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Barron KARES

Barron KARES

Kindness, Appreciation, Response, Empathy, and Service

Barron KARES is our commitment to sharing kindness and appreciation within our community through a hands-on response rooted in empathy and service. Each month, we shine a spotlight on a different charity or non-profit organization that holds high esteem among Team Barron and within the communities we serve. Barron KARES provides a charitable donation of $110 on select purchases, such as tankless water heaters, heat pumps, solar installations, generators, and more.

Why $110? It carries a more profound significance rooted in the wisdom of our owner John Barron’s mentor, who advised, "Go above and beyond your call of duty—push past 100, give 110% every time." This philosophy of exceeding expectations has become a guiding principle for us. John and Brad Barron, his son and company CEO, personify this commitment in every aspect of their work and inspire the greater Barron team to do the same.

With Barron KARES, we see our commitment as more than a monetary donation. It represents a dedication to making a tangible, positive impact on the causes and individuals we support. By featuring a different charity or non-profit each month, we hope to help illuminate organizations that align with our values and resonate with our team and communities.

Being a family-run business since 1972 has instilled in us a deep appreciation for the community. Our Mission: Improving Lives™ is not just a tagline; it encapsulates our enduring commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Through Barron KARES, we extend this commitment, ensuring that Kindness, Appreciation, Response, Empathy, and Service are not just words but principles we actively live by.

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