Hobaica Services of Phoenix won the 2008 ACCA Award for Excellence in residential contracting.

The award was part of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s awards program held during the organization’s 40th annual conference, Feb. 5-7 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of past ACCA chairmen by secret ballot, the ACCA Awards for Excellence are among the highest honors for the association.

Hobaica Services is a second-generation, family-owned business serving the Phoenix area. The company celebrated its 55th anniversary this year.

Hobaica employs 45 employees with projected sales in excess of $5.8 million. Hobaica provides both commercial and residential air-conditioning and refrigeration sales and service, as well as new construction of commercial buildings and custom homes.

Other finalists for the 2008 Award for Excellence in residential contracting were Selvey Heating & Cooling in Rossville, Ind., and Air Conditioning by Jay in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Tri-City Mechanical of Chandler, Ariz., won the 2008 ACCA Award for Excellence in commercial contracting. ACCA officials said that since 1962, Tri-City Mechanical has been committed to both community involvement and industry involvement. Its goal as a design-build company is to build a relationship with its customers at the beginning of a job, and continue it well into the future.

Currently, Tri-City Mechanical has two locations in Tucson, Ariz., and Phoenix. The current staff is at 510 employees with an average tenure of just over seven years.

Other finalists for the 2008 ACCA Award for Excellence in commercial contracting were Mallory & Evans in Scottdale, Ga., and IC Refrigeration in Ceres, Calif.

Halco Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning of Phelps, N.Y., won the 2008 Jeff Forker Award for Excellence in Training. Halco is a North American Technician Excellence Quality Circle Contractor and makes training a top priority within the business.

Other finalists for the 2008 Jeff Forker Award for Excellence in Training were Jack Rise HVAC Technical Training in Tampa, Fla., and Energy Auditors in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

The award is named in honor of the late publisher of Contracting Business magazine.