There are times when unfortunate things can happen to special people. And sometimes, these people focus their misfortune into a chance to help others. People from the AC and Heating service industry know a man who did just that. His name is Joe Groh, and he lives here in Texas.
Joe was in the HVAC industry for close to 30 years before a biking accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. Notwithstanding his immobility, Joe wanted to stay involved in the HVAC industry, so he founded the Joseph Groh Foundation. The foundation works with companies in the construction trades industries, including plumbing, HVAC, electrical and roofing, to provide 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 suffered 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 ramps, redoing flooring and purchasing adaptive equipment. To answer financial assistance requests, the foundation holds a variety of fundraisers year-round.
Barlow Service Experts regularly supports Joe and his mission 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 earned more than $52,000.
“We are honored 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 the Wasatch Front region or the nearly 85 markets across North America, Service Experts is committed to the communities we serve.”
While Barlow Service Experts supports a number of charities and organizations across the Wasatch Front region, we’re particularly proud to give back to organizations in the AC and furnace industry. To learn more about the Joseph Groh Foundation, visit josephgrohfoundation.org.
To learn more about Barlow Service Experts in the Wasatch Front region, call 801-436-8985 or schedule an appointment online.