Largest Home Services Provider Starts New Partnership with Television Personality and Skilled Trades Supporter Mike Rowe

New partnership announced today to empower future HVAC techs, plumbers and electricians. Brands commit to donating $100,000 in scholarships to mikeroweWORKS Foundation LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky® electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, announced today, at their annual convention in Las Vegas, a first-of-its-kind partnership with Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” and Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs.” The brands, which have committed to donating $100,000 in scholarships to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation over the course of 12 months, Read More

Real-Life Tradesmen ‘Somebody’s Gotta Do It’

Many of your were no doubt expecting another post from me today, reminding you for the umpteenth time to watch the season premiere of Somebody’s Gotta Do It, tonight at 9pm on CNN. Well, think again. There’s more to life than watching television, even when it’s wildly entertaining, profoundly compelling, and potentially life-changing. Instead, I’d like to tell you about the one-hundred thousand dollars that I just learned was pledged to The mikeroweWORKS Foundation by some very nice people at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Mister Sparky, and One-Hour Heating and Air. A few weeks ago, I shot some commercials with some Read More