In less than five years, I am going to retire from the HVAC business. I have to say that the company has been good to my family and I. I have been with the same national chain for the past thirty years. I was one of the first technicians to become certified in the state. When we opened our doors, we only had a couple of guys who could work on furnaces. Now we have more than 12,000 employees Nationwide. I am very proud to be one of those HVAC employees and customers. The company makes us proud every day, by making sure to give back to the community. Last year, our HVAC business gave out more than $10,000 in scholarships to local schools in the community. Each year, we have an essay contest to determine the scholarship recipients. This year, the essay questions was a hot topic conversation. We asked applicants to describe how their chosen career will help the community and our country. The HVAC company received almost 1500 applicants. I was on the committee to choose our top three finalists. Each one of the finalists received a scholarship prize of $1000. The top scholarship awarded to one of these finalists, was a $5000 award. One of the finalists for the scholarship award this year, was given to a student choosing a field in the HVAC industry. That finalists was my grandson, and I was so proud that he was chosen to be a finalist. I’m looking forward to handing the torch down to him. He has been interested in furnace repair for ten years, and he has a gifted mind and talented hands.