Goodman Donates HVAC Makeover to Help Decorated Marine

From left: Military Makeover with Montel host Art Edmonds; Matt Feuerhelm, owner of Matt’s Electric, Heating and Air Conditioning and James Gilbert, product manager for Goodman, with a newly installed HVAC system outside veteran U.S. Marine Sgt. Steven Wojcik’s family home during the show taping.

A decorated U.S. Marine, battling the aftermath of an IED explosion suffered while serving in Iraq, is finding some solace in a newly renovated home, thanks to Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. and Lifetime Network’s Military Makeover with Montel reality series.

When an IED detonated among his convoy vehicles in 2004, U.S. Marine Sgt. Steven Wojcik sustained serious injuries, leaving behind chronic pain, challenges from PTSD and invasive surgeries that included shaving his vertebrae.

To reduce some burdens facing this veteran, Goodman donated an HVAC transformation designed to help lower utility bills, while providing consistent year-round indoor comfort for Wojcik, his wife Terri and their three teenaged daughters. Their home is now heated and cooled by a high-efficiency Goodman-brand HVAC system complete with ComfortBridge, the industry’s latest communicating technology, plus a media air filter, humidifier and UV light for enhancing indoor air quality.

Local independent Goodman HVAC dealer Matt’s Electric, Heating and Air Conditioning in Ellsworth, Wisconsin donated their time to install the system.

Despite his injuries, Wojcik never stopped serving his country.

After four years in the Marine Corps and another 16 in the Army Reserve, Wojcik now works for the Wisconsin State Police. Along the way, he earned a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal, plus Army Achievement and an Army Accommodation medals.

Terri Wojcik says she is grateful for this makeover, hoping it will relieve stress as Steven works on his health.

Presented by decorated U.S. Naval officer Montel Williams and hosted by Art Edmonds, Military Makeover with Montel is a unique home improvement series that aims to honor those who served our country by renovating and renewing their homes. Episodes air 7:30 a.m. EST/PST on Lifetime Network.

Ongoing Military Makeover HVAC renovations are just some of the many projects Goodman and its independent dealers have pursued to help veterans.

For more information, visit www.goodmanmfg.com.