Advanced Comfort Specialists, a heating, air conditioning, and commercial refrigeration business established in 2004 and located in Reading, PA, has spent the entirety of its existence serving others. Through the services they provide and the dedication to their community, it’s apparent they live up to their motto, “We Can’t Sleep at Night Until You Can.”
Leading up to the opening of their newest office at 217 Montrose Blvd. in Reading, PA, they managed to raise $2,000 for K9 for Cameryn, a fundraiser sponsored by Shillington Fire Dept. to raise money for the purchase of a service dog for Cameryn Huber.
Cameryn, a 7-year-old boy, has Autism, ADHD, DMDD, and other disabilities that make daily life and routines for him and his family challenging.
Scott Huber, Shillington Firefighter and Cameryn’s father mentioned, “This trained K-9 will make it possible for our son to conquer his severe anxiety when he’s around people, amongst his other disabilities, and will be specifically trained for all of Cameryn’s needs.”
Despite the daunting task of raising over $40,000, it was obvious that the benefit of having a service dog far outweighed the work necessary to raise the money.
“When we were informed of the need for a therapy dog for our son, we thought it was going to be an impossible task to raise the money needed to train the dog. We cannot thank Advanced Comfort Specialists enough for their empathy, support, and generous donation towards our son Cameryn’s K-9 therapy dog,” said Chel Huber, Cameryn’s mother.
Advanced Comfort Specialists’ also raised $560 for Olivet Boys & Girls Club, a youth advocacy organization serving 3,000+ youth and families in Reading and Berks County every year.
“Olivet Boys & Girls Club values the dedicated employees of Advanced Comfort Specialists and their work in keeping our children and our Club sites warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The love they put into their work at our sites and the many contributions to our mission speaks well of their character and commitment to our community and our youth,” said Chris Winters, Olivet’s President and CEO.
Advanced Comfort Specialists’ Co-Owners Chad Milligan and Paul Catanzaro attribute their business success, as well as the success of their fundraisers, to effectively establishing a family-like culture and environment between employees, customers, and management.
“Advanced Comfort Specialists has spent the last 17 years serving Berks County and beyond in any way necessary. The motto, ‘We Can’t Sleep at Night Until You Can,’ truly encompasses our efforts in helping in any way possible,” said Paul Catanzaro, Vice President.
To raise money effectively for both initiatives, Advanced Comfort Specialists enlisted the help of their technicians, customers, and local community members.
Chad Milligan, ACS’ President, said, “The dedication and selflessness of our technicians, customers, and our community that led to raising $2,560 is incredibly inspiring for our team. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that we hold incredible power when we come together as a community.”
ACS’ newest office, which features 6,000 sq ft of space, is located at 217 Montrose Boulevard in Reading. Purchased in mid-May, the majority of the construction took place over 5 months. Featuring a fully-stocked warehouse, loading dock, and metal shop, they’ll be able to operate in a more efficient, cost-effective manner.
“Everything we do is to serve our customers and our community better. A few years ago, we noticed a tremendous lack of affordable commercial refrigeration services. Not long after, our technicians were trained, commercial refrigeration technicians were hired, and we’ve been offering the service ever since,” said Milligan.