We are thrilled to have so many committed supporters who believe in our mission to inspire and empower youth across Ada County to realize their full potential. Our donor spotlight will highlight different individuals, businesses, or organizations who have gone above and beyond to support the Club. Check back and see what has motivated others to give back, and how they are making a positive impact in our community and the lives of kids.
As a family-owned business since 1967, Western Heating & Air Conditioning has grown into more than “those guys who fix your furnace.” With a staff of over 80 employees and more business than ever, owner Bob Barnes credits their success with the relationships they have built and the trust they have earned in the community. That trust has helped them double in size in just the last 10 years.
“Our customers are local, our employees are local,” says Barnes. We wouldn’t be here without our local customers’ support, so it only makes sense to be there when our neighbors and community need us. That’s why we like to help charities that are in our own back yard.”
When asked why Bob supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County, he smiles and says, “I have a soft spot for kids; the kids today will be the ones who take care of us all in the future.” Bob also has a personal connection with the Club; his sister’s children attended the Boys & Girls Club in Garden City. “The Club gives kids what they need: a safe place, a meal, and… a chance.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County are extremely grateful to Western Heating & Air, and Bob and Arie Barnes for their many years of support, advocacy and dedication to the youth of our community.
About Western Heating & Air Conditioning
Western Heating recently celebrated its 50th anniversary providing the Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa and the Treasure Valley area with the highest level of customer service in HVAC Installation and repair, and Home Comfort, offering a full range of residential and commercial services. Western Heating technicians are certified by North American Technicians Excellence (NATE) to ensure that all our technicians are fully trained and educated and their work is guaranteed. Western is a Quality Circle Contractor; a level that less than 10% of contractors achieve. We are also the first contractor in the state of Idaho to achieve Carrier’s Energy Expert Certification.
As owner Bob Barnes, Jr. explains, “Our slogan “The Experts You Can Trust Since 1967” is more than just a tagline to us. It is our commitment to our customers to not only meet, but exceed their expectations” In order to develop a companywide culture committed to that concept, Western Heating has created it’s unique “Trust Certified Expert” program. All technicians undergo extensive background checks and drug testing, plus they receive the highest level of technical training and certification as well as special training in customer service.”