Hanover-based Comfort Matter Heating and Cooling has become known across the west metro for its bright, yellow-colored trucks, heading here and there from Wright County to places beyond, offering services to those who need it.
Now, Corey and Amy Hickmann have added a new color to their arsenal – pink.
“It’s not for any sort of fundraiser, or any one, special cause,” Corey said of Comfort Matters’ new, pink service truck. “It’s just there as a reminder. Maybe it sparks some interest in something – a woman remembers that she needs to schedule her mammogram. Or a guy is reminded he needs to make an appointment for his annual tests. Maybe, if they see it on the road, it will make a difference. And if we can do that just by driving our truck from job to job, that’s something.”
The Hickmanns and the team at Comfort Matters Heating and Cooling, Inc. are also donating a portion of the profits it raises with its Pink Truck on service calls to a variety of charities. After all, the van should cover about 129,000 miles on its trip to and from jobs this year.
“It could be a local charity, it could be a person we know in need. Each month we’ll take a look at that,” Corey said. “People can go to our Facebook page and let us know if there’s a cause out there they think it worthy, too.”
The pink truck isn’t the only outreach Corey and Amy have done through Comfort Matters. Recently, the business donated its time, effort, and supplies to a renovation job on a dying Maple Grove man’s home that was gifted to charity organization Habitat for Humanity.
Bob Karlstrand, a U.S. Air Force veteran who lived in Maple Grove, gifted his home to Habitat when he received his terminal diagnosis. He later died of cancer. In January, Comfort Matters and Corey donated a new furnace/air conditioning combo and some air handling improvements to the cause, as the house needed more than $30,000 in repairs before it could be lived in by the right Habitat for Humanity recipient.
“I think we all can say we know someone, or a family, that has been hit by cancer or another disease. We’ve been fortunate to be a business in a great, supportive community,” Amy said. “It’s awesome we can be in a position where we can give back. And our employees are proud of that, too.”
This month, Comfort Matters is giving back to first responders. Those in fire, police or EMT work can call Comfort Matters for a deal on air conditioning service prior to the summer months.