Reshaping the Global Cold Chain One Person at a Time

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Cold Summit Development was founded in 2019 with a singular focus:

To innovate and deliver cold chain real estate.

Headquartered in Sun Valley, Idaho, Cold Summit has offices in St. Augustine, Florida and Norfolk, Virginia.

Each functional team within Cold Summit: Pre-development, Construction, Ports, Logistics, Investments, and Finance have decades of experience. Our team of experts lead seamless execution throughout the complex development process.

From initial market analysis and site selection, to land entitlement and project permitting, to construction and customer-specific buildout — our deep and diverse knowledge base, skill sets, and capabilities provide our customers and partners a surety of execution unrivaled in the industry.


2024 Scott Pertel

Scott Pertel

Founder & CEO

Our Philosophy

Cold Summit Development’s corporate philosophy is based on these guiding principles:

Love. Listen. Communicate.

Our principles guide each experience with our customers and communities in which we develop, partners and stakeholders.

Be authentic, be passionate, be transparent, be honest and be humble.  Strive for joy, balance, and growth both professionally and personally.

Cold Summit Development is here to partner with your team. We are here to help you achieve and surpass your goals. We are here for you.


Our Communities

Cold Summit Development is focused on delivering impact to the communities in which we develop, including providing opportunities to veterans and supporting local school systems.  

To that end, Cold Summit contributes 5% of development fees generated by projects to the local community in which the project is located. These funds are used to provide educational materials and educational experiences to the local public schools, and to promote food security in the community.

Local First AZ
Chicago Food
Chicago Adventure

Our Planet

Cold Summit Development facilities are intentionally designed to be the most energy efficient cold storage ever built.   

Cold Summit strives to build with materials sourced within the USA, with a focus on environmentally safe and sustainable materials. Every facility is designed to accommodate on-site solar power generation.

Cold Summit is the only cold chain real estate developer to partner with EnergyStarTM, demonstrating our commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Our Affiliations


"The impact of the Cold Summit Development grant will be far reaching and will help to change the lives of low-income Arizona students and their families."

- Tracy Baynes, CEO & Founder