ORLANDO — Each year at the FRACCA Educational Conference, the Florida Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) hosts an awards ceremony recognizing individuals and companies within the HVAC industry. This year’s awards ceremony was held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center, and the following awards were given out:

The 2022 Leadership Award was presented to Paul Stehle, a Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) Board Member, in recognition of his confidence, resilience, and grit which has helped to promote and elevate MACCA and FRACCA to the level they are today.

The 2022 Chapter Innovation Award was presented to MACCA for their vision and dedication to their recent grant submissions. It was the first time MACCA applied for and was awarded grants in the history of the program. By securing these grants, it will positively impact and help increase the pool of qualified and trained technicians within the HVAC industry.

The 2022 Outstanding Business Award was presented to Aqua Plumbing & Air for their commitment to improving the lives of their customers while also supporting the community and giving back. They are an example of a business showing good corporate and social responsibility.

The 2022 Chapter Award was presented to MACCA for their overall excellence in a chapter and in recognition of their innovative approaches to membership, fiscal management, leadership, communications, and continuing education within the industry.