COOL-BINZ Adds Melissa Gates as Franchise Support Manager

HW - Melissa Gates, COOL–BINZ

The Portable Storage Solution Concept Recently Announced Franchising Opportunities

COOL-BINZ, a portable climate-controlled storage solution concept, added Melissa Gates as franchise support manager. She will enhance the brand’s development goals for nationwide expansion. This position comes amid COOL-BINZ’s franchising announcement.  

“When presented [with] the chance to work for a brand that is ahead of trends for storage solution services, I knew I had to seize the opportunity. The people and passion that the COOL-BINZ team has for the concept is what sold me on the brand. In my new role, I look forward to supporting new franchisees in operations and aid the brand’s expansion across the nation,” Gates said in a statement.

After speaking with COOL-BINZ founders Ernie and Kathryn Padalino, Gates couldn’t turn down the offer to grow the franchise nationally. 

Melissa Gates is the new franchise support manager for COOL–BINZ. 

Kathryn is excited to see Gates take on this new position. “We have been focused on building our team to support the brand’s growth and Melissa is perfect for the job. With years of leadership and professional experience under her belt, we are confident that she will ensure a positive impact on COOL-BINZ.”

Working with BELFOR Franchise Group

The Florida-based company is working with BELFOR Franchise Group to expand within and beyond the Sunshine State. The franchise development company will provide COOL-BINZ with support and training needed to succeed. 

For anybody considering franchising, Gates suggests knowing the product inside and out. “Treat your customers as a person, not an order. Owning your own business is a privilege, and paying it back to the community that supports you says that you care. That’s what people need.” Prior to joining COOL-BINZ, the Florida resident worked in the legal roles with The Hertz Corporation and several law firms. 


Founded in 2018, COOL-BINZ is a portable storage franchise that offers insulated, air-conditioned containers with climate control options that protect belongings from exposure. There are also non-AC bins in addition to the climate-controlled containers. COOL-BINZ, also offers an advanced and convenient delivery system and on-site storage.

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