CINCINNATI — A new consortium of HVAC contractors is in the formative stages, led by two familiar names in the trade. Jeff Wilmink, former co-founder, CEO, and president of Excellence Alliance Inc. (EAI), and Jennifer Williams-Tharp, co-founder of EAI and a former member of Callahan/Roach Products and Publications, have announced the establishment of the new organization. The Excellence Consortium 50 (EC50) will be comprised of 50 “top performers only” in the HVAC industry who “demonstrate the potential for breakthrough success,” according to EC50 literature.

The goals of EC50 include the opportunity to develop and share knowledge and business practices, as well as efficient and cost-effective purchasing.

EC50 territories will center in Cincinnati and have team headquarters in Chicago, Atlanta, and Baltimore.

For more information, contact Excellence Commitment LLC at 513-684-9444 or visit

Publication date: 04/21/2003