SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. — Pensacola, Florida-based Barnes Heating and Air joined local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes Dec. 16, 2017, at a Welcome Home ceremony in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, for Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson.

Johnson Controls donated a York heating and cooling system and Barnes Heating and Air provided installation services for the veteran’s new home.

“The support of companies, like Johnson Controls and its high-quality York heating equipment, and contractors, like Barnes Heating and Air, enable our organization to reach more injured veterans in need and help them begin to rebuild their lives,” said Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development, Building Homes for Heroes.

Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The organization strives to build or renovate quality homes and gift the homes to severely injured veterans nationwide, mortgage free. 

“The company that my dad, Joe Barnes, started more than 50 years ago is honored to again be involved in the Building Homes for Heroes project with Randy Wise Homes,” said Danna Barnes, vice president, Barnes Heating and Air. “We wish the Nelson family and all our military families a happy and full life. We would like to thank all our military families for their sacrifice and service."

Building Homes for Heroes invites anyone wishing to volunteer or make a donation to the organization to contact Building Homes for Heroes at

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Publication date: 12/29/17