It is an honor and a privilege to be serving as 2017-2018 President of the Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries, Inc. (IHACI). It is critically important that HVAC professionals remain united and committed to IHACI. Being a member of IHACI is an absolute necessity if we are to remain competitive and address the issues that directly impact us, such as the State of California’s goals to transform our industry.
There’s much more to come as the State continues to demand more of HVAC professionals. We remain hard at work representing you before the California Public Utilities Commission; the California Energy Commission; and the Western HVAC Performance Alliance. It’s not going to get any easier being a HVAC contractor in California. We are severely regulated and keeping abreast of the changes and challenges we face daily is a full-time job – a job that most of us don’t have time for. It’s a job that IHACI has, and continues to perform with professionalism and dedication.
Your membership support and participation made it possible to educate and train more than 13,000 students in 2016 – an extraordinary accomplishment. Many of these students not only completed IHACI’s California Quality Installation, Maintenance and Service training program, they went on to take the NATE training series and became certified. All IHACI training is approved for NATE continuing education credits. IHACI’s training curriculum is accredited by the State of CA Community Chancellor’s Office, and many IHACI members took advantage of the free training and free college credits available to them. In addition, we are proud to announce that “NEW” training classes will be introduced in 2017. They range from “new hire” to commercial training. IHACI members are responsible for improving the skill set and knowledge of literally thousands of service technicians and installers and we thank you.
Compliance and enforcement remains the association’s #1 concern. As HVAC professionals we deserve a level playing field. Our greatest obstacles come from those who choose to ignore the laws and regulations that govern us. IHACI will continue to fight for legitimate contractors.
We believe that our members represent the very best of the HVAC industry. We thank you for recognizing the importance of supporting IHACI. We look forward to your continued membership support and participation.
Tyler Miner, President