Like so much else about Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, ClimateMaster’s involvement with the charity homebuilder started with volunteers.
A couple of ClimateMaster employees who had donated their own labor to Habitat construction started talking it up at work, said Dan Ellis, president of the Oklahoma City maker of water-source and geothermal heat pumps. Ellis said it got company leaders’ attention as way to share the success it was having.
That was in 2004 and 2005, and ClimateMaster donated a few geothermal systems for Habitat homes. In 2006, the company joined in a Habitat Builders Blitz, where 10 houses were built in a matter of weeks.
And that was all 300 Habitat homes ago, Ellis said Wednesday at a reception observing the accomplishment at the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association event center near Britton Road and Broadway Extension. The 300th geothermal home was dedicated Friday on SE 26 in the Las Rosas neighborhood.