North American Technician Excellence announced its second group of winners in the inaugural NATE Bowl contest, which started Feb. 1.

These monthly winners are awarded prizes for a variety of accomplishments, including: the contractor with the most new certifications in a given month, the contractor with the most re- certifications, and the contractor or technician with the highest NATE certification scores.

The companies with the most new NATE certifications for March were Brothers Air & Heat in Rock Hill, S.C.; Horne Heating and Air in Charlotte, N.C.; Parker Pearce Service Experts in Gaithersburg, Md.; and Casteel Heating and Cooling in Marietta, Ga.

The Most NATE re-certifications for the month came from Flame Heating, Cooling and Electrical in Warren, Mich.; AD/DAC LLC in Nashville, Tenn.; Parker Pearce Service Experts in Gaithersburg, Md.; and Gochnauer Mechanical in Hilton Head, S.C.

The test takers with the highest NATE certification scores were Philip DeCamillo from Flame Heating, Cooling and Electrical; and Thomas Bell with Casteel Heating and Cooling.

“We congratulate the most recent NATE Bowl winners and look forward to announcing many more as the contest continues through October,” said Rex Boynton, president of NATE. “It’s still very early in the going, so it’s our hope that all HVACR contractors will get involved in this good-natured competition.”

In addition to monthly prizes, the five contractors at the end of the contest with the most NATE Bowl points in each of three “divisions” will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Super Bowl package to be announced in early November.

Teams can get points for every NATE-certified technician they have on staff. Additional points can be earned each time a technician gets certified, re-certified or earns additional NATE credentials.

All points accrue during the season, which lasts from February through October.