ACCA Forms New Commercial Services Committee

June 3, 2016

ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has formed a new Commercial Service Committee focused on expanding ACCA’s training and resources for commercial contracting companies. The committee is Co-Chaired by Don Langston of Aire Rite Air Conditioning in Huntington Beach, CA, and Keith Paton of Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC in Kosciusko, MS; and has a total of 28 contractor members.

The additional 26 contractor members of the committee are:

  • Chris Bigalke, W. B. Guimarin & Company, Inc., Columbia, SC
  • Ted Christiansen, Controls, Service, & Engineering Co., New Cumberland, PA
  • Tim Duggan, Shawsheen Air Services, Chelmsford, MA
  • Ryan Evancik, REE Mechanical, Temecula, CA
  • Matt Freund, Comfort Air Engineering, San Antonio, TX
  • Brian Hooper, MSI Mechanical, Salem, NH
  • Karl Hudson, LC Anderson, Brighton, MA
  • Lanny Huffman, Hickory Sheet Metal, Hickory, NC
  • Lon Johnson, Pro-Tech Mechanical Services, Lansing, MI
  • Bob Keingstein, BOSS Facilities, Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Dave Kyle, Trademasters Service Corp., Lorton, VA
  • Steve Lauten, Total Air & Heat, Plano, TX
  • Phil London, Thermal Concepts, Davie, FL
  • Andrew Meadows, Pro-Air Mechanical, Longwood, FL
  • Trevor Miller, Luckinbill, Inc., Enid, OK
  • Karim Nice, Blue Hat Mechanical, Apex, NC
  • Joe Nichter, Comfort Systems USA Southwest, Chandler, AZ
  • Brian Rogers, Rogers & Sons, Denver, CO
  • Bill Ronayne, Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, West Chester, PA
  • Randy Seaman, Seaman's Mechanical, Grand Rapids, MI
  • John Sedine, Engineered Heating & Cooling, Cedar Springs, MI
  • Tony Shaker, Enfinity Partners, Mashpee, MA
  • Brian Stack, Stack Heating & Cooling, Avon, OH
  • Cory Thornton, Frigi-temp Temperature Solutions, Youngsville, NC
  • Johnathan Vaughn, Frigi-temp Temperature Solutions, Youngsville, NC
  • Tony Yanniello, Del-Air Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Knoxville, TN

This new committee was formed after several meetings between leading commercial contractors, the co-chairs of the committee, and ACCA staff members. These meetings gave ACCA the information it needed to develop a plan to provide the resources commercial contractors need to be more successful in their operations. 

“I’ve been a member of ACCA for more than 20 years and it has always been a fantastic resource for information for contractors when it comes to business operations, industry standards and codes, and government affairs,” said Langston. “As a contractor who works solely in the commercial market, I saw the need for ACCA to create more resources focused on commercial-specific topics. When I and a group of my peers met with ACCA, they listened to us and are taking action. This is what ACCA does, it works for all contractors. I encourage anyone who has a suggestion for ACCA to reach out to them and let them know how they can help you.”

“ACCA takes tremendous strides to ensure that they have quality information and resources for all of its members,” said Paton. “While they have always had commercial training and products, they were not always what we needed at the time. Once ACCA met with several groups of commercial contractors, they had a better understanding of how they can meet our needs, and are working hard to start developing those resources. However, it’s going to take continued involvement from contractors, because our needs are always evolving. If we want ACCA to be able to meet those needs today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now, we have to proactively work with them and let them know what those needs are and participate in the events they schedule.”

In the coming months, ACCA will be launching a new monthly eNewsletter focused on commercial contracting and scheduling Town Hall webcasts covering the topics that the Commercial Service Committee suggests.

ACCA will also be holding the Commercial Contracting Roundtable at the IE3 Show 2017. This will take the place of the commercial learning track, and will feature a revamped scheduled and all new learning labs.

This is an ongoing program that ACCA is working on. If you have suggestions or would like to be part of the Commercial Service Committee, please email Melissa Broadus, ACCA’s director of communications and staff liaison for the committee at (703) 824-8842 or


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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.