Firetree Place executive director Bill Dayton, left, presents a plaque to LDG’s Andrew Metzker in thanks for Metzker’s work on a feasibility study for the community center’s facility on Campbell Street in Williamsport.
When Firetree Place, a non-profit community center in Williamsport, needed to evaluate the replacement of its aging HVAC systems, Larson Design Group stepped in the help them meet the challenge.
Larson designer Andrew Metzker took charge of a feasibility study for Firetree that examined the issues with the current systems and the requirements for replacement, including recommendations and pricing. In recognition of Metzker’s work, Firetree executive director Billy Dayton presented him with a plaque at LDG headquarters on Oct. 17th.
President and CEO Keith Kuzio was the first to be made aware of Firetree’s need, when a former member of the board contacted Kuzio about the issues – and he knew it would be “a great opportunity for one of our young engineers.” Kuzio reached out to project manager Matt Nealis, who then broached the idea with Metzker. Nealis praised the way in which Metzker took charge of the project and guided it through every stage, noting that it was “his hard work” that saw it through.
Among the issues Metzker explored in his study were heating in the center’s locker rooms, air circulation in the restrooms and cooling in the gym. Firetree Place will use the results of the study to apply for grant money to update the system.