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  1. Stay Cool Dallas/Fort Worth, Cool-Off has Arrived

    Stay Cool Dallas/Fort Worth, Cool-Off has Arrived

    After many years in Houston, TX, we’ve moved our offices to the beautiful Dallas/Fort Worth area and have been creating great success with and for local businesses and residents alike. From helping hospitality businesses like the Sisu Boutique and Marisco’s Seafood Shack capitalize by keeping their patios open in otherwise preventative weather conditions to keeping the permanent and daily guests of the Dallas Zoo cool and comfortable, we’re proud to have the relationships we’ve had for years and look forward to meeting and working with more businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We’re excited to be in Dallas/Fort Worth and look forward to continuing to help businesses and residents of all sizes and from all backgrounds enjoy their outdoor space year round without having to “take the party inside” because

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  2. Check Out Our Fabulous Customers Who Know How to Keep Cool

    bayou-wine-garden-patio-umbrellas-2As another summer comes to it's inevitable end, we'd like to thank each and every one of our customers for their loyalty to the top-of-the-line misting systems, misting fans and other cooling solutions.

    If you're looking for a new way to keep your guests, your workers or yourself cool, you're in the right place and with good company. Here's a few of our customers who have been enjoying the cooling relief that is Cool-Off... Bubba Seafood House, the vibrant, retro cafe known for fresh fish, picked up some of our great misting fans for their Alabama beach side restaurant patio.

    The Bayou Wine Garden, located in MidCity New Orleans, right behind Bayou Beer Garden at 315 North Rendon Street, got

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  3. Keeping Cool Beyond OSHA

    Keeping Cool Beyond OSHA

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can trace its history back to President Nixon’s signature in 1970.  Driven by calls from labor unions and the increasing reality of deaths and disabilities in many industries, both OSHA and its sidekick NIOSH were born.  Interestingly, OSHA became a division of the Department of Labor while NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) reported into the CDC, alias Health and Human Services.  Clearly the former deals with enforcement and the latter with research. Since its inception OSHA has done much to improve industrial safety, often in response to tragic episodes.  Many efforts and compliance directives have focused on chemicals and pollutants such as asbestos, vinyl chloride, arsenic, lead, benzene, and carcinogens.  Unsafe working conditions have been eliminated or diminished in many industries including shipbuilding, meat packing, petroleum refining, sugar, grain, construction,

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  4. How to Design and Build a Stone or Brick Patio

    How to Design and Build a Stone or Brick Patio

    There’s nothing more rewarding than getting your hands dirty, investing your time, energy and sweat into creating something of your own. Designing and building a brick or stone patio is an excellent project that will reap benefits year after year. If you’re considering taking on this project, here is some practical, step-by-step advice to help ensure that the end result is a resounding success! brick-patiosStep 1 – Choose Your Location There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a location for a brick or stone patio. First and foremost, you’ll want to select an area that’s large enough to suit your needs. You’ll also want to pick a spot that’s convenient. After all, you’ll want to get as much use out of the area as possible once the project’s

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  5. 11 Ways to Upgrade Your Patio from Good to Great

    11 Ways to Upgrade Your Patio from Good to Great

    The calendar, along with the dropping temperatures in many areas, may serve as a reminder that the winter is all but officially upon us. Believe it or not, however, the time to start thinking about enjoying your backyard or patio area is now. In fact, by starting now and planning well in advance, you’ll be ready to get a jump on your outdoor makeover so it’ll be ready to use as soon as the weather starts to take a turn for warmer temperatures. Not sure where to begin? Here are 11 ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

    1. Utilize All Your Space – You may already be using an area that’s designated as a patio for enjoying your time outdoors or even entertaining during warmer months, but now’s a great time to look around and see if there are other areas that you
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  6. Creative & Fun Holiday Gift Ideas & Patio Accessories Buying Guide

    Creative & Fun Holiday Gift Ideas & Patio Accessories Buying Guide

    Believe it or not, the holidays are fast approaching, which means many of us will be scrambling to come up with the perfect gift idea for each of our loved ones. But what about those on your list who are incredibly hard to buy for? What about the person who “has everything”? How can you manage to find the ideal gift that will not only wow them, but will have them thanking you for weeks, months and years to come? Here are a few ideas for you to consider.

     

    Patio Heater – This is the perfect time of year to start thinking about how best to stay warm, and there’s no better solution than a patio heaters. Not only will this keep those on your gift list cozy as the temperatures continue to drop, but they’ll also get the added bonus of being able to enjoy their time outdoors for longer. And since you’re the one who thought of the most awesome gift idea, you know you’ll be at the top of their invite list, so it’s a win-win!

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  7. Cool Ways of Creating the Ultimate DIY Haunted House

    Cool Ways of Creating the Ultimate DIY Haunted House

    Halloween is just around the corner, but don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to craft your very own haunted house. If you’re planning a party and really want to impress your guests (or you just want to scare the living daylights out of the kids coming around asking for candy), here are a few do-it-yourself ideas to turn your normal living quarters into the ultimate frightful experience. jack-o-lantern

    Jack-O-Lanterns – You can start with the basics, and really, who doesn’t love a good Jack-O-Lantern? Purchase several large pumpkins and carve out some scary faces. Then, place a candle or light inside the hollowed out fruits and dim the lights. This will help to set the mood and give your home a true Halloween feel.

     

    Fake Graveyard

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  8. 5 Reasons You Need to Invest in a Patio Heater

    Whether you own a home or a business, investing in a patio heater can provide you with a great number of benefits. In addition to the obvious feature of adding warmth to your outdoor space, patio heaters can also provide the perfect cozy ambiance and even pull together your outdoor décor. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing one or more of these products, here are 5 compelling reasons to help you make the most informed decision. patio-1

     

    Reason # 1: Patio heaters let you hold onto the summer season a little longer. Most of us cherish those warm days and even warmer nights spent outdoors with friends and family, but unfortunately the summer can’t last forever. Before you pack away your outdoor furniture and resign yourself to ente

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  9. Creating the Perfect Outdoor Fan Cave for Football Season

    As those final days of summer have officially drawn to a close and we’re transitioning into the fall months, that means it’s time for cooler weather and, of course, football! What better way to enjoy these things than combining them together into one spectacular outdoor fan cave? If this sounds like something you’re interested in doing, here are a few tips on how to transform your yard into the ultimate football tailgating experience. football fan cave

    Identify the Area – The space you’re going to be transitioning to your fan cave can really be anywhere, but you’ll obviously want to keep it close enough for it to be properly wired for electronics. You’ll probably also want to ensure the space is adequately covered. An outdoor gazebo can provide the ideal amo

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  10. Cool Off in Your Very Own Cabana or Keep Your Guests Cool Under a Shade Sail

    Cool Off in Your Very Own Cabana or Keep Your Guests Cool Under a Shade Sail

    When the temperatures rise, all creatures great and small suffer from the effects of the heat. Due to the recent extreme water shortages and arid conditions in the Western United States, plants, animals, and people alike are in search of relief from the outdoor inferno. Finding relief from the heat in these areas of the country is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. Installing one of our natural misting and cooling systems at a home or business will deliver the comfort that everyone seeks from the unrelenting heat of the sun. Installing a cooling component such as a covered structure, will deliver a shaded refuge from the insistent heat. Adding a misting system to the structure will help to make the temperature of the area feel much cooler and tolerable. When a sturdily built fan is added to these shade producing structures, the experience is guaranteed to be a pleasurable one for all present. Using these cooling components will help to lower the risk of heat illnesses such as heat

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