Cast your mind back to 1993, a young Russell Chatfield decided to branch out on his own as a subcontractor, fresh off the back of years working in a sales role within the industry. Thanks to a large network of potential customers from many years working within the industry, Russell’s business began to grow and so started the journey to become Chatfield OzCool.
Originally called Chatfield A/C & Electrical Services (CAES), which operated out of Russell’s home, the business was eventually registered as Chatfield Air-conditioning and Electrical Services Pty Ltd in 1995.
With three young children at home and on-call 24/7 for every customer, the early days were hectic indeed, but fast forward to 2001 and Russell brought in a business partner, Adam Bourke, to help run the business as a director. This next stage in the business presented a more dynamic company structure, and the ability to take on additional service technicians. This allowed Russell to focus on business operations and expand the business’s work capacity.
In 2005, they purchased OzCool Refrigeration Pty Ltd. To streamline this acquisition and merge it into Russell and Adam’s existing business, to operate as one, they decided to rebrand the company name to Chatfield OzCool, which is the name they still trade with to this day.