ARLINGTON, Va. — ACCA signed 16 agreements with independent allied contracting organizations (ACOs) to work together on advocacy issues. While ACCA serves and represents contractors throughout the country and in Washington, District of Columbia, ACOs are independent organizations that offer effective representation for contractors at the state level.

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.

Currently, ACCA has signed agreements with contracting organizations in 16 states — more than twice as many that existed under the association’s former federated membership structure, which ended in 2015. Current ACOs include: Association of Air Conditioning Professionals (AACP), serving Washington, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; Air Conditioning Contractors of Ohio (ACCO); Air Conditioning Contractors of Oklahoma (ACCOK); Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG); Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA); Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries Inc. (IHACI); Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MIACCA); New Jersey Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NJACCA); Oregon Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORACCA); Pennsylvania Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PAACCA); South Carolina Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors (SCAHACC); Southern Nevada Air Conditioning Refrigeration Contractors Association (SNARSCA); Texas Air Conditioning Contractors Association (TACCA); and the Washington State Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (HVACCA).

“ACCA is excited to be working with these state organizations so that we can be a strong, united voice for contractors,” said Paul Stalknecht, president and CEO, ACCA. “ACCA is a national contracting organization that is run by and for contractors. All the money it receives, whether from membership dues or membership services, is plowed right back into representing contractors’ interests on Capitol Hill, with federal government agencies, and within the contracting industry.”

Contractors who are not currently members of their state groups are encouraged to support their state associations. Membership in ACCA does not include membership in any state organization, or vice versa; each membership is wholly separate. ACCA membership is administered solely by the national ACCA organization.
Any state contracting associations that offer advocacy and representation in their state capitals may be considered for the ACO program. They are encouraged to contact ACCA at

Publication date: 4/25/2016 

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