CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Koolfog, Inc., the leader in outdoor cooling and humidification, today announced it has acquiredCreative Mist Systems, Inc., a privately-held provider of outdoor misting systems and heating products located in Palm Desert, California. Koolfog is acquiring Creative Mist Systems to expand its services and product offerings to residential and small business customers. The terms of the acquisition, which was completed today, were not disclosed.
“Homeowners and small businesses are looking for cost-effective and sensible solutions to take advantage of outdoor living spaces making them more comfortable and functional,” said Bryan Roe, president of Koolfog, Inc. “Creative Mist Systems’ line of residential and light commercial outdoor cooling, misting and heating systems offer customers a smart and economical solution to make outdoor environments both cooler and warmer based on seasonal climate changes. The addition of Creative Mist Systems to our portfolio of outdoor cooling, misting, fog effects and heating solutions will help us better deliver a wider range of cost-effective and flexible designs for enhancing outdoor environments.”
Founded in 1994, Creative Mist Systems boasts thousands of outdoor cooling and heating installations in residences throughout Southern California’s Coachella Valley. Even more, Creative Mist Systems products provide year-round comfort in hundreds of commercial installations including the popular themed entertainment and restaurant center, The River, in Rancho Mirage, California, The Beer Hunter in La Quinta and several Starbucks and iHop locations throughout the valley.
“We are pleased to be joining Koolfog, the industry leader in outdoor cooling and humidification,” said Nonnie Kibbey, president of Creative Mist Systems. “More and more homeowners are looking to create a resort like ambience on their patios, lanais and pool and spa areas. And businesses are looking to increase functional space by using outdoor areas that would otherwise be uncomfortable or unusable. With Creative Mist Systems products and Koolfog’s experience in designing systems for large resorts, theme parks and industrial installations, Koolfog systems are now even more compelling because of our ability to provide a wider range of more flexible and economical solutions.”
Koolfog announced it plans to retire the venerable Creative Mist Systems name. The company’s products and services will be marketed and sold by Koolfog and under the Koolfog brand. Creative Mist Systems president, Nonnie Kibbey, will take on the position of Director, Customer Service for Koolfog. At this time, the company plans no changes to employee head-count or workforce reductions.
“Whereas the downturn in the economy is forcing many companies to downsize, cut back or reduce product and service offerings, we’re pleased to report that demand for our products remains strong,” said Roe. “In our current economy homeowners are staying home more and our products help them economically expand living space. And businesses are not only looking to maximize outdoor spaces, they are looking to make them more comfortable so they can better differentiate themselves while providing better customer and employee service.”
The acquisition makes Koolfog a major international supplier of outdoor cooling and heating products for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal applications. Koolfog remains the industry leader through application of creative design and innovation. Koolfog products seamlessly integrate into landscapes and architectural spaces.
For over two decades, Koolfog has enhanced outdoor environments making them more comfortable, functional and sensible for its customers through the use of its high-pressure, pure-water fog technology. Koolfog designs and develops sensory technology that cools, humidifies and creates visually stunning environments providing enhanced comfort and enjoyment for both people and animals. With a product mix that includes misting and fog systems for cooling, humidifying and visual effects, Koolfog designs and engineers systems that integrate misting, fog and lighting into landscape and architectural features such as buildings, awnings, pools, fountains, foliage and hardscape. Koolfog is used by major resorts, retail centers, theme parks, restaurants, recreational spaces, equestrian facilities, dairies, greenhouses and private estates worldwide. Some of Koolfog’s clients include Universal Studios, Lowe’s, Ritz-Carlton, EDSA, SB Architects and Amgen.