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TRACCA Advances First Apprenticeship Program Class

TRACCA’s inaugural 1st year apprenticeship class Congratulations to the Tallahassee Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association’s (TRACCA) very first Apprenticeship Class. 14 – 1st year Apprentices completed the program and will move on to the 2nd Year in the Fall. The TRACCA organization is a Chapter of the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) and their goal is to bring more value to the local HVAC Community in Tallahassee. This year’s advancers are… Read More

FRACCA Conducts 2021 Virtual Conference

The Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) held its 2021 Annual Conference virtually on March 24, 2021. The 2-hour Zoom event featured guest speakers discussing topics which impact how contractors conduct their businesses. Dale Carnegie Partner and Trainer Christine Ramirez conducted an interactive presentation on personal relationships Attorney Tray Batcher of Cotney Construction Law Group provided an update on the latest American Rescue Plan and encouraged FARCCA members to take advantage of their… Read More

February 2021 Florida Legislative Update

Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts of a February Florida legislative update provided by Brian Lambert, a partner at the law firm Cotney Attorneys and Consultants. Brian is the Florida HVACR industry lobbyist for FRACCA (Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association). For a complete listing of the legislative activities email paula.huband@FRACCAair.com or call 407-676-0031. Florida HVACR industry lobbyist for FRACCA, Brian Lambert. Ordered by Bill Number SB 0268 – Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing by Perry… Read More

An Open Letter from Richard Sims, President of the Florida Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Association (FRACCA)

We will be hearing a lot more about the HFC (R410A) phasedown and switch to mildly flammable R32; you may have noticed more solicitations in your inbox. I just got one telling me that I am going to love new restrictions on R-410A, switching to extremely expensive, less safe refrigerant and downgrading codes so it can be legal. It is good for business and virtue signaling according to its strongest supporters; the HVACR industry. Climate… Read More

Lobbyist Clayton Osteen Advocates for FRACCA

Cotney Construction Lobbying is pleased to announce that Clayton Osteen continues to advocate for the HVAC industry by serving as a lobbyist for the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA). FRACCA lobbyist Clayton Osteen of Cotney Construction Lobbying Clayton Osteen is committed to promoting FRACCA’s agenda and ensuring that the collective voice of the industry is being heard. As FRACCA’s lobbyist, Clayton tracks bills that could potentially impact the association and its members. Read More

Cotney Construction Law/FRACCA COVID-19 Webinars

 I had the privilege to sit in on two April COVID-19 legal update webinars hosted by the Cotney Construction Law firm and was impressed with the amount of information shared with the audience. The content targeted contractors in general with details highlighted for specific trades. Cotney Construction Law is an avid supporter of the... Read More