Barron Heating awards scholarships to 2 studying building trades at BTC
Barron Heating & Air Conditioning, a full-service HVAC, electrical and plumbing contractor based in Ferndale, recently awarded two $5,000 scholarships: one to a current Barron employee, and one to a community member. The grants will help these students obtain family-wage jobs in the building trades without incurring significant education debt.
The 2020 recipients are Brian Egge and Isidro Perez Jr.
The Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship aims to provide opportunities to individuals looking to enter the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical or plumbing trades and begin a successful career journey for themselves and their families. Barron Heating is providing both Egge and Perez $5,000 scholarships to attend Bellingham Technical College.
“There’s no obligation to future employment with Barron Heating to receive these scholarships — it’s simply our way of encouraging people to enter the rewarding trades field,” said John Barron, owner of Barron Heating. His father, the late Dan Barron, founded Barron Heating nearly 50 years ago.
Egge has been attending classes in BTC’s HVAC program. He became a part-time service technician at Barron Heating last fall and will complete the program in September. Egge is married with two children.
Perez lives with his wife and two children. He will begin attending BTC classes this fall with a goal of earning an Associate of Applied Sciences degree and becoming an electrician.
Committed to improving lives through its Air Solutions team and Certified Home Performance Experts, Barron Heating provides a wide range of heating, cooling, solar, electrical, plumbing and indoor air quality products and services, as well as a large selection of stoves, fireplaces and hot tubs in its Firelight by Barron showrooms.
Barron Heating has become one of Northwest Washington’s largest and most respected home performance experts with locations in Burlington, Marysville and Ferndale. Approximately 150 employees serve customers in Skagit, Island, San Juan, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Its Burlington location is at 560 S. Burlington Blvd., just north of Highway 20. For information, call (360) 424-4962 or visit www.barronheating.com.