Industry organizations to work together on HVACR advocacy issues
April 25, 2016
ACCA and its independent ACOs agree to communicate with each other on advocacy issues and collaborate where it makes sense for each organization to do so. Membership is not included or involved in this collaboration, as membership dues are managed separately for each organization. ACCA dues are, and always will be, managed solely by the national ACCA organization.
Will collaborate where it makes sense for each organization to do so
April 13, 2016
ACCA announced that it has signed 16 agreements with independent allied contracting organizations (ACOs) to work together on advocacy issues impacting HVACR contractors at the state and national level.
The combined events drew more than 1,500 people from all over the country and featured 35 workshops in seven different tracks, including leadership, commercial contracting, residential contracting, business operations, radiant and hydronics, quality assurance, and building performance, which were assembled by some of the nation’s most successful contracting professionals.
CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members
March 21, 2016
The CCI is calculated based on a survey of the association’s contractor members, who are asked how positive they feel about new business prospects, existing business activity, and expected staffing decisions in the short-term future.
Recognized for his significant contributions to the community and the industry
March 10, 2016
ACCA has honored Dan Burke, chairman of Goettl Air Conditioning, Tempe, Arizona, with the 2016 Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award. The award was presented today as part of a MainStage Session at the ACCA 2016 conference.
ACCA has arranged for some of the best contractors in the country to share their top-secret techniques for business success at ACCA 2016. This year’s program features 35 classes in seven different tracks, including building performance, business operations, commercial contracting, innovation and leadership, radiant and hydronics, residential contracting, and quality assurance.
While ACCA and its members had a successful year, there were a number of challenges the industry faced as a whole. Some of the biggest were keeping up with the regulatory proposals and bills in Congress.
Steve Lauten, president and CEO of Total Air and Heat Co. in Plano, Texas, started working in his father’s residential HVAC business as a teenager. During high school and college, he gained employment with a commercial contractor, spending 13 years working with one large mechanical contractor before joining the family business in 1987.
Tightening a home’s envelope may reduce the air supply needed for combustion, and when there’s not enough combustion air, equipment could have combustion ventilation problems. Thus, the people who sealed up homes (often referred to as the weatherization industry) needed a way to determine if sealing a home up would undermine the safe operation of combustion equipment. To meet this safety need, they embraced combustion appliance zone (CAZ) depressurization testing.