Ten member companies of the Heating Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International were honored during the association’s 2014 conference in San Antonio.

The companies were recognized at the Dec. 6-9 event for their efforts to promote North American Technician Excellence certification in the HVAC industry.

The 2014 Single Location Top Certifier Award was given to Johnstone Supply in Denver for certifying more NATE technicians than any other HARDI member at a single location; the Most Improved Certifier Award was given to HVAC Distributors in Mount Joy, Pa., for having the greatest increase in the number of NATE technician certifications from the past year; and the Rising Star Certifier Award was given to Norman S. Wright of Phoenix for having the greatest number of NATE technician certifications in its first year as a NATE testing organization.

Regional awards were given to: Virginia Air Distributors of Midlothian, Va.; Refrigeration Sales Inc. of Valley View, Ohio; Temperature Equipment Corp. of Lansing, Ill.; Mingledorff’s Inc. of Norcross, Ga.; Robert Madden Industries of Amarillo, Texas; Torrice Co. of Wilmington, Mass.; and Airefco Inc. of Tulatin, Ore.

 All award recipients were to receive large banner signs displaying their accomplishments and a cash prize.