The newly formed Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) - New Jersey Chapter, recently held an inaugural membership drive and first annual gala. Since its founding, the chapter has gained 126 new members.
“New Jersey contractors deserve to have the best, and ACCA brings that to them. A successful membership drive was an important step in helping the HVACR industry in New Jersey,” says Fred Hutchinson, CEO of Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling in Cherry Hill and a director for ACCA NJ.
“The NJ chapter was formed less than a year ago. This exciting and rapid growth only supports New Jersey’s need for the ACCA.”
ACCA New Jersey’s President Joe Roberts, of Joseph H. Roberts, Inc., spearheaded the membership initiative increasing the number of members from 74 to 200.
In conjunction with the first ever membership drive, ACCA New Jersey held their first annual Gala on May 2nd in Atlantic City during the ACCA regional trade show. Pete Sanders of P.R. Sanders Home Services was awarded for bringing in the most New Member Applications.
- The team of Fred Hutchinson, Bob McAllister, Ted Laury, Pete Sanders received $100 gift cards for signing up the most new members.
- Pete Sanders won an iPad3 for most sign-ups by one person
- Ed Baumann won a free pass to the gala for being the most inspirational team member.
- The Team that signs up the least new members received: Alber Services t-shirt and other items WINNER: Bill Abrams and Bill Campbell signed up the fewest new members, and received an Alber Services T-shirt.
In addition to Roberts and Hutchinson, board members for the new organization are:
- Brian J. Bovio, Bovio Advanced Comfort & Energy Solutions, Sicklerville
- Angela Hines, Rubino Service Co., Voorhees
- David Indursky, Encon Mechanical, Ocean
- Allen Hauber, Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning, Staten Island, NY
- Scott Nelson, Oceanside Service, Inc., Allenhurst
- Robert Ring, Meyer & Depew Co., Inc., Kenilworth
- Bob McAllister, McAllister, The Service Company, Somers Point.
With the addition of ACCA New Jersey, ACCA has 10 state chapters and 33 local chapters serving contractors nationwide.