MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls recently partnered with PSC Mechanical, Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, FW Webb Company, and YORK Factory Direct to install YORK® heating and cooling systems in two Building Homes for Heroes mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and Tallahassee, Florida.

PSC Mechanical installed the equipment donated by the FW Webb Company in the home of Army Specialist Craig Hall in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Hall, who joined the military out of Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2005, was injured during his deployment, causing him to suffer multiple injuries, including a leg amputation and traumatic brain injury.

Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning installed the equipment donated by the Florida branch of YORK Factory Direct in the home of Army Specialist Derek Taylor in Tallahassee, Florida. Taylor, who joined the military out of Spanish Fort, Alabama, in 2008, was injured during his deployment to Afghanistan, causing him to suffer multiple injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The injuries of both veterans require specific modifications in their homes in order to live safely and focus on their recovery.

"We’re proud to partner with Johnson Controls and Building Homes for Heroes to give back to real heroes within our local community who have made great sacrifices for our country,” said Chris Windham, general manager, Tony Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning. “We’re honored to contribute our services to help Army Specialist Derek Taylor and his family live comfortably in their new home for years to come.”

The YORK brand of Johnson Controls has been a sponsor of Building Homes for Heroes since 2014, supporting more than 100 veteran families. Johnson Controls, which has been recognized by US Veterans Magazine as a top veteran-friendly company, is also committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. 

“Having the support of companies like Johnson Controls as well as local contractors and distributors gives us the opportunity to honor injured veterans with a mortgage-free home,” said Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development, Building Homes for Heroes. “The customized amenities companies like Johnson Controls are able to bring to these homes allows veterans to live their lives in greater comfort and dignity.”

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