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First Goodco Mechanical Scholarship Awarded at State College High School
Jun

9

2017

First Goodco Mechanical Scholarship Awarded at State College High School

We were proud to honor Donovan Paley with the first Goodco Mechanical Scholarship at the State College Area High School awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 7th.  The scholarship is designated for a graduating senior pursuing additional education in the area of HVAC, Plumbing or General Building Construction.  Donovan’s plans include plumbing training through the reserve unit in Lock Haven then entering the Construction Management program…

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Goodco acquires Bovard
Jun

6

2017

Goodco acquires Bovard

  After several months of “due diligence”, Goodco Mechanical has officially acquired the assets of Bovard, Inc. of Altoona.  This deal had started with a phone conversation with Jim Bovard in early January, an initial sit-down in mid-January, an offer in early March and a closing on May 31st.  What a whirlwind for everyone involved.  The staff at Goodco, the employees at Bovard who were…

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Helping to Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce
Feb

8

2017

Helping to Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce

This week, I had the the opportunity to meet with students from Ken Hassinger’s HVAC class at Central Pa Institute of Science and Technology, better known as CPI. This annual pilgrimage to CPI has become an important chance for me to share and mentor the students on items they might not here everyday in the classroom.  The topics of discussion were interviewing, planning a career…

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2016 Small Business of the Year
Dec

20

2016

2016 Small Business of the Year

What an honor to receive this award from the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County and award sponsor First National Bank. I remember my first CBICC awards ceremony in 2009 thinking…”someday, we’ll win that award”. The following year, I was personally honored with the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award by the Chamber. I’m not sure I really understood the significance of what we had…

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Constantly Learning
Dec

15

2016

Constantly Learning

  I love this picture. It depicts a guy getting ready to dive into a lake after just finishing the book “How to Swim”.  In today’s hi-tech world of HVAC, things are changing so fast that just when we learn it, they upgrade or modify it.  I’m constantly amazed at my techs, installers and sales people and just how quickly they can educate themselves on…

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The Shifting Seasons??
Dec

12

2016

The Shifting Seasons??

OK, I wanted to write a blog related to the shift in seasons. What the heck does that even mean? My perception over the past 3-4 years is that our seasons have been starting later than I used to remember. Since I own a heating and air conditioning business, I tend to be a bit more perceptive about temperatures than the Average Joe. I seem to…

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Goodco Receives a Prestigious Mitsubishi Electric Award
Nov

28

2016

Goodco Receives a Prestigious Mitsubishi Electric Award

Goodco Mechanical received the 2016 Innovative Design Award at the Northeast Regional Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor Conference at the Foxwood Resort in Connecticut in November.  The award was for the design and installation of the Mitsubishi Electric whole-home comfort system for Goodco owners Scott and Christine Good.  The system incorporated a ducted MVZ air handling unit and 9 wall units (all hyper-heat) for a total…

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Goodco Fun Day
Aug

23

2016

Goodco Fun Day

Goodco Mechanical and its sister company Energy Stewards enjoyed a fun-filled summer picnic on August 13th at Greenwood Furnace State Park.  Despite a drenching downpour mid-afternoon, about 60 employees, family members and friends enjoyed food from Doan’s Bones including their now-famous wood pizza from their new mobile wood-fired pizza oven, barbecue and homemade chips.  The day featured a water balloon toss, cornhole and an awesome…

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Recovery From Tragedy
Aug

8

2016

Recovery From Tragedy

  http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/community-helps-rebuild-couples-home-after-fire On Monday, July 25th, Goodco Mechanical employee Alex Hall lost his Mt. Union rental home and both his family’s vehicles to a horrendous fire.  Fortunately, neither Hall, his girlfriend Emily nor their 9 month baby daughter Kyra were injured in the blaze but everything they own was basically lost. The Halls will be moving in to an old farmhouse located on Alex’s grandparents’ dairy…

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Another Award for the Good Guys!
May

18

2016

Another Award for the Good Guys!

    Yet another award from First Energy/West Penn Power for being a Top Performing Contractor for HVAC installation in 2015. This is our 4th consecutive year for winning this award for helping our customers receive utility rebates for installing energy-efficient HVAC equipment. Great work Team!!


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