ANNANDALE, MINN. (Sept. 27, 2021) — Malco Products, SBC, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, American-made tools for the HVAC trade (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), today announced the winners of its annual HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award program. The 2021 HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding, experienced HVAC professionals who are dedicated to the industry and on-the-job safety, as well as giving back to their communities.
The program recognized five top HVAC contractors and technicians from across the U.S.:
- Thomas Tobias, Company Engineer & Vice President, Teleco, Dayton, Ohio
- Tim Hardy, Owner, Quality Air Services, LLC, Hokes Bluff, Alabama
- Christopher Muhammad, Owner & Lead Installer, Going Green Home Solutions, Chicago, Illinois
- Brock Reimer, HVAC Installer, Waconia Comfort, Glencoe, Minnesota
- Mark Williamson, Service Manager, Shafer’s HVAC, Dayton, Pennsylvania
“This year’s HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year nominees are great representatives of excellence in the HVAC industry,” said Malco president and CEO Rich Benninghoff. “Malco is proud to honor their commitment to providing the highest level of service to both their customers and local communities, even throughout some of the most challenging times we have ever faced.”
Each of the winners will receive a Malco tool kit valued at $1,000, awarded by their local distributor. Nominations for Malco’s 2022 HVAC Trade-Pro of the Year program will open in February 2022.
As a strong supporter and advocate of careers in the trades, Malco donates significant quantities of in-kind products and apparel annually to a variety of skilled trade education programs, competitions and events across the country, including high school, post-secondary technical and apprenticeship programs, regional apprenticeship contests and SkillsUSA state and national conferences. Malco also coordinates the “Head of the Class” Student Recognition Program that partners with education programs across the country to recognize high-achieving students and entire graduating classes in the HVAC/sheet metal, building construction and autobody repair fields.