This year the White House Press Corps covering President George Bush’s 30-day August working vacation in Crawford, TX, found themselves in a cooler and more comfortable setting for press conferences than last year. The reason? Two 20-ton Tempstar commercial air conditioners, installed by local contractor Abel Service Co., in the Crawford Elementary School gymnasium used for those press conferences.
Mel Watters runs a small, three-man residential service and replacement operation. The owner of Watters Refrigeration, Heating & Appliance, Greenleaf, KS, just celebrated 32 years in the business, but figures it is never too late to try new ways of doing business.
“When we hear nothing from the students or staff about the comfort system, we know we’re doing a great job,” said Thomas Dodgen, director of the physical plant at Texas Lutheran University. He was referring to the recent chiller plant improvement, a project that involved the design and installation of a combination chiller plant, with both electric centrifugal chillers and a gas-fired absorption unit.
Two contractors from Florida and two from Georgia were among 25 Lennox dealerships presented with the Dave Lennox Award, described by the manufacturer as “the company’s most prestigious business award.”
Orlando, FL-based Encompass Mechanical Services–Central Florida handled a $97,644 contract for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning for the 21,110-square-foot addition at Bonneville Elementary School in Orlando, for general contractor McCree Inc., Orlando.