News Archive

News Archive

MACC News Volume 2 available now!

MACC News Volume 2 available now!

The second volume of MACC News is now available to read!

Hello Members!

This month brings the most awaited day of the year- the last day of winter! I hope this message finds you all well and in good spirits as we embark upon another promising year in our industry.

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MACC News Volume 1 is here!

Our first volume of the year is now available to view!

Hello Members!

As we find ourselves in the midst of the slower winter months, it’s a pleasure to connect with you and share some exciting updates from our association.

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Final issue of the year! Read MACC News Volume 6

Our final volume for the year is now available to view!

Hello Members!

As our year comes to an end, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey we’ve had this year. It has been an eventful season for our association, and it is my hope that this carries on into the new year ahead.

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Advertise in the 2024 MACC News!

MACC News is our newsletter publication that is published 6 times throughout the year, is distributed to over 1,000 industry professionals, and serves as a valuable resource for the HVAC industry!

Navigating NYSERDA Online Seminar with Sal Ferrara

Held by Sal Ferrara of Electrical and HVAC Center

MACC Hosts Annual Night at the Mets Event

MACC members enjoyed the annual Night at the Mets sponsored by ABCO on Friday, June 17! The group had great weather and celebrated a win by the Mets.

2022 Spring Cocktail Social at Del Vino Vineyard

On the evening of Thursday, May 12, MACC members gathered at the gorgeous Del Vino Vineyard for the annual Spring Cocktail Social. The event would not have been possible without support from our members and sponsors. 


MACC members, families, and friends had a blast at this year’s Islanders Game event! The Islanders beat and shut out the Ottawa Senators with a score of 3-0. MACC thanks USI Insurance for sponsoring this amazing event! 


MACC is committed to optimizing our membership and meetings to make them convenient and valuable for all members. By filling out this survey, you help us to ensure that our members are receiving the information and value that they look for out of MACC. 


Passing the Torch with Dan Donnelly sees Great Success with 70+ attendees

The long-anticipated Passing the Torch October membership meeting welcomed more than 70 guests at Westbury Manor on Thursday, October 7. The event greeted members and non-members alike for a night of networking, reconnecting, dinner and drinks, and a valuable industry insights.

Discounted Digital Services from PS Digital: Exclusive MACC Member Benefit

MACC has partnered with PS Digital, a Long Island-based digital marketing company who understands home service industries like ours, to offer MACC members exclusive deals on many of its digital services!

Designation by State Department of Health Requires All Employers to Implement Workplace Safety Plans to Help Protect Workers from COVID-19: Law Protects Employees from Retaliation for Making a Complaint About Employer's Failure to Comply with the Law or the Adopted Plan

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the commissioner of health has designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.

Please Join us at our Passing the Torch Meeting with Industry Leader, Dan Donnelly!

The learning begins on October 7th with our informative and exciting membership meeting featuring industry leader, Dan Donnelly, who successfully created and sold Donnelly Mechanical. Dan will share with you his secrets of success in preparing your company for the next generation.


For those of you who are not yet members, we are offering special membership pricing.  This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – Valid for contractors who join in August! 

Reflections on the 42nd Annual MACC Golf Outing: A Day of Enjoyment, Comradery, and Giving Back

The morning of Monday August 9th dawned dark and rainy, with overcast skies and a steady drizzle.  We wondered if our long-anticipated golf outing would actually take place, but in true MACC spirit, we decided to move forward and proceed on schedule with the hope and expectation that the weather would clear, and all would be well!

New MACC Member Benefit: Discounted Services from PS Digital

PS Digital, a Long-Island based Digital Marketing Company, has joined forces with MACC, offering members a wide range of discounted digital services. We interviewed Senior Account Executive Brian LeDonne, who clarified the key benefits of working with PS Digital and a brief description of digital marketing.

MACC:  Who is PS Digital?  
Brian: We are a locally operated full service digital marketing agency providing many online solutions.  We specialize in the home services industry including HVAC and Plumbing.  Everything is done in-house, here in Hauppauge.  Everyone at PS Digital was born and raised on Long Island and we know the Long Island market thoroughly. 

Coming Soon: MACC Fall Events to Put on your Calendar!

MACC will be hosting two upcoming meetings this Fall! Check them out here and visit the MACC website to stay updated and register.

MACC and ACCA form Alliance to Support Contractor Advocacy & Training

MACC has recently signed an agreement to affiliate with Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) as an Allied Contracting Organization! This new agreement will help both organizations better represent and support contractors in the New York City area
through a unified voice on legislative and regulatory issues, better coordination, cross promotion, and reciprocal discounts on educational programs.

Revenue Associated with Residential HVAC Equipment Is Expected to Grow from $136 Billion in 2019 to $199 Billion in 2028

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for residential HVAC systems, with a focus on innovations in the equipment, providing forecasts for revenue and unit shipments through 2028.

ACCA Fall 2021 Meetings!

We are excited to tell you about the incredible savings available to MACC Members in the months ahead!

MACC recently became one of ACCA’s Allied Contracting Organizations (ACO). As part of our collaborative partnership with ACCA, you can now enjoy a wide variety of benefits ranging from savings on many products and services to educational programs, special events, meetings, online training programs, training materials, and more.

From technician training and QA Accreditation to publications and marketing, you can access a wide variety of money-saving discounts, including the upcoming Fall Meetings in New Orleans.

On-Demand HVAC Webinars Available at ACHR News

Check out these free webinars from ACHR Available through December 2021

President's Message: Summer 2021 Vol. 1

We certainly got what we were hoping for…. hot weather!  Pair this with customers making home improvements, business upgrades, and old equipment breaking down, I am sure we are all very busy and looking forward to a restful Labor Day.  However, we are also very thankful and blessed to be working and able to enjoy the summer.  Nothing should be taken for granted, am I correct?

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York (MACC) Form Alliance

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York (MACC) are pleased to share that MACC has become the latest Allied Contracting Organization (ACO) to affiliate with ACCA.

MACC has Partnered with National Purchasing Partners (NPP)!

Members of the MACC can now access business, employee, and personal discounts through National Purchasing Partners (NPP). NPP is a new member benefit provider of MACC and helps members reduce costs with exclusive pricing.

Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19: MACC Members Reflect on Their Experiences of the Past Year

It’s been over a year since COVID-19 became a global pandemic and shut down our world. No one knew then how profoundly it would change nearly all aspects of our lives.

While safety protocols, CDC guidelines, and virtual communications remain an essential part of our daily existence, the initial fears and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic have given way to action, renewal and recovery among our members.

Read on and discover how the pandemic has affected our MACC contractors, distributors and manufacturers as they continue to meet the challenges of a new business environment.

President's Message: Spring 2021 Volume 1

Once again, we find ourselves in another Spring Season.  I hope everyone is staying safe and doing well these days.  I am sure everyone is looking towards a great start! That being said, listen to what we have in store for our MACC members…

MACC Proudly Announces Two New Board Appointments: Tommy Williams and Steven Palone

MACC is delighted to welcome our newest Board Member, Steven Palone of Palone Brothers Air Conditioning and Tommy Williams of USI Insurance Services, our new Board Secretary. Steven and Tommy join our dedicated team of MACC leaders committed to the growth of our association and the continued success of our valued members. 

President's Message: Winter 2021 Volume 2

My first concern is that everyone is doing well, staying safe and getting through this Winter season with little to no issues, be it business or in our private lives.  As mechanical contractors, we have learned to deal with adversity and problems as they arise and I am confident that you are all doing your best during these trying times.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest board member, Steven Palone of Palone Brothers as well as congratulate Tommy Williams appointed as board secretary.  I am sure both will be an excellent addition to their respective positions!

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.

President's Message - Winter 2021 Vol. 1

It is my pleasure to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year as the new President of MACC. We have new and valued programs coming our way this year that we hope you take advantage of, as well as some fun networking and social events. These events are exclusive to members only, so don’t forget to renew or join!

PHCP Pros - Legionella Bacteria Concerns Grow as Buildings Reopen Following COVID-19 Closures

To help prevent Legionella bacteria growth and Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, which is now particularly relevant as buildings reopen following COVID-19 closures, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has sponsored a free, downloadable booklet, Legionella Management in Building Water Systems: The Role of Chlorine Products.

Click here to continue reading this article from PHCP Pros.

PPP Forgiveness: The Final Stretch Webinar Recording

You’ve applied for a loan through PPP. Now what? - On Thursday, December 10th, MACC hosted a webinar, presented by Janover LLC! This webinar outlined all of the key concepts and strategies you need to know for the coming weeks and months.

Editor's Notes: Fall 2020 Vol. 2

Editor's Notes: Anthony Carbone

What a year it’s been for all of us in 2020. The turmoil that has ensued this year is like no other. The challenges of maintaining an HVAC company with skilled labor and a pandemic to manage has placed strains on companies who are trying reinvent themselves to accommodate this new terrain.

MACC 2021: Join Us Today and Get Involved!

Despite the many changes and challenges we have all faced this past year, one thing remains constant and true: MACC will always be here for you!

Now more than ever, it is vital for all of us in the HVAC industry to stay on top of the most current news, laws and trends. And one of the best ways to stay informed of key industry news and events is to be a part of an association like MACC.

We are working diligently with our Board Members on a number of exciting new programs and projects for 2021. While large, face-to-face events continue to pose the danger of Covid-19, we have met this challenge with many new strategies designed to keep you informed and connected to each other. 

President’s Message – Fall 2020 Vol. 2

As we near the end of the year, we mark the conclusion of what has been a challenging year, as well as the end of my term as MACC President. Although it is a bit disappointing to end on such a difficult year, I know that James Padavan will do a tremendous job in leading the organization forward. I would like to thank the Board of Directors and association staff for all their hard work. It is a pleasure to collaborate with a strong group of likeminded professionals all working toward the same goal, the betterment of our industry and our community. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be the leader of such a great organization. 

MACC Has Moved!

Association Office now located at:
510 Broadhollow Road
Suite 305A
Melville, NY 11747

Please update your records!

Spotlight on Nationwide Coils

Founded by Ross Stephens in 2004 in Somers, NY, Nationwide Coils has grown to become the standard in custom and OEM replacement coils.  The company serves businesses and industries large and small, including mechanical contractors, engineers, state facilities, government organizations, health and hospital groups, major retailers, and many more.

Nationwide Coils manufactures custom and OEM replacement coils for all commercial HVAC units right here in the U.S. from the highest-grade materials. “No matter what the age, make or model of the HVAC unit, we can create a quality custom or OEM replacement commercial coil that fits like a glove, while meeting and often exceeding performance criteria,” says Ross.

Peter Arbeeny of All HVAC Service Co. Praises the Power and Effectiveness of IQAir’s HealthPro Plus HEPA Grade Air Purifier

“I am the Founder of All HVAC Service Co., Inc.  We’ve been in business for more than 30 years. I am writing to let you know about my experience with the IQAir’s HealthPro Plus HEPA grade standalone air purifier.

“I learned about this product when I was servicing one of our high-profile client’s home in New York City.  A number of these units were set up throughout this home and when it came time to replace his air handlers, I retrofitted them with IQAir’s ducted MERV 16 filter product.

Editor's Notes: Fall 2020 Vol. 1

Many trade organizations are rethinking the way they continue to operate. With COVID in the picture, many industry execs. have turned to Zoom Board Meetings. This facilitates the process of board meetings, but curtails a lot of the dynamics of being in-person.

It is important to keep the organization going from the business point of view. The connectivity part between members is on hiatus as many are fearful of gathering in-person due to the transmission of the virus. This puts a burden on the finances of our organization, as many of our events do generate revenue for the group.

President’s Message – Fall 2020 Vol. 1

In this message, I would like to highlight the many benefits of being a member of your local industry association, MACC. The best way that I can present the value of MACC is by sharing my experience as a member.

I have been a member of MACC for more than 10 years and I have served on the Board of Directors since 2013. One of the most valuable benefits of membership is forming alliances with other contractors and vendors. It is great to collaborate with other members and share information and experiences. 

Boost Nassau - Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Loan Program

Nassau County is proud to launch the Boost Nassau Small Business Recovery Loan Program as part of the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) announced by Governor Cuomo on May 22, 2020 to offer critical stabilization loans to Nassau’s small businesses, MWBEs and non-profits hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to find out more.

Nassau County and Town of Hempstead Unite to Expand Free PPE Program for Local Small Businesses

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and Nassau County Local Economic Assistance Corporation Chairman Richard Kessel announced today that the Town will be contributing an additional $2 million to support the Nassau County Executive’s initiative to provide small businesses and nonprofits with personal protective equipment (PPE) kits free of charge. This initiative by the Town of Hempstead will help make another 4,000 personal protective equipment kits available to local small businesses throughout the Town.

Click here to find out more.

Meeting Topics Wanted!

You're invited to submit potential topics for our upcoming membership meetings! We are currently planning for upcoming meetings and would like to hear what types of presentations would be of most interest to you.

Please click here to submit your topics. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Recording from our Virtual September Meeting

Thank you to all who attended our Virtual September Meeting! Click Read More for a recording of the meeting.

Fighting COVID-19: MACC Contractors Speak Out on Improving Indoor Air Quality

MACC Contractors report that maintaining optimum Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a vital defense against COVID-19 and other airborne viruses.  Since the outbreak of the pandemic, our members have spent a great deal of time researching the most effective technologies and techniques to help customers improve their overall Indoor Air Quality.

Editor's Notes: Summer 2020 Vol. 2

The “dog days” of summer certainly permeated the months of June, July, and now even August with 18 days of over 90-degree temperatures as of August 12th. 

The HVAC industry came out of the dark days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as the Memorial holiday hit, warm temperatures prevailed, jump-starting business that badly needed the infusion of revenue.

The employees were called back from unemployment and furlough. The wheels were turning at full throttle for many, especially in the resident HVAC circles where many people were working from home and required additional air conditioning systems to supplement the existing systems, especially where many set up home offices to work from. The local utilities were promoting rebates for heat-pump systems. This is a push to get homeowners away from the use of fossil fuel systems. Ductless air conditioning systems are making their way into many homes. 

President’s Message – Summer 2020 Vol. 2

In this issue of the MACC News, we focus on the role of our members in addressing indoor air quality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each day we are tasked in helping to ensure that the air in offices, stores, and other buildings is safe for occupants. From upgrading filters and air scrubbing systems to installing UV lights, we have our work cut out for us! As we have seen, everything is ever changing these days. That is why it is so important to be a part of an industry organization like MACC. 

Resources from Associate Members

We have created a special page on the MACC website that is dedicated to helping Associate Members stay connected! This page allows for members and the industry to stay informed of any news and/or updates from associates members, which can include new products, special promotions, training seminars, webinars and more.

Associate members are encouraged to email any information they would like published to

Be sure to check out our Resources from Associates page at:

Make-A-Wish Foundation Fundraiser

MACC hosted a virtual trivia night fundraiser on July 30th. 20% of proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation! We are continuing to fundraise for this extraordinary cause. Please click here to donate!

President's Message - Summer 2020 Vol. 1

I hope that everyone is doing well as we work to reopen and return to a modified normal. Due to the current environment, we felt that it was in the best interest of our members and attendees to cancel MACC’s annual Night at the Mets event and 42nd Annual Golf Outing. We are disappointed as these events are ones that many look forward to each year, but we are greatly looking forward to hosting them next year and hope to see you there!

Spotlight on Palone Brothers Air Conditioning Corp.

Over 90 years ago, in a building on Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, Eddie Palone founded a small refrigeration business that has become a true family enterprise. What began as Eddie’s Refrigeration in 1928 was renamed Palone Brothers Air Conditioning Corp in the 1950s by Eddie’s sons John and Vincent Palone and now encompasses locations in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn.

MACC Announces 2020 Scholarship Award 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.

MACC Virtual Food Drive

MACC is proud to announce that we have raised $1,400 for Island Harvest as they help those in need during this pandemic. Thank you to everyone who so graciously donated to our Virtual Food Drive! Below you will find more information Island Harvest's response to COVID-19 and how you can help.

PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House Bill

The U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation Wednesday night, tripling the time allotted for small businesses and other PPP loan recipients to spend the funds and still qualify for forgiveness of the loans.

The bill passed in a unanimous voice vote hours after Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson initially blocked it. Among the key provisions is a change in the threshold for the amount of PPP funds required to be spent on payroll costs to qualify for forgiveness to 60% of the loan amount. 

The Senate approval sends the House bill, called the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

The vote had to be unanimous because the Senate is not officially in session. That meant that any senator could force the matter to be delayed until the Senate returned to Washington with enough members for a quorum and a vote.

MACC News Spring Vol. 2

On behalf of everyone at Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York (MACC), I hope that you and your family are staying well during these difficult and uncertain times.

We would like you to know that MACC is here for you! MACC strives to be a valuable resource for members and the industry, and our Board of Directors and Staff have been working hard to ensure we continue to be a resource during this pandemic.

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Legionella Guideline

ASHRAE has published an updated guideline to assist in control of legionellosis associated with building water systems.

Click here to continue reading this article.

New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

This tool will help you determine whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, and the public health and safety standards with which your business must comply. Click here for more information.

Cuomo says New York City on track to begin reopening on June 8

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York City is on track to begin to reopen on June 8, a huge milestone for the city that had been the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, Cuomo said five upstate regions will move ahead with the next phase of reopening. 

"Remember that reopening does mean we are going back to the way things were," Cuomo said. "Life is not about going back, nobody goes back, we go forward. And it's going to be different. It is reopening to a new normal, a safer normal. People will be wearing masks, people will be socially distant."

Click here for full article form CBS News.

Reopening in Phases - Phase One: Construction Guidelines

Phase One: Eligibility for regional reopening determined on May 15th

Phase One: Construction Guidelines

  • Building Equipment Contractors
  • Building Finishing Contractors
  • Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
  • Highway, Street and Bridge Construction
  • Land Subdivision 
  • Nonresidential Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Utility System Construction





"NY Forward Reopening" Plan

Governor Cuomo released a guide to the state's "NY Forward Reopening" Plan, along with the state's regional monitoring dashboard.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Alert to Help Keep Construction Workers Safe during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an alert listing safety tips employers can follow to help protect construction workers from exposure to the coronavirus.

Click here for more information.

Neat Heat Climate Control - COVID-19 & Providing Essential Service

Neat Heat Climate Control, LLC is providing essential services to companies in the New York Tri-State area. As everyone continues to adjust to the current COVID-19 situation, we are here to assist you with any temporary climate control services you may need.

We are taking precautions to make sure that our employees and customers stay safe while we operate during this pandemic. We continue to monitor the CDC recommendations and comply with them.

We consider all of our customers to be members of our Neat Heat family, and as such we are doing our part to serve you to the best of our ability during this time. We are grateful to have the opportunity to serve you and will do our best to continue fostering a safe experience.

HVAC Systems Should Be Checked Before Buildings Reopen, Due to COVID-19

The ACHR NEWS asked M. Dennis Knight, P.E., FASHRAE, principal/engineer at Whole Building Systems in Charleston, South Carolina, and member of ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force, about how contractors can help commercial building owners make sure their HVAC systems are operating safely and efficiently after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and occupants start returning to work.

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A Letter to Members

On behalf of everyone at Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York (MACC), I hope that you and your family are staying well during these difficult and uncertain times.
We would like you to know that MACC is here for you! MACC strives to be a valuable resource for members and the industry, and our Board of Directors and Staff have been working hard to ensure we continue to be a resource during this pandemic.

Sid Harvey Industries Inc. COVID-19 Update

To our Valued Customers and Employees,

First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. As always, Sid Harvey’s is committed to the safety of our customers, employees and our vendor partners. We are entering uncharted waters and are closely following the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation as it continues to evolve. While being cautious, we are committed to acting in a responsible manner, while ensuring that you get the products and services you need to support this necessary trade.

Sid Harvey’s Executive Team is monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization websites, as well as state and local government suggestions, on how best to mitigate the spread of this disease.

Click here to continue reading.

COVID-19 in Construction: Crucial Developments & Updates (Construction Business Owner)

April 20, 2020, 5 a.m. CST
Last week, President Donald Trump released a three-step plan to reopen the economy—one that uses a "phased and deliberate approach" to restart work and open companies in areas that have strong, capable COVID-19 testing processes in place and have seen a decrease in the number of new cases.

The Trump administration's plan puts the power to reopen in the hands of state governors, many of whom were already working on plans of their own. Areas with low transmission of the coronavirus would be the first to go back to normal business practices. Click here to continue reading. 

HVAC Contractors Use Technology to Create Social Distancing During COVID-19 Crisis (ACHR News)

“Social distancing” went from a rarely used phrase in the United States to the basis for just about everything people do right now. But how do service providers like HVAC contractors practice social distancing when their work often requires entering people’s homes? How do they protect the safety of their employees and the homeowners? Contractors across the nation have been coming up with creative solutions, often by working with manufacturers and other vendors. Click here to continue reading. 

How to Help Your Employees Cope with the Stress of COVID-19

Construction is a people business built on healthy relationships and partnerships. Human capital risk management holds that employees are the primary asset of companies. Companies that truly care for workers yield a sustainable competitive advantage from building a caring culture.

A crisis is the best time to reinforce these beliefs. It is said that actions speaker louder than words. Winston Churchill said, “Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.” And so it is with the complexities and uncertainty of COVID-19. The intense simplicity emerging in the COVID-19 crisis is the essential need to maintain regular communication from company leaders promoting the mental well-being of the workforce. Click here to continue reading. 

Guidelines for Opening Up American Again

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Click here for the guidelines. 

Comprehensive Guide: HVAC Service Calls During COVID-19

Technicians are in several homes every day. Each home is another opportunity to be exposed to coronavirus, the regular flu, a cold, or whatever happens to be the malady of the household. Since COVID–19 is super contagious, we need to think about what a tech should do to protect himself as well as the homeowner.

Also, these are not suggestions or recommendations unless indicated in the reference. They are thoughts for you to consider. Some of the thoughts may not be possible due to shortages of product. Some you can easily do. Click here to continue reading. 

Notice: PPP Resumes April 27, 2020

The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT.

USI Helps Clients Respond to COVID-19

Protecting Employees, Businesses and Families From Potential Threats


Nationwide Coils COVID-19 Update

We are here to support you through (coronavirus) COVID-19. Nationwide Coils is a member of the "critical infrastructure" under CDC guidelines and is an "essential business" for purposes of the sate and local "stay at home" orders in the regions where we have locations. Our employees who get called for emergency measures and meetings for institutions such as hospitals are allowed to continue going to work, and they are selflessly continuing to do so. Although the events surrounding this pandemic continue to evolve and change rapidly, our dedication to the safety and health of our Nationwide Coils team, our business partners and our clients, remains unchanged.


Neat Heat Climate Control COVID-19 Update

Neat Heat Climate Control, LLC provides essential services to companies in the New York Tri-State area. We are taking precautions to make sure that our employees and customers stay safe while we operate during this pandemic. All workers are practicing social distancing as well as employing CDC recommendations including frequent hand washing, wearing masks and gloves. We are also monitoring the CDC recommendations and complying with them. If you have any questions, please call 516-277-6972.


Johnson Controls COVID-19 Information

Johnson Controls is committed to the health and safety of all employees, customers, partners and the communities we serve. As the situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve it is important that we are prepared to manage the impact of the virus.

Johnson Controls is actively implementing local and regional contingency plans across the globe to ensure that our teams are available to support and meet the needs of our customers and other stakeholders, while ensuring our employees’ health and safety remains a priority. READ MORE.

Click Here for Recorded Webinars.

FOA & Son COVID-19 Resources

Due to the uncertainty driven by the current pandemic, we’ve created some documents for you that answer the most commonly asked questions about the impact of Covid-19 on insurance coverage and claims. Below are links to resources we hope will be helpful as you navigate these uncertain times. We’re here for our clients and working at full capacity.


Electrical Training Center Update

ABCO Update

In line with the fiscal conservatism necessitated by the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, ABCO will modify its hours of operation to open earlier and close earlier, thereby hopefully helping to reduce traffic congestion with commutes occurring before the peak of rush hours. Our Branches will open at 7:00 AM and close at 4:00 PM daily beginning on Monday, March 30. ABCO’s 24/7 Emergency Service will continue to operate.

Service Roundtable Webinar: Learn How Our Contractors Thrive in the Era of COVID-19

Learn from residential contractors on how they are not only surviving but thriving during the pandemic. You will hear from eight successful contractors and learn the following:
- What strategies and tactics they were using before the COVID-19 to generate business and grow their companies.
- How our members are achieving success under the current pandemic conditions.
- What their plans are for gaining market share as well as a competitive advantage once the pandemic is over.

Click here to register and for more information.

Resideo Town Hall: Best Practices for Essential Home Services During COVID-19 - 4/22/20

The health and economic impact of COVID-19 have fundamentally altered our families, work and communities. After a month disconnected from normal business operations, a set of best practices has taken shape. Join on Wednesday, April 22nd, as Resideo’s Scott Harkins moderates a panel of experts from the security, residential services, and HVAC industries as they discuss how to navigate during the crisis. We will cover what actions they are taking, what conversations are happening, and the positive impact it has had on their businesses.

Click here to register and for more information.

MACC Virtual Food Drive

We are hosting a virtual food drive benefiting Island Harvest Food Bank and their mission to help Long Island families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to collect $2,500 worth of food items for our local community! Please help us reach our goal! Donate today:

Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo Announce Multi-State Council to Get People Back to Work and Restore the Economy

Council Will Include One Health Expert, One Economic Development Expert and Respective Chiefs of Staff from Each State. Council Will Develop a Fully Integrated Regional Framework to Gradually Lift the States' Stay at Home Orders While Minimizing the Risk of Increased Spread of the Virus. New Effort Builds on the States' Ongoing Regional Approach to Combating COVID-19. Click here to read more,

Empire State Development (ESD) NY Updates Guidance on Essential Business

All non-essential construction must safely shut down, except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone, but only to the point that it is safe to suspend work).

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Affecting Members and the Industry

We would like to hear how the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting members and their businesses. Members are invited to submit feedback. Click here to complete our survey.

President's Message - Spring 2020 Vol. 1

We are all in this together.

These are trying times throughout the world. We are now faced with a “new normal”. Our personal and professional lives have dramatically changed. Please remember that we are all in this together! In times of uncertainty, we must remind ourselves that there are brighter days ahead. We are all tougher than we think, and we will come out of this stronger than before. Although we are unable to meet in person, we are still able to stay connected.

Paycheck Protection Program

Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietors can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and certain other expenditures through SBA lenders. Contact your bank to see if they are an approved SBA lender. The application will only be available online. Payroll information will be needed to complete the form.

  1. 2. PPP Fact Sheet
  2. 3. PPP Overview


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. A provision of the CARES Act allocates approximately $350 billion to help small business in this time of worldwide health and economic crisis. This initiative, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small business via SBA loans. Businesses in need are highly encouraged to take advantage of this program to help in this time of business disruption.

Editor's Notes: Jason Staiano

At times, running a business might feel like running a gauntlet, obstacle after obstacle, challenge after challenge. The current challenge is navigating a business through Covid-19. First off, if you own a business, and are able to operate and generate some level of revenue than consider yourself one of the lucky ones. All around us, in our local communities’ businesses are closing indefinitely, with the small restaurants at this point seeming to be hit the hardest. So, if you are operating, here is a quick informal guide that most of you probably already know or if not, should know:

MACC Members Stand Together and Stay Strong in Times of Crisis

On March 18, 10 trade associations and membership representing the HVACR industry in North America posted an open letter to President Trump, Vice President Pence and members of Congress requesting that HVACR technicians and engineers be granted “essential business” status during the COVID-19 crisis, due to the crucial role the industry plays in the health and safety of modern society. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America is playing a leading part in this endeavor and has helped craft recommendations for the federal government’s response to this pandemic.


For purposes of Executive Order 202.6, “Essential Business,” means businesses operating in or as:

9. Construction

  • All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site).

  • Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters. At every site, if essential or emergency non-essential construction, this includes maintaining social distance, including for purposes of elevators/meals/entry and exit. Sites that cannot maintain distance and safety best practices must close and enforcement will be provided by the state in coordination with the city/local governments. This will include fines of up to $10,000 per violation.

Click here for the full Guidance on Executive Order.


(enacted to address the COVID-19 Outbreak)
If your question is not answered below, please contact ESD at our website at:
Please find the Governor's Executive Order here
Businesses should only request such a designation if they are NOT covered by the guidance below. 
On March 18, 2020, Executive Order 202.6 (or as revised) directed that all businesses and not-for-profit entities in New York State, shall utilize, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely utilize. 
It is directed that, no later than March 20, 2020 at 8 p.m., each for-profit or not-for profit employer (excluding state and local governments and authorities) shall reduce the in-person workforce at each business/work location by 75% from pre-state of emergency declaration employment levels. 
ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OR ENTITIES, including any for profit or non-profit, regardless of the nature of the service, the function they perform, or its corporate or entity structure, are not subject to the in-person restriction. (Essential Businesses must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the Department of Health).

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Take Action and Ensure HVAC Contractors are Treated as Essential Services

As Congress, President Trump, and other policy makers across the country manage the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus millions of businesses are being forced to close. ACCA needs your help to ensure HVACR contractors are treated as essential service providers during this national emergency.

ACCA is demanding that HVACR contractors be exempt from any mandates that require businesses to temporarily close or individuals to self-isolate. ACCA is also fighting for business friendly provisions in stimulus packages that will protect businesses and workers. ACCA is fighting for expanded access to unemployment insurance rather than mandates to provide paid leave. Unlike mandated paid leave, which contractors have not budgeted for, HVACR contractors have budgeted for unemployment insurance and have already paid into those accounts. Considering that unemployment has been at a historic low, those accounts should be well funded, and we believe that would enable HVACR contractors to survive some very challenging times.

Take action today!

Statement on the Coronavirus & Our Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our members is our highest priority. We are monitoring this ever changing situation and its potential impact on our future meetings and events. We have the following updates for our members:
Carrier/Bryant Small and Medium Rooftop Class - POSTPONED - We have been alerted by Carrier that they have stopped all external training until further notice, therefore this class has been postponed. We will be in contact with those who were signed up for the class as to when the class will be rescheduled for.
2020 Islanders Game - POSTPONED - As many of you have heard, the NHL has suspended its regular season amid concerns over the coronavirus. Therefore, our Islanders Game that was to take place on March 26th is postponed. It is unclear when the suspension will be lifted. We will be in contact with those who purchased tickets as to when/if the event will be rescheduled.
April Meeting & May Networking Event - CANCELED- As a precaution, the MACC Board has decided to cancel our April Meeting that was scheduled for April 2nd our May Networking event that was scheduled for May 7th.


Please be advised that association office staff will be working remotely. If you need to contact the association for any reason, please email us at This will be the best way to ensure that your inquiries are tended to. 

Metropolitan Air Conditioning Contractors of New York

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers - Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19. Much is unknown about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses.

The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.

President’s Message Winter 2020: Volume 2

I would like to encourage everyone to spread the word about our 2020 Scholarship Program! The goal of this program it to help students, with interests in the Mechanical/HVAC Industry, attain a higher level of education. High School and College Students are eligible for the award. These students must be either the child or grandchild of a current MACC member, or the child or grandchild of an employee who is employed by a MACC member. Please visit our website to find out more about eligibility and requirements, as well as to download the application! 

MACC featured in Newsday

The PSEG HomeServe masquerade has escalated and is evidently running rampant with other utilities.

The premise is to affiliate with electric utilities dressing up the HomeServe trucks to appear as if they are the local electric utility, foregoing the red truck branding of Home Serve. This is an obvious attempt to fool the consumer, who are most comfortable with their electric utility, which they pay monthly for electric use.

In our Metro NY case, the Trojan Horse Van is outfitted in white and has the sunburst logo of PSEG and the PSEG letters with the words “Worry Free” on it. Then, below in small print the words “operated by HomeServe.”

President’s Message Winter 2020: Volume 1

Happy New Year! In 2020, MACC will really focusing on getting the members involved no matter if you are brand new to the industry or have decades of experience. I encourage anyone and everyone to get involved and utilize the benefits of being a MACC member! As a member, you are not only supporting your industry, but you also have access to exclusive members only meetings and events, receive discounted rates for our training workshops, have the opportunity to network with influential industry professionals and much more.

Local contractors cry foul over PSEG WorryFree startup

Several MACC Members spoke with Newsday in regarding to PSEG WorryFree and HomeServe USA.

"Independent contractors who install and service heating and air-conditioning equipment are crying foul over the entry last year of a competitor known as PSEG WorryFree, saying the apparent affiliation gives the company an unfair advantage in attracting customers." Click here to continue reading this article from Newsday.

Suffolk County Community College Spring 2020 Internships

Suffolk County Community College offers both a SUNY degree (AAS) or a certificate in HVAC-R technology.  The capstone of the degree program is HVA260 Internship/Cooperative Education in this course students work as intern/employees with HVAC-R professionals and must complete 120 hours at that workplace.

January 30th at 8AM starts the new class of 16 interns and potential labor pool of apprentice HVAC-R techs for your industry. MACC Members are invited to attend if they are in need of HVAC-R Techs! For more information, please contact Wvz Yrbcneq.

January 30, 2020, 8:00AM - Room 107 in the WFDTC Building in Brentwood

MACC Members Share in the Joy of Giving

There is something incredibly magical about giving to someone else. Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, but can be deeply rewarding for those who share. Millions of people give to charity on a regular basis in support of causes they believe in, as well as for the positive effect it has on their own lives.

Join MACC & Help Make A Difference in Our Industry!

The HVAC industry is experiencing rapid change in many areas, from stringent new safety standards to the latest technologies … from changing EPA requirements to current state and federal employment laws.  As a result, it is vital for all of us in the HVAC industry to stay on top of the most current news, laws and trends.

Spotlight on Jason Staino, Editor of MACC News & Director of Operations of National Compressor Exchange

When Jason Staiano graduated from The George Washington University in 2004, he was undecided about his career path.  “I worked with my father at National Compressor (NCE) during the summers while I was in school, which gave me an early introduction to the industry,” said Jason.  “After graduation, I promised my dad I would give the business at least a year before deciding if this is what I wanted to do. Obviously, National Compressor was the right choice. I never left.”  

President's Message - Fall 2019 - Volume 2

As 2019 comes to an end, I would like to thank our members for helping make this year a successful one! Let’s take some time to highlight a few events in particular that were made possible from the support of our members!

Governor Cuomo Announces PSC Action Ordering National Grid to Immediately Connect Over 1,100 Residential & Small Business Gas Customers Previously Denied Service by Moratorium

Natural Gas Utility Faces Millions of Dollars in Potential Penalties for Failure to Connect Customers in Investigation Done by Public Service Commission

Governor Cuomo Announces Expanded Investigation to Examine Whether National Grid Properly Planned for Reliability to Meet Customer Needs This Winter

President's Message - Fall 2019 - Volume 1

On September 12, MACC hosted another successful edition of our valuable event series, Survive & Thrive. Not only did we have a great turnout, the stories shared by our speakers served as great takeaways for all who attended. One takeaway that I know I can speak for everyone who attended is the importance of the client-provider relationship, especially in a service industry. Taking time with customers and listening to what they have to say is essential for customer retention, no matter what your schedule looks like. I would like to extend a huge thank you to the speakers of the night, Kerry O’Brien and Joe DeMicco. We appreciate you sharing your experiences with us!

PSEG & HomeServe Creating Unfair Competition and Public Deception - Petition to NYS Public Service Commission

On May 2, 2019, PSEG published a press release announcing the partnership and starting that month “residents can purchase repair and protection plans from HomeServe under the PSEG WorryFree brand”. Since this announcement, Long Island residents have been bombarded with postcards and mailings stating that PSEG WorryFree service is being executed by HomeServe. This type of promotion is deceptive to the consumer, who is led to believe that in order to work with PSEG they must purchase through HomeServe. HomeServe is an independent company that is separate from the PSEG family of companies, but a consumer looking at these promotions would never know that.

Stop Sexual Harassment in Your Workplace. It's Now the Law!

New York State and New York City employers are required to provide annual sexual harassment training to all employees. Have you trained all of your employees? The October 9th deadline is quickly approaching!

Grand Opening of Daikin Lynbrook

Daikin invites you to the grand opening of their new corporate showroom in Lynbrook! Join them on September 14th from 1 to 5pm for free food, games and more!

Tour the new Comfort Design Center and meet the Daikin team!

RSVP Link:

President's Message - Summer 2019 - Volume 2

On August 5th, we hosted our 41st Annual Golf Outing at the Village Club at Lake Success. The outing is always a great day to be outside, catch up with old friends, and make new ones! This year was no different, with more than 125 golfers and guests in attendance.

We were proud to continue our yearly donation of $2,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To date, more than 315,000 children in the United States have had their wish granted by this incredible organization. MACC is honored to be a supporter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you would like to make a donation of your own to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit their website,

Spotlight: Stu Ellert Celebrates 20 Years at Comfort Tech

When Stu Ellert graduated from the University of Buffalo in June 1999, he began exploring various career options outside the family business. With a degree in Information Systems, he interviewed with a number of different companies before deciding to join Comfort Tech. 

“The truth is, I couldn’t see myself sitting at a desk and computer all day,” reports Stu.  “After working at Comfort Tech during my school vacations with my dad and grandfather, I preferred the experience of  being somewhere new every day, interacting with different people and doing new and different things.  I guess I always knew that Comfort Tech was home.”

President's Message - Summer 2019 - Volume 1

Another Night at the Mets event is in the books!

As always, our Night at the Mets event was an enormous success! The sold-out event was graciously sponsored by American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning and ABCO. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated. The fun-filled evening was the perfect way to kick off the summer with family, friends and colleagues. We have included some event photos in this issue, and more are posted on our website. 

A Message from National Grid: the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) natural gas pipeline project

Dear Trade Ally,

The purpose of this letter is to remind you to register for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) natural gas pipeline project.

The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) is a critical expansion of existing energy infrastructure that will provide New York City* and Long Island consumers greater access to reliable, clean-burning and affordable natural gas ensuring safety, reliability and resiliency for National Grid's customers.

A Message from John Bruckner, National Grid NY President

Click here for an important message from John Bruckner, National Grid NY President, regarding support for the NESE Project.

Daikin Day at Suffolk Community College

Thursday, June 20th 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Presented by: Daikin Applied New York and Suffolk County Community College at the SCCC Workforce Development Technology Center

Click here for more information.

In Memory of Steve Bergman, President of Twinco Supply

It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that we announce the passing of our dear friend, associate and valued Board Member Steve Bergman. Steve was an HVAC Industry icon for over 25 years. In 1991, Steve and his twin brother Hal founded Twinco Supply, specializing in products and services to fulfill the automatic temperature control needs of the HVAC mechanical contractor. Hal Bergman passed away in 1994.

President's Message - Spring 2019 - Volume 2

As many of you may know, one of our longtime members, and board member, Steven Bergman, passed away on April 7th after a long battle with cancer. Steven, owner of Twinco Supply Corp., was a valued member and friend to MACC and the industry as a whole. He will be greatly missed. As a tribute to Steven, in this issue is an article on him, with quotes from MACC members and his family. Thank you to Steven’s daughter, Liza, for helping us make this happen!

Digital Communications Checklist

Digital marketing and communications is booming. Every month there are more than 13 billion internet searches, with 78% of U.S. users searching for products and services online. That’s a staggering percentage. Choosing the right tools and strategies to deliver your message can go a long way toward increasing visibility among your target market.

Online strategies and tools to consider …

Spotlight On: James Padavan, Vice President Of MACC

James Padavan virtually grew up in the HVAC industry, working every summer of his young life at Air Design, the company  founded by his Dad, Frank Padavan, and a partner back in 1967. From mechanics helper to installer … from estimator to customer service, marketing and office administration … Jim did it all, learning the business from the ground up.  After graduating college in 1990 with a degree in business, Jim focused his efforts on sales.

Passing of Steven Bergman

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the passing of Steven Bergman. Steven was a longtime member of our association and served on the Board of Directors for many years. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Funeral will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 12 PM at Gutterman's in Woodbury, NY. Burial immediately after at Mt. Ararat in Farmingdale with Shiva to follow.

President's Message - Spring 2019 - Volume 1

Spring is finally here! MACC has had a great start to the season! On March 28th, several of our Board Members represented MACC at the Johnstone Supply 8th Annual Opening Day of the Cooling Season. It was a great event! We hosted our April Membership Meeting at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. John Klimchak, CFP of Economic Evaluation Group, an accomplished healthcare benefits consultant, joined us to help members increase their insurance knowledge, maximize their plan benefits and reduce their expenses. Thank you to John for his informative presentation!

President's Message - Winter 2019 - Volume 2

I am very proud to announce that we have established an annual scholarship program! The goal of this program is to help students, with interests in the Mechanical/HVAC Industry, attain a higher level of education. High School and College Students are eligible for the award. These students must be either the child or grandchild of a current MACC member, or the child or grandchild of an employee who is employed by a MACC member. This scholarship is a great opportunity to encourage young people to explore a career in the trades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the nation’s need for workers in the skilled trades is increasing much faster than the growth of employment overall. We hope that this scholarship will not only encourage more students to get involved in the HVAC industry, but also help those students who are currently on their path to a career in the industry. Please visit our website for more information!

Project Showcase: Passive Houses: All HVAC Enhances Comfort & Efficiency in Brooklyn Townhouses

In the summer of 2014, All HVAC Services began installing Mitsubishi VRF mini split systems and Zehnder Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) in Brooklyn townhouses which were being built according to Passive House standards and requirements.

“We started our first passive house in 2014,” reports Peter Arbeeny, Owner and President of All HVAC. “As a company that strives to be ahead of trends, All HVAC engaged in the Passive House movement as a way to stay ahead. We were the fi rst to install VRF systems in high-end residences 10 to 15 years ago. Then, fi ve years ago, we positioned ourselves as pioneers in Passive Houses. Judging from the progressive parties elected to office in recent times, we just recognized that Passive Houses were going to propagate in New York and did not hesitate to start learning.”

John Ottaviano Sells Air Ideal… and Retires -- For Now!

After 36 years in the HVAC industry, John Ottaviano has announced the sale of Air Ideal and his retirement from the company founded by his grandfather, Lawrence Ottaviano in 1927.

Back in 1980, when John graduated from Union College, he never dreamed of joining the family business. “Although I had worked summers in high school and college as an installer and tech, I had decided that the family business wasn’t for
me,” said John.

ABCO EXPO 2019 - March 13th

ABCO EXPO 2019 is the one place to meet the leading HVAC and Refrigeration suppliers and innovators-- to foster the relationships that can help you succeed. Luxaire, Heatcraft/Bohn, Chemours, Emerson, Mueller, Sporlan, Russell and Honeywell and other industry leaders will be on hand to meet you, present their new products, and inspire the opportunities that will drive your business or career.

Spotlight on Jimmy Moyen

Congratulations to Jimmy Moyen, Our New MACC President!
Jimmy Moyen has been an integral part of the MACC family since 2006.  He is the owner and operator of First Choice Mechanical, a business he founded in 2001 with a robust vision of building a strong presence in the New York construction market.

President's Message - Winter 2019 - Volume 1

Happy New Year! I am very proud to be writing my first president’s message for MACC News. Before I began discussing 2019 and all MACC has planned, I would first like to thank, our now Past President, Brian Aull. Brian did an incredible job continuing the growth of MACC. I’m sure I can speak for the entire board in saying that his dedication to the organization is truly appreciated. I am greatly looking forward to continuing to build MACC. 2018 was a great year for MACC. We introduced new events, grew our educational program and gave our newsletter an upgrade. Let’s keep the momentum going into 2019! 

ABCO Launches 70th Year at its Branches' Holiday Parties

Enjoy food, fun & friendship and some great giveaways. It all comes wrapped in our thanks and appreciation for your business and support.

Long Island City, NY, December 6, 2018 -- Thursday, December 13, 2018, begins ABCO’s 70th anniversary commemorating the founding of ABCO HVAC Supply + Solution in 1949.  At its annual ABCO Holiday Party at all of its 17 branches in the Northeast, ABCO’s family of employees, contractor customers, manufacturers’ representatives, dealers and HVACR educators will enjoy friendship, food, and many free giveaways, including a warm, comfy Team ABCO sweatshirt.

Equipment & Sheetmetal Equipment for Sale

MACC Member, First Choice Mechanical, has the following items up for sale. If interested, please call 718-454-4101.

Reznor heater commercial grade hi efficiency 125k btu input still in the crate - $2500 
Pittsburgh seem Machine - $1750 
Pittsburgh lock former - $1750 
8 foot 16 gauge break - $2300 

Fall 2018 - Volume 2

As we closeout 2018, I would like to look back on the successful year we have had! Throughout the year we have hosted some great meetings and events. 

Our February Meeting was centered on a topic that effects all businesses, in all industries: bridging the generation gap(s) in the workplace.  Every generation has different leadership, communication and career development styles. With that being said, it can be difficult to assimilate each generation into the workplace. Our meeting speaker did a great job in outlining each generation in regard to their unique needs and how to implement policies and practices that will meet those needs.

MACC Members Give Back to those in Need

It’s always heartwarming to see how companies and their employees come together to aid and support organizations and people in need. We are proud to report that our MACC members - suppliers and contractors - are supporting a wide variety of charities, both at holiday time and throughout the year. The following companies are only a small sample of the many charitable endeavors reported by MACC members.

Best Wishes to Ken Ellert on his Retirement!

We are at once happy and sad to announce the retirement of Ken Ellert, founder of Comfort Tech. Ken’s service to his company, the industry and to the MACC association, where he served as our President from 2006-2007, has been an inspiration to all.

In the 1950s, upon returning home from the Army and after college, Ken began working for his father, Sol Ellert at his refrigeration company. Following his father’s retirement, Ken founded Amrus Air Conditioning in 1994, which later became Comfort Tech in 2006.

President's Message - Fall 2018 - Volume 1

On September 13th, MACC hosted another successful edition of our valuable event series, Survive & Thrive. Not only did we have a great turnout, the stories shared by our speakers served as great takeaways for all who attended. It is always incredibly beneficial to hear from industry leaders about how they got to where they are and what can be learned from their experiences. I would like to extend a huge thank you to the speakers of the night, Matthew Sher and Jim Carlson. I know I can speak for everyone who attended by saying that we appreciate you taking the time to speak to all of us.

Honeywell Unveils New Nonflammable Refrigerant With Lower Global-Warming-Potential For Use In Stationary Air Conditioning Systems

Addresses a major concern for the HVAC industry, contractors and end-users in light of new regulatory requirements and safety standards 

Honeywell today unveiled Solstice® N41 (provisional R-466A), a nonflammable and lower global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant for use in stationary air conditioning systems. Once on the market, Solstice N41 will be the lowest GWP, nonflammable, R-410A replacement refrigerant available worldwide. The refrigerant received a provisional number and a preliminary A1 designation from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a key milestone needed to bring the product to market.

Summer 2018: Volume 2

Thank you to those of you who attended and/or sponsored our, sold out, 40th Annual Golf Outing! The event was another enormous success. Golf foursomes, as well as our golf clinic, sold out weeks prior to the event, which is a huge accomplishment! The 90-degree weather couldn’t stop us from enjoying a great day of golf with friends, colleagues and other industry professionals.

In a yearly tradition, we were honored to make a donation to Make-A-Wish, an organization that does the great work of granting the wishes of children that are diagnosed with critical illnesses. MACC donated $2,000 to the organization, so that they can continue with their mission.

Available Comfortmaker HVAC Equipment

Blackman Plumbing Supplies is currently looking to dispose of an inventory of Comfortmaker HVAC Equipment.  Blackman is offering it at 50% less than their weighted average cost to help local HVAC dealers make additional profit.  All reasonable offers will be considered. Please click here for a list of the available equipment. Please reach out to Trbetr Evggzna for more information.

President's Message - Summer 2018 - Volume 1

We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the redesign of MACC News! This response brings such great joy to everyone who has worked hard on making this newsletter the best it can be. I would like to thank our longtime advertisers, as well as those we are just bringing on, for your support. We have great plans for articles in the future and can’t wait to release them!

Our annual Night at the Mets was another great success and just so happened to land on National HVAC Tech Day! It’s a little late, but thank you to all HVAC techs in the industry because “extreme conditions are just another day at the office for an HVAC hero”.

Wage and Hour Workshop - Presented by Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc. & Silverman Acampora LLP

How to Pay Your Employees: Properly, Legally & Painlessly

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Product Showcase: Spring 2018 Volume 2

Check out our Product Showcase for the Spring 2018, Volume 2 Edition of MACC News. In this showcase we have products from Daikin, National Compressor, Nationwide Coils, Inc., Wallwork Group and York.

Contractors and Suppliers Share The Top Business Building Benefits of Their MACC Membership

MACC is playing a leading role in helping HVAC professionals move their businesses to the next level. Our association provides a wide variety of opportunities for members to come together and share their ideas, strengthen skills, gain access to more customers and make new connections. We asked both contractors and suppliers to tell us what they consider to be the greatest benefits and opportunities they derive from being a member of MACC. These top business-building benefits emerged:

President's Message - Spring 2018 - Volume 2

I would like to introduce our newly redesigned MACC News! We are very proud to present to you our full color newsletter with all new original content. This is a great accomplishment for our organization and I look forward to seeing the newsletter grow.

As summer approaches it is time to get ready for the intense heat of the season. MACC started off the summer with a great, sold out event at Big aLICe Brewing Company in Long Island City! Our longtime member, Scott Berger of Arista Air Conditioning, is the owner of Big aLICe and kindly allowed us to host this exciting networking event!

NYC Summer Youth Internship Programs

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Spring 2018: Volume 1

Spring has finally arrived, or has it? The weather has been unseasonably cold and on top of that April snowstorms. I don’t know about everyone else but I am ready for some warm weather.

We just had our April meeting at the Fujitsu Airstage in Manhattan overlooking Times Square, what a beautiful view. I would like to thank Fujitsu for letting us use their space for our meeting. Those who attended got to hear from Joseph Molloy, from Grassi & Co., who spoke about the new tax reform for business and personal tax. I would also like to thank Joseph.

Next month we have our annual cocktail party with a twist. It will be held at Big Alice brewery in Long Island City for a beer tasting event. It will take place on Thursday May 10th. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Come out and I will buy you a beer. Hope to see you there.


Upcoming April Classes

We are hosting three classes in the month of April! Controls - April 7th, Compressor Maintenance & Repair - April 21st and Refrigerants & Devices - April 28th. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up today!

Winter 2018: Volume 2

It was great to see everyone at February’s meeting. Everyone was involved in discussions on different generations in the workplace. It was interesting to hear everyone’s perceptions on baby boomers, generation x, millennials, and the I-Generation in the workplace. Overall it was a great presentation put on by Crestcom.

Our next event will take place Friday March 23rd at Madison Square Garden, where we will watch the New York Knicks take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. This event has sold out!!! If you were fortunate enough to get tickets I will see you there.

— Brian

ABCO EXPO 2018 - March 7th

ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions invites all HVAC (Heating/ Ventilation/ Air-Conditioning) and Refrigeration professionals and students to the ABCO EXPO 2018, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing, New York, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Show hours are 12:30 pm to 7 pm. Admission, meals, and parking are free.

Winter 2018: Volume 1

The Holidays have come and gone. Now we are in the heart of winter’s deep freeze in the Northeast. Hopeful¬ly everyone survived the recent blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in some areas.

Our February 8th meeting will feature Michele Rebetti from Crestcom. She will be focusing her presentation on how to attract millennials and how to get baby boomers to embrace change & technology. The meeting will take place at Trattoria 35 in Bayside. Hope to see you there. 

– Brian

2017 ABCO Holiday Party

ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions Chief Sales Officer, Tony Tanzillo, announced, “Since 1949, ABCO has been celebrating the holidays with our customers as a time to give special thanks. We’re thankful for your spirit, determination and friendship. We appreciate your business. And most of all, we’re grateful for everything you do to keep people comfortable and safe, food fresh and cold, and make the world a better place to live.

Fall 2017: Volume 2

The cold weather is finally here and the holiday season is approaching with thanksgiving right around the corner.

We had a great turnout for our always popular round table discussions. We all shared our experiences with new technology that we use in the work place in today’s world.

ABCO and American Standard: A New Standard for Distribution

ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions is proud to announce that it will be adding the #1 rated American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning line of Residential and Light Commercial equipment to its portfolio of world-class products. American Standard products will be available in the markets served by ABCO branches in New York and New Jersey starting after January 1, 2018.

2018 Seminar Program

We are excited to announce our 2018 Seminar Program, which consists of several classes that will be held over the course of the year.

Please click here for the 2018 Seminar Program Brochure.


Fall 2017: Volume 1

The summer is over and the Fall’s cooling temperatures are upon us. MACC’s Annual golf outing was a great success with an excellent turnout. It seemed to be the right call postponing the event due to rain being in the forecast. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day with the weather that we got (see the photos on pages 15 and 16). I would like to thank the golf committee for putting together such a great event. I know they put in a lot of hard work and planning.

- Brian

Train on the Viessmann Vitodens 100 boiler and the new high mass Vitocrossal 300, CU3A floor mount boiler.

Tuesday September 19, 2017

American Universal Supply

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.


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 to get information on MACC’s 2017 Seminar Program, which is geared toward field technicians.

Hope to see you soon at future meetings.


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.



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!

Please click below for the class flyer. LIMITED TO 15 SEATS, SO REGISTER AHORA!

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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: 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 

Register Online

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 ( to stay informed about upcoming events.

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


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 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!!

Learn more and Register Online

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 I hope to see you there. — Al Trudil



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

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

ACCA Baseball Pictures 2014

Click here to view the pictures

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
Click here for details and to Register Online!

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

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
Click to Register

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  
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

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


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.

Click Here to Learn more and Register Online

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

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., 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.

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

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!

(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

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 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

Details and Online Registration | Become a Sponsor!

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