Goettl Repairs School’s A/C
Copper Thieves Target School Weeks Before Semester Begins
Kenneth D. Goodrich, CEO of Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning, Tempe, Arizona, helped replace five damaged air conditioning units at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Phoenix.
The copper tubing from five air conditioning units at the school was removed on Aug. 1, leaving the building with no air conditioning less than two weeks before the first day of classes. When Goodrich learned about the theft, he contacted two major HVAC manufacturers — Lennox Intl. Inc. and Goodman Mfg. — and the two companies agreed to donate five 5-ton air conditioning units valued at $30,000.
Team members from Goettl and sister company Sonoran Air Conditioning, Phoenix, installed the new units. Goodrich personally inspected the damaged units and advised the school to install cages to protect them from future incidents. When the school agreed, Goodrich arranged for the donation and installation of the cages, as well.
“It’s unfortunate this type of theft has become such a serious problem in the valley,” said Goodrich. “Air conditioning is a vital part of life in Arizona, and I’m glad our team of good guys was able to help these students and teachers before the start of classes.”
As planned, classes started on schedule at St. Catherine of Siena with fully functioning air conditioning units.
This was one of the first opportunities for Goettl and Sonoran to team up following Goodrich’s acquisition of Sonoran through Tucson Peach LLC. Tucson Peach acquired the company in July, allowing both Goettl and Sonoran to strengthen their wide range of service offerings in the area.
Publication date: 10/6/2014