The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) has launched the Robert V. Boltz Scholarship Foundation, a newly established 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that was created to offer tuition assistance to individuals set to enroll in PPA Technical Center’s (PPATEC) 10-week HVAC & Energy Professional Program.

Bob Boltz

PPATEC will offer this gateway training program starting in July 2022. Visit: https://boltzscholarship.org/the-scholarship-fund/.

Tax-deductible contributions can also be made to the scholarship foundation. Visit https://boltzscholarship.org/donate/.

Advanced Comfort Specialists (ACS), a Pennsylvania HVAC business, has opened its newest office at 217 Montrose Blvd. in Reading, PA. The 6,000 sq ft location was purchased in mid-May and took 5 months to renovate, which now includes a fully-stocked warehouse, loading dock and metal shop to boost operating efficiency.

For the office grand opening, ACS also help 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.

“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,” said Scott Huber, Shillington Firefighter and Cameryn’s father.

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,” said Chris Winters, Olivet BGC’s President & CEO. “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.”

Advanced Comfort Specialists’ Co-Owners Chad Milligan and Paul Catanzaro attribute their business success, as well as fundraising success, to the 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 Catanzaro, VP.

“The dedication and selflessness of our technicians, customers, and our community that led to raising $2,560 is incredibly inspiring for our team,” said Milligan, ACS’ President. “To raise money effectively for both initiatives, Advanced Comfort Specialists enlisted the help of their technicians, customers, and local community members. It also serves as a reminder to all of us that we hold incredible power when we come together as a community.”