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Tuesday September 19, 2017

American Universal Supply
HICKSVILLE
3pm-5pm

120 New South Road
Hicksville, NY 11801


Summer: Volume 2

Summer is winding down and Labor Day is right around the corner. That means vacations are over and schools are back in session which in turn brings back my least favorite thing TRAFFIC! Hopefully the hot weather continues through the end of September to keep most air conditioning contractors busy.


True Heroes of Summer

ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions celebrates HVAC and Refrigeration Professionals by toasting them as the “true heroes of summer” on the cover of its summer newsletter.

Multifamily Energy Efficiency Solutions Contractor Training

Join Community Retrofit NYC at a free training session on solutions and technologies for common energy efficiency retrofits. This training is open to general and specialized contractors servicing small and mid-sized multifamily buildings. Find out more.

Summer: Volume 1

The summer has finally arrived!  That means increased business for air conditioning service contractors.  Remember customer service is key to building a relationship with your current and new customers.

New York Paid Family Leave Act

Last week, the New York Department of Financial Services announced the amount of the weekly contribution rate for employees pursuant to  the New York Paid Family Leave Act. The weekly contribution rate is 0.126% of the employee’s weekly wage, capped at New York State’s average weekly wage of $1,305.92. The maximum possible contribution is $1.65 per week. These amounts are subject to increase in future years.


Spring 17: Volume 2

MACC just hosted their annual cocktail party at Union Prime Steak & Sushi.  As always it was a great networking event amongst our peers in the industry.  The unseasonable 90-degree weather kept the party inside but that did not take away from the event.  It was nice to see some familiar faces.

The next planned event for MACC is “Take me out to the Mets” Friday June 2nd at Citifield which is always a fan favorite.  Hopefully the Mets can dig their way out of their early season slump.

Hope to see you soon.

-Brian


York Spring Training

York is hosting a free Connected Solutions Training Class, co-instructed with Honeywell, on May 30, 2017. The class will concentrate on connected solutions technology for remote access temperature control. 

Spring 17: Volume 1

The warmer months are upon us and spring has arrived. Before you know it, we will be in cooling season which is a busy time of year for most air conditioning contractors.

Our last month’s meeting was a well-attended event. We had our Passing of the Torch meeting at a new venue for MACC at The Woodlands in Woodbury, NY. As always, John DeLillo ran a great presentation.

Check out our website at www.maccny.org to get information on MACC’s 2017 Seminar Program, which is geared toward field technicians.

Hope to see you soon at future meetings.

Brian

2017 Seminar Program

We are excited to announce our 2017 Seminar Program, which consists of three classes that will be held over the course of the year. Our first seminar will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017. All classes will be held at the Electrical Training Center in Copiague. The cost to attend each class is $199 for MACC Members and $299 for Non-Members.

Please click here for the 2017 Seminar Program Brochure.


Winter 2017: Volume 2

The winter is half over and it’s been a mild one in terms of snow.  Hopefully it remains the same the rest of the way.  Spring can’t come soon enough.

We have a great event planned for our April 6th meeting.  Fujitsu will be hosting a comedy night at their Fujitsu Airspace showroom.  The Fujitsu Airspace is in a penthouse located in New York City that overlooks Times Square with floor to ceiling windows.  The comedian on hand will be Michael Palascak who was featured on TV shows such as Last Comic Standing and The Late Late show with Colin Ferguson.  It will be an excellent event to attend and network with your peers.

— Brian


2017 Commercial HVAC Trade Show

March 30, 2017 11 AM - 5 PM

@ Metlife Stadium Coaches Club

Commercial HVAC Products from Industry Leaders in Unitary Equipment, Light Commercial, Controls, Building Automation, and More!


36th Annual ABCO EXPO for HVAC and Refrigeration Professionals

ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions invites all HVAC (Heating/ Ventilation/ Air-Conditioning) and Refrigeration professionals to the ABCO EXPO 2017, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, New York, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Show hours are 12:30 pm to 8 pm. Admission and parking are free. The show is also open to developers, builders and students.

President's Message - January 2017

I would like to thank the board and it’s members for letting me represent MACC New York this upcoming year.

I would especially like to thank past president Marc Soffler. Marc became president at a tough time for this organization transitioning from ACCA to MACC. I think I can speak on behalf of the board by saying Marc did a tremendous job. I have some big shoes to fill but I am up for the challenge.


President's Message - November 2016

Santa or Scrooge, how will your employees feel about you at the end of the year. Annual bonuses are the best way to show your appreciation for those individuals who have gone above and beyond throughout the year. Recent studies show that the bonus plan should always be merit based. It is the best way to validate an employee’s hard work, and is also leverage for the employer to use an incentive to motivate those who may not be performing to standard. The expectation that every employee will receive equal bonus based on position is outdated, and simply provides no benefit to the employer.


President's Message - October 2016

Now that the hottest part of the summer season is behind us, fall is a good time to evaluate the successes and failures of the previous season.

Many of us get wrapped up in the day to day operations of our businesses and forget to take the time to evaluate the processes that can affect the profitability of our companies. We often rely on looking at the bottom line at the end of the year to determine our success. Both profitable and unprofitable businesses need to be prepared for the hazards and opportunities in the future.


President's Message - September 2016

This summer has proven to be the summer of records, record temperatures and record attendance to MACC social events.   So far, this summer is considered to be one of the hottest summers, and, as many HVAC professionals know, the summer means being swarmed by customers, tired employees, and overworked management staff.


President's Message - July 2016

Although summer is perhaps the busiest time of the year for most of us in the HVAC industry, finding new potential customers needs to be a part of our everyday activities.

Generating sales leads traditionally begins with networking.  Joining other trade associations and becoming actively involved with their events and programs can be a great source of new customers.  Another resource might be to simply contact your friends and family and ask them to make introductions to people who may be interested in your products or services.


President's Message - June 2016

It seems every spring my wife comments on the weather as “crazy and unusual for this time of year”.  In fact, the sudden changes of cold and warm days during the shoulder season are quite normal.  The average daily temperature of 61 degrees in New York during the month of May has been the same for the past twenty years, give or take a few degrees.

As an HVAC contractor, I try to stay informed of the temperature and future weather patterns.  As spring approaches, being aware of the weather allows me to anticipate future work load and prevent unnecessary frustration for my customers.  It also reminds me of the urgency to complete the seasonal inspections in a timely manner and to prepare the service department to gear up for a hectic few weeks.

President's Message - May 2016

It’s apparent that MACC has established itself as a successful trade association that represents the HVAC community in the greater New York Area.  The current board of directors, in collaboration with Association Development Services, continue to provide many exciting new programs and events throughout the year.  Our entertaining networking events, “Workshop Program”, technical training, are all contributing to record attendance to our events.


President's Message - April 2016

As contractors prepare for the upcoming cooling season, we are once again challenged with finding competent employees to assist in running our companies.  Finding a steady source of quality employees is vital for a company's growth.

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Martes-Jueves, Abril 5-7, 2016

A Mitsubishi CITY MULTI Service & Installation Class will be given IN SPANISH in White Plains on Tue/Wed/Thurs, April 5, 6 & 7  from 8 am — 4 pm. It's a great opportunity for Spanish speaking customers to learn the ins and outs of the most advanced VRF systems in the industry with this informative 3-day course EN ESPAÑOL!

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ABCO EXPO

The fabulous, informative, and free 35th Annual ABCO EXPO is happening next week, March 9 at the Terrace on the Park in Flushing. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand, along with 9 new Tech Tips classes and many other benefits.
 
MACC Member ABCO HVAR Supply + Solutions invites all MACC members and their staffs to attend anytime from 12:30 pm to 8 pm. Please register here: ABCOhvacr.com or contact Chief Marketing Officer Bob Cesiro at 718-937-9005 ext.1280, or at oprfveb@nopb.pb.

B & F Johnstone Supply Spring Trade Show

B & F Johnstone Supply will be hosting their annual Spring Trade Show on March 23, 2016 at Citi Field in Flushing, NY from 1pm - 7pm.

President's Message - March 2016

The transition to MACC from ACCA Greater NY Chapter has given us the distinct opportunity to redevelop our organization into one that is a vital resource to industry professionals in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Despite the alteration made to the relationship with ACCA National and its local chapters, ACCA national will continue to be a good resource for our industry. The national organization has always been a strong voice on Capitol Hill before state legislators and utilities. Because of this, maintaining a relationship with ACCA might be beneficial for some members, but being a member of MACC gives you the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals in our area, as well as participate in topics that deal uniquely with HVAC issues that challenge contractors in the NY Metropolitan Area.

Twinco Trade Show

Twinco will be hosting their Annual Trade Show on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040 from 11 am-7 pm

Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates 2016 Winter/Spring Workshop Series

PMP offers a wide selection of general access human resource and labor relations educational programs. Below you can select and register for our upcoming 2016 Workshop Series. Please note: Most of our courses offer HRCI and PDC credits. Please click here for the 2016 Winter/Spring Workshop Series Schedule.

President's Message - February 2016

2016 is here and it’s time to set some goals for your business – and what better way than with New Year’s Resolutions?  The New Year is a good time to reflect on your business's progress over the past year and plan how you want your business to develop.

President's Message - January 2016

On behalf of the board of directors, Executive Director John F. DeLillo and Deputy Executive Director John F. Delillo Jr., I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
2015 was an exciting year for MACC. We emerged as a stronger and more organized group, offering many exciting new programs and events throughout the year.  We introduced a new venue for our annual golf outing, a redesigned newsletter, and the introduction of the “Workshop Program”. 

President's Message - December 2015

On behalf of the board of directors of MACC, I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season. This year, MACC emerged as a newly organized trade association of HVAC professionals in our area.

Through the efforts of the board of directors, we provided many exciting new programs and events for our membership.  Our new Workshop Series, an update newsletter and website, and a shift towards topics that deal with business development are just a few of our accomplishments for this year. 


President's Message - November 2015

As we move forward into the electronic age, business owners need to figure out the most effective way to market their company.  With the diversity of the different types of social media, search optimization, and ad words, most companies face the difficult decision to figure out where to allocate their marketing dollars.   Many of us relied on the yellow pages, but today find it difficult to justify the cost and evaluate the effectiveness of this type of marketing. 

One of the goals of MACC is to strengthen the exposure of contractors and associate members.  Our newsletter has been redesigned and will be distributed to other groups outside of this association.  This will improve our exposure with those of related industries and establish this organization as a single source of air conditioning professionals in the New York area.  Our web site will also be seeing many new improvements.  In addition to providing improved content and useful links, we will begin to profile member contractors, vendors and their companies more prominently on the landing page of the web site.  An improved means of searching for contractors and vendors will also make us more visible to potential customers.

I want to thank Wayne Atkins for presenting at our lasting monthly meeting. As part of our workshop series, on October 28th at Wales Darby in Islandia, Wayne will be providing a full day seminar detailing his techniques to improve your business.

Our next meeting will be at Westbury Manor on  November 5th.  I look forward to seeing you there. Remember to visit our web site for upcoming events.


President's Message - October 2015

With the recent outbreak of legionnaire’s disease, both city and state health officials of New York enacted emergency policies to control the further outbreaks of the deadly disease. These regulations require additional inspections every 90 days and immediate disinfection once a culture sample tests positive.  This is just one example on how the government is playing a greater role in the way we as contractors conduct business.

Another example of government intervention, frustrating many of us, is the permitting process with the New York department of buildings and the numerous municipalities on long island.  The review period for a permit can take weeks before a permit is issued.  On Long Island, since there is no unified building permit, each town can enforce its own set of requirements.  Many towns are now instituting a policy requiring a restricted plumber’s license to conduit business.  These restrictions are making it more difficult for contractors to install equipment in a timely matter.  This is not only inconvenient for our customers, but often forces contractors to perform the work without permits.

It is important for contractors to unite through organizations like MACC to make sure that future policies are developed to benefit the contractor and improve the quality of service we provide for our customers.

I want to thank both Cascade and CSI for presenting information on the new guidelines concerning Legionnaire’s disease.  Our next meeting will be at Vivaldi Ristorante on October 1.  I look forward to seeing you there and remember to visit our web site for upcoming events.

President's Message - September 2015

The economy in New York seems to have finally rebounded and construction seems to be increasing at a brisk pace.  Although the increase of business is a good thing, it also places many hardships for HVAC companies.  Finding skilled and competent employees seems to be one of the biggest challenges.  The advanced technologies now found in equipment requires that training become a necessity to maintain an effective service department.  Contractors should start to develop an in-house training program and utilize the training classes offered by manufactures.  MACC will be expanding its Workshop Program by adding additional topics this year to help further educate your employees.
Our golf outing this year was a huge success.  The weather was beautiful and the golf course was in great condition.  This was the first year that the event was held at the Village of Lake Success, an appropriate representation of some of the changes ahead for this organization.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make the day more enjoyable.
As most of you are aware, the recent outbreak of Legionella is having a significant effect on our businesses.   At our next meeting on September 4th, Both Cascade and CSI will be presenting information regarding the EPA guidelines, treatments, and contractor and building owner’s responsibilities.  This is an important meeting and should be attended by all.  Please visit our website on a regular basis to stay informed about upcoming events.


President’s Message - July 2015

After being associated with ACCA for over thirty years, it is with great pleasure to announce that we have begun the rebranding of our association. We will now be known as MACC, Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York.

In addition to our new name and logo, within the next few weeks we will be announcing several exciting new benefits, programs and events that we will be offering our local community of Air Conditioning professionals.  Although we have transitioned from ACCA to MACC, our goal remains the same; to deliver informative content to our members, offer rewarding networking opportunities and provide members with the tools and resources necessary to grow their businesses.

The month of July always brings about warm temperatures, and as usual, causes everyone to be busy working long hours. However, summer is also the time of year where we get together and enjoy some leisure time. Our Cocktail Party, that took place last month at City Cellar, was a fantastic night, attended by both new and familiar faces. Another great event that took place is our annual Night at the Mets Game, where we were given the opportunity to spend quality time with our coworkers and their families. I would like to thank all of the sponsors for their support and continued participation in these events.

Please remember to sign up for our 37th Annual Golf Outing, which will take place on August 10th, at The Village Club at Lake Success. Our regular monthly meetings will resume again in September and I look forward to seeing you then.

President's Message - June 2015

As we approach the busy days of summer, it’s important that we encourage our employees to remain COOL when it comes to taking care of customers. We all know that warm weather tends to create stress for both customers and staff. It is important to have a conversation with your staff and technicians to discuss how they represent your company and that the experience they provide to the customer has a tremendous impact on the success of the business. A positive customer experience is the key to any prosperous service business.

As many of you are already aware, new changes for our organization will take place in the months ahead.  The Board of Directors and I are meeting on a regular basis to work toward creating a new identity and direction for our organization.  We will continue to provide informative content to our members and have many exciting topics planned for the upcoming year. We will also be adding new programming to our educational workshops that are geared toward providing both technical and business training for our employees.  
I would like to thank everyone who attended the April meeting at Vivaldi Restaurant. It was a beautiful night overlooking the Throgs Neck Bridge and Long Island Sound. I would also like to offer a special thanks to Jocelyn R. Nager for her presentation on credit and collection policies.

During the summer months we do not hold monthly meetings, but instead we have many exciting social events planned. Our Cocktail Party on June 4th at City Cellar will be a great opportunity to network with other members of our organization.  On June 12th we have our annual Baseball Outing at Citi Field, which is always a fun night for employees and their families.  In August, we will host our 37th Annual Golf Outing at The Village Club at Lake Success. Our regular monthly meeting will resume in September.  Please visit our website on a regular basis to stay informed about upcoming events.


President's Message - May 2015

The spring season brings about many changes as we transition from the long winter to the upcoming summer months. Beginning July 1st of this year, our chapter will be involved in a change to the membership structure between national and the local chapters of ACCA. Some of the immediate changes to take place as a result of this modification will be a new name for the chapter, a new logo, and the adjustment to how our membership dues are billed. Members will also have the opportunity to join the local and national organization independently.

Many of us see this as a great opportunity for a new beginning for the HVAC professionals in our area. This new independence, will give our organization the opportunity to focus more on our local community of professionals and continue to work toward making this organization more beneficial for members. We will continue to further develop our business and technical training courses, offer interesting dinner and networking events, and promote our organization to represent HVAC professionals as leaders in our industry.

At our last monthly meeting in April, we conducted a “round table meeting” in which we discussed various topics concerning the direction of our organization. Countless great ideas emerged from this event and the board of directors have been actively exploring many of those suggestions.  

There is no better time to become more involved in the association and assist in the formation of our new organization. I welcome your comments and look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting at Vivaldi Ristorante on May 15th.


ACCA Workshop - Close More Business & Keep More Customers!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
At the Wales Darby Energy Learning Center 

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President's Message - April 2015

Spring has finally arrived, and now it’s time to do a little spring cleaning to prepare for the start of summer.  Rotate your service vehicles back to the office and review their inventory.  Start by cleaning out the trucks and removing the unwanted items.   Replenish the trucks with items that will be most useful to perform spring inspections and deal with the upcoming heat of the summer. Developing a summer/winter parts list and properly maintaining truck inventory will prove to make your service fleet more efficient and more profitable.

For those of you who have not attended a recent monthly meeting, you are definitely missing out on programming that directly benefits your business.  Each month we invite speakers to present topics that focus on business development. So far this year, our topics have included improving customer service, sales training, and taking advantage of utility rebates to increase sales. 

I would like to thank Jeff Goldberg and Randi Busse for speaking at our last meeting.  Their presentation on improving the customer experience is an important topic and I’m planning on sending several employees to attend their workshop which will be held at Wales Darby in Islandia in April.


President's Message - March 2015

Snow is in the forecast, and once again management has to decide how to operate a HVAC service company in the winter months.  Take the time to review your procedures so decisions do not have to be made at the last minute.   Make sure you have an up to date list of employees with accurate contact information.  This will allow you to convey important company information to all of your employees.  This can be accomplished by an email blast, or perhaps a recorded message that is sent out by phone.   Establish procedures to make sure your technicians are prepared and capable of responding to emergency service calls.  If you decide to limit your operations during a snow storm,  make sure you can receive phone calls from your customers and have the capability of dispatching your service technicians.

I want to thank everyone who attended the February meeting at Westbury Manor.  It was nice to see many of the existing members, as well as some new faces.   Special thanks to John Franceschina and the staff from PSE&G.

Starting on March 16th, the national ACCA Conference will be held in Grapvine Texas.  This is a great opportunity to meet fellow professionals from our industry and discuss methods for improving your business.   Several members have already made their arrangements to attend the conference, so please contact our local chapter if you are planning to attend.   

The board of directors is dedicated to providing informative and entertaining content for our members and have many exciting topics planned for the upcoming year.   We will also be adding additional programming to our Educational Workshops, geared to providing both technical and business training for your employees.  Please visit our website on a regular basis (www.accany.org) to stay informed about upcoming events.

ACCA Conference & IE3 Expo - Where America’s Best Contractors Meet!

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At ACCA 2015 and IE3: Indoor Environment & Energy Expo, contractors—large and small—gather to see what’s new, make connections, and share ideas. Every year, the ACCA Conference brings together indoor environment and energy professionals for four days of learning, buying and selling, networking, and fun—all designed to help contractors grow and run successful operations.

Whether you are looking to increase your bottom line, expand into new markets, or find new ways to motivate your employees, ACCA 2015 can address all those issues and more! When you attend ACCA 2015 you will strike up conversation in the hallways with award winning indoor environment professionals who are eager to share what they know—because they want to learn from you, too. No other industry gathering draws such a high caliber (and large number) of truly high performance contractors.

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President's Message - February 2015

As the holiday season is behind us, it’s time to put to action our New Year resolutions.  The onset of the cold weather offers many of us the opportunity to concentrate on making improvement to the way our business’s function.  Perhaps it’s reviewing internal procedures, updating our customer service skills, or investigating new computer software.  Working on these items now will allow us to be better prepared for the upcoming season. 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all of the new members to the board of directors for this year and to thank Al Trudil and the previous board for the many contributions they made to this organization. 

I’m excited to work with the new board and I see a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  Our goal is to provide informative and entertaining content for our members and continue to demonstrate the many benefits of being a member of ACCA. 

Our January meeting occurred for the first time at Vivaldi’s in Douglaston.  In addition to the excellent food, this location will be more convenient to our members, and come the spring, offer a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound.  Special thanks to our speakers Jay Hochheiser and Adam Goldberg from Hochheiser and Duetsch.    

President's Message - January 2015

Well the holiday season is over and I hope everyone enjoyed it.  A New Year has come and with that new president for the Greater NY Chapter of ACCA.  I would like to take a moment and thank the current ACCA board for all they did for me during my 2 years as President, you all made my job easier and it was greatly appreciated.  I would also like to thank John DeLillo Sr and Jr for all their hard work and help that they have given me.  I would like to congratulate Marc Soffler, the incoming president, and wish him the best of luck. I know he will do an outstanding job for our chapter.  This is a great organization to belong to.

The holiday party was a great success, thanks to Anthony Carbone who always chooses the best restaurants.  Everyone enjoyed the food and company. We collected a box full of toys for our Toys For Tots drive.    

President's Message - December 2014

Well we’re into fall now, the temperature is going up and down - one day you get calls for heat and the next day you get a/c calls and it looks like it’s going to be a long winter.

The round table discussions were very enlightening at our last meeting. The topics Mike Newman set up to talk about had people well engaged. We also had our board elections and I would like to congratulate all who won.

The board is working hard on a schedule for next year with more commercial topics. Our OSHA 10 class in October was a big success with an over flow of people interested in taking the class. We are having another class December 6 and December 13 which is filling up so please click here for more details and to register.

Our holiday party will be held on December 4th at Burton & Doyle in Great Neck. Click here to register and for details. Don’t forget to bring a toy for our Toys for Tots drive. Looking forward to seeing you all there. —Al Trudil

President's Message - November 2014

The heating season is about to begin, our nights are getting cooler while our days are continuing to be in the 70’s.  Hopefully everyone has almost finished all there heating PM’s and are waiting the cold winter months. 

Our October meeting in which Gary Butchen spoke about addiction was informative.  We learned some new information about the medical marijuana laws and what will happen if you discriminate against anyone who is prescribed marijuana.  Thank you to Gary for this insightful information.

It is election time not only for our government but here at ACCA.  At our November meeting we will elect our board members for 2015.  This meeting will also be a roundtable discussion about computer systems, retaining employees, new technology and finding new customers.  Our meeting will be on Thursday November 6th at the LaGuardia Marriott.  We would love to see you all at this meeting.

On another note, I know that some of you have tried to get into the OSHA 10 class and found that it is full.  The board will be holding another class in 2015 so be on the lookout for the dates on our website. — Al Trudil

President's Message - October 2014

Well it’s September and we finally got summer weather.  Our September meeting was held at Diletto’s Restaurant and featured Steve Coscia who gave an informative talk on customer service.

Our October meeting will be held at the LaGuardia Marriott.  Our November meeting will be a round table discussion at Diletto’s Restaurant.  In December we will be holding our annual Holiday Party that benefits Toys for Tots.  Another upcoming event will be an OSHA 10 class that will be given on 2 Saturdays.  Please continue to check on our web site accany.org for all pertinent information.

The board is working on the 2015 schedule, if you have any subjects you would like the board to get a speaker for let any board member know.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.

Contractor World Class Customer Service Seminar By Steve Coscia

Every customer is precious and keeping your current customers satisfied costs less and is much easier than finding new ones! In this seminar, employees will learn the influential behaviors ( both verbal and non -verbal) that enable service companies to achieve world-class status.  The culmination of everyone’s best effort, among both technicians, installers, and dispatchers is required to minimize customer skepticism and maximize customer cooperation.  Employees will learn techniques, systems and processes which enable your company to differentiate itself in your marketplace. Employees will learn ideas they can use IMMEDIATELY!!

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President's Message - September 2014

Well, the summer is nearing its end and fall is right around the corner.  I hope everyone had a great summer, it seemed to go very fast this year.

ACCA’s annual golf outing took place on August 11 at the Hamlet in Commack.  We had great weather and an excellent turn out as always.  ACCA was able to give Make a Wish Foundation a check for $2000.00, thanks to all who contributed.  The foursome with the best score was led by the board’s own Mike Newman.  After the BBQ dinner, the raffle was held and the big prize of a 48” TV was won by Steve Bergman.  I would like to thank the golf outing committee for all their hard work, our sponsors for their generosity and all who attended for their support. Without you all this event could not happen.

The board is putting together another OSHA 10 course. We will keep you updated as things progress.  Our next meeting will be held on September 4th at DiLetto’s Restaurant in Westbury when Steve Coscia of Coscia Communications, Inc. will present on customer service management trends through case studies and metrics. It’s a prelude to the  September 18th ACCA sponsored Training Seminar described at right and on our webpage www.accany.org. I hope to see you there. — Al Trudil

36th ANNUAL 2014 ACCA GOLF OUTING SPONSORS AND GIFTS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2013 ACCA GOLF OUTING!

ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corp. (Driving Range)
Amerisc, a division of USI (Pitch-Off)
Sid Harvey Industries, Inc. (Golf Towels & Registration Table)
B&F/Johnstone Supply (Blankets)
Chemical Specifics Inc. (Hats))
Cascade Water Services, Inc. (Golf Photos)
American Universal Supply Inc. (Beverage Cart Sponsor)
Twinco SupplyCo. (Breakfast Sponsor)
Consolidated Refrigerant Solutions (Lunch Sponsor)
Atlantic Contracting & Specialties, LLC (Dinner Sponsor)

Hole Sponsors
ABCO Refrigeration Supply
Amerisc, a division of USI.
B & F/Johnstone Supply
Twinco Supply Co. Dupont

Tee Sponsors
ABCO Refrigeration Supply
Amerisc, a division of USI.
B&F/Johnstone Supply
Consolidated Refrigerant Solutions
National Compressor Exchange
Sid Harvey Industries, Inc.
Twinco Supply Co.
United Refrigeration
Zisholtz & Zisholtz


Gifts
ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corp.
B&F/Johnstone Supply
Cascade Water Services


ACCA Baseball Pictures 2014


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A special thank you to the sponsors of this year's Mets game!

ABCO Refrigeration Supply Corp., Amerisc a division of USI, ALL HVAC Service Co., John F. DeLillo CPA, Airdex Inc., Cascade Water Services, Luxaire Make A Wish, Emerson, Mitsubishi Electric, Dupont, BOHN

President's Message - July 2014

June was a busy month for us; first we had the cocktail party at Burton & Doyle in Great Neck.  This was a great night of networking with friends and associates.  Next we had the Night at The Met’s game which was well attended with over 1,000 tickets sold.  ABCO’s truck was there handing out snacks and shirts.  Thank you to the baseball committee and the cocktail party committee for doing such a great job as usual.  

Well summer is here and so are the service calls.  After speaking to other owners the consensus is that everyone is getting busy with tune ups and new compressor change outs.  Hopefully this means we will have a great year.

Don’t forget our golf outing August 11, 2014 at the Hamlet Golf and Country Club in Commack.  See our website for more information.  Our next meeting will not be until September.  Hope everyone has a profitable summer. — Al Trudil

Register for the 36th Annual ACCA NY Golf Outing!

August 11, 2014
The Hamlet Golf and Country Club
Commack, NY 11725
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President's Message - June 2014

This spring has been so unpredictable-the weather has been so up and down one day we are turning the heat on the next the a/c.  I think the weather is a little confused, isn’t it supposed to be April showers bring May flowers not May showers. Now that we are into our season we will not be having any more dinner meetings until September.  Hope everyone has a profitable season.  
Thank you to all who attended our last meeting, unfortunately I was unable to attend.  A special thank you to our speaker for that night Hilary Topper.
Our next event will be held on June 5th at Burton & Doyle.  This will be a networking cocktail party with cocktails and hors D’oeuves being served and will run from 6:30pm -9:30pm.  Hope to see you all that evening.
Don’t forget the Mets game on June 13th.  Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out.
The golf outing will be on August 11 at The Hamlet Golf Commack. Hope you all can attend, everyone has a great time. — Al Trudil

Cocktail Hour at Burton & Doyle

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO
BURTON & DOYLE
FOR COCKTAILS & HORS d'OEUVRES
June 5, 2014
6:30pm to 9:30pm $40 per person

661 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021 (516)487-9200
Reserve early - bring guests
DON'T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK WITH FRIENDS AND
BUSINESS ASSOCIATES
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President's Message - May 2014

President’s Message

Well, spring and warm weather have finally arrived.
A great time was had by all at Casino Night. A special thank you to Jim Carlson, Mike Newman and Nick Terran and everyone else who helped make this a great evening. Everyone had a great time. The magician was excellent. The craps table was full of excitement as were the blackjack and roulette tables. Many great prizes were given out at the end of the evening
On March 26th, we had Wayne Atkins in for a financial workshop called “Net Profit Pricing.” It was very informative. All who attended picked up some good information on how to price labor better. It was another full house and it is always great to see such wonderful turnouts for courses. If you have any courses you would like the board to look into, please contact any board member.
Our next event is the Mets game on Jun13. This is a well-attended event. Last year we had over 1,100 people attend so make sure you get your tickets early. More information will be posted on our website as soon as it becomes available.
                            —Al Trudil

Join ACCA for a Night with the NY Mets!

ACCA Night at the NY Mets
Friday June 13, 2014
New York Mets vs San Diego Padres
30.00 per ticket
Big Apple Section



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May Meeting: 5 Marketing Tips and Strategies That Work for Your Business

LaGuardia Marriott

5 Marketing tips and strategies that work for your business
with HJMT Public Relations CEO, Hilary Topper
 
Are you spinning your wheels generating marketing materials but not sure what works and what doesn't? There are many ways that marketing can be used in order to maximize your company's exposure and visibility.
 
During this seminar, you will learn:
  • How to increase your websites SEO through online directories and social media
  • Why Direct Mail continues to generate attention
  • How to implement Email Marketing
  • Why Calls-to-actions on your website will create leads
  • Why it's important to network

Click here to RSVP


President's Message - April 2014

I want to thank Rick Henning from Power Generator System for an informative talk about the generator market.  I didn’t realize the potential for HVAC companies to enter into the generator market.  After Rick explained the benefits of adding the generator market to our services and he showed us the numbers this would definitely be a viable market to add to our companies.  We have the customer base already both in residential and commercial.  This is another service we can offer our customers and help lock them into our companies.
Next month instead of our regular meeting we will be hosting a Casino Night.  This will be a great time for you to come and enjoy yourself.  To register go to www.accany.org.  
Spring is here and hopefully so is warmer weather.  We might be able to finally put the snow shovels and snow blowers away for till next year…lets hope!
Some interesting information was brought to my attention this week and thought that would be useful to us all.  Manhattan ConEd has increased its gas pressure to 8” w.c. but still is only guaranteeing 4” w.c. so watch your pressure switches!  
Be safe out there and hope to see you all for Casino Night April 3rd.

President's Message - March 2014

This winter seems like it has lasted forever and it just doesn’t want to go away.  It’s hard to think about air conditioning while we are still shoveling snow and digging trucks out of snow banks.  We are all starting to get calls from our suppliers about Freon for the season so we must move forward and start thinking about the cooling season.  

March 17-20 will be ACCA 2014 Conference in Nashville, TN.  This is a show that should not be missed, with great information and speakers.  You can find all the details online at www.acca.org.

On April 3rd we will be having our Casino Night at the Carlyle at the Palace located in Plainview.  This will be a great night, Jim Carlson and his committee have put together some great prizes and entertainment so don’t forget to RSVP here

Be safe out there.  — Al Trudil

**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** Do you want to MAKE MORE MONEY?

ACCANY is proud to sponsor: “NET PROFIT PRICING" a financial management workshop designed to assist owners and managers to understand how daily operations, field staffing, all Direct Costs, and Overhead impact the firm’s Installation Pricing System & Strategies. This workshop will be presented by Wayne Atkins, the “HVAC Business Doctor”® who has over 28 years of experience, working with hundreds of contractors one-on-one.

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Guest Speakers for the March Meeting

Join us for the March Meeting! Guest speakers Rick Hennig (V.P. Power Generation Systems) and Scott Matalevich from American Universal (previously scheduled for the February Meeting) will be joining us and presenting:

1. Will provide an overview of the residential generator market in our area.
2. Products and services that American Universal provides to their dealers.
3. The best practices as related to selling and properly applying generators.
4.  Dealers training and programs available for authorized sales and service dealers.

Click here to RSVP online!

February Meeting Rescheduled for Snow

** Please Note: The February Meeting has been rescueduld to February 20th due to the upcoming snowstorm. **

President's Message - February 2014

Flu season is upon us; hopefully we can all stay healthy during the next few months.  And hopefully all our employees manage to stay healthy too.  Starting our year off at our January meeting, which was held at the LaGuardia Marriott, was Gary Slavin and John DeLillo speaking about retirement – something we all strive for and hope can happen …..someday.

Hopefully you got to come out to the Javits Center for the AHR Expo January 21-23.  It’s always exciting to see what new products are available within our industry. 

March 17-20 will be ACCA 2014 Conference taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Tennessee.  It would be wonderful to see some familiar faces down there.  If you would like more information about the conference or how to register go to acca.org.

Looking forward to seeing you all for our next meeting on February 13th at Diletto’s Restaurant in Westbury.

Casino Night Online Registration!

Join us on April 3rd 2014 at Carlyle at the Palace for this year's Casino Night!

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President's Message - January 2014

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  Our holiday party at the Chalet was excellent.  I would like to thank Mr. Anthony Carbone for putting it together.  We collected lots of toys for “Toys For Tots” and the marines were very appreciative.

This is going to be a very interesting year for us all between the Affordable Healthcare Act and how it will impact our businesses, what the EPA will do about our allotment of Freon and its cost, and with OSHA looking into more requirements and inspections. We at ACCA will do our best to keep you informed on these topics and more.  If you have any topic you would like us to cover please contact any member of the board.  

2014 looks like it will be a busy and productive year for our industry. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and happy, safe and prosperous new year.  I hope to see you all at our next meeting.   

President's Message - December 2013

The coldness is upon us….hopefully we are all prepared for what’s in store for us.  We were lucky enough to have two speakers at our November meeting along with a terrific turn out. Mr. George Geannakakos, Regional Sales Engineer for LG and Beth Fagin from Alan Pearl and Associates were our speakers.  Mr. Geannakakos gave a presentation about VRF systems and controls.  Beth Fagin gave us some informative information about the Affordable Care Act such as some of us offer our employees’ health insurance that could be considered “Cadillac” coverage (I thought it was  Volkswagen coverage myself) and  the government is currently  working on what the penalties should be for that coverage.  The federal insurance marketplace computer program still has a lot of problems that they are trying to solve.  Beth believes there will be some changes to the system but it is going to take a while for that to happen.

December 12 will be our Holiday Gala at The Chalet in Roslyn.  Don’t forget to bring your toy for our “Toys For Tots” collection.  Hope to see all of you there. 

President's Message - November 2013

Well, the weather is changing…fall here we come.  This year is supposed to be a cold one; we should take this time to prepare for what should be ahead.

Our meeting this month was very informative thanks to Mike Callahan from Rathe Associates.  We found out NYC is no longer allowing the use of PVC for the high efficiency units, he showed us the product that would replace it.  We also discussed the new variable speed pumps and outdoor reset controls.  We all came away with some good information.

Next month, Beth Fagin from Alan Pearl and Associates will be at our meeting to discuss The Affordable Care Act and what it means to us.  L.G. will also be there.  Our meeting will be November 7th at Westbury Manor. Hope to see you all there.

Just as a note of interest, a contractor informed me that OSHA had showed up at several of their job sites recently to look for the 10 hr.  safety card for each person on the job. So make sure your people have that card.
                 — Al Trudil

ACCA Holiday Party

Join us for this year's Holiday Party to be held at The Chalet, in Roslyn. Open bar premium, passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, dessert. $99.00 per couple, $50.00 per person. Click here for more details and to register online!

President's Message - October 2013

After our summer break we kicked off our monthly meeting with a luncheon at DiLettos in Westbury. We had a very good turn out and based on the feedback we received the board is going to try another luncheon for next year. I would like to thank Craig Yaris for a very informative presentation about using email and social media to grow your business.

       Upcoming events for ACCA NY.....

On 10/5 and 10/12 ACCA will be hosting a 10 hour OSHA Training Course in Deer Park. For more information and to sign up please go to our website www. accany.org, there is a limited amount of seat available and they are filling fast.

Our October meeting will be held at the LaGuardia Marriott on October 3rd, Mike Callahan from Rathe Associates in Farmingdale will be our guest speaker. Mike has over 35 years in the HVAC industry and will be speaking about variable speed pumps, polypropylene venting lines and outdoor reset controls.

Hope to see you at our next meeting.
— Al Trutil

October Meeting Presentations - Mike Callahan and OSHA

Our October meeting will be held at the LaGuardia Marriott on October 3rd. We will be having presentations from OSHA and Mike Callahan from Rathe Associates in Farmingdale.

Mike Callahan
Rathe Associates
Mike has over 35 years in the HVAC industry and will be speaking about variable speed pumps, polypropylene venting lines and outdoor reset controls.

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
4,383 workers died on the job in 2012 according to the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
An OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist will discuss OSHA rules, how they are enforced, and what resources are available to meet OSHA compliance. Safety is Rule One for contractors, so this is a major program on our agenda. Learn how to protect yourself and your workers.
Click here to RSVP

November Meeting Speaker - Beth Fagin

Beth Fagin, an employment attorney with Alan B. Pearl & Associates will help decipher many of the confusing details and obligations of employers under the Affordable Care Act.  Her presentation will include discussion of the Employer Mandate, the New York Health Care Exchanges, and the package of essential benefits which must be included in all health care plans.  She will also discuss the Employer's role when the health plan is sponsored by a labor organization. Click here to RSVP.

Register Now for the ACCA 10 Hour OSHA Training Course

Dates: 10/5 & 10/12
Times: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm both days
Location: Roof Services, 48 West Jefryn Blvd, Deer Park, NY 11729
Cost: $25 per person to register. The cost will be refunded on completion.
Click here to Register Online

Golf Outing Pictures


Click here to view pictures from this year's golf outing!

NOTICE: September Meeting Date and Location Change

Please note the September meeting has been moved to Wednesday, September 4 and will be held at DiLettos Restaurant in Westbury. Click here for more information.

ACCA Mets Game Pictures


Check out the pictures from this year's baseball outing, thanks to our sponsor ABCO!

ACCA 35th Annual Golf Outing

Join us for this year's golf outing on August 12 at The Hamlet Golf and Country Club!
Check-in is at 9:30am, lunch on the course. Cocktail Hour & Barbeque Dinner following golf.
Online registration and full details here

President's Message - June 2013

The May 9th meeting at LaGuardia Marriott with Weil McLain as guest speaker was informative.  They discussed changes that will be occurring in NYC regarding PVC and Hi Efficiency boilers. With so many changes occurring in our industry ACCA meetings provide needed information so that you can stay ahead of the curve.  
Next month’s meeting will take place on Tuesday Jun e 4th at Burton and Doyle, this meeting is a Cocktail Party/Networking event that is sure to be a good time to meet other members on our organization and see how they others are dealing with the same issues that you may be having.

Don’t forget about “Take Me Out to the Mets” game Friday June 14th.  Tickets are available through our website.  

We will not be having any meetings in July and August; however our annual Golf Outing will take place August 12th.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the June Cocktail Party.

— Al Trudil

The 2013 Mets Baseball Outing is June 14!

This year's Mets baseball outing will be Friday, June 14. NY Mets vs Chicago Cubs. Big Apple Section.

Sponsored by ABCO

May Meeting Speaker Announced

We are excited to announce that we will have a representative from Weil-McLain speaking at the May meeting this Thursday!
Changes are on the way for high efficiency boilers. A representative from Weil-McLain, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of heating cooling equipment will discuss several changes being considered for high efficiency boilers particularly by the EPA, which may eliminate 80% efficiency units, and New York City, which plans to change use of PVC for high efficiency boilers.
Don't miss this very informative meeting!
- Click here for more info and to RSVP.

Cocktail / Networking Party Online Registration Now Open

Burton & Doyle
661 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck NY, 11021
(516) 487-9200
June 4, 2013 6:30 - 9:30pm  $40.00 per person
Click here for details and online registration.

President's Message - May 2013

I would like to thank Mike Newman for running the April meeting for me.  Mike has told me it was an epic meeting with many excellent questions and answers heard about hiring and firing of employees.  
With the crazy weather we are having lately, the air conditioning season has yet to start in full swing but hopefully within the next few weeks we will all be very busy keeping people cool.

At next month‘s meeting, Weil McLain will be speaking about the changes NYC plans to make regarding the use of PVC for high efficiency boilers.  They will also discuss what the EPA is looking to do about doing away with the 80% efficiency units.  This meeting will be held at the LaGuardia Marriott on May 9th. 

President's Message - April 2013

The March meeting was very enlightening.  Gary Slavin did an outstanding job in covering the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  We learned New York State is one of only a handful of states that has an insurance exchange already in place.  The way we offer health insurance to your employees and their families is going to change in the near future.  We will be going through a tough transitional period but with people like Gary to keep us informed and offering suggestions we will get through this.    

A great time was had by all at the 2013 ACCA Conference was set in Orlando at the Marriott World Center.  Contractors visited from all over the country to experience the wonderful educational seminars, general sessions and trade show.  In the future if you have the ability to attend this conference you will have a great opportunity to share ideas and network with fellow contractors from around the country.  Looking forward to seeing some of you next year in Nashville Tennessee for the 2014 ACCA Conference.  – Al Trutil

Register Now for the Mets Game!

This year's Mets baseball outing will be Friday, June 14. NY Mets vs Chicago Cubs. Big Apple Section. $27/ticket. Register here! 

New Charitiable Contributions Page





ACCA NY is a proud supporter of a number of charitable organizations. Click here to learn more about how ACCA NY is giving back.

President's Message - February 2013

For those who attended last month’s meeting it was very informative.  Tim Devine did a very good job telling us about NYSERDA Business Partners Program and how we could get paid for doing our PM’s.

This year we will be having at least two educational seminars – one for management and the other will be for technicians.  The time, date and subject will be outlined in upcoming newsletters and also posted on the website.

We would like you to think about how ACCA could help you this year, are there any issues or topics you want to hear or know about.  If there is please contact any board member and let them know.  Please use ACCA as a networking experience and a place where we can bring the hottest and most relevant business topics back to you and your day to day operations.

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

ACCA ALERT: Highlights For HVACR Contractors Of Fiscal Cliff Deal

As everyone knows by now, Congress passed an agreement that will put off mandated cuts in federal spending and reinstate dozens of popular tax breaks that benefit individuals and small businesses. The deal came in the waning hours of the 112th Congress, but only temporarily solves some of the fiscal and budget issues facing the nation. In about two months the new Congress that is sworn in tomorrow will have to tackle the debt ceiling and fund the government for the third and fourth quarters of fiscal Year 2013.

President's Message - January 2013

I would like to thank the board and its members for giving me the opportunity to represent ACCA New York in the coming year. Now that the holiday season is over and we start to plan the New Year, let’s not forget those who are still feeling the effects of Sandy.  Some of us are still recovering from Sandy while some of us are busy with the extra business it has brought.  I know that getting equipment has been a challenge, remember our ACCA member suppliers and associate members are always here to help you.

As Mike Newman would say, “this year will be legendary.”  We will be focusing on increasing our local membership and seeking out participation from our contractors, suppliers and associate members.  We would like you to think about how ACCA could help you this year.   Are there any issues or topics you want to hear or know about? If there is please contact any board member and let them know.  Please use ACCA as a networking experience and a place where we can bring the hottest and most relevant business topics back to you and your day to day operation

Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.
Al Trudil

Save The Date! 2013 ACCA Golf Outing

August 12, 2013
The Hamlet Golf and Country Club
Details and online registration will be posted soon. Check back for updates.

President's Message - December 2012

Due to hurricane Sandy, ACCA felt it was necessary to cancel the November monthly meeting.  Our area experienced a storm of epic proportions….one that will be called the perfect storm.  It will take a long time to rebuild and to get back to normal.  On a personal note, a tree came crashing into my house when my whole family was inside right by the area that got struck.  As the whole house shook, my family and I ran to safety in the basement.  Luckily we were unharmed and able to seek safer shelter nearby during the storm.  We are fortunate for our friends and family who took us in.  Many houses were left without power and still are in the dark.  Others do not have a home to go back to.  Our hearts and prayers go out to all that suffered loss. 

November Meeting Cancelled

Please note that due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, we have cancelled the November meeting scheduled for tomorrow, November first. We hope that you have all have made it safely through the storm and that everyone is OK.

Thank you
ACCA Greater NY Chapter

President's Message - November 2012

Summer is now over and we are gearing up to perform all our winter installation work and seasonal change-overs.  Before we know it heating season will be here.

This month we held our annual Management Round Table discussion.  The topics discussed were social networking, tablet technology, inventory/refrigerants and best service technician stories.  I would like to thank the moderators for leading the discussions and summarizing the topics.  It was a great time and a well attended event.  Next month, NYSERDA – New York State of Energy Research & Development Authority will provide a presentation of diagnostic tools for service and cash incentives for contractors.  In December, we will have our annual Holiday party…more news to follow on the Holiday Party.

Sign up for the 2012 ACCA Holiday Party!

December 6th 2012
420 North Restaurant
420 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-504-9690

Cocktails 6:30 - 7:30 followed by dinner and dancing
Raffles and Toys for Tots
Cost: $95 per person.

Register Online

President's Message

I cannot believe that the summer Is now over. We are still getting a few more 80 degree days so the volume of service calls are still coming in. It was a very hot summer this year so I hope everyone had a prosperous season. I wish it could be 90 degrees every day.

This month the meeting topic was saving lives at the work place. Mike Barry a 40 year veteran of the Fire Department demonstrated the basics of CPR and first aid...


Join us for the 34th Annual Golf Outing!

August 6, 2012
The Hamlet Golf and Country Club
Commack, NY 11725

Incase of inclement weather, please contact the Hamlet directly at 631-499-5200. 

Take Me Out to the Mets Game!

NEW YORK METS vs. CINCINNATI REDS
(Game followed by free REO Speedwagon Concert)
Friday June 15, 2012 @7:10pm

 A special ACCA event sponsored by Abco Refrigeration Supply Corp. for all HVAC mechanics, office staff, owners and vendors.  Ticket price includes a complimentary gift (available at the ABCO truck).  Come and enjoy a night out at the new CitiField with your peers and friends!

Click here to Register Online!

Join Us For Casino Night!

Join us for Casino Night on April 5th at Westbury Manor. 

Welcome to the new ACCA Home Page!

We are happy to present to you the new ACCA NY home page! We have added a number of features that we think you will find useful. The Stock Quote and Weather widgets to the right are customizable. Enter in your zip code or the stock symbols that you like to follow and the website will remember those choices when you return. Stay up to date with the latest ACCA news here on the left, as well as local news at bottom center. Search the web using the Google search on the right. Also note that you can comment on the ACCA news posts using the Comment link below each post. We are also happy to introduce ads for featured ACCA members! On the top-right you will see an advertisement for one of our members. If you are interested in submitting your own ad for the website, just click here for more information (Login required). 

We hope you enjoy the new layout and find these new features useful. Please feel free to contact us with your comments or suggestions!

33rd Annual ACCA Golf Outing Photos Posted

We've posted photos from this year's golf outing! Click here to view them.
   

ACCA Holiday Party Online Registration

Join us for this year's ACCA Holiday Party!
Cocktails at 6:30PM
Followed by Fine Dining and Dancing with Live Music
Please also bring a donation for Toys for Tots

Please RSVP by November 15

New ACCA Email Address

We have changed our email address. Please update your records. Our new address is vasb@nppnal.bet

Some members may have received a fraudulent message from our account today. This was due to a technical issue which we have since resolved. Please simply delete this message. Thank you for your patience. Feel free to contact us at vasb@nppnal.bet with any questions. 

ACCA NY 33rd Annual Golf Outing!

We are now taking online registrations for our 33rd annual golf outing! Sign up today to reserve your spot!

* rescheduled to October 24 due to rain

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Welcome to the new ACCA website!

As you can see, we've updated our website! We have reorganized everything so you can find what you need quickly and easily. We have also added a contractor and associate member search. Just enter in a name or zip code on the top-right of the page to look for a member near you. You can also update your listing to keep it up to date. Look for the orange link next to your listing. We will also be adding more features and content to the site over the next few weeks so check back often for all the latest!

ACCA Members: Update Your Listing!

Make sure website visitors can find you! You can now update your member listing here on the ACCA website to include all your contact information including phone, email and website. To make sure your listing is correct and complete, just search for your company using the box at the top right of the screen. Next to each listing, there is a link that asks, "Is this your listing?" Click this link and you can fill out a form to make any changes or corrections. Site administrators will be notified, and once approved, your changes will be live on the site.

Please Support The Renewal of 25C Tax Credits

The 25C energy efficiency tax credits that were initiated via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are due to expire on December 31st, 2010. Although Geothermal and Solar credits will remain available until 2016, all of the conventional heating and cooling high efficiency tax are about to disappear. The combination of these credits with a hot summer season has created a replacement system volume bump during the cooling season that many contractors may not have otherwise seen in this recession. In fact, it does not appear that a single residential system replacement that we did was not tied to utility rebates and tax credits. Therefore, it is a good assumption that consumers were well aware of these credits and were invested in the value they created by subsequently lowering the net installed cost of a qualifying high efficiency system.

Holiday Party Photos Posted


Golf Outing Pictures Posted!


ACCA Dinner Cruise Pictures


Holiday Party Pictures Online


Golf Outing Photos Online