From time-to-time unfortunate things can happen to good people. And sometimes, these people focus their misfortune into an opportunity 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 Texas.
Joe was in the HVAC industry for nearly 30 years before a biking accident resulted in him being paralyzed from the neck down. Notwithstanding his immobility, Joe wanted to stay active 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 supply short and long-term disability insurance for their employees. It also is an information hub on spinal cord injuries.
The Joseph Groh Foundation also offers financial assistance to those in the industry or their family members who have undergone a life altering injury or illness. Recipients have used money from the foundation in a number of ways, including making homes wheel chair accessible by widening doorways, ramp additions, redoing flooring and purchasing adaptive equipment. To satisfy financial assistance requests, the foundation holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year.
Epperson 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 proud to support Joe and his efforts to support others with his real life message of inspiring hope through adversity,” says Scott Boxer, CEO and President of Service Experts. “Whether it’s in Hilton Head Island or the nearly 85 markets across North America, Service Experts is committed to the communities we serve.”
While Epperson Service Experts supports a number of charities and organizations across Hilton Head Island, 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 Epperson Service Experts in Hilton Head Island, call 843-619-3781 or schedule an appointment online.