Carrier Honored With Award

May 26, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Carrier President Geraud Darnis (right) accepts the 2008 Community Ambassadors Award from Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Michael Brett.

FARMINGTON, Conn. - Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp., was honored recently with the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever Community Ambassadors Award. The organization recognized Carrier for its 10th corporate house sponsorship as well as its ongoing support. The company further supported the Hartford affiliate by donating 10 heating systems installed in new Habitat houses in 2007.

“Carrier has paved the way for other companies as it has raised the bar on corporate giving and community service,” said Michael Brett, executive director of Hartford Habitat for Humanity. “We are pleased to present them with the first Community Ambassadors Award.”

Geraud Darnis, Carrier’s president, accepted the award, which was presented at Habitat’s board of directors annual meeting in Hartford, Conn. “This is a distinct honor for Carrier,” said Darnis. “As part of our corporate commitment to social responsibility, we continuously seek opportunities to improve the communities where Carrier’s employees and customers live and work. We feel privileged to have supported Habitat’s efforts in the Greater Hartford community over the past decade and look forward to a strong partnership long into the future.”

Over the course of its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Carrier has donated more than $3 million in cash and equipment and built more than 100 homes on three continents. The company has enabled its employees to volunteer upwards of 26,000 hours with Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the world.

“At Carrier, our purpose is to make the world a better place to live by creating a comfortable, productive, and healthy environment,” said Darnis. “We do that with our innovative products that are energy-efficient and environmentally sound. We also fulfill our purpose through the actions of Carrier employees in their communities.”

For more information, visit

Publication date: 05/26/2008

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.


NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts


NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con