A Missouri company has been picked by the ACCA as its residential Contractor of the Year.

Welsch Heating and Cooling of St. Louis received the award from the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and was recognized at the HVAC construction group’s annual convention last week in North Carolina.

"Each year many of the best residential contractors in the industry apply for this award, and share the unique business practices that make them so successful," said association President and Chief Executive Officer Paul T. Stalknecht. "It is always a difficult decision for our panel of judges to choose who they consider the 'best of the best' from the group. This year's winner, Welsch Heating & Cooling Co., is an extremely deserving company that truly exemplifies the qualities that all of the best companies in the industry share."

Welsch Heating President George “Butch” Welsch said his 120-year-old family run company is honored by the award.

“We at Welsch Heating and Cooling Co. are extremely pleased to be honored as the ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year,” Welsch said. “Our family of employees work extremely hard to do the very best for every one of our customers and this award goes to our employees for all of their hard work.”