The Ryf Heating & Air Conditioning team takes pride in giving back to our greater Winneconne and Oshkosh communities, as well as the surrounding area. We’re involved in various events and organizations and donate what we can, whenever we can because it’s important to us. We support our local youth through sponsorship of baseball and football teams, and contributions to extracurricular activities within the Winneconne school district.
Additionally, we contribute to the Winneconne Area Community Foundation for parks and recreation, and we also donate heating products and services to the Winneconne Historical society, food pantry, local churches, and families in need. As a comfort leader in our community, we’re always looking for ways to help others feel better.
We’re proud to have been part of the Bryant Community Heroes program for the last few years. This program recognizes ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things in their community. The winning hero receives a new furnace from Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems that’s installed by our team, free of charge. Read about our past winners—and keep an eye out for next year’s submission opportunities to nominate a hero in your area.
Helen Thomson is our deserving 2017 winner of a brand-new Bryant® furnace. She’s a staple in the Winneconne community, who is active in a number of committees and organizations. She’s a founding member of the Winneconne Area Assistance Center—our local food pantry—and continues to work two shifts a week even after 18 years of service. She delivers food to families, orchestrates local food drives, and acts as the organization’s treasurer.
She is also a founding board member of the Winneconne Area Community Foundation, serves as president on the Winneconne Area Chamber of Commerce, volunteers on the Beautification Committee, and acts as a champion to preserve our village’s history. Even during bouts of illness, Helen has always put our community first—and for that, we thank you.
Sandy Koch is our 2016 winner of a Bryant® furnace, and rightly so. She’s volunteered for ADVOCAP’s Transportation Program for a number of years, driving children and the elderly to medical appointments, food pantries, family visitations, and more. She also donates her time to several organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Winnebago County Department of Human Services, and Mercy Medical Center. Sandy was nominated by a coworker as a way of paying it forward for someone so worthy. Installing Sandy’s new system was a pleasure, and we thank her for all that she does for our community.