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Goettl, Goodman and Lennox Save School Following Theft


PHOENIX — Kenneth D. Goodrich, CEO of Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning, helped replace five damaged air conditioning units at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Phoenix.

The copper tubing from five air conditioning units at St. Catherine of Siena was removed on August 1, leaving the school with no air conditioning less than two weeks prior to the first day of classes. When Goodrich learned about the theft, he contacted two major HVACR manufacturers, Lennox Industries and Goodman Manufacturing, and the two companies agreed to donate five new 5-ton air conditioning units, valued at $30,000.

Team members from Goettl and sister-company Sonoran Air Conditioning arrived at the school to install the new units on Aug. 14.

Goodrich personally inspected the damaged units, and advised the school to install cages to protect from future incidents. When the school agreed, Goodrich arranged for the donation and installation of the cages as well.

"It's unfortunate this type of theft has become such a serious problem in the Valley," Goodrich said. "Air conditioning is a vital part of life in Arizona, and I'm glad our team of good guys was able to help these students and teachers before the start of classes."

As planned, classes started on schedule at St. Catherine of Siena with fully-functioning air conditioning units.

"The students, teachers and families of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in South Phoenix are grateful for the generosity of Goettl Air Conditioning," said Rob Rogers, principal of St. Catherine of Siena School. "When our AC units were stripped of their copper and the units had to be replaced, we were in jeopardy of having the start of our school year adversely affected. Goettl stepped up right away and offered to not only replace our AC Units with new units but to install them and replace the protective cages to make the units more secure."

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