From time-to-time unfortunate things can happen to wonderful people. And sometimes, these people turn their misfortune into a chance to comfort others. Many in the heating and AC service industry know a man who did just that. His name is Joe Groh, and he lives here in the Dallas TX metro area.
Joe worked in the HVAC industry for almost 30 years before a biking accident resulted in him being paralyzed from the neck down. Notwithstanding his immobility, Joe wanted to stay connected in the HVAC industry, so he started the Joseph Groh Foundation. The foundation works with companies in the construction trades industries, including plumbing, HVAC, electrical and roofing, to supply short and long-term disability insurance for their employees. It also acts as an information vehicle on spinal cord injuries.
The Joseph Groh Foundation also offers financial assistance to those in the industry or their family members who have experienced a life altering injury or illness. Recipients have used money from the foundation in a number of ways, such as making homes wheel chair accessible by widening doorways, adding access ramps, redoing flooring and purchasing adaptive equipment. To satisfy financial assistance requests, the foundation holds a variety of fundraisers year-round.
Peitz Service Experts regularly supports Joe and his goal to help others in the HVAC industry that have been impacted by a life altering accident and was proud to sponsor one of the Joseph Groh Foundation’s recent golf tournament fundraisers. The Service Experts Tournament for the Joseph Groh Foundation took place at Coyote Ridge Golf Club in the Dallas TX metro area on May 4. With 131 golfers on the links this year, the tournament raised more than $52,000.
“We are honored to support Joe and his efforts to help others with his real life message of inspiring hope through adversity,” says Scott Boxer, CEO and President of Service Experts. “Whether it’s in Pierre or the nearly 85 markets across North America, Service Experts is committed to the communities we serve.”
While Peitz Service Experts supports a number of charities and organizations across Pierre, we’re extremely proud to give back to organizations in the heating, ventilation and AC service industry. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation, visit josephgrohfoundation.org.
To learn more about Peitz Service Experts in Pierre, call 605-223-0307 or schedule an appointment online.