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HVAC company donates to help homeless children

Apr 22, 2021 02:25PM ● By Becky Ginos

BOUNTIFUL—Blue Best Heating and Air is partnering with the Davis Education Foundation to help end homelessness among school children. 

“We love the idea of helping the education system any way we can,” said Annie Fonnesbeck, one of three women who own the company. “It’s been especially hard on teachers during the pandemic. So we reached out to the Davis Education Foundation to get the program set up.”

Blue Best is offering Davis County residents a discount of 50% off of a $79 furnace and air conditioning tune up and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Foundation. The donation drive is going on now through April 30. 

Katy Higgins started the fully woman-owned business at the end of last year. She’s been working in the industry for 20 years.

“About 20 years ago I was working as a telemarketer for a heating and air conditioning company while simultaneously attending school in the morning and afternoon,” said Higgins. “After finishing school, the company I worked for offered me a full-time position as a dispatcher. From there, I worked my way up until I was out in the field interacting with customers face-to-face.”

Business has been really good the last few months, said Fonnesbeck. “We’ve had a lot of support from the community and lots of referrals. It was not an ideal year to start a business but we’ve made it work.” 

“I feel so blessed to be able to contribute to a program so near and dear to my heart and to have co-owners that are so supportive,” Higgins said. “When we said !00% everyone was on board.”

“We are so grateful to Katy Higgins and the Blue Best team for reaching out to partner with the Davis Education Foundation,” said Foundation Coordinator Sherry Miggin. “Their enthusiasm to give back to the community is amazing! What an incredible way to start a business, by reaching out to see where you can make a positive impact for others. We champion their efforts and are thrilled to be their charity of choice.”