Ed O’Connell and Alex Walter both received the Contributor of the Year Award, as voted by the members of the Service Roundtable.

They were honored at the Oct. 25-27 national meeting in Las Vegas.

Members of the Service Roundtable submitted their choices for Contributor of the Year for plumbing and HVAC prior to the company’s national meeting. Dozens of individuals were nominated. O’Connell of O’Connell Plumbing Inc. in Fairfax, Calif., received the most plumbing nominations and Walter of About Home Comfort Inc. in Aurora, Colo., led in the HVAC category.

“There are many, many contractors and consultants who offer valuable insight, share content, and otherwise contribute to the Service Roundtable,” said Service Roundtable CEO Matt Michel. “That the members saw fit to honor Ed O’Connell for plumbing and Alex Walter for HVAC is an incredible complement to Ed and Alex.”

O’Connell agreed.

“It’s a terrific honor,” said O’Connell. “I only hope my small contributions reflect positively on the many folks who have helped me. It’s the unselfish give and take on this incredible Service Roundtable that makes me proud to be part of such a special group.”

Walter said he was similarly moved.

“What an honor,” he said. “It was a huge surprise and somewhat embarrassing to receive the Service Roundtable Contributor of the Year Award. I sense that other Service Roundtable members have contributed at least as much as I have.”