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Goettl Air Conditioning Donates Tools to Graduating Veterans


LAS VEGAS — Goettl Air Conditioning donated $2,200 worth of professional tools to U.S. veterans who recently graduated from the College of Southern Nevada Air Conditioning Technology Program. The tools of the trade will help them start their careers in the industry.

College of Southern Nevada is the largest higher education institution in the state. When the college’s air conditioning program was threatened by state budget cuts, Ken Goodrich, CEO and owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, stepped in and led a campaign to get companies to donate equipment and funds to keep the program operating. Goodrich also established a $100,000 scholarship endowment at the college to aid veterans enrolled in the Air Conditioning Technology Program.

On April 24, Goettl Air Conditioning donated a total of $2,200 worth of professional tools to two U.S. veterans: Lawrence Malm and David Vanover. Malm and Vanover recently graduated from the College of Southern Nevada and are embarking on careers in the industry.

“The only way you are going to be satisfied is to give back,” Goodrich said. “I want to make it better for those who served our country. True happiness comes from when you give to other people — you get to do a lot of that in this business.”

Goodrich has been a contributor to the College of Southern Nevada for years. The J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Lab is named after Ken’s father.

For additional information, visit goettl.com.