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Gulf High School Baseball Banquet

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Ierna’s Heating and Cooling sponsored the New Port Richey’s Gulf High School Baseball Banquet on May 12th.

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Gulf High | New Port Richey | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Gulf High | New Port Richey | Ierna's Heating and Cooling

Gulf High | New Port Richey | Ierna's Heating and Cooling


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100th Home/Women Build Dedication Celebration

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling is a proud sponsor of the the 100th Home/Women Build Dedication Celebration.  Please join us as we celebrate this dedication! Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, sponsors, and supporters. You have made this day possible!

You’re invited to our 100th Habitat Home Dedication in East & Central Pasco County! This home is also our Women Build 2012 home. Over 200 women volunteers worked on this home.

This will be a dedication followed by a tour of the home, refreshments, and a block party celebration! We will have a bouncy-house, slide, dunk tank, snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs and more.

Housewarming gifts are always appreciated, but not necessary. What a great community we live in! I hope you will join us. I look forward to seeing you at our event.



Stephanie Black
Director of Development & Public Relations

Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco


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Florida Aquarium recieves $2.5 million in donations!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Ierna’s Heating & Cooling was thrilled to witness the below donation and proudly serves on The Board as well as sponsors the penguins at The Florida Aquarium!!! Corcoran and Johnston Government Relations are proud to represent the Florida Aquarium and wanted to share the good news with you!


Florida Aquarium halfway to $15 million goal after three donations


By Marissa Lang, Times Staff Writer
Tampa Bay Times
In Print: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TAMPA — The Florida Aquarium was expecting a $1 million donation Monday, but came away with more than double that after two anonymous donors pitched in atop a gift from Publix’s founding family.

This money puts the aquarium halfway toward its Rising Tides Campaign fundraising goal of $15 million, said foundation chairman Tom Hall.

“We’re going to build a learning center, with their support, that will rival any other marine science program in the United States,” Hall said to a small crowd gathered Monday afternoon.

As sand tiger sharks circled above his head in the aquarium’s largest tank, Hall explained the organization’s ultimate plan: a learning center with five classrooms and a staging area — which would double the aquarium’s capacity for marine science classes and equip teachers to conduct long-distance learning with children from around the country — and a renovated front entrance and lobby.

This expansion would be the first in 17 years for the aquarium, located in the Channel District.

Barney Barnett, vice chairman of Publix, and Carol Barnett, head of Publix Charities whose father founded Publix, joined Hall, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and aquarium CEO Thom Stork in presenting a symbolic check to the facility Monday afternoon.

“When the world is watching us this August” during the Republican National Convention, Buckhorn said, “one of the iconic pictures that the world will see — not just in Indiana, but in India — will be of the Florida Aquarium.”

Carol Barnett said contributing to the aquarium’s growth and providing children an opportunity to explore their love of the sea was like fulfilling a dream from her youth.

“I’ve always had this sort of fascination with the ocean,” said Barnett, wearing a sea-star necklace and coral patterned sweater. “It’s not like space — you can’t put your arms around outer space. But with the ocean, you can reach out and grab it. It’s real. It’s enchanting.”

The two anonymous donors were inspired by the Barnetts’ generosity, prompting one to give $1 million and the other to donate $500,000.

Last year, the Mosaic Co. donated $2.5 million to the campaign, the largest single donation in the aquarium’s history.

The aquarium said it will break ground on the expansion in September, with subsequent construction projects taking place over a four-year period.

Marissa Lang can be reached at or (813) 226-3386.

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Ierna’s Heating and Cooling Donates $3,500 Heating and Cooling System

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Ierna’s Heating and Cooling donated a new heating and cooling system to the family of Nelida Bagley of Land O Lakes, Florida. This is truly an example of the community working together to help each other. Part of the donation came from the proceeds of the 2012 “Bring the Heat” Chili Cook Off family event, and the rest was donated directly from Ierna’s to install the $3,500 home comfort system.


The donation was intended to benefit a local family in need of a heating and cooling system for their home. Nelida Bagley applied for the “Bring the Heat” donation in a particularly heart wrenching situation. Nelida and her daughter Elizabeth moved from their home in New Hampshire to care for her son, Jose, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Iraq in March of 2004. The bomb that injured Jose left him 100% disabled.

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For the past three years Nelida has been renting a home and caring for her son full time. Her daughter has been earning an income to support the family. The family was finally able to purchase a home of their own this year, and Nelida wrote to Ierna’s with her wish to convert the garage into a gym for Jose’s rehabilitation therapies. The family needs a heating and cooling system so that the space can be an appropriate temperature for Jose and his therapists. Ierna’s Heating and Cooling is proud to be able to give back to the community, and happy to provide such a deserving family with the HVAC system they need. “Jose is a true American Hero. His story, experience, determination and his unbelievable will to survive has moved me. I am wholeheartedly honored to assist Jose and his family,” Says Charlene Ierna, Vice President of Ierna’s Heating and Cooling.  We wish Nelida, Elizabeth, and Jose the best of luck and hope their heating and cooling system will help bring them comfort and happiness in their new home for many years to come.


To learn more about Ierna’s Heating & Cooling go to:, call (813)948-6355, or visit the company’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn pages.

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“Bring the Heat” Chili Cook Off Winners Collect $750 in Prizes!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Tampa | Chili Cook Off | Ierna's Heating and CoolingIerna’s Heating & Cooling hosted their first annual “Bring the Heat” Chili Cook Off for the surrounding Lutz area Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 11am-2pm. This family fun event featured live music by Ferengata, a bounce house, raffles and five chili competitions that were free to the public! The chili contest had 27 entries in the competition. The event had seven celebrity judges: Clerk and Comptroller of Pasco County Dr. Paula O’ Neil, Tampa Bay Lightning’s Dave Andreychuk, Kansas City Chief’s Anthony Becht, USF’s Professor of Human Sexuality Dr. Dae Sheridan, Candidate for Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley, Bay News 9 anchor Rick Elmhorst, and Chef Ken Bolduc. Seventy-five dollar prizes were awarded for each category: Ladies Choice won by Inspector’s Best: Affordable Home Inspections, Judge’s Choice won by Team Gates: Learning Gate Community School, “Feel the Heat” (hottest) won by Team Working Women of Tampa Bay: Norie Berndt , and the “Academy Award” for the most innovative was won by Teapot Hotties: Milk N’ Honey Tea Room. The grand prize was $500.00 for the People’s Choice, won by Team Wrecked: Angela Wetherington!

The successful event had over 450 people in attendance! It was held at the new Ierna’s Heating & Cooling headquarters: 18843 US Hwy 41 North in Lutz near the old brick school house. “We are so pleased with the response from the community for our first event! Everyone seemed to have a fantastic time and we hope to make next year’s event even better,” said Charlene Ierna, Vice President of Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. True to form, Ierna’s continues to give back to the local area; proceeds from this event benefited a local family in need of a heating and cooling system for their home. While the amount raised didn’t fully cover a new system for a family, Ierna’s donated the balance of the system to stand by their promise. The family chosen will be announced on the Ierna’s Heating & Cooling Blog and Facebook page on March 15, 2012.

To learn more about Ierna’s Heating & Cooling’s community involvement go to:, call (813)948-6355, or visit the company’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn sites/pages.

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