July, and some of the hottest weather of the summer season is nearly upon us. This weekend will also be the one leading up to July 4th (on a Tuesday this year). Many folks will be taking long holiday weekends. Whether you are going to the beach or a picnic this weekend, or any other of the myriad outdoor festivities leading up to next week’s giant fireworks displays— be safe. And keep cool.
High temperatures are one of the biggest causes of weather related death. [According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 1999 to 2010 there was an average of 618 heat-exposure related deaths per year in the U.S..] Almost 70% of those deaths were among males.
Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, cramps, sunburn and rash are the most common complaints resulting from being exposed to high temperatures. So take care over this summer holiday and don’t become a statistic. Use sunscreen and limit exposure to the sun, particularly through the midday hours. Stay hydrated. There can never be too many reminders to drink plenty of water, especially if you are out in the heat. If you find yourself reacting adversely to heat exposure, find shade, apply ice or cool compresses, or seek shelter indoors.
Our air conditioners are going to be working as hard as many people are playing in these next days and weeks. If you have any problems with your HVAC unit, remember to call or contact D.G. Meyer Inc. for service.
The newest vehicle introduced to D. G. Meyer Inc.’s hardworking fleet is this rugged yet attractive Nissan, wrapped like almost all of the newer vehicles with the familiar DGM Sun/Snowflake Logo. Certainly, it will be a valuable addition.
Though the majority of the trucks and vans belonging to this company have long been Fords, the tough, reliable work vehicles made by Nissan are finding their place in the fleet.
D.G. Meyer Inc. is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017! The present day Orange & Blue fleet numbers over 30 vehicles. As you are driving around Daytona Beach and Central Florida, you will surely see these familiar trucks and vans going about their business on the roadways and highways.
We hope our Orange and Blue will be seen out and about for at least another 30 Years!
When the weather heats up, so does the press of work for HVAC companies like D.G. Meyer, Inc.
Air Conditioning becomes a priority during the extended summer season that Florida enjoys. May and June may be hot, but as anyone who lives here knows, the months to come will be brutal. Heat and humidity will continue to be our lot until at least October. Fall comes hesitantly to the Sunshine State.
Don Meyer, founder of D.G. Meyer Inc., was a patriot, as evidenced by the Eagle and Flag logo that adorns the wall on the side of the building that houses D.G. Meyer Inc. offices, sheet metal shop and warehouse. He was an ardent believer in the principles the United States was founded upon, with the traditional ideas of hard work, good service and honesty. Much of his life, and the many goals he set himself and achieved, revolved around the notion that if a person set his mind to succeeding, he could pull himself up by his metaphorical “bootstraps” and accomplish nearly anything.
When he started his business, as with all other facets of his life, he was in it for the long haul. It wasn’t a whim or a passing notion— though he was forward thinking and was never afraid to try new ideas or embrace change. He wanted to carve a niche in the business he had begun in and knew so much about. And he wanted it to be a model in the industry, a lasting legacy for his family and those he worked with who became like family along the way.
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The words Here Today, Here Tomorrowwere never just a tagline to Don Meyer. It was the idea he built his business on, with an eye constantly on the future even as he attended to the day-to-day necessities of building a lasting corporation. His vision kept D.G. Meyer Inc. evolving and relevant as the nature of the HVAC business grew and changed over time.
Yes— we are still celebrating D.G. Meyer Inc.’s 30 Year Anniversary. To see more old photos and read about our company’s proud history, see our Company page or posts: