ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced the finalists for the association's 2005 Contractor Excellence Awards. The winners will be honored at ACCA's 2005 Annual Conference & Indoor Air Expo in Austin, Texas, in March.

"These finalists represent the best of the best in the HVACR industry and will continue to raise the bar with their example," said Paul T. Stalknecht, the group's president and CEO.

Finalists for ACCA's Excellence in Residential Contracting Award include AirRite Air Conditioning Co., Fort Worth, Texas; Castellano A/C & Heating Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Michigan Building & Mechanical, Wyoming, Mich.; and Peaden Air Conditioning & Heating, Panama City, Fla.

Finalists for the Excellence in Commercial Contracting Award are Kahn Mechanical Contractors, Dallas; Tri-City Mechanical, Chandler, Ariz.; and Shapiro & Duncan, Rockville, Md.

In the Jeff Forker Award for Excellence in Training category, finalists are ACCA Arizona, Phoenix; Peaden Air Conditioning & Heating, Panama City, Fla.; and Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, Pa.

Publication date: 02/07/2005