In This Podcast:
Ray Isaac, president, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, Rochester, New York, discusses his father Jim Isaac, who was honored with the inaugural Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award. Ray Isaac accepted the award for his father at the 2014 ACCA Conference. Posted on March 21.
Q: Accepting this award on behalf of your father must be a tremendous honor.
A: It is. To be able to represent someone like my father at an event like this is quite an honor. And, I must say, if my dad was up there, he’d say this isn’t an award, an award is where you win a contest. Recognition is earned over a much longer period of time. My dad doesn’t do things for recognition or awards, he does things because they’re the right things to do. He always says, do the right thing and if someone notices, that’s great. If they don’t notice, move on, and continue doing it.
Q: Your dad amassed 26 years of work with Habitat for Humanity and helped build 126 homes. That’s an incredible number.
A: And I’m sure that 126 doesn’t include all the projects he was involved in. That’s just the ones where
he was working in the basement with the tools, installing systems, setting furnaces, carrying in ductwork, putting up panning, roughing the house in, and working with the hundreds of volunteers and homeowners. He was able to positively impact the lives of 126-plus families by providing them a home they can call their own.
Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning,
Rochester, New York
Publication date: 5/26/2014