Rena McCarrol of Oak Ridge, N.J., was relieved to be warm during the final blast of winter that hit the state last month. She is the latest recipient of a grant from the Oil Heat Cares (OHC) project, through the Garden State chapter of OESP.
Mrs. McCarrol is widowed, lives alone and is on a very limited income. She works two jobs just to make ends meet. A regular customer of Dixon Energy in Mountain Lakes, she purchases just a minimum quantity of fuel oil on each delivery, hoping that will get her through.
At the end of January, Mrs. McCarrol called the Dixon Energy Service Department and spoke to Ken Carr, a service manager. She had no heat and was distraught, worried her old boiler had reached its end.
Ken went out to her home. Working with his service tech, Ken was able to get the antiquated boiler back in operation, but knew that much more needed to be done. Ken knew that Mrs. McCarrol was in dire straits and could not afford a new heating system.
Ken quickly alerted the Garden State Chapter and OHC Chairman Dave Bessette. Once approved for a grant, Ken approached the principals of Dixon Energy, Sally & Jennifer Pierson, who were more than happy to get involved.
All of the material was ordered through Blackman Supply and then delivered to Dixon Energy, who handled the install. Ken got his two best men on the job, Cliff Brink and John Norlander, who did an incredible job.
Mrs. McCarrol couldn’t be happier!
Ken is pictured above with the happy homeowner, Rena McCarrol.