Johansen & Anderson Installs Donated YORK HVAC System for Marine Veteran

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Joliet, Ill.-based contractor and Johnson Controls join forces to support Building Homes for Heroes

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From l to r – Craig Palmer, territory manager, BASE Solutions ; Chris Cozzi, regional general manager, BASE Solutions; Sergeant Nicholas Wallace; Wallace’s daughter; Andy Weis, vice president, Johansen & Anderson; Sara Dapson, community engagement manager, Building Homes for Heroes.

Milwaukee, Wis. – On September 17th, Johansen & Anderson partnered with other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes during a Welcome Home ceremony in Joliet, IL for United States Marine Corps Sergeant Nicholas Wallace. Wallace, who joined the military out of Springfield, Ill. in 2003, was injured during his deployment in Iraq, causing him to suffer multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. His injuries require specific modifications to his home in order to live safely and focus on his recovery.

To support Wallace, Johnson Controls donated a YORK heating and cooling system with a Wi-Fi capable YORK touch-screen thermostat to better assist him with adjusting his home’s temperature without the need to get up. Johansen & Anderson donated the HVAC installation services for the veteran’s new home.

“Teaming up with Building Homes for Heroes gives us an opportunity to give back to real heroes within our local community who have made tremendous sacrifices for our country,” said Rick Cronholm, president and owner, Johansen & Anderson. “We’re honored to contribute our services to help Sergeant Nick Wallace and his daughter live comfortably in their new home for years to come.”

Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes those who serve in the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The organization strives to build or renovate quality homes and donate them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans nationwide.

“Having the support of companies like Johnson Controls and Johansen & Anderson gives us the opportunity to honor injured veterans with a mortgage-free home,” said Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development, Building Homes for Heroes. “The customized amenities companies like Johnson Controls are able to bring to these homes allows veterans to live their lives in greater comfort and dignity.”

The YORK brand of Johnson Controls has been a proud sponsor of Building Homes for Heroes since 2014. The company has been recognized by US Veterans Magazine as a top veteran-friendly company. Johnson Controls is also committed to hiring veterans and military spouses. Veteran employees are honored to design, engineer and assemble systems that help improve the lives of fellow veterans.

Building Homes for Heroes invites anyone wishing to volunteer or donate to the organization to contact Building Homes for Heroes at  To learn more about Building Homes for Heroes

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