From time-to-time unfortunate things can happen to good people. And sometimes, these people turn their misfortune into an occasion to assist others. Men and women of the HVAC industry know a man who did just that. His name is Joe Groh, and he lives here in the Dallas TX metro area.
Joe was in the HVAC industry for close to 30 years before a biking accident rendered him paralyzed from the neck down. Despite 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 offer short and long-term disability insurance for their employees. It also acts as an information source on spinal cord injuries.
The Joseph Groh Foundation also offers financial assistance to those in the industry or their family members who have suffered a life varying injury or illness. Recipients have used money from the foundation in several 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 throughout the year.
Chief/Bauer Service Experts regularly supports Joe and his charge 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 happy to support Joe and his efforts to assist others with his real life message of inspiring hope through adversity,” says Scott Boxer, CEO and President of Service Experts. “Whether it’s in Champaign or the nearly 85 markets across North America, Service Experts is committed to the communities we serve.”
While Chief/Bauer Service Experts supports a number of charities and organizations across Champaign, we’re particularly 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 Chief/Bauer Service Experts in Champaign, call 217-689-2469 or schedule an appointment online.