Professional Affiliations & Awards

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
ACCA is a group of over 4,000 air conditioning contractors who work together to improve our industry, promote good practices, and keep homes and buildings safe, clean and comfortable. ACCA is the largest association of HVACR contractors and the preferred service provider for members in all 50 states and worldwide.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests technicians while others train. Testing validates the technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronic gas, hydronic oil, and commercial and light commercial refrigeration.

Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer
Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers are the home heating and cooling experts to turn to. They are your single resource for all your home comfort needs, from tailoring your ideal comfort system to installation, service and beyond. The Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer initiative is a rigorous, standards-based national endorsement.

Carrier’s President’s Award Recipient 2008, 2009, 2010 The President’s Award is presented each year to an elite group of Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers who achieved excellence in product promotions and delivered superior customer satisfaction. Recipients of this award, one of Carrier’s highest honors, exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting edge technology to consumers.

Richards Air Conditioning Co. has been successful in demonstrating technical expertise, while also serving as a leader promoting the Carrier brand and raising the standard for high-end equipment sales. Moreover, the dealership is committed to service excellence and provides exceptional customer care. Richards Air Conditioning Co. goes above and beyond the call of duty in the industry with a solid, consumer-focused work ethic.