A STORY OF INNOVATION, PERSISTENCE, EXCITEMENT – AND IT’S THE JUST THE BEGINNING.
It all began...
COLDEST was founded by a team of Engineers with the one goal to create the COLDEST products. Founded in the hottest state - Florida, we wanted to build something to keep us COLD. It started with a water bottle and has since grown into the Expanding Universe of COLDEST.
"Our core mission is to create the coldest, best products to help you stay colder, longer™. "
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO, David Stark
Twin Brothers, David & Joe
Twin Brothers Dave (Founder) and Joe (Cofounder)
EVERYTHING BEGAN HERE
2015 - The Begining
David Stark founded Coldest out of a of a 1-car garage in Naples, Florida. This is where the story of COLDEST begins. (Naples Park)
HQ.v. - 1 Car Garage
The early years, from 2015-2017, was a a period of intense struggle, growing, and hard work. Everything continously went back into the business.
Inside the garage
Stacked to the ceiling in boxes, as time went on, space was getting tight. At the time, this was optimized.
2017 - HQ. V.2
HQ v.2 was David's new back yard in the boonies. Land was cheaper in the middle of nowhere. Pictured behind David is at a 2500 sq.ft warehouse located on the property For 3 years, the team grew and operated COLDEST here.
2017 - New Warehouse - 2500 sq.ft
At the time, this new space was considered massive. 2500 sq.ft plus oudoor space to work with, 25x bigger than the 1 gar garage.
2018 - The Twin Bros Alliance
Joe offers to join forces. After years of twin competition, Joe offered to focus on building the best marketing, while David would focus on creating the best COLDEST products. A twin alliance is formed.
2018 - Engineering Phase
Inspecting the quality & manufacturing of COLDEST bottles being produced.
An evolution in COLDEST
Pictured here is David designing and testing COLDEST Prototypes. The 1-Gallon & 1/2 Gallon were born this day.
2019 - David wrapping pallets
Never ending work. But we made it happen. Stacking and Wrapping pallets.
2020 - Behind the Scenes
Momentum begins to build.
Expansion into other COLD products.
2020 - No space to spare
We began to just expand everywhere on the 7 acre of property David owned. It was an exciting and terrifying time. COVID was just hitting. We didn't know whether to speed up or slow down.
Shipping your orders during the holdiays
The team working hard packing your orders through the holidays. Pictured here is the team wearing santa hats to make the mood more merry.
20+ Containers on property
By 2020, there were 20+, 40' shipping containers stealthy hidden in Davids Backyard to store product. We were growing faster than we could imagine.
COLDEST begins to spread
From 2018-2021 were beyond some of the hardest years for COLDEST. From space constraints, to product recalls, to financial hurdles. Despite the hardship, we experienced some of the best parts of the journey.
2021 HQ V.3 - A new hope
The first time we toured HQ v3. Expansion was desperately needed. We went from 2500 sq.ft to now 15,000 sq.ft in Fort, Myers Florida
HQ V.3 in Full Gear.
The banners in the background are some of the first ambassadors to ever support the brand, a gesture to some of the people who helped build COLDEST.
The First Retail Store
The first COLDEST Retail store opens up in Coastland Mall, Naples, Florida.
2023 HQ V.3 at Max Capacity
Coldies Nation expands faster than expected. Warehouse reaches peak capacity. In just 2 years, we out grow HQ V.3.
Present - In search for HQ v.4
Floating to find HQ.v.4.
The Future - COLDEST World
COLDEST World™ (2030) is a theme park vision with design currently in it's early stages where you can immerse yourself into the expanding Universe of COLDEST.