7th Annual John Comito Memorial Walk

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August 21st marked the 7th year anniversary of the annual John Comito Memorial Walk. Many gathered to not only honor John’s life but also to honor those who lost their life to brain tumors. The American Brain Tumor Association raises funds for resources for brain tumor patients and caregivers, while funding research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care. John lost his nearly two year long battle with brain cancer on September 18th, 2008 at the age of 49. Every year, his wife, Andrea Comito, and her children, Victoria, Jaclyn, Liana, and Nick, set up the walk to honor John. The walk was originally held to celebrate John’s 50th birthday. However, the event quickly evolved into a fundraiser with all proceeds raised being donated to the American Brain Tumor Association to help fund research to fight brain tumors and diseases.

comito_shirtEach year the walk is held at Brady Park in Massapequa Park, where John had spent a lot of time over the years with his family. Walkers arrived at 9 a.m. and enjoyed breakfast and coffee while they shared their memories of John. At 10:30 a.m., the walk began and raffle drawings followed with prizes consisting of: Yankee Tickets, Mets Tickets, iPad, Xbox, Rangers Tickets, Restaurant gift certificates, wine tasting gift certificate, Concert tickets (Rascal Flatts) and much more.

Memorial t-shirts and bracelets were also available for sale. The John Comito Memorial Walk Facebook page has some more information about the event that took place.

The fundraising goal of $5,000 was exceeded by $1,000 as donations reached $6,000 to the American Brain Tumor Association in John’s honor during the time of the walk. The website created allows those that were unable to attend a way to easily donate and show support for the cause. Last year’s donation amounted to $5,000, an increase from 2014’s donation of $3,000. You can learn more about the American Brain Tumor Association and the progress made during the John Comito Memorial Walk through the fundraising page.

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Building a Better Tomorrow

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bp_windowWhen the BP group was founded there was no doubt in the minds of John Losey and Robert Barbera that they wanted to create something special. The strong foundation in which BP stands on is servant leadership. BP has always endeavored to create a customer first mentality within each team member. Building lasting relationships caters to the success of this company. Bob and John have always said the long nights that turned into early mornings are what got us here.

BP did not start off with an accommodating office space, illustrious technology, and a fleet of vehicles dedicated to project managers and technicians. In fact, BP’s first office was in a NYC apartment, but BP has always extended accommodating services beyond the reach of its competitors. These services have not only increased in quality but have also expanded into multiple divisions that offer complete building performance solutions, all within a 32,000 sq. ft. facility.

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A legacy that is built on a reliable foundation can stand for a lifetime. We pride ourselves on creating a working environment in which our employees can thrive and obtain new levels of achievement. Our clients are assured with confidence that our employees are given the best tools to meet their needs, from cutting edge technology and training for field technicians, to precise and dependable systems and services through mechanical construction.

The BP Group now includes five divisions: BP Air, an HVAC service and maintenance company; BP Mechanical, a commercial HVAC contractor; Integrated Building Technologies, a mechanical and HVAC control engineering company; Legacy Insulation, an insulation provider; and U.S. Chiller Services, a larger tonnage chiller maintenance division. “Our multifaceted approach allows us to offer a full range of HVAC services to clients within parallel markets” says Jack Fanneron, President of The BP Group.

As we reflect on humble beginnings we choose to never forget how we started and, more importantly, where we are headed.

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