All business owners strive to provide caring workplaces where employees are more than numbers punching a clock.

This especially holds true in the HVAC contracting realm, where qualified employees are scarce commodities.

Successful HVAC contracting companies operate like well-oiled machines. Employees enjoy coming to work and give their all while there. The owners of these companies excel at creating places of employment that exhibit an outstanding commitment to customers and staff. These leaders nurture jobs into careers, offering lifelong employment that extends well beyond just a paycheck.

THE NEWS is proud to once again honor some of the industry’s best leaders in its annual Best Contractors to Work For contest.

Four HVAC contractors, located across North America, represent this year’s class. They’ve created workplaces that demonstrate care and commitment to both employees and customers, cultivate and train employees, and offer growth opportunities and retirement planning to plot a successful future, both professionally and personally.

Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Virginia Beach, Virginia), the East region winner, offers a family environment that has been deemed nothing short of life-changing.

Hunter Heat & Air (Ardmore, Oklahoma), which represents the South region, is a faith-based organization that refuses to take shortcuts or cut corners.

JD Swallow Heating & Cooling (Gloucester, Ontario, Canada), the winner in the North Central region, is a goal-oriented contractor devoted to personal and professional growth.

IC Refrigeration (Ceres, California), representing the West region, is an employee-first company that does everything in its power to “Be excellent to each other.”

Inside this issue, we explore each of these companies in-depth and examine what makes them the Best Contractors to Work For.


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