For the second consecutive year, Verne & Ellsworth Hann, Inc. will give away a furnace, including installation, to someone in need. Chris Hann, co-owner of the Cleveland Heights-based heating, cooling and plumbing contractor, is asking nominations from the community.
“Last year, it was our honor to install a new furnace for someone so deserving,” said Hann. “Again, we want to share our good fortune by continuing to give back to the community. We are hopeful people in our community will raise their hand to let us know if they or someone they know is in need of a new furnace.”
Nominations will be accepted through March 15, for individuals or families who live in the extended Heights area. The winner will be selected based on a range of considerations, including age, physical disabilities, financial challenges and military service.
Last year, Verne & Ellsworth Hann installed a free furnace for Jon Holmes of Cleveland Heights, who was nominated by his sister. It replaced a 66-year-old unit that needed to be oiled daily in order to keep running – a difficult task for the U.S. Army Veteran, who suffers from a nerve disability.
This year, the winner will receive a new high efficiency heating system and installation, with a total value of up to $3,500. The cost of electrical and chimney modifications, which are sometimes necessary, aren’t included in the giveaway, because those need to be handled by other tradesmen.
Verne & Ellsworth Hann plans to select a handful of finalists and then make person visits to identify any added costs that would have to be covered. “We want this to be good news for someone in need,” Chris Hann said.
Verne & Ellsworth Hann is committed to its customers and community. As part of that commitment, when the company expanded, its owners decided to relocate within Cleveland Heights, to the corner of Lee and Yorkshire roads. Chris and Bill Hann stated, “It was important to stay in Cleveland Heights, where we have been located for the past 65 years. Remaining in the Heights allows us to better serve our valued customers in the community and surrounding area.”
Chris, Bill and their sister Patty Siegfried represent the family’s fourth generation in the trade; fifth generation nephew Jason Franey manages their service department.
To nominate yourself or someone else to receive the free furnace, look for the nomination form on page 5 of the January print issue of the Heights Observer, call the office at 216-932-9755 or visit www.VEHbrothers.com/helping-hann/.
- Kip E.( Cleveland Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
They were prompt, professional, answered all questions, worked hard, and cleaned up after themselves. We are very pleased.
- Joshua B.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, December 2017 )
- Service exemplary.
- You did what you said you would.
- Comparison quotes were provided.
- You provide follow up.
- Thank you!
- Nancy J.( Shaker Heights, Unico Air Conditioning/Boiler Installation 2017 )
We have used Verne & Ellsworth Hann for 25 years for yearly tune ups and repairs. We would trust no one else. Three years ago they installed an air conditioning system in our old, large Shaker Heights home. They did a fantastic job. Other companies who install AC in these old homes will tell you that they can only put duct work to the 2nd floor. Verne & Ellsworth Hann was able to snake the air conditioning ducts down into almost all of our 1st floor rooms. Their workers were professional, neat and efficient and we love the new system. This past fall upon our annual boiler inspection, the technician found that we had a crack in our 20+ year old boiler. He was able to remove some heating units to nurse it along until we could schedule a new boiler installation. This was completed in December (including running new return lines and asbestos removal). Again, the work was all completed professionally, efficiently and neatly. I always recommend Verne & Ellsworth Hann to my friends. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
- Dr. Cynthia T.( Shaker Heights, Boiler Installation, January 2018 )
Great job! My house is nice and warm with no more worries about the ancient boiler. Thank you for making the extra effort regarding the garage heater and sorting out the complicated multi component heating system.
- Omega Baptist Church( E. Cleveland, Furnace Installation, November 2017 )
Wonderful job! Professional, neat and timely. I highly recommend the services of Verne & Ellsworth Hann.