We’re pumped that another small business has come aboard to support the House That Small Business Built, a Habitat for Humanity house currently under construction in Charles City.
Gloucester-based Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning will donate 10% when customers sign up for a new preventative maintenance agreement during the months of June and July.
A little background: The House That Small Business Built is a small business initiative to raise $125,000, the cost to build one Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg house in our community. Consociate Media spearheaded the funding with an initial donation of $10,000. Brick by brick, the small businesses in our region have joined us, and together we’re supporting a fundraiser that will change the life of one family and have a ripple effect across the local and regional economies.
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg will sell the house to a widowed father named Garcia, who will live there with his four daughters. Garcia’s wife, Tina, was just 47 when her breast cancer metastasized into the brain cancer that caused her death in 2020. As part of the Habitat first-time Homebuyer Program, Garcia will pay monthly payments of a no-interest mortgage back to Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. Those funds will be cycled back into the community so more Habitat homes can be built.
“My kids are my babies. This house, this home means everything,” Garcia said at the groundbreaking.
Stories like Garcia’s resonate with Jason Saunders, who owns Comfortable Climate Heating & Air Conditioning. Jason grew up in Gloucester and prioritizes giving back locally – often through school fundraisers and coaching youth. The business he started in 2011 works with residential customers, making it especially fitting that he’s helping out a family who will be able to call a place home for the first time ever.
“I like helping people,” he says.
Having a preventative maintenance agreement in place for your HVAC unit only makes sense. By tuning up your system twice a year – pre-summer and prewinter – you can get ahead of problems before they occur and minimize the chance of an outage at the worst possible time – the middle of July, for example, when the heat index soars past 100 degrees.
It’s taken a village of small businesses to raise money for this special project that hits close to home for us. We value home and what that means. We thank everyone who has given. If your business would like to donate to the House That Small Business Built, contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.