ACCA Seeks 2018 Service Manager of the Year Nominations

July 24, 2018

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is seeking nominations for the Service Manager of the Year Award Program. Each year, ACCA presents the Service Manager of the Year award to one outstanding individual and recognizes them at ACCA’s Service Leadership Forum. This year, ACCA will present the award at the 2018 Service Leadership Forum taking place November 8 & 9 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Service managers who work for an ACCA member company in good standing are eligible and must be nominated by their company's owner, president, or general manager. The ideal candidate promotes teamwork amongst all departments, emphasizes the importance of continuous training and learning, develops programs to motivate employees, and focuses on providing superior customer service.

“Service managers are vital to the success of contracting businesses and ACCA is proud to recognize one of these outstanding individuals each year,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA President and CEO. “Each year, ACCA receives many terrific nominations for individuals who are committed to the quality contracting practices that ACCA members are known for. Once again, ACCA is excited to review the applications of these industry leaders and recognize a deserving individual.”

The deadline to submit nominations is September 7, 2018. The 2018 award winner will be presented with ACCA’s American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol Building on National HVAC Technician Day. The flag was flown by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2), former President of Mullin Plumbing, Heating and Air.

Contracting company owners, presidents, and general managers can nominate their service manager for the award at

The 2016 Service Manager of the Year was Carol Grooms of Carolina Comfort Air, Inc.

The 2017 Service Manager of the Year was Chris Gessner of Schaafsma Heating & Cooling Co.

For more information, please contact ACCA’s Director of Industry and External Relations, Todd Washam, 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.