Goettl helps homeless children stay cool this summer

Above: Goettl’s CEO Ken Goodrich. (Provided photo) Business News | 30 Apr |

Sunshine Acres executive director Kevin Humphrey’s great-grandparents instilled in him a humble upbringing and a mindset of “never beg for a brick, board or penny.” So, when his great-grandparents legacy, Sunshine Acres, was selected as the recipient of a new HVAC system he was overcome with emotion.

Sunshine Acres, a non-profit, faith-based children’s home to more than 2,000 homeless children since 1954, is the only group home in Arizona that does not receive government funding to run its facility. Therefore, community support and corporate donations, like this one from Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, are imperative to running the 125-acre campus.

“We live and work in this community and it has always been our mission to serve the community that serves us,” said Goettl’s CEO Ken Goodrich. “I am honored we could help Sunshine Acres with their need and support their mission of making sure all children in Arizona have a safe and comforting place to live and thrive.  Afterall, they are our future and we are honored to serve them.” 

Goettl, Arizona’s longest established AC company with roots dating back to 1939, has made it its mission to help Arizonans in need. When Goodrich, heard of Sunshine Acres plight, there was no question that he had to lend a helping hand.

Goodrich added, “we always do things the right way, not the easy way.”

To ensure that Sunshine Acres residents stay cool, Goettl will begin the install of the new full-package HVAC system on Wed., May 1 before summer kicks into full gear. The install will include a 5 ton unit and a fully upgraded control panel with 30 thermostats, valued at $25,000. The new system will allow the facility to regulate temperatures more efficiently, helping to reduce their energy consumption and expenses.

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