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The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has awarded Martin Hoover of Empire Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in Decatur, Georgia, with the association’s Distinguished Service Award.
ACCA depends on the dedicated efforts of hundreds of volunteers who devote thousands of hours to committee service and provide leadership and guidance on standards development, public policy, and membership programs. All ACCA volunteers are incredibly valuable and deserve a debt of gratitude from the rest of the industry. Each year, ACCA recognizes one volunteer who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to ACCA and the contracting industry with the Distinguished Service Award.
Hoover was selected for this honor due to his high energy and enthusiasm to help ACCA and its members be better businesspeople by becoming more active in the industry. He has served on the ACCA Board of Directors for three years and currently serves as the chair of the membership committee and the ACCA-PAC. Prior to joining the ACCA Board of Directors, Hoover was active in several committees including the government relations committee, membership committee, and the ACCA-PAC committee. Hoover is also a vocal proponent for ACCA’s MIX Group program, championing the values of contractors to put in the effort to start new groups so they can reap some of the best benefits that ACCA membership has to offer.
“Martin’s passion for serving ACCA members is like nothing I have ever experienced before,” said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. “He gets excited about what is affecting contractors and small businesses and pushes hard to move the needle forward. His desire to see our members be more involved in the industry and the association energizes those around him. It is rare to find a leader like him in any industry, so we are lucky that he is one our leaders.”
“I am honored to have received this award,” said Hoover. “In my 35 years of business, I have met amazing people along the way, and value my industry peers, and the opportunities ACCA has afforded me. It has been my pleasure to be involved with ACCA as much as I have over the years, and to be recognized for my work and dedication to the industry is much appreciated.”
For more information on ACCA’s Distinguished Service Award and for a list of past winners, visit www.acca.org/members/awards/dsa.