MORTON, PA. -- During an economic crunch and the warmer-than-usual heating season this winter, why is Oliver Heating, Cooling & Plumbing giving away free heaters this winter? And why would the employees volunteer their valuable weekend time to install these units?
The answer lies in their company’s purpose statement: To Treat Others the Way They Would Like to be Treated. They take the Golden Rule seriously and in fact, this timeless core belief is their company’s mission statement.
Oliver is celebrating its 40th anniversary serving the Delaware Valley. In return for its success, it is giving away five free heating systems (installation included) to families in need in the local area.
Joe Oliver, the founder, is certainly not a stranger to struggles, and feels strongly that companies, and in particular - his company - should be socially responsible to the community that supports their success. Oliver Heating, Cooling & Plumbing launched its 13th Annual Heat for the Holidays program this past fall. The program was designed to give back to the community that helped Joe Oliver support his family of eight, through his business. The program also allows numerous Oliver employees the opportunity to give back to the community that has been so good to each of them.
This year, five complimentary heaters will be installed to families in need this holiday season on Saturday, January 7, 2012, by over 30 volunteers who work for Oliver Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing. None of the volunteers are being paid to donate their Saturdays to install the equipment. Without their contribution this program would not be possible. The recipients of the new heaters live in Clifton Heights, Boothwyn, Upper Darby, Collingdale, and Prospect Park. In addition, Oliver will be doing eight complimentary heating tune-ups for the runners-up who were not selected to receive new heaters.
Thirteen years ago, as a way to give back to the community, Oliver began the Heat for the Holidays outreach program to help families who might be experiencing hardships and need a helping hand. Candidates were evaluated by community leaders on the following criteria: medical circumstances, financial hardships, community involvement, and any other circumstances that might aid in the evaluation process. Candidate must own his/her home.
Oliver would like thank Alliance Bank for their continued support. Their financial donation helps to offset a large part of the cost. Oliver’s vendor partners also donate heating equipment and supplies. They are Lennox Industries, Lyon Conklin, US Supply, Lorber Supply, Peirce Phelps Inc. and Grainger’s.
Oliver is a Golden Rule Company that believes all associates and customers should be treated the way they would like to be treated. Oliver Heating & Cooling is located in Morton, Pa., serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and New Castle Counties.