[Chesapeake, VA] – [11/14/2023] – Smith & Keene has been accredited by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Quality Assured (QA) program. ACCA Quality Assured Accreditation distinguishes Smith & Keene from other heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors by noting that they can provide the highest level of expertise and customer care as determined by an independent, external accreditation process.
What Does ACCA Quality Assured Accreditation Mean?
With over 50 years of experience in the trade, ACCA has accredited more than 1,500 heating, ventilation, and air conditioning contractors across the United States, and only a select few heating and cooling companies in Hampton Roads. The ACCA Accreditation Program is a comprehensive review of the contractor’s professional licenses, business registration documents, and completion of orientation training. The contractor is also subject to third-party verification of the Quality Contractor Elements. Accreditation is open to all HVAC contractors. However, not all HVAC contractors seek accreditation; and not all that undergo the rigorous review and evaluation process are granted accreditation.
Status as a Quality Assured Contractor means Smith & Keene can meet the nationally-recognized industry-developed standard to provide thermal comfort in support of ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Homes.
ACCA Quality Assured Accreditation Means
- Smith & Keene is licensed, registered, and insured
- Smith & Keene has agreed to installation records/documentation reviews by ACCA
- Smith & Keene participates in a continuous improvement process
“We are proud of our QA accreditation,” stated Larry Miller. “ACCA standards have been adopted by national building codes and taught in trade schools nationwide. ACCA accreditation showcases our compliance with standards, recognizes the quality work of Smith & Keene, and directly benefits customers because the proper installation of a home’s HVAC equipment will improve comfort and reduce inefficiencies that may add up to significant expenses.” Smith & Keene is one of only a handful of HVAC companies in Hampton Roads who have earned the ACCA Quality Assured Accreditation.
About Smith & Keene
Smith & Keene, with offices in Newport News and Chesapeake, VA, is a family-owned and operated business that has served the Hampton Roads region for over 75 years. Our owners are second and third generations of our founders and we only employ dedicated, long-term employees with hundreds of years of combined experience. Our QA accreditation not only exemplifies our commitment to the highest industry standards but, coupled with our rigorous continuing education program, ensures that our technicians stay at the forefront of the latest equipment applications, installation methods, and service techniques, guaranteeing our customers cutting-edge expertise and service excellence.