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A Discussion with Our New MACC President, James Padavan

We are delighted to welcome James Padavan, owner of Air Design, Inc., as our new MACC president for 2021–2022. In this, our first issue of MACC News in the new year, we are excited to feature a Q&A interview with James, who was eager to share his expectations and hopes for MACC today and into the future. James Padavan MACC: Let’s begin with the impact of Covid-19 on our industry. How do you foresee the… Read More

MACC Announces 2020 Scholarship Winner

MACC is delighted to announce that the 2020 Scholarship Award has been presented to Nina Figetakis, who will attend the University of Scranton in the fall. Nina is the daughter of PJ Mechanical supervisor John Figetakis. Nina was eager to express her appreciation and tell us about herself and her future plans. Nina Figetakis “First and foremost, I would like to say thank you for awarding me this scholarship. The award will be put towards… Read More

MACC Hosts Annual Holiday Party

MACC hosted its annual Holiday Party on December 5th at Morton’s Steakhouse in Great Neck. Sgt. Miguel Guzman, HM1 (FMF), Jacob Watts, and Jimmy Moyen, First Choice Mechanical. More than 70 guests came out to celebrate the holiday season! In a yearly tradition, they hosted a Toys for Tots Fundraiser and were lucky enough to have two Marines attend to collect the boxes of toys. The event was graciously sponsored by ABCO, Johnson Controls, Johnstone… Read More

HVAC Expert, Kerry O’Brien Speaks at Metropolitan A/C Contractors of New York’s Survive and Thrive Event

Kerry O’Brien, president and co-owner of T.F. O’Brien Cooling and Heating in Long Island, spoke at the Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York’s (MACC) “How to Survive and Thrive in the HVAC Industry” event held on Thursday, September 12. T F O’Brien President Kerry O’Brien The seminar for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals began at 6 p.m. at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. O’Brien, a Long Island native, discussed his experience building his… Read More

MACC Hosts an Islander’s Game Event

MACC hosted an Islander’s Game Event on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at NYCB LIVE/Nassau Coliseum. The sold out event was generously sponsored by ABCO, Daikin and USI Insurance Services. It was a great night of networking, as well as enjoying a game with family and friends!… Read More

MACC Hosts Round Table Meeting

MACC hosted its Round Table meeting on Thursday, November 1st. The topic of the night was things that can hurt your business. The panelists included: Tommy Williams, USI, who discussed Labor Laws, Uninsured Subcontractors/underinsured Subcontract and Ladder Alternative Program. Sal Ferrara, Electrical Training Center; Tommy Williams, USI; Roy Bernheimer, Cascade Water Services Inc.; and Brian Shenker, Portnoy, Messinger, & Pearl. Sal Ferrara, Electrical Training Center, who discussed OSHA 30. Roy Bernheimer, Cascade Water Services Inc.,… Read More