James River Air Conditioning Named ACCA's 2017 Commercial Contractor of the Year

March 6, 2017

ACCA, the nation's largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, has named James River Air Conditioning in Richmond, VA, its 2017 Commercial Contractor of the Year.

"This year we had many innovative commercial contractors apply for this award, which made judging particularly tough," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. "This year's winner, James River Air Conditioning, illustrates the characteristics that all the best commercial contractors in the country have in common, and their dedication to growing and diversifying the workplace, make them an excellent choice for this award."

James River Air Conditioning will be presented the Commercial Contractor of the Year award on March 21 at the Industry Champions super session, part of the IE3 Show taking place March 20 - 22 in Nashville, TN.

James River Air Conditioning was the stand out candidate in 2017 due to their unique focus on marketing and training, and their programs and efforts to recruit young people and women into our industry.

“James River Air Conditioning thanks ACCA for this recognition and we are deeply honored to be selected for this award," said Hugh A. Joyce, president of James River Air Conditioning. "We are proud of every team member whose efforts allow us to do what we do. What a great way to start off our 50th year of doing business by being chosen as the ACCA Commercial Contractor of the Year! We are thankful and proud!”
James River Air Conditioning is only one of the thousands of top contractors who will be attending the IE3 Show, March 20 – 22, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN Learn more and register online at www.ie3show.com or call 703-575-4477.


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.