Glastonbury, Connecticut, ceremony for Army Specialist Craig Hall.
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PSC Mechanical and Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning Install Donated YORK® HVAC Systems in Homes Gifted to Injured Veterans

December 26, 2019

Johnson Controls recently partnered with PSC Mechanical, Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, FW Webb Company and YORK Factory Direct to install YORK® heating and cooling systems in two Building Homes for Heroes mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans in Glastonbury, Conn., and Tallahassee, Fla.

Glastonbury, Connecticut, ceremony for Army Specialist Craig Hall.
Glastonbury, Connecticut, ceremony for Army Specialist Craig Hall.

PSC Mechanical installed the equipment donated by the FW Webb Company in the home of Army Specialist Craig Hall in Glastonbury, Conn. Craig, who joined the military out of Springfield, Mass., in 2005, was injured during his deployment, causing him to suffer multiple injuries, including a leg amputation and traumatic brain injury.

Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning installed the equipment donated by the Florida branch of YORK Factory Direct in the home of Army Specialist Derek Taylor in Tallahassee, Fla. Taylor, who joined the military out of Spanish Fort, Ala., in 2008, was injured during his deployment to Afghanistan, causing him to suffer multiple injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The injuries of both veterans require specific modifications in their homes in order to live safely and focus on their recovery.

“We’re proud to partner with Johnson Controls and Building Homes for Heroes to give back to real heroes within our local community who have made great sacrifices for our country,” said Chris Windham, general manager, Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning. “We’re honored to contribute our services to help Army Specialist Derek Taylor and his family live comfortably in their new home for years to come.”

The YORK brand of Johnson Controls has been a proud sponsor of Building Homes for Heroes since 2014, supporting more than 100 veteran families. Johnson Controls, which has been recognized by US Veterans Magazine as a top veteran-friendly company, 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.

“Having the support of companies like Johnson Controls as well as local contractors and distributors 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. Building Homes for Heroes invites anyone wishing to volunteer or donate to the organization to contact Building Homes for Heroes at [email protected]. To learn more about Building Homes for Heroes, visit

For additional questions about Building Homes for Heroes or the ceremony, please contact Jazmine Leon, public relations manager  at [email protected] For questions about Johnson Controls, please contact Ryan Nolan, global public relations program manager, Johnson Controls, at [email protected], 414-524-4017 and for questions related to YORK or the HVAC contractor, please contact Liz Sternby, public relations manager, Godfrey, at [email protected], 717-393-3831.

About Building Homes for Heroes

Counting 13 consecutive years of record-setting growth, Building Homes for Heroes® builds and gifts mortgage-free homes, and completes home modifications, for veterans and their families, and provides further services along their road to recovery to help them live a promising and fulfilling life ahead. The organization is strongly committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country after September 11, 2001, during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. To learn more about the organization, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @buildinghomesforheroes and @helpbhh on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 105,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, York®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.