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Governor Brian Kemp Names Two New Appointments to the State Construction Industry Licensing Board – Division of Conditioned Air Contractors

The Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG) commends Governor Kemp for his exceptional selections to fill two vacant seats. CAAG President, Matthew Holtkamp, is one of the two appointees. He makes the second active CAAG member to serve on the distinguished board. James Martin Ford of Augusta, GA is the appointee to fill a vacant engineer position on the board. The State Construction Industry Licensing Board protects the public against faulty construction installations through the licensing of contractors. The Board establishes and administers standards for the licensing of contractors. This great responsibility makes it imperative that the board consist of high-quality industry professionals. CAAG looks forward to the productive service of these two new appointees that fit that mold!

Matthew Holtkamp
Matthew Holtkamp

Matthew Holtkamp is the founder and president of Holtkamp Heating & Air, Georgia’s largest American Standard dealer. With 30+ years of industry experience, Holtkamp has built a business offering superior customer service and a team approach. Holtkamp currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG), and previously served as the president of the Metropolitan Atlanta Air Conditioning Contractors Association. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two daughters and are active members in their community.

James Martin Ford attended Virginia Tech where he earned his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, Ford moved to Augusta, Georgia where he began his career in the plant engineering and facility management field. In the early years of his professional career, he attended Augusta College, receiving his MBA. Ford began work in the mechanical engineering consulting business in 1989, achieved Professional Engineer registration in 1992, and became a partner in the firm in 1994. He currently serves as President of PFA Engineering, Inc. Ford and his wife, Cynthia, have two children and reside in Richmond County.

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