The Air Conditioning Contractors of America announces that Eric Bridgeman of Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Virginia, Beach, Virginia, was named ACCA’s 2018 Service Manager of the Year.
“This honor would not be possible without the entire Classic Air family supporting me as I work to ensure we deliver superior customer service and support our community and the industry,” said Bridgeman, a 40-year veteran of the HVACR industry. “I’d like to give a special thanks to my daughters and wife who support me as I work with educators and trainers in our community to promote rewarding careers in the HVACR industry.”
Bridgeman was presented the Service Manager of the Year award during ACCA’s Service Leadership conference in Fort Worth, Texas, which took place Nov. 8-9. He was presented with ACCA’s American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol Building on June 22, National HVAC Technician Day. The flag was flown by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2), president of Mullin Plumbing, Heating and Air.
Barton James, ACCA interim president and CEO said: "ACCA received many outstanding nominations for the 2018 Service manager of the Year award. Eric, however, was the standout candidate because of his clear commitment to ongoing training and education by spending countless hours working in trade schools and community colleges in his area. ACCA is on a mission to bring more people into the trades, and Eric is certainly doing his part to make that happen. He is truly deserving of this great award.”
Ryan Kletz, vice president of Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, said: “I am very proud of Eric’s work and commitment to the industry, and was honored to nominate him. Every day, Eric sets a positive example for our entire team and inspires all of us to continually deliver the best customer experience we can. We’re honored that he is being recognized by ACCA’s nationwide network of contractors.”