ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced Doctor Cool & Professor Heat of League City, Texas as the ACCA 2022 Residential Contractor of the Year, sponsored by Honeywell.

Each year, ACCA’s Residential Contractor of the Year award is presented to a contracting company that demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to contractor excellence. Finalists are judged on a range of qualities including community involvement, industry involvement, and a commitment to training and certifications. A panel of ACCA past chairmen judge the finalists and select the ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year winner. The 2022 judges were: Phil London, Thermal Concepts, Inc., Davie, Florida; Tony Shaker, Enfinity Partners LLC, Mashpee, Massachusetts; Steve Lauten, Total Air & Heat Co., Plano, Texas; and Stan Johnson, retired.

“ACCA applauds Doctor Cool & Professor Heat for their proven greatness in HVACR,” said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. “With over 40 years serving the industry, customers can trust Doctor Cool & Professor heat to take care of all their HVACR needs. This is a well-deserved recognition, and we look forward to seeing their future accomplishments.”

James Barry, Doctor Cool & Professor Heat president, received the Residential Contractor of the Year award at the 2022 ACCA Annual Conference & Expo, March 28-30 in St. Louis, Missouri.

“We are honored to be chosen as ACCA’s 2022 Residential Contractor of the Year,” said Barry. “In 1979, Doctor Cool & Professor Heat was started on the foundation that 'there is no right way to do the wrong thing.' In addition to our company’s core values, the resources provided by ACCA, including MIX Groups and business training classes, have helped us earn this level of prestigious recognition since becoming a member in the early 1980s.”