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Panel Addresses the Supply Chain at SWACCA Meeting

A panel of speakers representing manufacturing, distribution and contractors discussed the current supply chain issues facing the industry at the South West (Florida) Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SWACCA) meeting held June 8, 2021 at the Embassy Suites in Estero, FL. The panel: Dave Johnson of B&I Contractors, Zac Myers of Daikin and Dennis Nelson of Baker Distributing Contractors have been faced with equipment and supplies shortages, price increases and unpredictable delivery schedules for months with… Read More

MACCA and SWACCA Host 9th Annual Sporting Clay Challenge

Each year in February, The Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) challenges the South West Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SWACCA) Chapter to a good ole shooting competition! The shootout took place on February 13, 2021. SWACCA took home the trophy! Team members Ty Copeland, Michael Porter and Tim Dupre Now in its ninth year, it is one of our largest fundraisers and is held at the Sarasota Gun Club in Nokomis, FL. This is… Read More

SWACCA Honors Theo Etzel, Conditioned Air with 2021 Pioneer Award

February is a special month for the Southwest Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SWACCA). Annually the association installs its newly elected officers and board members and announces its Pioneer Award recipient. This year, 60 SWACCA members and guests were in attendance to congratulate Theo Etzel of Conditioned Air, Naples, Florida as he accepted the 2021 SWACCA Pioneer Award. Presenting the award was Tim Dupre, Conditioned Air’s CEO and SWACCA Past President. Theo Etzel (left) of Conditioned… Read More

SWACCA Fall Golf Tournament a Winner for All

Contributed by SWACCA Executive Director Cheryl Harris At last, SWACCA (Southwest Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association) members got a break from COVID worries by attending the association’s annual golf outing October 17. The Tournament had been rescheduled because of rain and reformatted due to COVID. Twelve teams weathered all the changes and were rewarded with a beautiful, sunny afternoon on the links at the Spring Run Golf Club, Bonita Springs. The 1st Place Victor team:… Read More

SWACCA Starts Up Regular Monthly Program Meetings

After a long spell of scheduling and then rescheduling program meetings, SWACCA’s Board finally felt the time was right to restart monthly in-person programming. To date, the meetings have been successful in number of attendees and following COVID safety practices indicating contractors were ready for non-Zoom networking. Mike Antonucci, SWACCA President, welcoming members back. The first meeting was August 4 held at the Veteran’s Museum in Cape Coral. The location offered plenty of room for… Read More

PBACCA, RACCA, SFACA and SWACCA Install 2020 Boards of Directors

PBACCA Contributed by Pam Ripple, PBACCA Executive Director The Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PBACCA) celebrated the installation of the 2020 Officers and Directors’ on January 11th with a wonderful cocktail hour and dinner at Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach. More than 60 members of PBACCA enjoyed fabulous food, great company, and entertainment by The Promises, which was sponsored by Federated Insurance. The installation began with an open bar, appetizers and socializing compliments of Al… Read More