First Responder Appreciation Free Lunch & Giveaway Nov 15

November 11, 2019 by Manny Chavez

For the past 23 years, Jimy Thorpe has had the same vision for his business, A Superior Air Conditioning Company: making sure his customers “Stay Cool as a Cucumber,” and has also had the same mission: “Help Our Community Grow.”

With these lofty goals in mind, he has managed to do it all and will continue his community relations here in SoWal with one of his favorite projects, the Veteran and First Responder Free Appreciation Lunch to be held from 11:30 a.m-1 p.m. Nov. 15, 2019 at the Faith Assembly Christian Church, 306 South Geronimo St. in Miramar Beach.

All veterans and first responders are encouraged to attend and can bring one guest to the delicious hot-lunch event. Jimy has had his Vets Helping Vets Program in place in Bay County for several years now, giving away two new HVAC unit per quarter to deserving vets/responders and has extended his AC contributions to Walton County.

Veterans and First Responders are encouraged to apply for a new HVAC system that  will be donated during the Walton County luncheon. Applications can be found by logging onto and clicking on “Vets Helping Vets.” The Giveaway is open to all who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard along with all First Responders including EMT/Medics, Police, Sheriffs and Fire Fighters.

Applicants MUST register to be considered for the giveaway. Register by sending an email to Jimmy Dallas at Each applicant will be asked to explain why they think they are deserving of the free unit and the winners will be selected by a local  veterans group panel.

Pastor David Butler of Faith Assembly Christian Church (he likes to refer to his congregation as the ”Rock and Roll” Church), will open his doors for the luncheon with Paul and Helen Schreiner, owners of the Texas Roadhouse, catering the event. Sponsors and local supporters will provide door prizes for attendees.

Jimy has brought on Jimmy Dallas, who will continue and broaden Thorpe’s vision with his role as the company’s Walton County Business Developer. They both are deeply embedded with the superior customer service concept and take their 24/7 Emergency Service to a new level. He’s got his pulse on the community and rubbing elbows with local citizens is as natural as breathing for him. He loves people and is quickly learning the AC business and how to bring A Superior’s excellent work ethic to the community.

“We are a very family-oriented company.  We want to service, we want to get to know you, we aren’t interested in throwing our bid into the hat for getting business,” Jimmy says. “We are a 24/7 service and repair business and we don’t charge extra for overtime. We don’t charge any extra for weekend service. We are going to come out and take care of you.”

All HVAC technicians are up to date on the latest technologies and will get the job done right the first time. They use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and will make sure your family and guests are comfortable regardless of the outside temps.

Service areas stretch from Destin to Mexico Beach with A/C installation & repair, heating services, blower door tests, and air duct cleaning among the various services provided. They also offer various maintenance plans to ensure HVAC systems are working smoothly. A Superior AC technicians are trained in the installation and repair of a multitude of brands including Trane, Carrier, American Standard, Lennox, Goodman, York, and Mitsubishi Electric.

Future office expansion plans include Niceville and Mexico Beach locations. For more information, please call 850-830-7820 (Santa Rosa Beach) or 850-258-3225 (Panama City). Visit online at


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Manny has been a working photojournalist his entire career and is now writing stories/taking pix for He and his wife Kris live in Seagrove and have “seen a lot come and go.” Lots of stories have been told, with lots more to come!

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