Oxfordshire, NE (PressExposure) April 08, 2011 -- When it's hot in Los Angeles and your air conditioning is breaks any repairman seems like a hero. But when you call Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning, Electrical & Solar a true hero, one of our brave American soldiers, may show up at your door to fix the problem. In fact, Kilowatt's owner, Dean Gilford, has been named a "Patriotic Employer" by the United States Military.
The Patriotic Employer Award is given to business owners whose policies support the National Guard and Military Reserve. Soldiers on active duty nominate Patriotic Employers to show their appreciation.
"One of my Air Conditioner and Furnace installers has done two tours in Iraq," says Dean. "He's ready to go to Japan now. Whatever uncertainty he and his family have to deal with I want him to know his job will be waiting for him when he gets home. It's the least I can do."
Holding a civilian job for a soldier on active duty is an important way employers can help our country. Almost 1,500,000 people are currently on active duty with the military and over 1,250,000 soldiers stand ready in the seven reserve components. The Department of Veterans Affairs says that nearly 23 percent of veterans are jobless.
It's difficult to accommodate the uncertain schedule of the National Reserve, but Dean Gilford is grateful to have found a way to support our troops.
"People who serve in the military have excellent leadership qualities. Believe me, I'm not selfless," Dean assures us. "The U.S. Military is the ultimate training ground. Running through the desert in full military gear makes working in a hot attic or running duct under a house seems like a walk in the park."
"Soldiers take great pride in their work. In general they are motivated and extremely reliable. I'm humbled to be recognized with an award when I am grateful to have this type of individual working for Kilowatt, and grateful for their service to our country."
Kilowatt is located in Sherman Oaks, California. The company provides complete heating and Air Conditioning systems, ducting, repairs, trouble-shooting and maintenance for homeowners, businesses, churches and schools in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Kilowatt services all makes and models or furnaces and air conditioners. For twenty five years Kilowatt has provided complete electrical services, from installing recessed lighting to complete Solar Electrical Systems and home re-wiring.
The Patriotic Employer Award is proudly displayed in the reception area of their offices.
A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau. (BBB)
Home Improvement Certified. (HIC)
Community Association Institute (CAI)
Member of the Institute of Heating and Air (IHACI)
License # 593847 Classification: C10 HIC C20