Total Air & Heat Co. Honored with Federated Insurance's ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award

Alexandria, VA (April 4, 2023) − The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that Total Air & Heat Co. in Plano, TX, received the 2023 Federated Insurance® ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award. Justin Lauten, general manager of Total Air & Heat Co. accepted the award during the Awards & Welcome Reception on April 2, 2023, during the ACCA 2023 Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA.

ACCA Corporate Partner, Federated Insurance®, presents the ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award annually to an ACCA member that prioritizes four important components: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, and Responsibility (S.T.A.R.). In order to be eligible, the contracting company must be an ACCA member and a Federated Insurance client.

“Total Air & Heat understands that hiring the best people is important in order to meet their work standards. Everyone—from technicians to sales staff—has extensive HVAC experience, which helps to create a positive working environment that values risk management and safety,” said Pat Cunningham, senior national account executive at Federated Insurance. “Their commitment to day-to-day safety for their employees, along with providing excellent customer service, helps them stand out in their industry.”

"Total Air & Heat Co. and the Lauten family are strong supporters of the HVACR industry and ACCA. They are an excellent example of how to run a safe and successful company, which is seen through their work with ACCA and the Texas Air Conditioning Association and through their long list of awards from their community, their manufacturers, and their associations," said Barton James, ACCA president & CEO. "We are grateful for our partnership with Federated Insurance and the opportunity to recognize an excellent ACCA member, such as Total Air & Heat Co., who prioritizes safety and shared responsibility for putting their teams' well-being first."

Federated Insurance has been an ACCA Corporate Partner since 2009, providing ACCA's members with business insurance and risk management resources.
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For more information about the Federated Insurance ACCA Super S.T.A.R. Award or ACCA, please contact Melissa Broadus, ACCA director of member communications and committee liaison, at or (703) 824-8842.