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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the HVACR community, working together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments. Our roots stretch back to the early part of the 20th century, and the organization was incorporated in its present form over 40 years ago. 

AHRI – Ensuring human comfort, productivity, and safety, while practicing environmental stewardship is the mission of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Our 300 member companies produce more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment made in North America. Through our certification program, standards, advocacy, and other activities, we strive to help save energy, improve productivity, and ensure a better environment.

BuyMax Alliance® is a Business-to-Business Internet buying site for residential HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and roofing service contractors. BuyMax Alliance negotiates product discounts to help members lower operating costs and improve profitability. To help our members compete against the "Big Box" retailers, BuyMax Alliance offers exclusive, high quality "can't be price-shopped" Private Label products. 

Comfort Institute provides training and support to a network of independent comfort contractors across North America. These programs help member contractors solve problems like those listed above for their homeowner customers. They also help contractors provide the highest possible quality of heating and cooling service and installations, at competitive prices.


The mission of the Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Professional Alliance is to promote quality and professionalism, to help our members become more profitable, and to enhance the HVAC/R industry's image to the consumer. 

The Indiana HVAC Association is the not-for-profit state association for the heating and cooling industry across the state of Indiana. Association members are committed to providing the top quality technical expertise, customer service, and business operations in Indiana HVAC.  Whether you’re a homeowner looking for someone to repair your furnace, or a large business searching for a contractor for your new building, the Indiana HVAC Association will have a provider for your needs.

Hudson Ink is a marketing firm that specializes in the HVAC industry. Hudson Ink exists to bring you more leads, in less time, from more people, at a lower cost.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the leading certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and is the only test supported by the entire industry.

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National Comfort Institute (NCI) is proud to partner with Jackson Systems through the NCI ContractorsONE™ Member Rewards & Vendor Rebate Program. If you're a member of NCI, you automatically qualify for special offers from Jackson Systems through this program. Not a member? Visit or call 800-633-7058 to find out more. 

About NCI NCI offers an unparalleled approach to contracting that virtually guarantees you'll make more money while providing a better service to your customers. Throughout the past two decades, NCI developed a game-changing program based on Performance-Based Contracting™, a method that will have an extraordinary impact on your business. From the owner to the technician out in the field, CSR's to the sales team, NCI has a cohesive performance-based business model designed to launch your company to new levels of productivity and profitability. 

Nexstar® Network was founded on the premise of Contractor Success Through Education and Sharing, a principle that guides us today and every day. Nexstar's only purpose is to help each other succeed. 
The Nexstar® Network mission is to guide and develop independent service providers to be simply the best in customer service, profitability and employee satisfaction. We strive to help members improve the professionalism of their business to meet that mission. We achieve these goals by networking among members to identify the best practices in the residential services industry and share them with each other. 

The fundamental purpose that drives PHCC of NC is the desire to serve its members for their benefit and growth.  To fulfill that purpose, we envision being the leading resource provider for education, expertise and business enhancement services for the cooling, heating, and plumbing contractors in North Carolina and serving as the voice of these industries on a local, state and national level. Our service to the cooling, heating, and plumbing industries is evident as we encourage and facilitate the education, expertise, and professionalism of our contractor and associate members and the industry at large for their benefit, and for the safety and well-being of the industry and the general public.

Praxis S-10® is the fastest growing Success College For Contractors in history, founded by HVAC industry legends and innovation pioneers Jim Abrams and Terry Nicholson, in conjunction with one of the nation’s most successful residential contractors, Jimmy Hiller. This organization is the culmination of four decades of industry innovation, trailblazing leadership and world-class contracting knowledge.

ProTradeNet® serves as the vendor relations department for The Dwyer Group® and their seven franchise companies including, Mr. Rooter®, Mr.Electric®, Mr. Appliance®, Rainbow International®, Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor® and The Grounds Guys®. PTN is a platform in which franchisees are able to build and maintain relationships and programs with preferred vendors stronger than the franchisee would be able to establish and negotiate individually. 


The general purpose of the Association shall be to elevate the levels of competence, professionalism and success of businesses and their employees that operate within the heating and air conditioning industry in South Carolina to the benefit of the consumer.

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The Service Roundtable is a revolutionary organization founded by a collaboration of leading contractors to share information and help other contractors improve their sales, marketing, operations and profitability. For a very low monthly subscription, contractors are provided with a variety of business tools, such as direct mail letters, brochures, sales literature, training material, pricing spreadsheets and more. 

Success Group International (SGI) is the home of the successful independent contractor. Business owners who are looking to achieve freedom of time, financial independence and market dominance will find the programs, training, and support to achieve their goals through SGI. Our mission demands that Every Member Succeeds! 

Smart HVACR Products introduces products and services that help the HVACR contractors work smarter.

Southeast Michigan Air Conditioning Contractors Association is a group of residential and commercial service, replacement, and new installation contractors spread throughout southeast Michigan (greater metro Detroit). We also have associate members including insurance and HVAC suppliers. Our goal is to be the complete source for HVAC information for the media and customers in southeast Michigan -- with the most qualified and trusted HVAC member contractors. 

Formed in 1998, The Unified Group is an association of more than 50 of the very best independent HVAC commercial contractors in the industry. Our goal is to make great HVAC companies even stronger, and by doing so, to increase the value we each provide to our customers, whether they are local, regional, or national businesses. We bring together the best people to share best practices and experiences with each other. Through the sharing, our members become more productive, more profitable and greater resources to their customers. The real strength of the group is in the quality of our members and their willingness to share information that helps us all to become more successful. To learn more about The Unified Group please visit


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