The Air-Conditioning Contractors of America recognized its top commercial and residential contractor members.

ARLINGTON, Va. - Kahn Mechanical Contractors and Peaden Air Conditioning were the recipients of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America's Excellence Awards during the association's 37th annual Conference & Indoor Air Expo March 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

Dallas-based Kahn Mechanical, which received the ACCA Commercial Excellence Award, is a family-owned and operated contracting business that has served the Dallas and Fort Worth metro area for more than 30 years. The company employs a team of 18, and has been involved with the Community Services Foundation, which was formed to provide comfort to elderly, disabled and low-income homeowners. Its primary fundraising programs includes Heat the Town of North Texas, HVAC systems for Habitat for Humanity and Beat the Heat of North Texas.

Peaden Air Conditioning in Panama City, Fla., which received the ACCA Residential Excellence Award, performs air conditioning and heating services and installation in the Panama City and Bay County areas. The company was founded in 1969 and currently has 52 full-time employees. Peaden has been dedicated to both trade and community involvement. Last year, the company sponsored weather software for a TV station that was used during Hurricane Ivan. The storm-tracking software enabled continuous coverage of the storm and helped save lives in the community, according to the ACCA.

Finalists for the ACCA Commercial Excellence Award included Tri-City Mechanical in Chandler, Ariz., and Shapiro & Duncan in Rockville, Md. Finalists for the ACCA Residential Excellence Award were AirRite Air Conditioning Co. Inc. in Fort Worth; Castellano AC & Heating Inc. in Tampa, Fla.; and Michigan Building & Mechanical in Wyoming, Mich.