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MACCA and SWACCA Host 9th Annual Sporting Clay Challenge

Each year in February, The Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) challenges the South West Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SWACCA) Chapter to a good ole shooting competition! The shootout took place on February 13, 2021. SWACCA took home the trophy! Team members Ty Copeland, Michael Porter and Tim Dupre Now in its ninth year, it is one of our largest fundraisers and is held at the Sarasota Gun Club in Nokomis, FL. This is… Read More

York Factory Direct Names Lemuel “Lenny” Grajales Store Manager for Tallahassee, FL

Lenny Grajales has been named Store Manager for Tallahassee for the Factory Direct region. In this position, Lenny will assume all Store Manager duties and lead the Tallahassee team, driving customer engagement and achieving residential and commercial sales growth goals for the store. He will work closely with the sales team, marketing, and the Factory Direct leadership to ensure their core business objectives, programs and offerings meet the needs of the Factory Direct customer network. Read More

2nd Annual HVACR Training Symposium Held in Clermont, FL

The 2nd Annual HVACR Training Symposium was held March 11 through 13, 2021 at the Kalos Services headquarters in Clermont, FL. Organized by Bryan Orr, Vice-President of Service and co-founder of Kalos and founder of the online HVAC School (hvacrschool.com) training website, the event attracted attendees, instructors and exhibitors from throughout the United States. Symposium organizerBryan Orr introduces oneof the many training sessions Limited to 200 enrolled attendees and an unlimited number of… Read More

Introducing Chad Wetzel, CE Florida Region President

Chad Wetzel joined CE Florida in 2019 as Vice President of Sales, bringing with him over twenty-five years of experience in all levels of distribution. Prior to entering distribution, Chad served in the United States Marine Corp and as a Police Officer in Central Pennsylvania where he implemented the first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program into several local elementary schools. Chad Wetzel, President, CE Florida Region Chad started his distribution career in ground level sales,… Read More

Ducane/Oldach-sponsored RaceFactory Auto Racing Team Shines at Sebring SCCA Cabin Fever Cure Event

The RaceFactory auto team performed very well at the Central Florida Region Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Cabin Fever Cure races held at the historic Sebring Raceway February 13 and 14, 2021 in Sebring, FL. RaceFactory Team drivers Juan Ferrer and Sergio Sanjenis with the Ducane/Oldach-sponsored 1993 Honda Civic Sponsored by equipment manufacturer Ducane Air Conditioning and Heating and Oldach Refrigeration, Air Conditioner and Ventilation Supplier, the Race Factory 1993 Honda Civic competed in… Read More

SWACCA Honors Theo Etzel, Conditioned Air with 2021 Pioneer Award

February is a special month for the Southwest Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SWACCA). Annually the association installs its newly elected officers and board members and announces its Pioneer Award recipient. This year, 60 SWACCA members and guests were in attendance to congratulate Theo Etzel of Conditioned Air, Naples, Florida as he accepted the 2021 SWACCA Pioneer Award. Presenting the award was Tim Dupre, Conditioned Air’s CEO and SWACCA Past President. Theo Etzel (left) of Conditioned… Read More