ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has named WC - We Care - Heating and Air (We Care Air), Murrieta, Calif., as its 2014 Residential Contractor of the Year.

“Each year many of the best residential contractors in the industry apply for this award, and share the unique business practices that make them so successful,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “It is always a difficult decision for our panel of judges to choose who they consider the ‘best of the best’ from the group. This year’s winner, We Care Air, is an extremely deserving company that truly exemplifies the qualities that all of the best companies in the industry share.”

We Care Air will be presented the Residential Contractor of the Year award on March 17 at the ACCA 2014 conference in Nashville, Tenn.

ACCA said We Care Air’s dedication to quality installations (QI) and providing their customers with the comfort they both want and deserve, helped push them to the top spot among this year’s finalists.

We Care Air, which opened in 2000, has seen rapid, but sustainable growth every year since 2007. The company credits its double digit growth each year to following ACCA’s QI standard, becoming Quality Assured (QA) accredited, and having a team that is well-trained and focused on doing what is best for customers. To remain competitive in its market, the company has taken training for its team beyond just sales, technical skills, and customer service to a full blown career development program that encourages everyone on the team to not only grow professionally, but also personally.

“Receiving the award makes me speechless,” said Rusty Cochran, owner. “What an honor this award truly is for our company. Our team has worked so hard with all the growth we have had over the past couple of years and the ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year award justifies all of our efforts.”

For more information on the ACCA 2014 conference, scheduled for March 17-20, 2014 in Nashville, visit

Publication date: 2/10/2014

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