From across the U.S. and Canada, contractors were nominated by their employees for a chance at winning the 2018 Best Contractor to Work For title. In its 20th year, this competition looks to highlight what makes contractors stand out from their peers.

The NEWS is proud to set these four contractors above the rest as examples of what it takes to be the Best Contractor to Work For. Their devotion to principles of solid wages, benefits, training, recruiting, and participation in the industry are just some of the tangible pieces of evidence proclaiming them as the best. The intangible elements of personal philosophy, care, and dedication to establishing a hospitable and profitable work environment round out the packages that these contractors have worked so long and hard to create in their businesses.


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“Each year we search for the best contractors, and although there are many to choose from, these four are what others should consider the cream of the crop,” said Kyle Gargaro, editorial director for The NEWS. “It is our privilege to honor their hard work and dedication. We look forward to seeing continued growth from each winner.”

The four winning contractors, selected from across the U.S. and Canada, are below. Each winner is featured with their stories about what processes and attitudes make them the Best Contractors to Work For.

The Best Contractors to Work For - The ACHR News
E.M. Duggan Inc.,
Canton, Massachusetts

E.M. Duggan Inc. (Canton, Massachusetts), the East region winner, has a long history of maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere for employees. The company is committed to keeping its employees happy, healthy, and safe on the job.

The Best Contractors to Work For - The ACHR News
Hoffmann Brothers Heating, AC, Plumbing, Electrical & Appliance Repair, St. Louis

Hoffmann Brothers Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical & Appliance Repair (St. Louis), the North Central and Canadian region winner, is dedicated to its employees, its culture of camaraderie, and its stellar website.

The Best Contractors to Work For - The ACHR News
Infinity Texas Air,
Forney, Texas

Infinity Texas Air (Forney, Texas), the South region winner, emphasizes in-house training to enable technicians to better deal with both equipment and customers. Paired with a supportive team environment, its employees go above and beyond.

The Best Contractors to Work For - The ACHR News
Barron Heating & Air Conditioning,
Ferndale, Washington

Barron Heating & Air Conditioning (Ferndale, Washington), the West region winner, focuses on hard work, humility, and a commitment to both its internal and external customers. The company thrives on family and servant leadership.


Publication date: 1/14/2019

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