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Healy Balances Philanthropy by Day, Job by Night

Kevin Healy Photo

Kevin Healy's philanthropic work on Chicago's South Side has earned him plenty of recognition. (Photo by Kristen Aguirre)

By Kristen Aguirre

People’s Gas has a mission statement that reads, “Provide Customers with the Best Value in Energy and Related Services.” While “related services” usually includes energy maintenance, checkups to a furnace or stove, employee Kevin Healy takes that mission statement to another level.

Healy has been working at People’s Gas for more than 25 years, and has earned the title as crew leader, the equivalent to a foreman. His days begin at 5 a.m. and are filled with working on damaged gas pipes throughout the city of Chicago.

While most of his colleagues are getting off work at 3:30 p.m. and heading home, Healy is headed to where his other job begins.

“Work is work, but this, this is my job,” Healy said of his three-year-old company, Kevin Healy & Associates, LLC.

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