ROCKVILLE, Md. - The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) announced that GHS Mechanical Inc. (Elk Grove, Ill.) recently achieved MSCA STAR status, bringing the total number of STAR contractors nationally to 89. MSCA STAR is a qualification program that recognizes contractors who exceed rigorous operating and training standards set by MSCA.

According to the association, MSCA STAR qualified contractors represent the best in HVACR service for commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. MSCA STAR companies have demonstrated that they offer customers exceptional support, quality workmanship, and safe and reliable service. STAR contractors complete a detailed application covering a wide range of criteria, including maintaining a superior safety record, offering outstanding customer service, and remaining focused on continuing education and training for all of their employees. In addition, at least 25 percent of the contractor’s technicians must be UA STAR certified to ensure they employ a well-trained and qualified workforce.

“MSCA STARs are the best of the best - companies with proven track records of success that adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and company practices,” said Barbara Dolim, executive director of MSCA. “STAR status signifies their commitment to providing their customers with the best service and value.”

The MSCA STAR program is independently verified by the National Inspection, Testing and Certification Corp. (NITC), an ISO 9001 and ANSI-accredited certifying organization. To see a complete list of MSCA STARs, visit

For more information about MSCA STAR and its benefits to the building owner, visit or contact Barbara Dolim at

Publication date:03/24/2008