We all have hobbies that we develop throughout 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. Just like we love working to keep you comfortable throughout the year, we also love helping others go after their passions to become experts.
Recently, we completed our “Experts Creating Experts” contest in which we gave away $25,000 to get expertise and education in one area you are most passionate about. Entries ranged from lifelong dreams of becoming a chef to writing a line of children’s books to inspire big dreams. 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 picked from a panel of judges, the public voted through Facebook and now, Mike and Jillian are foraging all around New York and Massachusetts to learn with artisan farmers, a dairy farm and even a distillery.
Take a few moments to watch the video above and follow them on their journey!
We realize that heating and cooling probably isn’t everyone’s passion, but it is obviously a passion of ours to give back to communities like Belleville. 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 gather wild plants and foods from nature.
This fall, they’ll head out for the first part of their trip. Mike & Jillian will be going 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 every step of the way.
In January 2016, we’ll head out to California for the other part of their adventure.
Like us on Facebook and Pinterest so you can follow Mike and Jillian on their great journey.