Proud Sponsors of the Franklin Turkey Trot 2023
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! This year we continued our support for the Franklin Food Pantry by helping to sponsor the 12th Annual Franklin Turkey Trot. In the fiscal year that just ended on June 30, the Franklin Food Pantry has provided 31,732 bags (+21% over last year). We look forward to continuing our support for our local community.
Congratulations to our HVAC Technician Adrian Paredes!
Our HVAC Tech Adrian has been training for months so we were so excited when he won his first officially titled boxing match in March! Some of our HVAC crew were there to cheer him on. Top left: Adrian and his belt. Top right: Adrian and his daughter. Bottom left: Johnny, Jake, Kyle, Tim & our GM Jake Harvey.
We have a Winner of our "I Hate My Furnace" Contest!
Congratulations to Alexander Blood from Brookline, MA. His furnace is 40 years old and is from 1983. That is one old furnace! Keep a lookout for the pictures from the free furnace installation coming soon.
James McGuigan (third from the right)
Congratulations to Our Previous Service Manager!
Congratulations to James McGuigan who was our Service Manager for many years on winning ACHR Tech of the Month! He is now Service Manager at our sister company Wilson Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Pepperell, MA. They are lucky to have him. The picture to the left is from when James was the Service Manager for Accurate Baker Elman. You can read the article below.
More Toys for Marine Toys for Tots Drive
We are thrilled to receive another large donation from Rypos down the street from our Franklin Office. Thank you to all of the companies who have gone above and beyond to drop off as many toys as possible. This is definitley our most successful toy drive for Marine Toys for Tots! Only 4 days left until the deadline. Let’s see how many more toys we get over the next few days.
Marine Toys for Tots Update
December 20th was our deadline for the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive and this year was a HUGE success. We donated over 300 toys from our Franklin location alone. Together all of our sister companies collected over 800 toys which is the largest amount we’ve donated to date! Thank you to everyone who helped make this toy drive a success. The support from our community is truly appreciated.
Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive Collections
This holiday season we continue our support for the Marine Toys for Tots toy drive. We are collecting unwrapped toys to be distributed throughout Norfolk County and we are blown away by the community donations. RXO Logistics came by and dropped off so many toys we had to do a toy drop-off run to make more space! Just one day later we had RT Engineering stop by and drop off three more boxes of toys. Looks like we will have to do another toy drop-off to make more room. If you would like to donate an unwrapped toy you can drop by our office or hand the toy to one of our technicians. Thank you to all of those who have donated. The community support is amazing.
Proud Sponsors of the Franklin Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are happy to help sponsor the Franklin Turkey Trot for 2022. All proceeds go directly to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry. The 5K Family Fun Run is Thursday November 24 starting at 8:00am. The first 100 registered runners get a free t-shirt! There is free breakfast for all of the runners, raffle prizes and category medals. We hope to see you there!
Drew Baker: Top 20 Plumbers Under 40 Award
Our Journeyman Plumber, Drew Baker, was chosen as one of the Top 20 Plumbers under 40 in Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine. Drew is one of the most talented plumbers in the industry and we are very lucky to have him on our team! You can read the full article using the button below.
Update on Our Donation to the Random Smile Project
We are eager to share with everyone how the Random Smile Project used our donation from our Summer Charity 2021 Campaign. The picture on the left is a ramp built for a Veteran who is a Franklin resident. The picture on the top right is a ramp they built for a Franklin resident who is undergoing cancer treatment and the picture on the bottom right is a ramp built for a Franklin resident who is disabled. We are elated to see how this organization used our donation to make a positive impact on our local community.
Proud Sponsors of the Franklin Fourth of July
This is Accurate Baker Elman’s first year helping to sponsor the Franklin Fourth of July Celebration and we could not be more excited to help support the Franklin July 4th Coalition’s efforts to preserve the annual celebration. The Franklin Fourth Celebration runs from June 30th to July 4th. Make sure to come on down and enjoy the carnival, music, food and celebrate!
First Furnace of the Year Donated!
For the second year in a row, we are running our “Do What’s Right” campaign with Trane. We are happy to share that last week on January 25th, we were able to donate our first furnace of the year to a community member right in our own backyard, Franklin, MA. One furnace down, two more to go.
We always have our eyes and ears open.
If you know someone who may have fallen on hard times and needs a new gas furnace, give us a call.
Food Drive for Franklin Food Pantry
Help us support Franklin Food Pantry with their holiday meals! We know that this time of year can be very stressful so we have made donating as easy as possible with our virtual list on Amazon. You can find the list here: “Accurate Baker Elman & Franklin Food Pantry”
Update on the Franklin Food Pantry
We are so excited to hear that thanks to many donor contributions the Franklin Food Pantry was able to hand out more holiday meals than ever this year! The pantry distributed 200 bags of holiday meals for Thanksgiving which also included a gift card for the families to buy something that may not have made it into their meal bag. For Christmas the pantry distributed 250 hams, fresh vegetables, boxed potatoes, holiday soaps and more. We love supporting an organization that makes such a difference in our community. Thank you Franklin Food Pantry!
Official Drop-off Site for Marine Toys for Tots
This year we are an official drop-off location for the Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive. We know the holiday season can be crazy so we decided to use a “Virtual Toy Box” using Amazon Wishlists. You can find our list here: “Accurate Baker Elman Marine Toys for Tots”
You can order from our list and the toy ships right to our front door. All donations must arrive to our office by December 9th. On December 10th the toys will be dropped off at the local Marine Toys for Tots office and the toys will be distributed throughout the county.
Marine Toys for Tots Update
Thank you to everyone who donated to our Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive. All of the toys were dropped off in Devens, MA on Friday December 10th and with the community’s support we were able to donate 123 toys!
Franklin Food Pantry - Turkey Trot 2021
This fall season we are helping to support the Franklin Food Pantry by sponsoring their Turkey Trot to raise funds for their Thanksgiving Meals. Last year, the Franklin Food Pantry raised $19,000 from the 2020 Turkey Trot and they distributed 287,691lbs of food to the 1,400 community members who rely on the Franklin Food Pantry. If you would like to help, make sure to sign-up for the 5k Turkey Trot at 8am on November 25th. You can register here.
Franklin Food Pantry Turkey Trot Update
The 10th Annual Turkey Trot for the Franklin Food Pantry was an incredible success! The grand total of funds raised through sponsorship, race entrants, donations, and shirt sales is a whopping $35,000, topping all previous years. It is truly amazing what the collective effort of a few can do to help the community.
The Newton Food Pantry
Thank you to Jenn Abbott for stopping by yesterday, September 20th, to pick up the Newton Food Pantry’s donation check from our summer charity. We are happy to help support such a staple in our community.
Pictured left: Steve Lamb, Master Plumber, Erin Joyce-Brady, Marketing, Jen Abbott, Newton Food Pantry Fundraising Chair and Joe Benvissuto, General Manager.
Our Summer Charity Campaign Results Are In
This summer we ran our first Summer Charity Campaign and we are excited to announce that our Franklin location has collected $2,846.22 and our Newton location has collected $3,623.17. In Franklin, the Franklin Food Pantry and Franklin Youth Soccer League will both receive $948.74. In Newton, the Newton Food Pantry and Animal Rescue League of Boston will receive $1,207.12. Since the Random Smile Project helps communities from Franklin to the Newton area, we included the Random Smile Project in both our office campaigns. All together the Random Smile Project will receive $2,156.46. We also want to extend a huge thank you to all of our customers whose business helped make this campaign a success.
We are proud to be able to donate to local charities who help to improve our community. The Franklin Youth Soccer League will use the donation towards scholarships to make soccer available to all who want to play and to put towards their fund to add permanent lights to the King St. Field where they currently rent portable lights every year. The Random Smile Project will use the donation towards building a wheelchair ramp for a community member in need. The Animal Rescue League of Boston will be using the donation to provide the shelter animals with food, toys, treats, vaccines and more. They will also use the donation towards their efforts to investigate cases of animal cruelty and neglect and to help provide residents of under-served communities access to affordable veterinary care.
Kyle Buker Wins Tech of the Month from the ACHR News
Our very own Lead HVAC Tech, Kyle Buker, was selected as the Tech of the Month for August! The ACHR News called and interviewed him for their feature piece. You can read the whole story here. Tech of the Month – August 2021: Kyle Buker of Accurate Baker Elman Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.