How Dual Control for Refrigerators and Freezers Works

When you think of versatile products for your boat or yacht, rarely do you think of a freezer. Its primary purpose is simple — keep food frozen at a safe temperature, but it’s an important appliance and can serve additional purposes. Just as not all freezers are of the same quality, not all freezers are solely one-function appliances.

Among the customization options Frigibar offers on our cockpit freezers is “dual control.” Dual control allows a freezer to serve as either a refrigerator or a freezer. This option enables the boat owner and crew to utilize the unit as a refrigerator for short trips to keep drinks or bait cold, and use as a freezer for longer voyages to store food safely for weeks.

How Dual Control Works

Freezers and refrigerators have different temperature ranges. Most refrigerators keep food cold at temperatures from 34 to 42 degrees Fahrenheit, while freezer temperatures can range from 32 to as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond.

The condensing unit, which acts as the brain of your refrigerator/freezer, is controlled by a thermostat. The thermostat, like the one used in your home, can be set to keep a consistent temperature. If using the refrigeration box as a refrigerator, the temperature should be kept above freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit). Depending on the quality of the box (insulation, quality of the seal, etc.) and what you are trying to keep frozen, the temperature should be kept well below freezing if using as a freezer. Often, 0 degrees Fahrenheit or just below is desired.

Getting a Dual Control Refrigerator/Freezer For Your Boat

ensign-open-mibs-2012Frigibar’s cockpit units come standard as a freezer. When ordered, you can choose to have the unit built as just a refrigerator or select our dual control option, allowing you to make your unit the temperature you need when you need it. This option makes the entire unit either a freezer or refrigerator depending on the dial selected, however, the units can’t run as a freezer and refrigerator simultaneously.

Interested in a dual control freezer/refrigerator for your boat or yacht? For more, call us at 305-757-7697 or view Frigibar’s product catalog.

 

 

Trip Necessities: 5 Things to Keep in Your Boat’s Freezer On a Long Trip

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We’ve all been on vacations where something doesn’t go as planned. It’s almost part of the experience — the realization that exciting things, either for better or worse, are bound to happen. When out on the water for days or weeks at a time, there’s nothing fun about something going wrong.

Whether for comfort or survival, there are several things you should always keep in your boat’s freezer when taking a long trip. Here are five items to not leave your dock or marina without.

Ice Packs

The most obvious item you should always keep in your vessel’s freezer is an ice pack (or several). Ice packs are the duct tape of the frozen world — they can be used for nearly anything. From icing a bump on your head to cooling down something that’s overheated to adding extra depth to your freezer to keep it cold in case power goes out, ice packs are a must.

Extra Tip: Consider bringing along a couple of different sizes of ice packs, especially if you have achy joints. Like Band-Aids, different sizes of ice packs can be useful when icing different body parts and items.

Bread

Bread can keep for weeks in a freezer. It can be toasted in a few seconds to make toast, or thawed out for sandwiches. If the power goes out on your boat or you end up getting lost, bread kept in a freezer will remain safe to eat longer than nearly any other non-canned food.

Extra Tip: Use sliced bread rather than whole loaves to allow for easy cutting and defrosting.

Frozen Fruit

Slip in a drink, make a smoothie, nibble on as a snack, or use as your source of needed vitamins, fruits frozen safely are always good to have on hand. Frozen fruit can last in a freezer 6-9 months. If preparing your own fruit to freeze instead of purchasing pre-packed frozen fruit, make sure to do it properly (here’s how!).

Extra Tip: Make sure to give your fruit enough time to freeze properly before spoiling. Also, keep in mind that fruits will lose nutrients when frozen, so if using solely for nutrition, it is best to keep them fresh, not frozen.

Proteins

Proteins have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar. Being cranky because of low blood sugar is only going to make a bad situation worse, and can turn a great trip into a frustrating one.

Whatever your favorite proteins are: cheeses, meats, nuts, or other, their benefits will keep you energized and your immune system protected. Make sure to store more than enough for your trip in the case that it runs longer than expected.

Extra Tip: Bring along at least some proteins that are pre-cooked or do not need a heat source in order to be consumed.

Bottles of Water

A weathered and hot plastic bottle of water when you’re thirsty isn’t an attractive option. Frozen bottles of water can serve as emergency ice packs and will also still be safe to drink once the ice melts, giving you something cold to drink and keeping at least a portion of your bottles of water out of the heat and away from the sun.

Extra Tip: Always keep bottles of water that are not stored in the freezer in a safe and cool location.

Since many of these are about survival, also make sure to bring things like trail mix, beef jerky and protein bars, which will keep for weeks and have the protein your body needs. For more on the best foods to stock for survival, check out Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency.

Tips for Buying a Frigibar Marine Refrigeration System or Freezer

ensign-open-mibs-2012For over forty years, Frigibar, based out of Miami, has manufactured the best in marine refrigeration to become beloved fixtures of boats and yachts traveling around the world. While we don’t have a retail storefront, we make it easy to get your hands on a Frigibar.

Frigibar freezer and refrigerator systems are available through Frigibar directly or one of our authorized retail partners and distributors, who can offer the same great price and quality you’ll get directly from us. Each freezer with the Frigibar logo will be of the highest quality, rust-free fiberglass construction, and handcrafted in Miami, Florida.

When considering purchasing a quality Frigibar marine refrigeration system, here are several tips to make the process as enjoyable and easy as possible:

  • Experience the Difference

Seeing and feeling a Frigibar in person is a great way to understand why they’re unique and trusted by captains and crews everywhere.

Frigibar exhibits at boat shows around the world, primarily in Florida, to meet with customers, captains, crews, boating enthusiasts and others and to display our units. In 2015-2016, Frigibar exhibited at the Miami International Boat Show, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Refit International, METSTRADE, the Stuart Boat Show, the Bay Bridge Boat Show in Annapolis, MD, the New England Boat Show in Boston, MA, and the Newport International Boat Show.

We’d love to meet you and have you experience a Frigibar in person. Follow the Frigibar Blog to see what events we will be exhibiting at.

  • Visit a Frigibar Partner

Frigibar works with partners around the world. These partners allow us to showcase our products for customers at local and international boat shows, retail locations, captain’s lounges and more. Partners include SailorSams, Whiticar Boat Works, Yacht Equipment and Parts and Ultra Marine.

To see if there is a Frigibar partner in your area or an available unit to view or purchase, please contact us today.

In addition, while they may not have Frigibar units on display, your boat builder, refit yard, chandlery, project manager, or marine refrigeration service provider is also available to assist you in purchasing your unit.

  • Know Your Size and Style

Depending on the size of the space you have available on your boat and your style preferences, Frigibar manufactures 15 sizes in two different categories that all offer something unique. We have both chest and bench style freezers with varying dimensions and storage capacity.

To determine the size of the space you have available, view our Marine Refrigeration Fit Guide. View Frigibar’s full online product catalog here.

  • Custom Builds

You have an unlimited number of options when working with Frigibar. If you prefer something truly one-of-a-kind or your available space does not work with one of our best-selling freezers, we can custom build a unit just for your boat. Contact us for specifics.

  • Explore Custom Options

Custom builds aren’t the only way to both have the best marine freezer on your boat and have something no one else has. We have many custom options available to make your Frigibar your own.

Custom options include ‘Dual Control’ option (use as a freezer or refrigerator), 3-inch and 1-1/2” thick Snap-On marine cushions to allow your freezer to double as a seating option, custom gel coat colors, condensing unit orientation, and more. If you have a specific want or need that isn’t listed, please contact us.

  • Planning Your Order

While we keep some of our most popular sizes in stock, keep in mind that due to our many customization options, many units are built to order. Please allow enough time to order your Frigibar for that important trip or boat delivery. Contact Frigibar or one of our marine partners to find out current availability and time-frame for the unit you are interested in.

  • Call and Ask

We pride ourselves on truly looking out for your best interests, even if that means recommending a competitor’s solution. If you have a “go-to” person or company that handles all your vessel’s needs, we will be happy to help them assist you with your purchase. Read more about our approach to customer service here.

Please call us today for more information and to ask us any and all questions you may have: 305-757-7697.

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Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky to Speak at Small Giants Summit 2016 in Denver

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In-person events present a great opportunity to meet with and learn from others. Frigibar Industries President Shuly Oletzky will speak to fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders at the upcoming 2016 Small Giants Summit in Denver, Colorado, which will take place June 12-14.

Oletzky, who took over Frigibar Industries after her father passed away in late 2010, will share her experience, insight and advice for others on the important topic of succession planning.

Shuly left her corporate job in real estate to take over the business, but did so unexpectedly and without a clear path due to the lack of succession planning. Although her father Sheldon Oletzky had built a well-respected business and was an admired leader, as Shuly puts it, “he thought he would live forever.” When he fell ill, no plan was in place and Shuly was left to make a tough decision about the business without knowing what her father wanted (until later) and without guidance and time to prepare for the shift.

“Instead of being able to enjoy the last few months of my father’s life, we were scrambling to get as much in place as possible with the business and figure out what to do,” Shuly stated. The business was saved, but at a steep cost. About a year after taking over the business, Shuly learned from a family friend that her father did indeed hope she would take over the business, but didn’t want to put pressure on her, so he decided to keep his wishes a secret.

Unlike Frigibar, many businesses never recover after a business owner leaves behind a company without a plan. Shuly will try to leave summit attendees with sometools they can use to navigate the process of planning for succession. “If I can help even one business forego what I went through with my talk and ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of succession planning, the time and effort I put into it will be more than worth it,” says Shuly.

Founded by entrepreneur and thought leader Paul Spiegelman, the Small Giants Community exists to identify, connect and develop values-driven business leaders. The community was inspired by author Bo Burlingham’s book, Small Giants: Companies that Choose to Be Great Instead of Big. The book profiled fourteen companies that had unique founders and processes that set them apart from the millions of small businesses that do business and management as usual.

For more information and to register for the 2016 Small Giants Summit, visit the Small Giants Community registration page.

Stay tuned for information about Shuly’s talk and a video of her presentation on succession planning. For more from Shuly, visit her blog at ShareIdeasWithPurpose.com.

Protecting Your Investment: Frigibar Releases Two New Products UV Surface Shield and Smart Fabric Protector

For over 40 years, Frigibar Industries, Inc. has provided the best in marine refrigeration systems, including freezers, refrigerators, icebox conversion kits, deck boxes, dock boxes, and more. In addition to our hand-crafted freezers, Frigibar is releasing new products for boat owners, including two new maintenance products created to improve the look and lifespan of your vessel’s fiberglass and fabric.

Introducing UV Surface Shield and Smart Fabric Protector.

UV Surface Shield

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Scratches and nicks can make even the most beautiful crafts appear dull, rough or damaged, and can be expensive to repair. The UV Surface Shield acts as a liquid coat of armor for your vessel and any fiberglass surface, giving your boat or yacht a bright shine, keeping it cleaner longer, and protects against UV damage with Smart Surface Technology.

UV Surface Shield will save you time by making maintenance a breeze. No longer will water, dirt, fish blood or other potentially harmful liquids stick to and damage your vessel’s surface. You can expect to see and maintain a gorgeous luster and smooth clean surface that’s hydrophobic for 4-6 months after a surface is treated. We highly recommend trying UV Surface Shield to protect your investment and give your boat or yacht a shine to admire.

Price: $49.95 + $4.49 S&H

Purchase Information: Purchase on Amazon, or by calling or emailing Frigibar.

Smart Fabric Protector

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The fabric on a boat isn’t always the first thing you notice on a yacht, unless it’s damaged or stained. Fabric in need of repair is an eyesore and can be costly and time-consuming to repair. Needless to say, it’s worth protecting.

Frigibar’s Smart Fabric Protector makes waterproofing ordinary fabrics and vinyl easy, and also makes them easy to clean. This protectant spray can be used to prevent soaking, swelling or rotting. It can be used to protect almost anything fabric-based on your vessel, including boat cushions, canopies, awnings, marine mattresses and more. It has anti-bacterial properties that kill 99.9% of bacteria, allowing treated surfaces to last five times longer than with other conventional water-repellent coatings.

Price: $29.95 + $4.49 S&H

Purchase Information: Purchase on Amazon, or by calling or emailing Frigibar.

The UV Surface Shield and Smart Fabric Protector are the two latest additions to the Frigibar product family, and we’re proud to continue to expand our catalog to meet the ever-changing needs of boat and yacht captains, crew and owners. If interested in getting the most out of your adventures by adding a quality marine refrigeration freezer system to your vessel, or any of our other products, contact us at 305-757-7697 or email us at info@frigibar.com, or view our full line of products online here.

Feeling Balanced: Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky on the Business Rescue Roadmap Podcast with Stacy Tuschl

business-rescue-roadmapEntrepreneurs are frequently labeled workaholics, and probably rightfully so. Owning and operating a business requires thick skin, hard work, and usually, long hours. During episode 46 of the Business Rescue Roadmap Podcast with Stacy Tuschl, Frigibar President Oletzky was asked what is “work-life balance,” is it possible, and how she defines it. “It depends on how you define balance. What does balance mean to you? For me, balance means doing the things that are most important,” Oletzky said, which is exactly what she’s doing.  “I’m working, but I’m with my friends…as long as I’m accomplishing what’s more important to me at that particular juncture, then I feel balanced,” she continued.

Shuly’s path to entrepreneurship is as unique as the niche luxury marine refrigeration units Frigibar manufactures. “This business, Frigibar Industries, has been our family business since 1971. My father (Sheldon Oletzky), was diagnosed in late 2009 with ALS, and unfortunately, we didn’t have a plan in place. As his health started to decline, and it was fairly rapid, someone had to step in. I started to help out part-time while we figured out what to do,” explained Oletzky. In 2011, she became President of Frigibar Industries full-time.

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Shuly was new to the position and had plenty of innovative ideas and things she wanted to add to the business, the company had an established brand, loyal customer base, and served a specific purpose in the industry. “When I took over the business, it had a personality already. I didn’t have the luxury of creating my brand — it existed. I had to work within what our customers already knew about us and the reputation and brand presence we had, and find a way to intertwine my personality and the things that I wanted to see the brand and business become. It took a little bit of time to find that message and how to get that message across. I think we’re finally there and we have a great foundation,” Oletzky said.

The difficulty Oletzky faced when learning to lead the business taught her many lessons, including how to build great relationships. “I love people. I find that the process I had to go through when taking over the business and trying to learn things — I had to reach out to a lot of people,” said Oletzky. She also stated that making and building relationships has been “critical” to Frigibar’s continued success. “You’re (entrepreneurs are) in the people business, and you need to make sure you’re building those relationships and nurturing them,” Tuschl added.

One of the most important types of relationships entrepreneurs have to create and build are employer-employee relationships.

When taking over Frigibar in late 2010, not only the industry, but the entire U.S. economy was in a major recession. Employees were worried about their jobs and how many hours they would get a week. To help them focus on the business and helping her instead of understandably worrying about their financial stability, Shuly made the decision to guarantee their hours. It was a bold move that helped earn trust and showed the employees that she was looking out for them. “I work for my employees as much as they work for me, because if I don’t do my job, they don’t have one,” Shuly said.

When Stacy Tuschl asked Shuly about financial mistakes made in the past, Shuly said the biggest mistake made in the company’s past was not having a succession plan in place. “Most people don’t think of it (failing to plan for succession) as a financial mistake, but it really is,” said Shuly. “If you have a family business and children…you want to make a plan!” Although Shuly ended up taking over the business, her father, not wanting to put pressure on her, never told her that he wanted her to take over the business. After he had passed, Shuly was told by a family friend that Sheldon Oletzky, Shuly’s father, did indeed hope she took over the business.

Succession planning is a subject of passion for Shuly. This June, she will share her experience and how entrepreneurs can prepare for succession with over 100 business owners at the 2016 Small Giants Summit in Denver, Colorado. For more from Shuly Oletzky, visit her blog at ShareIdeaswithPurpose.com.

Listen to the Business Rescue Roadmap Podcast here, or download episodes on iTunes.

May 21st Downtown Showdown KDW Offers $10,000 for Biggest Fish, Even More for Charity

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A guaranteed cash prize of $10,000 is up for grabs to the angling team that catches the largest fish during the upcoming 2nd Annual Downtown Showdown in West Palm Beach on May 21. More than 500 anglers are expected to compete in the event, hosted by members of the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Fishing Team and Southern Fishing Charities, John Jackson, John Mitchell and Grant Portier.

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Last year’s inaugural event paid out $30,000 in cash prizes and gave $15,000 to charity. The event was launched to honor the group’s friend and fellow angler Scott Terry. This year’s event is expected to be one of the biggest fishing tournaments ever held in South Florida and will have free, fun activities for the entire family. The tournament will feature many other attractions, including live music, food vendors, a kids’ zone, an Invitational Wing Competition and a Classic and Custom Muscle Car Show.

As a tribute to Scott Terry, proceeds from the Downtown Showdown will go to Lauren’s Kids, a non-profit organization that educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention. It will also support Paws for Veterans and Boy Scouts of America.

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“Lauren’s Kids is incredibly proud to be a part of the Downtown Showdown for the second year in a row and to honor the memory and legacy of a courageous man, our friend Scott Terry,” said Lauren Book, founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids.

Southern Fishing Charities

Earlier this year, we featured Team Tito’s Fishing Team on the Frigibar Blog. Their philanthropic efforts have resulted in fun fishing tournaments and tens of thousands of dollars for charity. “Personally, I feel like I’ve been very fortunate in my life to do what I’ve done and see what life has given me,” says Tito’s John Mitchell. “Anytime you can help somebody and give somebody a fighting chance; I believe they deserve that.”
Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky is also on the Downtown Showdown board, helping to plan and raise awareness for the event that promises to be a favorite among local and regional anglers.
The event as a whole is open to all and free. Registration for the tournament is now open. Register for $350 on the official registration page for the 2nd Annual Downtown Showdown KDW. We hope to see you there!

Frigibar Featured in Yachting Pages Marine Refrigeration Guide Article

Frigibar and President Shuly Oletzky were recently featured in Yachting Pages article, “Taking care of your marine refrigeration systems.” The guide, written by Luke Wheeler, covers how to avoid the most common yacht refrigeration problems, the importance of servicing systems regularly, and quick marine refrigerator maintenance tips for captains and crews. As Luke points out in the guide along with information from Oletzky, marine refrigeration is one of the most overlooked aspects of yachting.

Luke Wheeler:

“Of all the essential products we use in our lives every day, the refrigerator is one that often gets taken for granted. Being able to go and grab some cold milk for a bowl of cereal isn’t normally something we consider a particular luxury – but when you’re dealing with a broken-down fridge, it quickly becomes one.

The ability to store chilled and frozen goods aboard a superyacht isn’t quite as simple as fitting the same kind of fridge-freezer you’d have in your kitchen at home. In fact, marine refrigeration is quite a specialised field.”

Yachting Pages

Yachting Pages is the world’s leading superyacht directory. Their directories, reviews and guides are trusted around the world by boating enthusiasts, captains, crews, and the entire marine industry.

Read the full article by Luke Wheeler on Yachting-Pages.com here. View Frigibar’s official Yachting Pages page here at: http://www.yachting-pages.com/hvac-refrigeration/frigibar/ms.html.   

Have questions about marine refrigeration? Ask Shuly Oletzky directly by contacting Frigibar at info@Frigibar.com.

 

Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky Featured On Entrepreneur Podcast Network

Frigibar President Shuly Oletzky joined host Eric Dye on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network to discuss personal, business branding and relationship building. Here is the full transcript of the interview.

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Eric Dye: Frigibar is in Marine Refrigeration, which sounds like a very niche industry. How does Frigibar stand out in the industry?

Shuly Oletzky: “Frigibar has been around for about 45 years, and one of the things that we do to stand out in our industry is to provide exceptional quality products for our customers that not only enhance their lifestyle out on the water, but also helps them solve common problems that they come up against on their vessel.”

ED: Being an entrepreneur for you is about more than just running a business. You write for the Huffington Post business blog, exhibit at boat shows, go to networking events and conferences. Why are these types of efforts important for entrepreneurs?

SO: “You have to let people know that you’re out there. Getting out there, getting to trade shows, writing articles that are important to your consumers and partners — let’s them know that you exist. This is key in making sure that your business survives.

It also helps me meet new people and collaborate on new ideas and opportunities. In addition to that, I’ve found a lot of mentors by going to different events and conferences that have helped me in my business. “

ED: With a luxury product, something at the top price point in the market, how do you approach customer service and why is this extremely important for a luxury product?

SO: “Customer service is important because it makes people feel special. It makes them feel like you care, not only about their problems, but about their best interests. We provide customer service to a level that if we’re not the best product of fit for them, we will help them find that best product or fit for them.

We also know that there are a lot of companies out there that don’t provide customer service. We’re happy to do it because in addition to making people feel good, it also helps build our relationships with our customers.”

ED: For something like a refrigerator or freezer, how can you demonstrate it’s value over a product less than half of the price?

SO: “Consumer education is extremely important. Helping the consumers to understand why our products are different and why it’s specifically designed to be in the environment in which they’re in. Being on a boat is much different than being on land, and we build a product that accommodates that.

For example, we have a customer that is very hard on our units. We do our best to learn what it is that they need, and accommodate them by altering the products. They know that the general refrigerator that they can buy at a store won’t stand up.

That’s one of the things that we can also do for our customers, is customizing the products to meet the exact qualifications for their needs.”

ED: Partnerships are something valuable to every entrepreneur on the planet. Can you detail how you go about forming partnerships with other businesses and some tips for our audience of entrepreneurs?

SO: “I have to like the people I work with. Making sure that we get along, that we have some synchronicity, and that we can benefit from knowing and working with each other is key. When developing partnerships and relationships with other businesses, it’s important not only to complement our business, but hopefully give them some value as well.”

Listen to the full episode here on the Entrepreneur Podcast Network

Concluding Tip

SO: “One tip that I like to share with entrepreneurs is to write thank you notes. People don’t write many thank you notes anymore. When you can share with a customer that not only did you value the time that they took to spend with you to learn about whatever product or service that you had to offer them, but that you remembered speaking with them and that you were there to help them when they are ready.

Be very careful to not try to sell in your thank you note. Thank you notes are just about being gracious and showing your gratitude for the fact that they took the time to inquire.”

About Shuly Oletzky:

Shuly is the President of Frigibar Industries, Inc., America’s foremost manufacturer of quality marine refrigeration products, including fiberglass cockpit freezers and refrigerators, deck and dock boxes, ice chests and refrigeration kits for boats and yachts. Frigibar is a family-owned company that has been serving the Miami, Florida community and beyond for over 40 years. Shuly also serves on the Board of Directors for Easter Seals Florida, is the Co-Vice Chair of Easter Seals Get Down to Business Lunch in Palm Beach, Boat Show Committee Member for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and is an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses program and Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC).

Learn more about Shuly Oletzky at ShareIdeaswithPurpose.com

 

 

 

What I Enjoy Most About Being an Entrepreneur: Shuly Oletzky

Being an entrepreneur is not an easy job, but it is a rewarding one. For Shuly Oletzky, entrepreneurship runs in her family. After taking over the business from her father in late 2010, Shuly has used her outgoing personality and resolve to overcome obstacles, create strong partnerships, and further the Frigibar, and her family’s, legacy.

We asked Shuly what she enjoys most about being an entrepreneur.

“I love ideas. I think everything starts with ideas. Being an entrepreneur allows me to pursue so many different kinds of ideas. Having the platform of my business gives me ideas to pursue certain things and go in different directions with my company, whether it’s new products, assisting a customer, or bringing something to the market that there’s a need for. All of those come from ideas from conversations with people or something I come across myself going “gee, why doesn’t that exist?”

Being an entrepreneur gives me a platform to exercise those. I like to collaborate, I’m naturally curious. So when I have an idea, I kind of take off running. Some people tell me I’m like an advertisement sometimes when I’m sharing things I get really excited.

When you find an idea that works and you talk to people about it and they start to get excited, and then you get the right people together, the things that it can turn into are extraordinary.

Being an entrepreneur allows me to create and to see my ideas come to fruition.”

About Frigibar Industries, Inc.

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Frigibar Industries, Inc. is one of the longest established manufacturers of marine refrigeration. Frigibar was started in 1971 by Founder and President Sheldon Oletzky, a twenty-one year veteran of the United States Navy and experienced aerospace engineer. In 2011, Sheldon’s daughter Shuly Oletzky took on the role of CEO and President of Frigibar and strives to grow the company’s legacy of providing the best in marine refrigeration. These freezers have taken on a secondary meaning; on-deck fiberglass freezers are referred to by boat builders and owners worldwide as Frigibars. Frigibar provides hand-crafted, marine refrigeration systems of the highest quality.