|Richard Biava, vice president, GAC Services (left), presents the Bryant True Heroes award to Tom Kollecas (right), director of program services, Rebuilding Together of Montgomery County.|
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — GAC Services, a Frederick County, Maryland, heating and cooling contractor since 1970, recently honored Montgomery County community service organization Rebuilding Together with the Bryant True Heroes Award for years of modest, yet remarkable, service. The award was established by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems as a way for its dealers to recognize individuals and organizations who do “whatever it takes” to make a difference in the lives of others.
Richard Biava, vice president of GAC Services, presented the award to Tom Kollecas, director of program services, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County. Rebuilding Together provides small- and large-scale home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy-efficiency upgrades at no cost to local, low-income homeowners, helping some of Montgomery County’s most vulnerable residents remain safe, secure, and independent in their homes.
“We are here to run a great company, take care of our customers, and make a difference in our community,” Biava said. “We’ve been working with Rebuilding Together for years to serve Montgomery County, and it’s important to us that people in this community realize how vital the work they do is. We’re pleased to play our small part in helping them make our community as strong as possible.”
“The work we do prevents homelessness, preserves affordable housing, and allows our elderly neighbors to age in place,” said Kollecas. “Our work is critical to our communities and is made possible through the help and support of civic-minded businesses like Bryant and GAC Services. We can’t thank them enough for their support of our organization and, most importantly, the families we serve. It’s an honor to receive this award on behalf of the entire Rebuilding Together team that works hard each day to help our neighbors most in need.”
Publication date: 6/22/2015