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Michael and Anne Ryan are founders of the coolest business in Banyule. The secret success of this cool gem is inspiration, dedication and good old fashioned hard work.

Since the age of 20, Michael Ryan has worked hard in the Victorian construction industry. Tertiary study in business and marketing inspired him to run a small business and researching opportunities in a variety of fields– led him to Potter Coolrooms.

In 2008, Michael met Ken Potter, the owner of Potter Coolrooms, who was approaching retirement and looking to sell his business of 28 years. Ken supplied custom built cool rooms throughout Victoria, and Michael was very impressed with his commitment to quality and service. The opportunity was too good to pass up. Michael and his wife Anne Ryan bought the business from Ken but after a short transition, they realised Ken’s knowledge and expertise was invaluable and retained him for a further two years until he retired.

In 2013, because of ongoing expansion, the business relocated its manufacturing and warehousing from Bayswater to Heidelberg West, which provided very competitive rental terms, excellent proximity to Melbourne’s major road arteries, and a wide-range of nearby complementary businesses and services. At the same time, Michael and Anne rebranded to Total Coolrooms. The name change sought to encompass the entire package that the business now offered, including the cool room itself, refrigeration, specialised cool room doors, electrical and concrete works.

With decades of experience servicing Melbourne and country Victoria, Total Coolrooms has built a reputation on expertise, professionalism, quality and service, using the latest refrigeration solutions and equipment designed to save energy and money. They manage all aspects of the project from design, manufacture through to the installation and ongoing maintenance.

“At first contact, we get to know you and your business to ensure that your cool room, freezer, or production area is ideally suited to your needs. We do not take a one size fits all approach, instead we find the most appropriate, most cost effective solution. Our business is built on customer satisfaction, and our ability to supply the best product to suit any business needs,” Michael said.

Sourcing excellent, Australian-made materials from local businesses enables Total Coolrooms to deliver high quality and meet time critical deadlines.
“Our industry experience, strong supplier relationships, and exceptional staff are our main strengths. We have a fantastic team who are loyal, hardworking and understand the vision of our quality and service. This is why we pride ourselves on retaining customers, and continue to be Victoria’s preferred contractor to many well-known, national leading brands.” said Michael.

For more information on Total Coolrooms follow them on Facebook at or phone 9455 3688