Serving our community is in the DNA of our R-Mech Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team. With many of us being former members of law enforcement, we have decades of experience and instinct to ensure the people in our community are safe and cared for. We are proud to share the stories of charity and kindness that our company, our technicians, and even our customers have shown to people in need throughout the Kansas City community.
You can see many more of these inspirational stories of people going above and beyond to help on our R-Mech Facebook page. Please check us out, follow us and leave a review!
R-Mech is a proud installer of YORK® brand products. Not only does YORK® provide excellent, high-quality HVAC systems, but they are a company that knows the importance of giving back. Their Building Homes for Heroes® program supports men and women injured while serving our country during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A local company we partner with to provide quality HVAC systems to homes across the Kansas City area is CFM. CFM is an employee-owned company in Kansas City that is our local distributor of YORK® HVAC equipment. Like R-Mech, CFM knows the importance of giving back to the community, and you’ve probably heard about the great work they’ve done with the Cars 4 Heroes program.
In partnership with local Kansas City radio station 101 The Fox, CFM helps to award vehicles to military veterans. On December 20th, Cars 4 Heroes will donate 20 vehicles to 20 local military families in need. Have a car to donate or know a member of the military deserving of a new vehicle? Visit the Cars 4 Heroes website to help.
Brian Karman has served the wonderful city of Kansas City, Missouri for 25 years. He enjoyed a well-deserved retirement in May of 2019. But, fortunately for our community, Brian has decided to continue serving Kansas City residents in a whole new way. We are proud to announce that Officer Brian Karman has joined the R-Mech team to deliver the quality service and professionalism our customers have come to expect from us for their heating, cooling and plumbing needs. Welcome to the team, Brian!
We love our customers. And there’s good reason why. While we appreciate their trust in us to solve their home’s comfort needs as well as the thousands of glowing reviews they give us, we also appreciate their kindness and generosity. Jackie Ferrell is one such great person. She gave us at R-Mech her window air conditioner this past summer with the instructions to give it to someone in need. Well, we had a customer already who was in such a position.
It’s a reality every police officer knows exists, to die in the line of duty. We accept that risk, but still it’s a tragedy every time an officer loses his life. A year after two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed in the line of duty, R-Mech was proud to be able to give back to our community of law enforcement by installing a full HVAC system for a charity event that raised $5,000 for those fallen KCK officers.
Fortunately, these situations don’t always end in tragedy. Such was the case for Officer Wagstaff, a member of the Independence police force who survived a shot to the head back in 2017. He isn’t just a brother in blue, Officer Wagstaff was one of 300 recruits trained by the founder and owner of R-Mech Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. Brad Chirnside is a former sergeant with Kansas City, MO Police Department who know wields a toolkit as leader of our HVAC company. We give much thanks to our supplier CFM and York for helping us take care of police families.
In the middle of some of our hottest days this past summer, Kansas City Police officers uncovered two elderly people and their pets were facing serious health dangers. Their central air conditioning unit stopped working. One of her pet rabbits had even just recently died from the extreme heat. It was 94 degrees, with a heat index of 103. The officers stepped up to buy a window ac unit for them and get it installed. They are the real heroes, but they called R-Mech’s owner and founder Brad Chirnside for one final step.
We came in to inspect what the problem was that caused the central ac system they had to break. Quickly, we got one of our techs out there to do hundreds of dollars’ worth of free electrical work, and he got the central air working again! You can read about this wonderful happy ending to a dangerous situation so many people around Kansas City face every summer at the KCPD’s press release on the incident