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Moody Rambin works with APS Building Services to facilitate an internship through Summerhouse Houston for a young adult with differing abilities, whose passion is HVAC

(Houston, Texas – August 5, 2020) – A young adult with a passion for HVAC gains first-time work experience with the help from APS Building Services, Summerhouse Houston and Moody Rambin. When approached about the possibility of working with Davie, a young adult with Autism, Ron Brittain and Russell Griffin of APS Building Services jumped at the opportunity.

Joanna Burnett, the Assistant Executive Director at Summerhouse Houston, oversees the nonprofit’s job placement and coaching services for people with intellectual and development disabilities to help them transition into the workforce. Burnett and Kevin Wheeler, Director of Marketing for APS Building Services, teamed up to create a program that would be both challenging and beneficial for Davie. “He (Davie) knew more than some apprentice engineers that have gone through the training program,” said Wheeler. “This training program is used to help management companies train young engineers.”

Young adults with disabilities are underrepresented in the workforce. This was a great opportunity for Davie to get some first-time work experience while learning more about his passion, especially larger commercial HVAC applications. Davie has a YouTube page, where he and his brother film different AC units and commentate about the make, model, and performance of each unit, Davie is becoming an expert in HVAC.

Summerhouse Houston is an organization supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the Houston community through employment, volunteerism, and partnerships to foster a culture of belonging, choice, and respect.

APS-Building Services has been in the business of building partnerships with our clients and providing turn-key commercial building services solutions to fit their specific needs.

Moody Rambin is Houston’s largest locally owned, full-service commercial real estate brokerage and management firm. From development to leasing and management, Moody Rambin is your trusted partners in helping clients achieve success. The team is specialized in office services, retail, industrial, development, investment services and land.

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