Our Company Beginnings
Chris Funk, our founder, started his career in 1987, working for one of the largest air conditioning companies in the Phoenix Metro Area. Through dedicated work, he rose his way up to senior technician. In 2002, Chris founded his own company, Cool Touch Air Conditioning and Heating, because he saw a need for an HVAC contractor that emphasized honesty and reliability—a contractor all customers could trust. Chris believed that he could make his company thrive by following two core values: put the customer first, and always fulfil commitments.
Chris’s devotion to these ideals paid off: after almost twenty years, we’re proud to say we have an A+ rating with the BBB and have never received a complaint with the ROC. Our family of satisfied customers continues to grow by the month.
Chris married Charmaine in 2004, and she joined the Cool Touch family as the General Manager—overseeing anything that doesn’t have Freon in it. (It’s a running joke around the company that if it has antlers or Freon, you talk to Chris. Anything else, talk to Charmaine.) Their son Brannen also joined the company to run the Commercial division.
Chris and Charmaine have another passion outside of air conditioning, which is cattle ranching. In 2018, they achieved their dream of purchasing a cattle ranch just outside of Prescott, AZ. When they aren’t working hard at Cool Touch, they’re out riding horseback and tending to their cows in the cool air of Dewey, AZ.