Our History

Location Adjacent to current 1180 Court St, Clearwater Year 1984

Ice Cold Air was built on a foundation of a family-owned and operated auto repair business and continues with those same values over 40 years later. Our Company History dates back to 1969 when our founder opened a shop in Orlando Florida calibrating speedometers.

Quickly the speedometer customers began asking for more services and the business known as Ice Cold Air ® was born. Specialty auto air conditioning in Florida was a great concept waiting to happen. Over the next 30 years, auto air conditioning came to represent 50% of our total annual service.

Location: 410 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa Year 1999

Operations moved to Clearwater Florida in 1977, and more locations were added to the family. This was a turning point for the company and it was during this time that many of our fun and off-the-wall marketing campaigns were born. The discount auto repair business became who we are but that didn’t mean we couldn’t have fun. In fact, maybe you’ve seen some of the old crazy commercials!

Location: 5890 Park Blvd, Pinellas Park Year 1995

In order to provide better service to customers, the existing shops became franchised locations in 1993. Having an owner-operator on the premises of each location gave the personal service that is still important to us today.

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Realizing the increasing demand for quality auto repair at discount prices, the company began a growth spurt in 2000 at which point we became Ice Cold Air ® Discount Auto Repair. We have continued to be the leader in providing quality auto repair at unbeatable discount prices. This, combined with the superior customer service standards we demand, has allowed us to be in business for five decades and we thank you for your continued loyalty.

Team

Meet our Franchisees

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Bruce Kastrenakes
Brooksville

Bruce Kastrenakes has owned this location since 2005. He is deeply involved in the local community. In fact, his customers are drawn to his neighborhood hospitality and superior customer service.

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Dennis McBride
Clearwater

Owner Dennis McBride has been in the automotive service industry for 31 years, and for almost 10 of those years, he’s been part of the Ice Cold Air ® family. 

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Rick Campbell
Crystal River

Shop Owner Rick Campbell has an extensive background in the automotive repair industry, with over 40 years of experience. His family has a long history in the automotive industry, dating back to 1929. 

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Mike Bansavage
Largo

Shop Owner Mike Bansavage, moved his team to the current location in Largo from the previous one at US19 & SR580, where they had been situated for many years, on January 1st, 2022. 

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Kevin O’Donnell
Pinellas Park

Kevin O'Donnell became a franchise owner in 2006 and has since built an excellent reputation as a skilled mechanic with high ethical standards. As a resident of Largo, he is committed to earning the community's trust and ensuring that every customer is treated with the utmost care and attention.

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Eric Lilly
Pinellas Park

Franchise Owner Eric Lilly is a recent Florida transplant from Bedford County, Virginia, near Roanoke.

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Chris Anderson
St. Petersburg

Franchise Owner Chris Anderson has been in the automotive industry for almost 40 years. He started his career by vacuuming cars at a quick lube during high school and eventually worked his way up to managing multiple locations in various states.

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Pete Barrett
St. Petersburg

Shop Owner Pete Barrett brings over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. A Florida native born in Daytona Beach, he supports his favorite sports teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.

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Ashley Butler
Tampa

Ashley Butler began ownership in 2006. Initially starting at a smaller location, Ashley quickly realized that customer service is the key to growing a business and moved to a more prominent location.

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Aaron Turner
Port Richey

Shop Owners Aaron and Jessica Turner are very proud of their family-owned business. Aaron's Career with Ice Cold Air started in 2015 as a Shop Manager at Shop 0501 on Sligh Avenue in Tampa. Growing up in Ohio, Aaron dreamed of following in his father's footsteps and owning an auto repair shop. In 2017, Aaron and Jessica purchased the franchise, fulfilling Aaron's lifelong dream. In 2023 the family expanded that dream by buying a larger ICA location in their Port Richey community.

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Cas Betancourt
Tampa

With almost 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Cas has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He began his career as a car salesman and later transitioned into the service department. Cas's passion for cars is evident, but what truly drives him is his desire to help others.

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Bruce Kastrenakes
Brooksville

Bruce Kastrenakes has owned this location since 2005. He is deeply involved in the local community. In fact, his customers are drawn to his neighborhood hospitality and superior customer service.

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Dennis McBride
Clearwater

Owner Dennis McBride has been in the automotive service industry for 31 years, and for almost 10 of those years, he’s been part of the Ice Cold Air ® family. 

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Rick Campbell
Crystal River

Shop Owner Rick Campbell has an extensive background in the automotive repair industry, with over 40 years of experience. His family has a long history in the automotive industry, dating back to 1929. 

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Mike Bansavage
Largo

Shop Owner Mike Bansavage, moved his team to the current location in Largo from the previous one at US19 & SR580, where they had been situated for many years, on January 1st, 2022. 

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Kevin O’Donnell
Pinellas Park

Kevin O'Donnell became a franchise owner in 2006 and has since built an excellent reputation as a skilled mechanic with high ethical standards. As a resident of Largo, he is committed to earning the community's trust and ensuring that every customer is treated with the utmost care and attention.

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Eric Lilly
Pinellas Park

Franchise Owner Eric Lilly is a recent Florida transplant from Bedford County, Virginia, near Roanoke.

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Chris Anderson
St. Petersburg

Franchise Owner Chris Anderson has been in the automotive industry for almost 40 years. He started his career by vacuuming cars at a quick lube during high school and eventually worked his way up to managing multiple locations in various states.

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Pete Barrett
St. Petersburg

Shop Owner Pete Barrett brings over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. A Florida native born in Daytona Beach, he supports his favorite sports teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.

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Ashley Butler
Tampa

Ashley Butler began ownership in 2006. Initially starting at a smaller location, Ashley quickly realized that customer service is the key to growing a business and moved to a more prominent location.

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Aaron Turner
Tampa

Shop Owners Aaron and Jessica Turner are very proud of their family-owned business. Aaron's Career with Ice Cold Air started in 2015 as a Shop Manager at Shop 0501 on Sligh Avenue in Tampa. Growing up in Ohio, Aaron dreamed of following in his father's footsteps and owning an auto repair shop. In 2017, Aaron and Jessica purchased the franchise, fulfilling Aaron's lifelong dream.

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Cas Betancourt
Tampa

With almost 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Cas has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He began his career as a car salesman and later transitioned into the service department. Cas's passion for cars is evident, but what truly drives him is his desire to help others.

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Bruce Kastrenakes
Brooksville

Bruce Kastrenakes has owned this location since 2005. He is deeply involved in the local community. In fact, his customers are drawn to his neighborhood hospitality and superior customer service.

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Dennis McBride
Clearwater

Owner Dennis McBride has been in the automotive service industry for 26 years, and for almost 10 of those years, he’s been part of the Ice Cold Air ® family. 

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Rick Campbell
Crystal River

Shop Owner Rick Campbell has an extensive background in the automotive repair industry, with over 40 years of experience. His family has a long history in the automotive industry, dating back to 1929. 

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Mike Bansavage
Largo

Shop Owner Mike Bansavage, moved his team to the current location in Largo from the previous one at US19 & SR580, where they had been situated for many years, on January 1st, 2022. 

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Kevin O’Donnell
Pinellas Park

Kevin O'Donnell became a franchise owner in 2006 and has since built an excellent reputation as a skilled mechanic with high ethical standards. As a resident of Largo, he is committed to earning the community's trust and ensuring that every customer is treated with the utmost care and attention.

See more

Eric Lilly
Pinellas Park

Franchise Owner Eric Lilly is a recent Florida transplant from Bedford County, Virginia, near Roanoke.

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Chris Anderson
St. Petersburg

Franchise Owner Chris Anderson has been in the automotive industry for almost 40 years. He started his career by vacuuming cars at a quick lube during high school and eventually worked his way up to managing multiple locations in various states.

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Ashley Butler
Tampa

Ashley Butler began ownership in 2006. Initially starting at a smaller location, Ashley quickly realized that customer service is the key to growing a business and moved to a more prominent location.

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Aaron Turner
Tampa

Aaron and Jessica Turner are the owners of a family business that they are immensely proud of. Aaron joined Ice Cold Air in 2015 as a Shop Manager, and after two years, he and his wife bought the same location.

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Pete Barrett
St. Petersburg

Shop Owner Pete Barrett brings over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. A Florida native born in Daytona Beach, he supports his favorite sports teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.

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Cas Betancourt
Tampa

With almost 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Cas has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He began his career as a car salesman and later transitioned into the service department. Cas's passion for cars is evident, but what truly drives him is his desire to help others.

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Rick Campbell
Rick Campbell
Crystal River

Shop Owner Rick Campbell has an extensive background in the automotive repair industry, with over 40 years of experience. His family has a long history in the automotive industry, dating back to 1929. 

Although he is not originally from Florida, he has been living here since 1990, after relocating from Richmond, VA. 

Apart from his passion for cars, Rick is also a huge sports enthusiast. He played college and professional baseball and has coached many teams. 

When he is not spending time with his three children and two grandchildren, you can find him cheering for the Washington Commanders.

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Leadership Team

We're here to be your trusted partner for all your automotive needs.
Ashley Butler
Chief Visionary Officer

It was a chance meeting at a local Panera that introduced Ashley Butler to Ice Cold Air Founder Allyn Ayers. During that meeting she wrote in her planner to call Allyn when she finished her studies in a few months. When her semester ended at USF she made the call and in 2006 Ashley bought her first Ice Cold Air location. 

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Adrien Julious Butler 
VP CHRO Director of Marketing

Adrien Julious - Butler, the VP CHRO and Director of Marketing at Ice Cold Air, has a long history in the automotive industry. She grew up in her grandfather's automotive garage and later retired from nursing in 2013 to bring her organizational development skills to Ice Cold Air.

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Ken Laham
Director of Operations and IT 

Ken Laham, the Director of Operations and IT, is an ASE Certified Master Technician. He began his automotive career as a tow truck driver in 1986 and relocated to Florida from Brockton, Massachusetts, in 2006.

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Ashley Butler
Chief Visionary Officer

It was a chance meeting at a local Panera that introduced Ashley Butler to Ice Cold Air Founder Allyn Ayers. During that meeting she wrote in her planner to call Allyn when she finished her studies in a few months. When her semester ended at USF she made the call and in 2006 Ashley bought her first Ice Cold Air location. 

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Adrien Julious Butler 
VP CHRO Director of Marketing

Adrien Julious - Butler, the VP CHRO and Director of Marketing at Ice Cold Air, has a long history in the automotive industry. She grew up in her grandfather's automotive garage and later retired from nursing in 2013 to bring her organizational development skills to Ice Cold Air.

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Ken Laham
Director of Operations and IT 

Ken Laham, the Director of Operations and IT, is an ASE Certified Master Technician. He began his automotive career as a tow truck driver in 1986 and relocated to Florida from Brockton, Massachusetts, in 2006.

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One of Our Most Valuable Assets: The Work Crew

The work crew at Ice Cold Air,  is where professionalism meets friendly service! Our dedicated team of professionals takes pride in their work and goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service. As part of our franchise network, they uphold the Ice Cold Air legacy of excellence.

Not only do they possess the technical expertise to handle any automotive need, but they also embrace a customer-first approach. They treat every customer like a valued member of our extended family, ensuring a warm and welcoming experience.

At Ice Cold Air, our franchises are built on a foundation of trust and community. Our work crew embodies these values, creating lasting connections with customers. So, the next time you visit an Ice Cold Air location, rest assured that our friendly and professional team will be there to provide top-quality service and treat you like family.

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At Ice Cold Air, we are passionate about cars and dedicated to delivering exceptional repair and maintenance services. As a well-established name in the Tampa area industry, we are always open to welcoming skilled professionals to join our team.