Grand Canyon Refrigeration Installs Donated YORK HVAC System in Mortgage-free Home Gifted to a U.S. Military Veteran
On February 13th, Grand Canyon Refrigeration partnered with other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes during a Welcome Home ceremony in Surprise, AZ for Army Staff Sergeant Charles Robles. Throughout his service, Robles has suffered many injuries that have impacted his mobility. His injuries require specific modifications to his home in order to live safely and focus on his recovery.
To support Robles, Johnson Controls donated a YORK® heating and cooling system with a Wi-Fi® capable YORK® touch-screen thermostat to better assist him with adjusting his home’s temperature without the need to get up. Grand Canyon Refrigeration donated the HVAC installation services for the veteran’s new home.
“Having the support of companies like Johnson Controls and Grand Canyon Refrigeration gives us the opportunity to honor injured veterans with a mortgage-free home,” said Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development, Building Homes for Heroes. “The customized amenities companies like Johnson Controls are able to bring to these homes allows veterans to live their lives in greater comfort and dignity.”
Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes those who serve in the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The organization strives to build or renovate quality homes and donate them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans nationwide.
“There is no greater honor than giving back to the veterans that have sacrificed for our country. We are proud to provide Army Staff Sergeant Charles Robles with a comfortable environment in his new home,” said Martin Youwanes, Owner, Grand Canyon Refrigeration.
The YORK brand of Johnson Controls has been a proud sponsor of Building Homes for Heroes since 2014. The company has been recognized by US Veterans Magazine as a top veteran-friendly company. Johnson Controls is also committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. Veteran employees are honored to design, engineer and assemble systems that help improve the lives of fellow veterans.
Building Homes for Heroes invites anyone wishing to volunteer or donate to the organization to contact Building Homes for Heroes at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Building Homes for Heroes www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.
Photo Caption: The Robles family closed on their new home which features a YORK® heating and cooling system with a Wi-Fi® capable YORK® touch-screen thermostat that can be adjusted remotely, ideal for people dealing with mobility restrictions.
About Building Homes for Heroes
Building Homes for Heroes®, Inc. is a national organization committed to helping severely combat wounded or disabled US veterans and their families by gifting them a mortgage-free home. For more information on these projects, please call 516-684-9220 or visit the organization’s website at www.buildinghomesforheroes.org.
About YORK® HVAC
YORK® products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories marketed through a national distribution network of qualified York heating and cooling contractors. To learn more about YORK®, visit www.YORK.com and follow on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook @yorkhomecomfort and @YORKHVAC on Twitter.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com and follow on Twitter @johnsoncontrols.