Chicago Google City Experts

Being in the Refrigeration service & repair business I get around Chicago & the surrounding areas. When I heard about a new Google program I knew it was the perfect fit for me! I want to let you in on a cool deal happening in the Windy City & cities all over the world. Google City Experts is an awesome club that entitles you to exclusive perks & amazing events! Visit the Google City Experts Website & find out how easy it is to join in on the fun!

Chicago Google City Experts Crew!
Chicago Google City Experts Crew!

The following are some of the events I have attended within last few years.

  • Speakeasy Party at Green Door Tavern in Chicago.
  • Prime Rib Luncheon at Lawry’s Prime Rib.
  • Air & Water Show Tiki Boat Party
  • Backyard BBQ at Bang Bang Pie Shop
  • Oktoberfest Party at Half Acre Tap Room
  • Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta & Private viewing at the National Museum Of Mexican Art
  • Review From The Top Party at the SEARS TOWER Observation Deck
  • City Experts Summer Beach Bash at Castaways Bar on North Avenue Beach
Google City Experts Summer Beach Bash at Castaways Chicago
Google City Experts Summer Beach Bash at Castaways Chicago

Every event has been a blast! Amazing venues & great people. The food & drinks are always superb as well. These are parties that I look forward to & Google City Experts is a favorite on my social calendar! Consider joining us. Head over the new Google City Experts website & sign up! Find me on google+ here & check out Northeast Cooling on Google+ as well! Thanks & hope to see you at the next event!

The following is a clip from a comment left by Chicago Google City Expert Amy K. Please check it out for additional information on upcoming Google events in Chicago!

“Interested in becoming a City Expert? Join other aspiring City Experts for a night just for you: learn how you join the fun and receive exclusive benefits just by writing local reviews on Google. You’ll meet other awesome community members and get your City Experts questions answered.

We’ll gather in a secret West Loop loft space in Chicago where you’ll experience unique dishes with a pretzel twist from local restaurants, enjoy light bites, sip locally-made beer and get a taste of the exclusive benefits available only to City Experts, like contests and invites to special events.

Ready to taste Chicago? Sign up for City Experts ( and RSVP here ( to reserve your spot by August 13, 2014.”

Chicago Refrigeration Tech Plans Decadent Ice Cream Sandwich Social

It’s been a long Summer full of Chicago Refrigeration calls! Northeast Cooling has been busy running commercial refrigeration service all over the cityNorthern Illinois. The owner Mitch is ready to hang up his hat for a minute.  Recently he ran across a post about Gourmet Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches. He got so excited that he created a Google Local Chicago invite for the event. Time to take a break & enjoy a double decadent ice cream sandwich made with Glazed & Infused Donuts & Black Dog Gelato Ice Cream on August 29th. Join Mitch & his Google #CHIexperts friends in a Celebration of Summer & try the best Donuts & Ice Cream in Chicago! RSVP on the Google Invite  & meet Mitch at Black Dog Gelato on Damen between 5 & 6 PM on August 29th. He will comp $1 for each sandwich you buy.

Chicago Refrigeration Expert
Mitch Byrne / Chicago Refrigeration

The following flavor combinations will be available.

  1. Apple Fritter &  Vanilla Bean Gelato
  2. Chocolate Cake Doughnut & Salted Peanut Gelato
  3. Terrys Toffee Yeast Doughnut & Milk Stout Gelato
  4. Lemon Doughnut & Blueberry Gelato

This epic event is happening August 29th only. It will be at Black Dog Gelato. The address is 859 N. Damen Ave.  After spending the day repairing commercial ice machines, coolers &  freezers Mitch will be at the Damen Store between 5 & 6 PM.  RSVP on the Google Invite & get comped $1 for each sandwich purchased from 5-6 PM by Mitch & Northeast Cooling

Wondering what a Google City Expert is? Do you consider yourself an expert on all things Chicago? Do you know the best places to eat, drink, shop or be entertained? Join Google City Experts. It will entitle you to exclusive perks! This program will get you access to private events in the Chicago area, free cool swag & at times special online recognition.


Mitch at Northeast Cooling is a verified Google City Expert & would love to tell you more about the program. Leave a comment below &  he will get back to you!


Mitch Byrne
Refrigeration Expert & Verified Google City Expert Mitch Byrne


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Mitch Byrne Is A Refrigeration Repair Expert

Mitch Byrne is a refrigeration repair expert. He has worked within the HVAC & Refrigeration trades for over fifteen years. He has concentrated on the diagnosis & repair of Commercial Refrigeration & Ice Machines in the Chicago area.

Mitch started his career as an unskilled laborer working in boiler demolition. He spent his days lugging bricks & large heavy boiler sections out of basements for minimal pay. After less than a year doing this back breaking & unrewarding work Mitch decided to enroll in HVAC & Refrigeration College to further his education & get a better job in the trades. He attended Coyne College in 1997 & graduated at the top of his class with full honors.

After attending trade school Mitch worked at a few residential heating & air conditioning companies in the North & West suburbs. While at the two companies he learned about installing heating & air conditioning systems including SpacePak. Mitch decided residential work was not for him & moved on to several  different Commercial Refrigeration & HVAC outfits.

Mitch learned very quickly & found his strength was in Commercial Refrigeration service & repair. Between 1998 & 2007 he worked at several HVAC & Refrigeration shops. While working at various shops he learned about HVAC, cooking equipment & refrigeration equipment.  He moved up at a rapid rate everywhere he worked due to his excellent diagnostic & repair skills as well as his communication skills related to dealing with customers. In 2007 Mitch hit the top of the pay scale available at that time. It was then that he decided to start his own business specializing in Commercial Refrigeration Service & Repair in Chicago land. Northeast Cooling LLC was founded in 2007 & has been going strong ever since then. Mitch Byrne Is A Refrigeration Repair Expert.

Mitch’s efforts have been noticed by others, especially his marketing skills & use of new media. Mitch had the foresight to grab the twitter handle @refrigeration! He has also been quoted or mentioned in several articles. Some of those articles are listed below.

Contracting Business Blog

Emerson Climate Technologies Blog

ACHR News Blog

Reece HVAC-R Blog

Gist Blog

Crains Chicago Business Article

Mundelein Review Article





Chicago Is A Great Place To Do Refrigeration Work

There are literally dozens of reasons why Chicago is a great place to do refrigeration work. There are thousands upon thousands of potential customers including all the bars, restaurants, hotels & schools throughout the area. One of the best reasons to work in the refrigeration trade is all the beautiful views we get to catch from roof tops across the city!

Chicago Sunrise From Humboldt Park

Recently Mitch Byrne of Northeast Cooling was honored to be quoted in a blog post & press release done by Emerson Climate Technologies. The post was titled “The Top 10 States to Work in HVACR”. According to the blog Illinois ranked number five. It was beaten by California, Ohio, Florida & Texas. California, Florida & Texas we can understand due to all the excessive heat. While these states “may” have beaten Illinois in Emersons post we believe Illinois is a much better state to work in! We believe Illinois provides a superior advantage when it comes to a potential customer base & great networking opportunities. When you consider all Chicago has to offer like thousands of businesses in need of refrigeration & HVAC we find it hard to believe there is a better state to work the trade in!

Chicago has some extreme & unpredictable weather. We go from Blazing hot Summers to sub-zero windy & icy Winters. All these weather changes are tough on commercial refrigeration equipment. Remote or outdoor compressor units have the hardest time dealing with all these temperature fluctuations. Peak season weather is hardest on these units. That includes the hottest AND coldest days of the year. Believe it or not, some of our busiest days are when the temperature dips below zero degrees. This causes all sorts of low ambient problems for outdoor refrigeration compressor units. We have done whole blogs on this very topic. Here is more information on how cold weather affects outdoor refrigeration units. The bottom line is that between the great views, temperature swings, REAL seasons & phenomenal customer base we truly believe that Illinois is the best state to work in HVAC & Refrigeration!