Kate and Ron Khosla started Huguenot Street Farm in New Paltz, NY in 1999. As small farmers, they learned the value of money the hard way, literally pulling it a few cents at a time from the ground. So when they looked into adding a walk-in cooler to the farm, the idea of spending $3,500 for a used walk-in cooler, or thousands more for a new one, wasn’t appealing. Additionally, they didn’t want to be reliant on a technician that would be expensive to hire and difficult to reach on short notice. They couldn’t find an affordable option on the market, so they created their own: their solution was the CoolBot.