Habitat for Humanity Honors Just Right Heating & Cooling Founder, Dan Dearden

Friendly Group's Dan Dearden of Just Right Heating & Cooling wins Habitat for Humanity Award

PARK CITY, Utah July 12, 2023 – Friendly Home Services Group (Friendly Group) is proud to announce that Dan Dearden, founder of Just Right Heating & Cooling, has been awarded the “Golden Hammer” at Habitat for Humanity’s 2023 Overall Ball. This respected recognition took place on Friday, June 23rd and celebrates Dan’s outstanding contributions to Habitat for Humanity in Summit and Wasatch Counties, Utah.

The Overall Ball is a fundraiser organized by Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties. It aims to generate funds for decent, affordable homes and raise awareness about Habitat’s mission to address housing needs in the Wasatch Back. The event’s unique dress code of denim, flannel, overalls, painter coveralls, and hard hats truly represents the type of wonderful serving people involved with Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity 2023 Overall Ball

Dan and his company, Just Right Heating and Cooling, have been partners with Habitat for Humanity for more than a decade, installing entire HVAC systems into Habitat homes.

Dan Dearden awarded Golden Hammer from Habitat for Humanity

Dan Dearden – HVAC Veteran, Leader, and Mentor

Dan Dearden, a veteran in the heating and air conditioning industry, formally established Just Right Heating & Cooling in 2004. However, Dan’s journey in the industry dates back to 1977. With multiple locations throughout Utah, Just Right Heating & Cooling focuses on training its technicians to deliver trustworthy and professional service to customers. This commitment to excellence is a reflection of Dan’s values and principles, which he has instilled in the company

“Dan has been such a wonderful mentor to me over the years and the Just Right team is extremely proud of him. His leadership and servant heart have truly shaped the culture of Just Right Heating & Cooling. Dan’s passion for the industry, combined with his genuine care for others, has made him an invaluable leader and mentor within our company. We are so grateful for Dan and proud of his well-deserved recognition with the Golden Hammer award.”

– Erika Duncan, General Manager, Just Right Heating & Cooling.

Dan’s passion for heating and cooling extends beyond his professional achievements. Over his 30-year career, he has helped thousands of customers along the Wasatch Front by providing them with prompt and professional service. As a former North American Technician Excellence (NATE) National Competition Champion, Dan is recognized as an authority in HVAC installation and service. His unwavering commitment to outstanding value and uncompromising quality is evident in every aspect of Just Right Heating & Cooling’s operations.

To guarantee that his team stays at the forefront of industry advancements, Dan ensures that his technicians receive over 40 hours of training each year, keeping them up-to-date with the latest technologies. Furthermore, his dedication to mentorship and education has led him to take on the role of a teacher. Dan will assist in leading a new trade school program for Just Right Heating & Cooling and its sister companies in Utah, called Friendly Group University. His expertise and guidance as an instructor and mentor are invaluable assets to the organization and the Utah community.

Dan Dearden, a teacher and mentor

Congratulations Dan Dearden for Winning the Golden Hammer Award

Dan Dearden’s receipt of the Golden Hammer award at the 2023 Overall Ball is a testament to his significant contributions to Habitat for Humanity and the community as a whole. The Friendly Group and Just Right Heating & Cooling family congratulates Dan on this well-deserved recognition and is proud to have him as a leader within the company.

Congrats to Dan Dearden on winning the Golden Hammer award

Doing Well by Doing Good

At Friendly Group, we believe in “doing well by doing good” which means recognizing profit is ultimately generated by people, and prioritizing employees, culture, and values to generate returns. We are extremely proud to have Dan Dearden on our team and know that Just Right Heating & Cooling will continue to do well by doing good in their community just like their founder and leader has demonstrated.

For more information about Just Right Heating & Cooling and their commitment to providing professional HVAC service and serving their Utah communities, please visit justrightair.com.

About Just Right Heating & Cooling

Just Right Heating & Cooling is a reputable heating and air conditioning company founded in 2004 by Dan Dearden. Just Right has locations in Salt Lake City, Layton, and Sandy, Utah. The company’s primary goal is to provide trustworthy and professional service to homeowners. Just Right Heating & Cooling is dedicated to excellence, ensuring its technicians receive ongoing training to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry advancements.

About Friendly Group

Friendly Group is a home services company focused on building a network of businesses that share a vision and values which, at their core, focus on people: employees, customers, and the community.

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