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MARIETTA 

RECYCLING 

CORP.
































Local Chapter Members



Austell Gas System

Ductz of Greater Atlanta

Engineering & Equipment

Epting Distributors

Greystone Power

Heating and Air Conditioning Supply

Hughes Supply

Hughes Supply, Macon

MGM Products

Mobile Fleet Solutions

National Compressor Exchange

Rapid Recovery of Augusta

Superior Hoods, Inc.

Weissman & Zucker





















2016

Fall Seminar 

November 10, Macon, GA




Be one of the many HVACR Professionals to attend this once a year educational event.  Learn what is happening in YOUR industry AND receive your 4 hours of Continuing Education for the year!  If YOU cannot attend, be SURE you send some of your key people so they can tell you about it.

This year the tentative topics are:

  • Construction Education Foundation of Georgia – Scott Shelar

  • Installation School - NCCER, Nat. Ctr For Construction Education & Research - Mark Hornbuckle

  • How Tax Credits Can Help Your Bottom Line –
    • Fred McGranahan, McMillian and Associates

  • Dept. Of Energy Record Keeping Requirements –
    • Elaine Powers, Powers Heating & A.C, Inc.

  • Ga. Power’s Home Energy Improvement Program –
    • Ryan Burrell, Ga. Power Co.

  • Financing Options Update -  
    • Jim Simmonds, Springleaf Financial

Attend and learn what is happening and give YOUR input into the topics that will be discussed.


CLICK HERE for more information.


Go to "Events" on the left above to register.




2017 Annual Conference 

March 23-25, 2017

Westin Hotel, 

Jekyll Island, GA


Put it on your calendar NOW!




The New Westin Hotel is directly on the beach and it will be beautiful in March!  Make plans NOW to attend.













District Meeting

Coming Up


Be sure to attend the District Meeting closest to you!  CLICK HERE for a list of all the meetings.  To register go to the top of the website on the left hand side and click on 'Events'.


       






President Kevin Reeves Represents CAAG at various industry meeting

Construction Industry Employer Roundtable



Mr. Kevin Reeves, President of Parker’s Heating & A/C/, Inc., Americus, GA and 2016-2017 President of CAAG and Bruce Widener, CAAG Exec. Dir. attended the Construction Industry Employer Roundtable meeting on Sept. 7, 2016, to discuss how the construction industry can work more closely together on all issues affecting the construction industry and especially work force development.  


Mr. Mike Kenig, Holder Construction, chaired the meeting, which was the third such meeting this year, and talked about communication and sharing resources among all the various construction associations who attended.  He emphasized that if we could have one voice for the construction industry we could have a much larger impact on public policy.  To help accomplish this goal, Bruce suggested that instead of each association having their individual“Day at the Capitol” that it would have a much greater impact if we had a“Construction Day At The Capitol”with all associations participating the same day. We could all possibly wear hard hats to identify us as one extremely large group, the construction industry. Mr. Kenig said this would be a powerful show of strength at the capitol.   Attendees seemed to like this idea.

Mr. Kenig, said that, as a group, we could coordinate our efforts and have an alignment when and where it made sense.  He said that there was a lot of state and federal money available for employee training but the construction industry had to compete with all the other industries such as manufacturing, automotive, etc. for the funds.


Work Source Georgia, a new state program, was discussed and Mr. Reeves said that this might be something that would be of interest to our members. It provides $2500 per person per year for up to 2 years for employees who are “under” employed or unemployed.


This group will continue to meet to discuss mutual issues.  We appreciate Mr. Reeves taking the time to come to Atlanta to represent CAAG at this meeting. 


CAAG President Kevin Reeves, 

Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc. Americus


Mr. Mike Denig (left),  Holder Construction.


Among the groups who are involved in this meeting are:

AGC

ABC

CAAG

Greater Atlanta Home Builders Assn.

Atlanta Electrical Contractors Assn. 

Ga. Highway Contractors Assn.

Independent Electrical Contractors

American Subcontractors Assn.

Ga. Construction Aggregate Assn.

Ga. Ready Mixed Concrete Assn.

Ga. Utility Contractors Assn. 

Plumbing & Mechanical Assn. of GA.









Georgia Trade Association Leaders Meet





Kevin Reeves, CAAG President, and Bruce Widener represented CAAG on May 24, 2016, at a meeting of Georgia Trade Association Leaders at the Georgia Power headquarters in downtown Atlanta to discuss various issues of interest to everyone in the construction industry. Chief among these today was what is being done on workforce development. A lot is going on with this topic and you will be hearing a lot more about it in the coming weeks. There is going to be a coordinated effort in the construction industry to attract and train young people in the trades. Mr. Reeves pointed out that one important thing that needs to be done is to "change the image of the construction trades. The perception is that these are low paid blue collar workers when, in fact, hvacr technicians often make much higher wages than many college educated individuals and have a much easier time finding meaningful employment."


We appreciate Kevin taking the time and effort to drive to Atlanta for this important meeting. 


Other attendees at the meeting were representatives of the AGC, Homebuilders, plumbers, inspectors, Go Build Georgia, Adult and Technical Colleges, DCA, remodeling associations, and Georgia Power Co. We very much appreciate GPC hosting and facilitating this meeting. 


Scott Draper, GPC, did a great job of kicking off the meeting with a legislative update.










Kevin Reeves, Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc., Americus, GA 

was elected CAAG President at the Conference. 



CAAG Annual Conference Extremely Successful


Everyone learned a great deal AND had fun in Savannah.


By all accounts the Annual Conference in Savannah, March 3-5, 2016, was one of the best we had ever had! The seminars were extremely good with everyone learning a great deal.  The social aspects of the meeting were also enjoyed by all.  Everyone seemed to enjoy talking to others in the industry who have the same problems/opportunities that you do on a daily basis.  


Kevin Reeves, Parker's Heating & A/C, Inc., Americus, GA was elected President at the Conference for the 2016-17 term of office. 



Pat Rogers, United Maintenance, Atlanta, was elected CAAG Contractor of the Year and was elected President Elect for the 2016-17 year. 


     


Bud Mingledorff, Mingledorff's, Jackie Rainwater and Bill Biggs were inducted into the CAAG Hall of Fame.  Bud accepted the award on behalf of Bill Biggs and Marc Rainwater, Jackie's nephew, accepted it on behalf of Jackie's family. 

  
The Cobb Chapter of CAAG was elected Chapter of the Year for the 4th time since 2003!  Dennis McKeon accepted on behalf of the chapter. 




Everyone enjoyed talking to old and new friends. 


     

The exhibitors were pleased with the number of attendees who were anxious to talk to them.'


   


Everyone agreed that the seminars were some of the best we had ever had!


  


   


  


Be SURE to attend next year! 

 

 

 



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    Why CAAG?

    Recently we asked CAAG members why they belong to CAAG and we got some really interesting responses. Click the image to the right to download the entire details.  We hope you will take a minute to read some of these and think about whether YOU should join with us to.

    Below are a few of the comments that our members made in a very much abbreviated version. I hope you will take the time to read their entire comments. When you do, I think you will agree that YOU will also benefit from being a member of CAAG. I hope you will join us today and help us, help YOU!

    • I believe CAAG dues are the best investment I make in my business
    • Responsible for numerous positive changes we take for granted
    • When I had a problem CAAG RAN to my rescue
    • Without unified representation we would be much different today
    • Identifies potential legislative/bureaucratic threats to my lively-hood and works to stop them
    • CAAG “has my back” so I can focus on running my business
    • Provides strong industry voice
    • Educational opportunities
    • Keeps up to date on latest industry trends
    • Code and law advocacy
    • Right thing to do for our industry
    • CAAG supports US
    • Gives opportunity to interact with other HVAC dealers across the state and learn what is working/not working in their business
    • A voice on legislative matters
    • Cutting edge Continuing Education
    • Keeps me informed
    • Mail in permits
    • Only buy 1 Business License
    • Helps on Sales Tax issue
    • Promotes and increases professionalism and ethics
    • Awesome members and maintains high quality
    • Continually makes an effort to stop unlicensed contractors
    • Helps maintain high level of competency
    • Provides innovative ideas, training
    • Political updates
    • Helps contractors do a better job
    • Makes our job easier
    • Provides us with buying power
    • Stays on top of new codes and laws that I don’t have time to do
    • It is VALUABLE to us
    • A voice at the Capitol
    • Members understand value of high ethical standard
    • And much, much more!

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    Phone: 678-646-2224 (CAAG)

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