Three years ago Nick Hughes left the United States Navy and had no idea what type of career he would pursue. For him, becoming a civilian was a scary new beginning. However, now he is about to graduate from a two year applied science program that has taught him the ins and outs of air conditioning technology. His future success after graduating from the College of Southern Nevada has been aided by his receipt of the Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award proudly sponsored by Goettl Air Conditioning owner Ken Goodrich.
The award is very distinct from traditional scholarships because it is designed to help graduates pursue work in their chosen career after graduation. The award gives recipients, and in this case Hughes, the ability to purchase $1,000 worth of tools he will need as he advances his career. I cannot imagine how helpful this is going to be, but I am sure Hughes is overwhelmed as I would be.
This is the second endowment provided by Goodrich who is one busy man. Not only does he run the highly successful Goettle Air Conditioning company, but he also awards students from multiple generation families in air conditioning the ‘Son of a Gun’ scholarship and sponsors the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Lab at CSN.
Goodrich stated that he created the award because he has learned over the course of working at his company that military men and women make great employees and he wants to help them get a positive start in the HVAC industry. The award is available to graduating students annually.
Goettle Air Conditioning was started in 1939 and moved to Las Vegas in 1968. In 2013 Ken Goodrich purchased the company when it moved to Arizona and reopened a branch office in Las Vegas where he first remembers loving the product. Today there are field offices in Las Vegas, Tucson, and Phoenix.
Serving these areas and those that surround them, Goettle Air Conditioning offers a complete list of repair, maintenance, and replacement services for HVAC systems with a special concentration on improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality. The company also works with commercial HVAC systems as well.