According to an article published by PRNewswire on May 12, 2016, Nick Hughes had no idea of the career he wanted to take when he left the United States Navy about three years ago. Nick admits that transition to civilian life was not easy. The best part is that today, Nick is three weeks away from graduating from College of Southern Nevada. Nick is taking an applied science in air conditioning technology program that takes two years to complete. Nick Hughes is a beneficiary of the Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award. Ken Goodrich, the owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, sponsors the Veterans Tools Award.
The Tools Award gave Hughes the chance to choose $1000 of tools that he would take with him to the next step of his career. Ken Goodrich also sponsors the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Lab and the Son of a Gun scholarship. The Tools award is the second donation given by Ken. The Son of a Gun scholarship is usually awarded to a current student from various generation families in the air conditioning sector.
Goodrich said that throughout his career, he has observed that people who come out of the military become good employees. The scholarship according to Goodrich aims at giving people the opportunity to start out strong in the air conditioning industry. Dennis Soukup, the chair of applied science department at the college said that he collaborated with Goodrich when the award was established, and based the benefits on personal experience. The award is now its second year and it will be given to a graduating student each year.
Hughes was a cook for seven years in the Navy. He is from Northern California, and he did well at the two-year program. Currently, Hughes is working at a local heating and air conditioning contracting firm. Hughes, who is 28 years old said that the tools required are costly and one requires so many of them. Nick was excited, and he expressed his gratitude to the award saying that the support was amazing and awesome.
About Goettl Air Conditioning
Goettl was originally established in 1939 by Gust and Adam Goettl. It came to Las Vegas Valley in 1968. However, it left Southern Nevada in 2007 due to the recession. Ken Goodrich later purchased the firm in 2013. In April 2016 Goodrich opened a branch in his hometown of Las Vegas, as a symbol of where his love for Goettl product started. Goettl has able technicians and staff that meet not only your needs but also exceeds them. Goettl offers various services including installation central air units, air cleaners, radiant heating systems and furnaces among others.