We all have hobbies that we develop during our lives. Some people may a love of landscaping, for others maybe it’s a sport, or if you’re anything like us, it’s heating and cooling. Just like we enjoy working to keep you comfortable throughout the year, we also love helping others pursue their passions to become experts.
Recently, we wrapped up our “Experts Creating Experts” contest in which we gave away $25,000 to acquire expertise and education in one area you are most passionate about. Submissions ranged from lifelong dreams of becoming a chef to developing a line of children’s books to inspire wonderment. The Grand Prize winners, Mike and Jillian, entered to become expert foragers, accumulating wild plants and foods from nature. After being one of five finalists selected from a number of judges, the public voted through Facebook and now, Mike and Jillian are foraging all around New York and Massachusetts to speak with artisan farmers, a dairy farm and even a distillery.
Be sure to look at the video above and follow them on their trip!
We realize that heating and cooling may not be everyone’s passion, but it is obviously a passion of ours to give back to communities like Austin. After all, you have helped make us the heating and cooling experts in this neck of the woods. And for that, we thank you.
Mike and Jillian won $25,000 in Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning’s Experts Creating Experts Contest so they could become expert foragers. Foragers collect wild plants and foods from nature.
This fall, they’ll leave for the first part of their trip. Mike & Jillian will be driving around New York and Massachusetts meeting small artisan farmers, going to the High Lawn Farms Dairy, working at the first legal distillery in the Berkshires since Prohibition and learning about extracts from a company in business for 125 years. They’ll even forage for mushrooms. And we’ll be with them, sharing their adventures with you along the way.
In January 2016, we’ll head out to California for the next part of their adventure.
Like us on Facebook and Pinterest so you can follow Mike and Jillian on their great journey.