The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) announced that GHS Mechanical, Inc., Elk Grove, Ill., and Ruthrauff Service, LLC, Pittsburgh, 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.

MSCA said its STAR-qualified contractors “represent the best in HVACR service for commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. MSCA STAR companies have demonstrated that they offer customers unsurpassed support, quality workmanship, and safe and reliable service.”

According to MSCA, 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 techs must be UA STAR-certified “to ensure they employ the best trained and qualified workforce,” it said.

For more information about MSCA STAR and its benefits to the building owner, visit

Publication date:06/23/2008