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AHR Expo Announces 2019 Innovation Award Winners

Show Management recently announced the winners of the 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition. Each year, products in 10 different categories are recognized for being some of the HVACR industry’s most innovative products, systems and technologies. Winners will be featured at the Show in Atlanta in January 2019. Winners were selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated each award entry based on its innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact. Read More

American Standard Announces 2018 Building a Higher Standard Dealer and Distributor Award Winners

American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced today the 2018 winners of the Building a Higher Standard awards for commitment to customers, employees and their communities. American Standard launched the awards program this year to recognize independent HVAC dealers across the country for exemplifying the brand’s core values, including integrity, community involvement, teamwork, and a focus on continuous improvement in… Read More

Ellsworth’s Heating and Cooling Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Ellsworth’s Heating and Cooling, located at 1905 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, FL 33903, is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Ellsworth’s Heating and Cooling Warehouse ManagerCarl Pinault, (12 years with company) President Will Barnesand Service Manager Jack McKinley (22 years with company). Ellsworth’s Heating & Cooling was founded in 1968, making it one of the oldest air conditioning companies in the tri-county area. Started as a one-man operation by George Ellsworth… Read More

Kent Hartwig Retires from Palm Beach State College

Kent Hartwig, a long-time supporter of HVAC apprenticeships in the Palm Beach County area, he retired from his position as Palm Beach State College Apprenticeship Program Director. Kent Hartwig A native of Ohio, Kent moved to Florida in 1983 after graduating with a BS in Technology Education from Morehead State University in Kentucky. He taught machining, welding and electrical at John I. Leonard H.S. in West Palm from 1983 through 2004. Kent worked as Program… Read More

Leigh Vanneman Announces Retirement

Leigh Vanneman has announced his retirement from Trane/Ingersoll Rand after 37 years of employment with the company. A North Carolina native, Leigh moved to Florida in 1971 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1976. Upon graduation he worked briefly in the solar industry and managed a small air conditioning equipment manufacturing company in Tampa for several years. Leigh Vanneman Leigh joined Trane in Tampa as a… Read More

Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning Earns Comfortmaker Elite Dealer Status

Comfortmaker distributor Florida Cooling Supply (FCS) recently announced that Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning, located at 1606 Aber Rd., Orlando, FL 32807, has been granted Comfortmaker Elite Dealer status. “We are proud that Sunshine Heating & Air Conditioning has allowed us to partner with them and has qualified as a Comfortmaker Elite Dealer,” stated FCS Central Florida Territory Manager Dennis Marczak. “They are currently the only Elite Dealer in Florida, having committed to making the… Read More