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Matthew Holtkamp President of Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG) Presents Letter to Members

What a great first quarter of our fiscal year! Tucker and I have traveled the state recruiting new members. We’ve also met in LaGrange several times with our new marketing partner, Elite Marketing Co. to work on our new proposed website. We can’t wait to get your feedback during the district meetings. Matthew Holtkamp One thing that became quickly apparent during our recruitment was that just the two of us out here might only bump… Read More

Bringing New Recruiting and Training Opportunities to CAAG

Altierus Career College (ACC) in Atlanta and Altierus Training Solutions (ATS) recently renewed membership in CAAG at the statewide level for 2021-22. Both entities are part of ECMC Education ‒ a nonprofit provider of educational solutions rooted in innovation, employer collaboration and industry stewardship. We participated in the CAAG Annual Conference in Savannah this past March and look forward to future engagements at an increased level, beginning with the District meetings this fall. ACC provides… Read More

Conditioned Air Association of Georgia Partners with Local Career College on Workforce Development

When Tucker Green took the reins as Executive Director for the Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG), he recognized the industry needed more than an infusion of talent. It needed new sources of talent and new approaches to developing it. The imminent threat of retirement by many HVAC professionals was only exacerbated by shortfall in labor supply during the pandemic. He knew the industry needed to take new action. Tucker Green (far left) Executive Director… Read More

CAAG Announces New Leadership as Founder Retires After 41 Years of Dedicated Service

The Conditioned Air Association of Georgia, Inc. (CAAG) is excited to announce new leadership as they honor the outgoing Executive Director. Tucker Green was tapped to succeed Bruce Widener who is retiring after 41 years of successfully leading Georgia’s only statewide HVAC association. Tucker Green Widener co-founded CAAG with Bob Kesterton and Earl Smith in 1980. Under his leadership, CAAG enacted countless pieces of legislation, grew membership and revenue, and raised the professional standards for… Read More

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… Read More

Bruce Widener to Officially Retire from CAAG

As many of you know I will be officially retired from CAAG on July 1, 2021, after 41 years! When Earl Smith, Bob Kesterton and I met for lunch 41 years ago to talk about forming a state association of HVAC contractors, none of us knew what could be accomplished. Who knew? Where did the time go? Now we are admired by HVAC and other trade associations around the country! I really think we have… Read More