Ronald McDonald House Benefits from Home-Tech Sponsorship and Customer Purchases

Non-profit organization selected as “Charity of the Month”

Fort Myers, FL, May 08, 2010 --( Last month, the Ronald McDonald House benefited in a big way from the Home-Tech sponsorship of the Ronald McDonald Storybook Ball and a gift in honor of Home-Tech air conditioning customers. Home-Tech was a $10,000 ball sponsor and made a $560 donation as part of the company’s Charity of the Month program for April, which gives a portion of the sales from each new air conditioning system sold to a local charity each month in the name of purchasing customers.

“Home-Tech has been a long time supporter of the Ronald McDonald House,” says Home-Tech President and Founder Steve Marino. “Our team is proud to support the valuable work they do, making it easier for families to stay together while dealing with serious childhood illnesses.” Home-Tech also maintains the Fort Myers home’s air conditioning and appliances free of charge, offers significant discounts on appliance purchases. In all, Home-Tech has supported the Ronald McDonald House to the tune of more than $40,000 in the past few years alone.

Home-Tech’s Charity of the Month program donates a portion of the price of each new air conditioning unit sold to a different charity based in the areas it operates each month. Donations are made in customers’ names to thank them for their business, instead of sending corporate gifts. Since launching the program in August 2009, Home-Tech and its customers have given approximately $8,000 to local charities located from Sarasota to Naples in addition to the company’s ongoing charitable giving and sponsorship of local charity events.

The Ronald McDonald House was March’s selected charity. A portion of April’s sales will be donated to the American Heart Association’s National Start! Walking Day, and May’s sales will benefit the CROW Animal Refuge Center.

About Home-Tech
Based in Fort Myers, employee-owned Home-Tech has been an industry leader and trendsetter in the fields of air conditioning service and installation, major appliance sales and service, home-service agreements for nearly three decades. Founded in 1981 by Steve Marino, who continues as President and Chairman of the Board, the privately held Home-Tech employs 127 people and provides services in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Sarasota and Manatee counties in Southwest Florida. Home-Tech operates from two principal locations. Its headquarters, tech training facility and appliance showroom are located at 6400 Techster Boulevard in Fort Myers and a second office at 5215 Lena Road in Bradenton which services Manatee and Sarasota counties. For more information about Home-Tech, visit or call (239) 433-3344.

Erika Houser