Arlington,  Va. — ACCA, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, is seeking nominations for its Contractors of the Year awards program. The application for the 2018 program is available now at

“The Contractors of the Year program continues to be one of the most coveted awards that ACCA presents its members,” says Melissa Broadus, director of communications for ACCA. "Each year, we receive an increasing number of quality applications and the competition is very tight. I encourage every contractor who has been a member for at least three years to submit their application today, so that they can be considered for this honor.”

The program provides you with a unique marketing opportunity for your business. If you are selected for the award, not only will you be honored by your peers at the IE3 Show, taking place February 12 - 14, 2018, at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C., but this is a great opportunity for you to tout your company’s accomplishments and show your customers that your team is recognized as leaders in the industry.

Applications for the program will be accepted until October 6, 2017.

Once the nomination deadline has passed, all Contractors of the Year nominees will be evaluated and six finalists will be selected—three residential and three commercial. ACCA staff will work with each finalist to put together a judging packet. The official judging packets; including the six write-ups, photos, fact sheets, and questionnaires, will be judged by a panel of ACCA past chairmen. The winners—one residential, one commercial—will be recognized on stage at ACCA 2018 and will be profiled in IE3 magazine. Distributors can nominate contractors for this award.

Contactors can fill out the online nomination form at

If you have questions about the award or the nominations process, contact Melissa Broadus at or 703-824-8842.