DALLAS — Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning announced it will become a fundraising partner with the Joseph Groh Foundation for 2014.

This nonprofit organization provides financial support to people associated with the construction trades who are living with life-altering disabilities. The founder, Joseph Groh, is a 35-year veteran of the HVAC industry who became a quadriplegic in 2008 after breaking his neck in a biking accident.

“Since 2010, the Joseph Groh Foundation has made life-changing grants to 16 recipients around the country,” said Scott Boxer, president and CEO of Service Experts. “Joseph is an inspiration to all of us who know him and his work, and we look forward to a partnership that directly supports our industry.”

Service Experts’ first fundraising initiative will be announced shortly, including donations tied to service calls.

Grants from the Joseph Groh Foundation have helped secure everything from wheelchair-accessible vans and wheelchair lifts to rehabilitation equipment and a pressure-relieving bed. The foundation has also funded major home remodeling projects to improve accessibility for people using a wheelchair. Numerous local contractors and firms have joined with the foundation to make these projects possible. To date, grants have been made to families in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas.

Publication date: 4/21/2014 

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