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Laco Air Conditioning, Inc. Installs Donated York HVAC System to a U.S. Military Veteran

Laco Air Conditioning partnered with other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes during a Welcome Home ceremony in Homestead, Fla. for Army Master Sergeant Eric Beckdol. Throughout his three decades of service, Beckdol has suffered many injuries during jumps, training and in combat that have impacted his mobility. His injuries require specific modifications to his home in order to live safely and focus on his recovery.

Army Master Sergeant Eric Beckdol received his mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes in late 2018 featuring a donated YORK® HVAC system installed by Laco Air Conditioning.
Army Master Sergeant Eric Beckdol received his mortgage-free home from Building Homes for Heroes in late 2018 featuring a donated York® HVAC system installed by Laco Air Conditioning.

To support Beckdol, 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. Laco Air Conditioning, Inc. donated the HVAC installation services for the veteran’s new home.

“Having the support of companies like Johnson Controls and Laco Air Conditioning, Inc. 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.”

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.

“Teaming up with Building Homes for Heroes gives us an opportunity to give back to real heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices for our country. We always promise our customers professional service and immediate response time and we’re honored to offer that commitment to the Beckdol family as well,” said William Lledo, field manager, Laco Air Conditioning, Inc.

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

To learn more about Laco Air Conditioning please visit

About Building Homes for Heroes

Building Homes for Heroes®, Inc. is a national organization committed to helping severely combat wounded or disabled US veterans and their families by gifting them a mortgage-free home. For more information on these projects, please call 516-684-9220 or visit the organization’s website at


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