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Industry Publication Features Air-Tro’s Bob Helbing

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in the HVAC industry that consumers never know about. In 2013, Air-Tro’s President Bob Helbing, a heating and cooling contractor, was highlighted in The Institute of Heating & Air Conditioning Industries, Inc.’s (IHACI) issue of their industry publication, Indoor Comfort News, for his work with the Construction Industry Legislative Council (CILC).


As a board member for IHACI, Helbing participated in the CILC conference, which focused on economic concerns within the industry and the promotion of safe, legal contracting work throughout California. Indoor Comfort News’ article, “CILC Legislative Conference Examines Underground Economy, State Budget” outlines the meeting’s discussions, which included a focus on legislative issues surrounding illegal contractors and their impact on the heating and cooling contractor industry at large.

These issues ultimately impact consumers with regard to safety and quality installation and service. As a result of the meeting, the government of California has become aware of measures it can take in connection with factors such as workers’ comp and payment of local taxes. The end goal of the meetings is to positively impact consumers and ensure that illegal and unsafe practices are curtailed.

Air-Tro’s involvement with IHACI and CILC shows the company’s concern for consumer safety and the California economy. Air-Tro’s community activism and promotion of quality contracting doesn’t stop there: They are also winners of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA) Contractor of the Year for 2011.

Air-Tro’s association involvement and awards show that when you’re choosing a heating and cooling contractor, it pays to take time to look for the best. As Helbing stated in response to the Contractor of the Year Award: “Everyone in the HVAC industry knows we work in a field with a low profile; we find job satisfaction in the work done well rather than in public acclaim.” While contractors are certainly recognized through their awards, certifications and affiliations, nothing says quality like a well-satisfied customer.

To read the entire Indoor Comfort News article, click here. Or contact Air-Tro for service, and check out our website.

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