COLUMBIA, Md. — One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, an HVAC service provider and franchisor in the United States, announced the launch of its annual HVAC Entrepreneur Recruitment (HER) Contest to highlight women in the HVAC industry and find female entrepreneurs who are interested in owning their own business.  

To help combat the earnings gap in which women have earned 97% of what men earned in 2021, One Hour’s HER contest will honor one grand prize winner with a complimentary set up and new franchise initial training fee to help her open her own One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning franchise in her community. Women holding an active HVAC license and certification in the United States or wishing to obtain licensing and certification can visit One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning's HER Contest landing page to download the entry form and enter for a chance to win. Entries are currently open and close at 5 p.m. ET on January 31, 2023. The total prize is valued at approximately $43,000.

“At One Hour, we truly value the women in our HVAC family and the breadth of contributions they are responsible for within our franchise system and the dedication they show to their teams and customers. Currently 7% of women in the U.S. own an HVAC company and we would love to help that percentage skyrocket, as we are dedicated to diversity and inclusion and pride ourselves on creating a space for women in the field,” said Mark Dawson, CEO of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. “We are excited to unearth even more talented female entrepreneurs and open the door to many more women in HVAC.”

For nearly two decades, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has helped an expansive franchise network of qualified leaders and HVAC technicians achieve success while creating space for entrepreneurs to enter the trade space. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of the Authority Brands family.