LLC, has been in the AC and heating industry since getting his start in Miami in 1976. Joe moved to Orlando in 1979 and attended a five-year apprenticeship school for Air Conditioning and Pipe Fitting. He graduated in the top 3 of his class and also became an instructor a few years later. Joe has had his contractor’s license since 1987 and has been self-employed since 2001. When he’s not at the office providing exceptional AC and heating service, Joe can be found riding his Harley, raising money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children, playing with his new grandson, and spending time with family and dear friends.

Joey Rudd, Vice President

Joey, the Vice President of Cool-Rite, LLC, has 10 years' experience. Joey studied at Valencia Collage and then UCF, majoring in Business Management. He and his wife had their first baby recently, March 2020, and plan on expanding their family. As a customer himself of Cool-Rite, LLC, Joey feels all customers are family.

Ruth (Sam) Rudd, Service Manager

Ruth graduated from Boone High School and worked for Ross Dress For Less for over 10 years as a sales associate, stockroom leader, customer service associate and cashier. Ruth’s love of photography then led her to a position as a camera/video repair shop customer service manager for over 13 years. While there, she studied to become a Certified Photographic consultant, which required great customer service. Ruth joined Cool-Rite as a service manager where she uses her previous customer service experience to complete all the vital day-to-day operations of the business, including client communication, appointment scheduling, parts ordering, parts delivery to job sites, invoice filing and customer outreach. Ruth is proud to be a part of the Cool-Rite team, which is a family owned and operated business founded in 2001. When not working, you will find Sam spending time with family and grandson, spoiling her Corgi, fishing, cooking, riding with Joe on his Harley, sewing projects for charities and friends, and a lot more.

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Five-Star Reviews

Read Our Testimonials

They were fast, efficient and very thoughtful. Will never use anyone else again!

Melanie A.

Tampa, FL

We couldn't have been happier with the prompt, excellent service.

Jef B.

Tampa, FL

I have used Cool-Rite since 2011. They have been honest, loyal, trustworthy and efficient.

Rosemary C.

Tampa, FL

Great local, family-owned company that is trustworthy and does great work.

Chris R.

Tampa, FL

Good contractor that's highly recommended.

Richard R.

Tampa, FL

This is an honest A/C company - they did everything we agreed on including time and price with no gotchas. I highly recommend them.

Happy S.

Tampa, FL

The owners came out in response to my repair call! Wonderful, respectful and explained everything to me in simple language. Thank you for your prompt service!!

K S.

Tampa, FL