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NORTH AMERICAN TECHNICIAN EXCELLENCE

2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 510Arlington, VA 22201Phone: 703-276-7247Toll Free Phone: 877-420-6283 (NATE)
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31 Oct 2011

Bay Area Air Conditioning & Heating Awarded $1,000 for Promoting Certified Technicians

ARLINGTON, VA. – (November 1, 2011) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE), has selected the third winner in the “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes, which rewards contractors for promoting their NATE-certified technicians. Bay Area Air Conditioning & Heating submitted the winning entry, earning the company $1,000 in local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials. Headquartered in Crystal River, Florida, the company services the surrounding area across seven counties.

To demonstrate the various ways they showcase their NATE-certified technicians, the Bay Area team submitted examples of their brochures, website, service vans and print ads that prominently feature NATE. One of their entries was randomly selected from the numerous submissions received from contractors throughout the country, including various examples of how each company highlights their NATE-certified technicians.

“Not only do we recognize the importance of hiring NATE certified technicians, but we also understand the importance of letting our customers know that our certified professionals are qualified to offer superior service,” stated Dee Mahler-Castillo, marketing manager for Bay Area Air Conditioning & Heating. “Winning this prize money, will allow us to further spread the word about our skilled, knowledgeable, NATE-certified team through local advertising.”

One additional winner will be selected in December 2011. To enter, contractors are invited to submit descriptions and pictures of the various ways that they use NATE to build consumer confidence and attract new customers. With each submission, the contractor is entered into a regular drawing for a chance to win the $1,000 prize, which can be used towards local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials. Many entries will also be featured online, offering the contractor additional exposure and recognition for their commitment to quality work.

The “Showcase Your NATE” entries can be submitted via email to sweepstakes@natex.org or by mailing them to “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes, 2111 Wilson Blvd #510, Arlington, VA 22201. Many entries will be featured on NATE’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/natecertification) and in other communication materials. For more information about the sweepstakes, visit www.natex.org.

About 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, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.

 

 

 

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08 Oct 2011

The “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes rewards contractors who promote their NATE-certified technicians.

NATE Sweepstakes

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01 Oct 2011

For a limited of time only! Prices will increase January 3rd, 2012 on select NATE merchandise. The NATE logo is a symbol of excellence, enhance your credibility, and don’t be afraid to show off your NATE pride! Be sure to check out great NATE products while at the site; patches/chevrons, decals for your company vehicle, NATE banners, and customizable Serviced By stickers! Visit the NATE online store today!

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30 Sep 2011

ARLINGTON, VA. – (September 22, 2011) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE) elected a new slate of officers to the Executive Committee as well as five new members to the Board of Trustees for the 2011-2012 term at its biannual board of trustees meeting.  The meeting was held on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at NATE headquarters in Arlington, VA.

The NATE Board of Trustees named Don Frendberg, Chairman of Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), as Chairman of the Board.  Mitchell Cropp, President of Cropp-Metcalfe, and Chris Baker, President of Virginia Air Distributors, were both elected to Vice-Chairman positions.  David Swift, President and CEO of Goodman/Amana, was elected Treasurer for the 2011-2012 term.  Ray Isaac, President of Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, assumed the role of Immediate Past Chairman.  In addition, Steve Yurek, President of AHRI, was selected as Parliamentarian to this new Executive Committee.

As Frendberg noted, “Being named Chairman of the NATE Board of Trustees is a tremendous honor and a great responsibility.  NATE is the true leader in certifying technician excellence for the HVACR industry, and I look forward to working with the exceptional NATE team and Board to further its achievements.”

The newly elected members to the NATE Board of Trustees include Whit Perry, HVACR Technology Instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College; Bill Hainsworth, Vice President and General Manager of the Heating and Cooling Division for Rheem Manufacturing; Wade Mayfield, President of Thermal Services; Wayne R. Reedy, Representative for ASHRAE; and John Conrad, Publisher of The ACHR News.

“I’m honored to congratulate the 2011-2012 slate of officers and welcome the new members of the NATE Board of Trustees,” said, Peter Schwartz, NATE President and CEO.  “With this dedicated team of brilliant industry professionals, NATE is well-poised for continued success and I value the opportunity to work with each and every one of them.”

About 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, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org

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30 Aug 2011

Parrish Services Awarded $1,000 for Promoting Certified Technicians

ARLINGTON, VA. – (August 30, 2011) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE), has selected the second winner in the “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes, which rewards contractors for promoting their NATE-certified technicians.  Parrish Services submitted the winning entry, earning the company $1,000 in local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials.  Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Parrish Services’ reach extends from Virginia to Maryland and West Virginia.

To demonstrate the various ways they showcase their NATE-certified technicians, Parrish Services submitted examples of their marketing collateral, company website and technician lanyards that prominently feature NATE.  Parrish Services’ entry was randomly selected from the numerous submissions received from contractors throughout the country, including advertisements, brochures, vehicle signage, videos, business cards and other examples of how each company highlights their NATE-certified technicians.

“We’re so excited to be named the latest winner in the ‘Showcase Your NATE’ Sweepstakes,” stated Linda Couch, chief operating officer and vice president of sales for Parrish Services.  “We take great pride in our technicians’ commitment to maintaining NATE certification, and we understand the value of letting potential customers know about our team’s proven skills and knowledge by showcasing our NATE.”

Two additional winners will be selected throughout the remainder of the year. To enter, contractors are invited to submit descriptions and pictures of the various ways that they use NATE to build consumer confidence and attract new customers. With each submission, the contractor is entered into a regular drawing for a chance to win the $1,000 prize, which can be used towards local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials.  Many entries will also be featured online, offering the contractor additional exposure and recognition for their commitment to quality work.

The “Showcase Your NATE” entries can be submitted via email to sweepstakes@natex.org or by mailing them to “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes, 2111 Wilson Blvd #510, Arlington, VA 22201.  Many entries will be featured on NATE’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/natecertification) and in other communication materials.  For more information about the sweepstakes, visit www.natex.org.

About 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, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.

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28 Jun 2011

Number of NATE-Certified Technicians Reaches All-Time High

ARLINGTON, VA. – (June 28, 2011) – As an ever-increasing number of technicians and contractors recognize the value of certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE), the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for HVACR practices, the number of certified technicians is reaching new heights.  In fact, since its inception in 1997, NATE has administered a total of 202,970 tests to HVACR technicians.

NATE certification applies only to HVACR technicians, and a total of nearly 50,000 technicians to date have taken advantage of the opportunity to showcase their real-world skills and working knowledge by becoming certified.  Today, nearly 30,000 technicians hold an active NATE certification, with 20 percent of these technicians holding multiple certifications. The top three tests taken by technicians are Heat Pump, Gas Service and Air Conditioning.

“NATE is the only certification organization developed and supported by the entire HVACR industry, and the true leader in certifying technician excellence,” states Peter Schwartz, NATE President and CEO.  “Our mission is to act as a partner for today’s experienced HVACR technicians, helping them to demonstrate their ongoing ability to perform at the industry’s highest standards.”

Once a technician becomes NATE-certified, they are provided with materials that highlight their accomplishment – such as wallet cards, certificates and patches.  NATE also offers an online locator that connects homeowners with contractors employing NATE-certified technicians.  To make it easy for technicians to stay on top of their certification status, NATE created an online dashboard that allows the technician to login and view the expiration date for their certifications, their continuing education hours, as well as their local training and testing locations.

For more information about NATE certification, visit www.natex.org.

About 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, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit www.natex.org.