MILWAUKEE, Wis. — J&W Heating and Air and YORK Factory Direct partnered with Building Homes for Heroes in Orange Park, Florida, to gift a new YORK HVAC system in the mortgage-free home of Army Specialist Alberto Diaz. Diaz joined the military in 2012 because he wanted to provide a better life for his family. While deployed in Afghanistan, his truck rolled over an IED, causing severe injuries, such as bleeding in his brain, nerve damage in his face, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among other injuries. For his service to his country, Specialist Diaz was awarded a Purple Heart.

To support Diaz, Johnson Controls and YORK Factory Direct donated a YORK heating and cooling system with a Wi-Fi enabled YORK touch-screen thermostat to better assist him with adjusting his home’s temperature without the need to get up. J&W Heating and Air donated the HVAC installation services for the veteran’s new home.

"We’re so grateful to be able to give back to our community by supporting an incredibly well-deserving local veteran and his family through Building Homes for Heroes,” said Brent Marler, president, J&W Heating and Air. “While we provided the labor and YORK Factory Direct donated the equipment, for us it's an easy decision that will allow Specialist Diaz to live safely and focus on his recovery.”  

“We are honored to partner with Johnson Controls, J&W Heating and Air, and YORK Factory Direct to gift a home to Army Specialist Diaz and his family,” said Andy Pujol, founder and CEO of Building Homes for Heroes. “The customized amenities that companies like Johnson Controls bring to these homes provide not only a foundation for these heroes, but a hopeful path to a bright future with the opportunity to reach dreams they may have never thought imaginable when injured.”

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