CHICAGO — Seresco USA Inc. presented Havtech, a Columbia, Maryland-based manufacturer's representative, with its 2017 Rep of the Year Award at the 2018 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2018), Jan. 23 in Chicago.

Havtech recorded a 384 percent sales increase in its Washington, District of Columbia, and Baltimore territories last year.

Norm Long, CEO, Seresco, attributes the 31-year-old firm’s success last year to several projects, including work done at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax, Virginia. A renovation project transformed the facility into a cutting-edge aquatic area that included a 20-ton Seresco NP-Series Protocol dehumidifier that environmentally uses very little refrigerant. Another project was a group of natatoriums for the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) in Riverdale, Maryland, which used seven NP-Series dehumidification units ranging from 20-50 ton on three aquatic facility retrofits.

“The facility director was looking to keep a watchful eye over the three buildings from his remote office using Seresco’s WebSentry® web browser-based technology, which allows access to the monitoring and control of the units via a smartphone,” Long said.

Another Havtech project, the new $20 million, 435,000-square-foot St. James Sports and Wellness Center in Springfield, Virginia, is using three 64-ton NP-Series dehumidifiers for its natatorium that offers a 52-meter Olympic-sized indoor pool and other aquatic features.

“Havtech has teams of experts that are fully engaged in all aspects of a project from design all the way to start up and commissioning,” said Mark Palitza, national sales manager, Seresco. “They don’t rest until every project they work on is a success. This is an amazing rep firm and we are delighted to have them as a partner.”

Seresco also granted Quota Buster Awards to 11 manufacturer’s rep firms that helped Seresco record a 34 percent increase over 2016. Quota Busters were given to Kilmer Environmental, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Qualite Air Totale Inc., (QAT), Laval, Quebec; Gardiner, Solon, Ohio; Hahn-Mason Air Systems Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina; Midwest Mechanical Solutions, Golden Valley, Minnesota; ThermalNetics, Auburn Hills, Michigan; Marsh Specialty HVAC, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada; Hobbs and Associates, Virginia Beach, Virgnia; Texas AirSystems, Dallas; The Master Group, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada; and McQueeny Group, Overland Park, Kansas.

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Publication date: 02/03/18