With president elect Joe Biden taking up residence in the White House this month, this photo serves as a reminder to the next administration that HVAC contractors have always been “essential.” 

On this day — circa June 25, 1923 — a group of “workmen” began digging a trench for the building’s heating and cooling system to be piped in from the State War Navy Building.

Although they are unidentified, they are forever a part of history — which also serves as a reminder that no job is too big or too small. The impact of working with pride can last a lifetime … and make history in the process. 

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This article originally appeared in the January 2021 issue of SNIPS Magazine.