Air Technical Services and F.W. Webb Co. have partnered with other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes during a Welcome Home ceremony in Barnegat, N.J., for Navy Hospital Corpsman First Class Corey Reed. After serving his country for more than 20 years, he suffers from severe PTSD, a traumatic brain injury, migraines, left foot fasciitis, elbow fractures, right knee injuries and tinnitus. His injuries require specific modifications to his home in order to live safely and focus on his recovery.
To support Reed, F.W. Webb Co. donated a YORK heating and cooling system with a Wi-Fi-capable touch-screen thermostat to assist him with adjusting his home’s temperature without the need to get up. In addition, Air Technical Services donated the HVAC installation services for the veteran’s new home.
“Having the support of companies like Johnson Controls, Air Technical Services, and F.W. Webb Co. gives us the opportunity to honor injured veterans with a mortgage-free home,” says Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development, Building Homes for Heroes. “The customized amenities Johnson Controls can 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 U.S. 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.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to work together with Building Homes for Heroes to be able to give back to real heroes, like Corey Reed and his family, who have made enormous sacrifices for our country. Contributing our services to their home was a great privilege,” says Raymond Dietrich, president, Air Technical Services.
The YORK brand of Johnson Controls has been a sponsor of Building Homes for Heroes since 2014. The company has been recognized by U.S. 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 them at [email protected].