With Gratitude for What We Have: Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric Gives Back to the Community

Since his company’s early days in the HVAC business, Mike DeJoseph, president and founder of Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, Inc. has made it a point to have his company give back to the wider community in various ways.

Every November for the past 20 years, the company buys 100 turkeys to donate to a Thanksgiving program sponsored by St. Lucy’s Church in Newark. The donation is part of the 600-700 turkeys collected through Unico Cedar Grove members and supporters. A team at St. Lucy’s puts together Thanksgiving dinner meal boxes with the turkeys, canned goods and fixings for neighborhood residents in need. Mike also got his children involved in the turkey drive when they were young, as do many Unico members.

A Unico member transports the turkeys from Cedar Grove to St. Lucy’s, where participants offload them from the truck to the prep area via a firemen’s brigade-style handoff. “It’s great to see kids get involved in this community outreach and they really light up when it comes to that delivery brigade,” Mike said.
Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric has been a supporter of other community programs in Essex and Passaic counties through the years.

  • For several years, the company worked with the principal at the Demarest School in Bloomfield to identify and help families in the school district who were going through difficult times. Every year, the company provided financial assistance to three families who were facing crises, to alleviate pressures and uplift their lives during the holidays. These students and their families were dealing with serious or terminal illness, death of a parent, a parent deployed overseas, and other circumstances leading to financial or emotional hardship.
  • After a story appeared in the Star-Ledger about a young girl who was bullied by other children because of her facial port wine stain, Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric donated the funds to Operation Smile to perform the life-altering procedure to remove the stain, which the family could not afford.
  • Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric donated a whole-house standby generator to the family of a handicapped girl in Bloomfield, who relied on life support equipment. The company provided the equipment and full installation service to ensure the family would never worry about their daughter’s well-being in the event of a power outage.
  • The HVAC company sponsored youth athletic teams in Little Falls, Verona, Cedar Grove, and Montclair by supplying Little League uniforms. It also purchased uniforms one year for a high school baseball team when there was no money in the school budget to do so.
  • The Verona Baseball & Softball League, along with Cedar Grove Community Pool and the Cedar Grove EMT squad received the life-saving gift of defibrillators from Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric.

“We have been blessed to be part of, and enjoy professional success, in the North Jersey community,” said Mike. “I’m glad that we can give back in these ways to help others and I encourage others to see what part they can play in helping their neighbors and their communities.”

Shining the Spotlight on Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric’s July Award Winners

Every month, several employees at Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric are recognized by their co-workers and management for their contributions to our company and for accomplishments in their work, as: Employee of the Month, Office Employee of the Month, Most Improved Employee, and Service Technician of the Month.

Meet our July 2019 awardees.

Helder DaSilva – Employee of the Month
Helder (pictured, right) has always been an electrician, working for various electrical contractors before coming to Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric—his first HVAC employer. He joined our team in late May 2017.

“I like the challenge this work presents,” said Helder. “It’s a good feeling when you finish a job and have happy customers and the satisfaction of a job well done.” He explained that there are at least four people on an HVAC installation job and that everyone pitches in. “There’s great team spirit here and everyone—installers, technicians, electricians—work together to get the job done.”

Helder said that although summer is the season for air conditioning work, he’s busy all year ’round, wiring standby generators and electrical panels, installing lighting, and working on heating systems (furnaces and boilers) during the winter months.

Ruben DeAlmeida – Most Improved Employee
When asked about his recognition as Most Improved Employee, Ruben (pictured, left) points to his work ethic and his growth on our job sites as a professional electrician. He came to Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric around the start of the year. This is the first HVAC company he’s worked at and said, “I get to use my skills as an electrician in new ways; it’s the same concept but different format.”

Like Helder, he notes that everyone here is very nice to work with and very willing to help each other, which he feels stems from company management and our belief in the importance of taking care of our employees. Thank you, Ruben!

Kathy Bauer – Office Employee of the Month
After many years of commuting into Manhattan, Kathy decided to work closer to home and joined Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric as a bookkeeper last November. She also likes the teamwork here and how everyone supports each other (can you detect a theme?).

“I think everyone’s picked up on Jack’s style,” she said, referring to our general manager, Jack Lamb. “It’s really like a family here. No one is afraid to ask for help and everyone gives it.”

Kathy is one of four office employees. She said that some front-office duties cross over among staff members and since they all know what the others do, they can assist when needed, which contributes to the team feeling. “There’s a lot of support here,” she noted, “and I’ve learned a lot about customer service. My office mates know there’s a proper way to handle customer calls and issues, and they share those skills with me.”

Paul Corio – Service Technician of the Month
Paul has been at Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric for almost four years; this is the third time he has been named Service Technician of the Month, based on all-around work performance and customer service. As a heating and air conditioning service technician, Paul handles HVAC service and troubleshooting, and routine maintenance.

After technical school, Paul repaired major appliances and gradually made his way to Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric. Like his co-workers, he noted that everyone at the company gets along well and helps each other out as needed.

When asked what he likes about working here, he said, “We are all professional here. The technicians are in uniform and there’s a chain of command which makes it very organized. Plus, the company is up to date with technology, with the tablets we use in the field and the high-quality HVAC equipment we work with.”

At Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, our 22 employees have each played a role in the many awards our North Jersey HVAC company has won for many years. We’re always looking for quality people to join our team, especially HVAC technicians, installers, and electricians. Contact us at info@bloomfieldcooling.com or 973-237-0505 to find out about job opportunities throughout the year.

Start a Hot Career as a Generator Technician

Photo: Generac

As we know in Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Essex and other northern NJ counties, severe storms can wreak havoc with power supplies—fueling the need for standby home generators. Given the growing demand (some would say, need) for standby home generators in northern New Jersey, it’s now wonder that generator technician is a job that’s growing in popularity—and is a professional who is definitely in demand in our area.

A generator technician services and installs generator systems and related equipment. These often run on heavy diesel or gas-fueled combustion engines, and are used to provide electrical power to homes when power lines are down or due to other service interruptions. This specialized mechanic installs generators, makes generator repairs, testis and monitors the engines’ combustion systems, and ensures the energy output is efficient. In some cases, it may also be necessary transport or dispose of hazardous and flammable materials as part of these service calls.

Qualifications for generator technicians

Technicians should have the field experience or a trade school background necessary to be fully trained in standby generator installation, maintenance, and repair. At Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric, Inc., we are busy installing and maintaining standby generators throughout northern New Jersey—so much so, in fact, that we are hiring. As a certified, authorized Generac dealer and installer, we provide training and certification classes for Generac generators (of course, we also service other generator brands). Our technicians get plenty of experience working on top-of-the-line equipment for our customers in Passaic, Essex, Bergen, and Hudson counties.

If you’re a generator technician looking to make a change, or you’d like to become a generator technician, contact Bloomfield Cooling, Heating & Electric about job opportunities. We offer a competitive salary with benefits, a great work environment, and a lot of satisfied customers who’ve helped us earn 12 Angie’s List Super Service awards and multiple Best of Essex awards as Best HVAC Company. Call (973) 237-0505 or email info@bloomfieldcooling.com.

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