ACCA Member Recognized as 2018 Small Business Person of the Year

March 27, 2018

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that ACCA Member Dave Kyle, of Trademasters Service, Inc., Lorton, VA, has been selected as the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2018 Small Business Person of the Year for Northern Virginia and the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Virginia.

The SBA’s small business awards program recognizes small business owners who have achieved notable success, have a substantial history of staying power, experienced significant expansion or growth, and incorporated noteworthy innovations in a particular service. The SBA awards also take into account contributions to the community.

Dave Kyle founded Trademasters Services Inc. in 1990 and joined ACCA shortly thereafter. He said, “I am honored to be recognized by the Small Business Administration for these prestigious awards. The business training and support from ACCA provided a strong foundation for me to launch Trademasters and grow it into a robust and multifaceted business. My ACCA MIX Group and the SBA’s mentoring and training have also contributed to the success we have experienced at Trademasters.”

ACCA President and CEO, Paul Stalknecht, said, “I always say that ACCA Members are some of best and brightest business people in the country and I am proud that an ACCA Member is being recognized for this outstanding award. Dave is an exceptional businessman who is dedicated to the HVAC profession and works hard, not just on growing his business, but on professionalizing the trades. On behalf of ACCA’s nationwide network of contractors, I offer warm congratulations to Dave and the entire team at Trademasters.”

Kyle will receive his awards during National Small Business Week, which has been proclaimed by the President every year since 1963. This year, National Small Business Week is April 29 to May 5.

For more information please contact Todd Washam, ACCA director of industry and external relations, at or 703-824-8864.


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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.