Navy veteran Nick Hughes has a bright future in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Thanks to Ken Goodrich, owner of Goetti air conditioning, Nick also has the tools of the trade he needs to be successful.
He chose to attend the College of Southern Nevada where he pursued a two-year applied science degree in air conditioning technology. After excelling at the program and securing a job with a local HVAC company, Nick Hughes was awarded the Post 9/11 Veteran’s Tool Award.
According to Ken Goodrich the award differs from traditional scholarships, allowing the recipient to choose $1,000 of tools to help further their career.
Goodrich said “I’ve learned through the course of my career people coming out of the military make good employees. This scholarship is a good opportunity to help put good people start out strong in the HVAC industry.”
The applied science department chair at the College of Southern Nevada, Dennis Soukup, agrees.
Soukup said “When I came out of school, I had screwdrivers, nuts, and bolts. What I couldn’t afford was all of this. Back then, you worked for an employer, and they took it out of your check.”
Aside from owning Goettl, Goodrich, also contributes to the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Lab and the “Son of a Gun” Scholarship. Goetti is a family business, always looking to enrich the community.
Goetti Air Conditioning is an HVAC company based in Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. They consistently receive top reviews on websites like Yelp and Angie’s list.