From time-to-time bad things can happen to wonderful people. And sometimes, these people focus their misfortune into a chance to comfort others. People from the AC and Heating service industry know a man who did just that. His name is Joe Groh, and he lives here in the DFW area.
Joe worked in the HVAC industry for close to 30 years before a biking accident rendered him paralyzed from the neck down. Despite his immobility, Joe wanted to stay active in the HVAC industry, so he started the Joseph Groh Foundation. The foundation works with companies in the construction trades industries, including plumbing, HVAC, electrical and roofing, to offer short and long-term disability insurance for their employees. It also acts as an information forum on spinal cord injuries.
The Joseph Groh Foundation also offers financial assistance to those in the industry or their family members who have experienced a life altering injury or illness. Recipients have used money from the foundation in a number of ways, for instance making homes wheel chair accessible by widening doorways, ramp additions, redoing flooring and purchasing adaptive equipment. To meet financial assistance requests, the foundation holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year.
R & M Climate Control Service Experts regularly supports Joe and his goal to help others in the HVAC industry that have been impacted by a life altering accident and was proud to sponsor one of the Joseph Groh Foundation’s recent golf tournament fundraisers. The Service Experts Tournament for the Joseph Groh Foundation took place at Coyote Ridge Golf Club in the Dallas TX metro area on May 4. With 131 golfers on the links this year, the tournament generated more than $52,000.
“We are honored to support Joe and his efforts to assist others with his real life message of inspiring hope through adversity,” says Scott Boxer, CEO and President of Service Experts. “Whether it’s in Knoxville or the nearly 85 markets across North America, Service Experts is committed to the communities we serve.”
While R & M Climate Control Service Experts supports a number of charities and organizations across Knoxville, we’re especially proud to give back to organizations in the HVAC industry. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation, visit josephgrohfoundation.org.
To learn more about R & M Climate Control Service Experts in Knoxville, call 865-229-6176 or schedule an appointment online.