Johnson Controls Donates YORK HVAC System to Building Homes for Heroes

Grand Canyon Refrigeration has partnered with other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes during a welcome home ceremony in Surprise, Ariz., 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 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,” says 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 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.

“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,” says Martin Youwanes, owner, Grand Canyon Refrigeration. 

The YORK brand of Johnson Controls has been a 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 [email protected].  To learn more about Building Homes for Heroes visit the website.

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