As part of our company’s commitment to use our success to help out members of our community in times of need and crisis, Air Tech has supported the God’s Pit Crew crisis response team since 2015. Recently Air Tech owner Lee Brown, along with his sons Seth and Logan (who are also Air Tech employees), traveled to North Carolina to participate in a disaster relief mission with that organization.
The mission was to build a new home for 77-yr old Brunswick resident Irvin Milliken, who lost his home in 2018 due to flooding related to Hurricane Florence. He had been living in a camper provided by God’s Pit Crew in the time since his home was destroyed.
The team from God’s Pit Crew arrived in Brunswick in late February to begin the home build. They first removed the remains of the old house, and then began building a new 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home from the ground up.
As is standard for God’s Pit Crew operations, all the builders participating in the project are volunteers. Like Lee and his sons, many of them are professionals in the construction and home services industry who are donating their time and professional expertise.
Air Tech’s specific role in this home build was to install a complete HVAC system in the house, including duct work. They installed an American Standard heat pump system donated by Ferguson over the course of three days of work.
All in all, the entire home was built in just over two weeks. There were anywhere from 9 to over 20 volunteers on site every day. The completed home is completely furnished with appliances, furniture, and even dishes and linen–all of it donated.
Near the end of the home build, Lee and his sons were joined on site by his wife and Air Tech office manager Chasity Brown and the rest of the family so that they could all witness what can be accomplished when compassionate people come together for a common purpose. It was a great source of satisfaction to all involved to be able to help provide a fresh start to someone who lost everything in a natural disaster.