A California company — We Care Plumbing Heating Air — has been picked as the ACCA’s Residential Contractor of the Year.

“Each year many of the best residential contractors in the industry apply for this award, and share the unique business practices that make them so successful,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s president and CEO. “It is always a difficult decision for our panel of judges to choose who they consider the ‘best of the best’ from the group. This year’s winner, We Care Air, is an extremely deserving company that truly exemplifies the qualities that all of the best companies in the industry share.”

The Murrieta, Calif.-based company was to be recognized March 17 during the ACCA’s annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. Association officials said its rapid growth during the past seven years and a commitment to ACCA quality-installation guidelines helped push the company to the top spot.

“Receiving the award makes me speechless,” said We Care owner Rusty Cochran. “What an honor this award truly is for our company. Our team has worked so hard with all the growth we have had over the past couple of years and the ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year Award justifies all of our efforts.”