— Spirit of Independence, recognizing an individual who has made significant contributions to the hvacr industry: Aaron York, Sr. (Indianapolis, IN).
— Training Excellence award, recognizing an ACCA contractor who has championed education and made outstanding progress in raising the industry's professional standard: Bruce Thornton, Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning, Inc. (Lubbock, TX).
— Residential Contractor of the Year, Category 1 (revenue of $1 million or less with 10 or fewer employees): Eric Kjelshus, Eric's Energy (Greenwood, MO). Residential Contractor of the Year, Category 2 (revenue of more than $1 million with 10 or more employees): Tempo Mechanical (Carrollton, TX).
— Commercial Contractor of the Year, Category 1 (revenue of $4 million or less): GRC Mechanical Services(Hackensack, NJ).
— Commercial Contractor of the Year, Category 2 (revenue of more than $4 million): Seaman's Air Conditioning — Refrigeration (Grand Rapids, MI).