Our Honored Veterans
We started HVAC for Heroes to help combat disabled veterans in need of HVAC work. We have helped multiple families obtain proper efficient comfort in their homes. In time we decided to add law enforcement and firefighters to the program. Now we have provided free service, maintenance, repairs and even full system replacements to multiple families you can read about below. A portion of all our work goes towards our HVAC for Heroes program so we can help many more.
MIKE & SHANNA KREZA
Mike was a beloved husband to his wife, Shanna, and their three beautiful girls. Shanna was nominated for our HVAC for Heroes program because her AC was outdated and expensive to operate. In the heat of the summer, it would cost up to $600 a month. After receiving her complimentary full system and duct replacement, Shanna's highest summer bill was only $175. This gift gave her the ability to run the system continuously.
Fire Captain Mike Kreza served with the Costa Mesa Fire Department from 2000-2018. On November 3, 2018, Mike was tragically struck and killed while on a bicycle ride. The driver was under the influence of multiple substances.
Ashot Malkhassian proudly served as part of the United States Marine Corps from 2001-2004. He operated as a machine gunner in the infantry and participated in the invasion of Iraq in 2003. His second deployment was to Fallujah in 2004. Ashot suffered bullet wounds to the hip, shattering his femur and causing extensive internal damage. After months of recovery, he was medically retired from the Marine Corps.
Ashot is a dedicated husband and father of four adorable children. Coming to know Ashot and his family was a highlight of our organization's history. We consider ourselves blessed to have had the opportunity to serve his family.
Jeff served as a radio operator in the second battalion, fourth Marines from 2000-2004. He served two deployments in Rhamadi, Iraq back in 2004 where he was injured in the line of duty. Jeff is father to two beautiful children and husband to his wife of over 5 years.
Friends and family flooded our inbox with nominations for Mr.
Andrade when we first launched HVAC for Heroes. His overwhelming support is testament to Jeff's character. We thank him for his service and are humbled to have had the opportunity to meet and serve Jeff and his family.