Full-Service Pre-Cooling & Cold Storage SolutionsElite Logistics ManagementProfessional Produce Cooling & HandlingRigorous Quality Control

Who We AreOur Operations

Who We Are

Mission, Vision, & Values

Central Coast Cooling, LLC (CCC) is a full-service produce pre-cooling and cold storage business, while also offering logistics management solutions.


Our mission is to serve our customers with professional produce cooling and handling, elite logistics management solutions, and unmatched customer service.


We will be recognized as the industry leader and most trusted brand in produce pre-cooling, cold storage, and logistics solutions.


We will achieve our mission and vision with passion for excellence, honesty, ethical behavior and uncompromising integrity.

Proper Cooling Increases Produce Value

From food safety to increased storage life, it’s widely recognized that pre-cooling produce is essential. By increasing the amount of time that food can be stored, it allows growers to market their products days, weeks, or even months after the harvest has passed, eliminating the need to sell directly after harvest. This is beneficial for high-volume growers as well as producers that need a great degree of flexibility.

At Central Coast Cooling (CCC), we continue to refine and improve cooling processes and systems, leading the industry and supporting our customers in providing the best produce cooling solutions. Whether your needs are seasonal or long-term, you can count on CCC to give you the stellar, solution-oriented service you deserve.

Full-Service Pre-Cooling & Cold Storage SolutionsElite Logistics ManagementProfessional Produce HandlingUnmatched Customer Service

The CCC Team

With over 30 years of industry experience, our team of cooler personnel provides our clients with unmatched customer service. It is with no small pride that we can say Central Coast Cooling boasts long-term relationships with our employees, as well as our customers and partners.

Bill Gheen
Chief Executive Officer
Ron Burnett
General Manager

CCC’s Full-Service Approach

We Are Your Single-Source Solution For Your Produce Cooling and Logistics Needs.

Produce Cooling

During the growing season over 200,000 cartons of produce are cooled and shipped from our facilities daily, utilizing vacuum cooling tubes, hydro coolers, icing stations, and forced air pressure cooling rooms.

Produce Handling

Our experienced staff work cohesively to continually implement and monitor rigorous quality control procedures and food safety standards throughout the receiving, processing, and loading phases.


We have a dedicated fleet of refrigeration trucks with precise control of temperature to preserve all types of produce. Local pickup and delivery service is offered to our large customer base in Salinas, CA and El Centro, CA.

The History of CCC

Built on a Solid Foundation

Founded in 1984, CCC’s operations were located on the Growers Ice facility in Salinas, California, although owned by a separate entity. In 2014, Growers Ice Company (GIC) acquired CCC, and they continued providing full-service cooling solutions to a large customer base in the agriculture industry.

In early 2018, GIC transferred CCC’s ownership to Post Harvest Technologies (PHT), Inc. CCC currently operates out of four separate facilities, located in Salinas, CA and El Centro, CA, providing temperature-controlled warehouses for produce cooling and handling.

Our Statistics

Facts About CCC

At Central Coast Cooling, our statistics prove our commitment to serving our large customer base with efficient and economic pre-cooling technology. CCC has a solid reputation of successfully completing all operations with precision and expertise based on over 30 years of industry experience.

MILLION Cartons Cooled in 2017

Thousand Cartons Cooled Daily

Tons/Day of Ice Supply Capacity

Years of Industry Experience

Our Operations

Industry Leader In Produce Cooling & Logistics Solutions

Contact CCC

Salinas Offices


1069 Growers Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Tel.: (831) 422-7265


1166 Growers Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Tel.: (831) 755-0134


1107 Merrill Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Tel.: (831) 758-8823

El Centro Office

170 N. 1st Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Tel.: (760) 352-2470

PO Box 1170
Salinas, CA 93902