Guardians of the Industry

Since 1949 we have been your partner in the HVAC industry. With our roots in the past and our eyes on the future, we stand ready to provide the education and benefits you need to grow and maintain your successful business.

What is RACCA?

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association Inc., founded in 1949, serves the entire Tampa Bay Area. Contractors, as well as other firms, with a direct interest in the air conditioning industry benefit by joining the Association. RACCA is an affiliated chapter of the state organization, Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA).

RACCA takes an aggressive role in promoting industry standards and professionalism. RACCA provides Continuing Education (CEU) courses for contractors and Apprenticeship Programs for HVAC/R Technicians.

Click here to find out why your firm should join!

Executive Lunch and Learn – A talk on the (post-session) highlights of the 2024 Florida Legislative Session

 

RSA Consulting Group (FRACCA Lobbyist in Tallahassee) will do a post-session highlight on the 2024 Florida Legislative Session.

Location: Ferguson HVAC
10639 Crossroads Commerce Blvd Tampa FL 33610
Date: Thursday, May 16th 2024
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00PM (Lunch is included)

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Sporting Clays Tournament

 

RACCA's Annual Sporting Clays Tournament of 2024 was a great success and a wonderful opportunity to connect with other industry leaders, enjoy breakfast and lunch, and win awards and raffles!

Location: Tampa Bay Sporting Clays
10514 Ehren Cutoff
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Date: Saturday, March 30th 2024
Time: 8:00 AM-1:00PM (Breakfast and lunch is included)

Be sure to watch for more events and to join us at any of our exciting upcoming tournaments.

Executive Lunch and Learn – Risk Managing Your Fleet & Drive S.A.F.E.R

 

Federated Insurance will go over Risk Managing Your Fleet as well as Drive S.A.F.E.R. (Speed, Attention, Fatigue & Emotion).

Location: Trane Supply
4720 East Adamo Drive, Tampa, FL 33605
Date: Thursday, September 12th 2024
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00PM (Lunch is included)

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Executive Lunch and Learn – Navigating Health Benefits

This class will focus on navigating the insurance space ahead of Open Enrollment for Plan year 2025.

Location: Victor Distributing
11125 49th St. North, Clearwater, FL 33762
Date: October 17th, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00PM (Lunch is included)

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Executive Lunch and Learn – Employment Polices & Employee Communications

Management and Individual Managers need to communicate to employees about terms and conditions of employment, what they are expected to do, learning and development opportunities, the objectives, strategies, policies and performance of the organization.

Location: Trane Supply
4720 East Adamo Drive Tampa, FL 33605
Date: October 24th, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00PM (Lunch is included)

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Cars & Coffee

Join us for Cars & Coffee on December 14th 2024 from 7:00 AM til 10:00 AM.

Bring your Classic, Exotic, Hot Rod, Motor Cycle, Muscle Car, Sport Car or Truck. It’s a Nice way to spend a Saturday Morning (cruise in and cruise out).

Location: Victor Distributing
11125 49th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33762
Date: December 14, 2024
Time: 7 AM-10 AM

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Executive Lunch and Learn – Evaluating Performance & Quality in Your Workforce

Tired of the generic “one size fits all” approach to evaluating people? Don’t feel comfortable critiquing an employee’s performance? Concerned that your current system isn’t working or you have no system at all?

Location: Victor Distributing
11125 49th St. North, Clearwater, FL 33762
Date: February 20th, 2025
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00PM (Lunch is included)

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Lunch and Learn – Introduction to Air Conditioning

 

A Non-Technical Seminar Designed Exclusively for Support Personnel Employed by HVACR Contractors & Supply Houses.

Location: Victor Distributing
11125 49th St. North, Clearwater, FL 33762
Date: April 10th, 2025
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00PM (Lunch is included)

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Education and Certifications

Educational programs designed to inform member contractors on the latest issues and regulatory changes effecting their business.Training & Certifications for workers including technician, EPA & NATE certifications and apprenticeship.

Access to Leading Business Experts

RACCA has a large array of Associate member firms to support the Contractor’s Business. They include top-notch suppliers & distributors of HVAC parts and equipment, insurers, attorneys and business management professionals.

Networking and Support Thru Contractor Members

Working together with our fellow members we learn from each other. This strengthens each of us, as well as the local industry. It serves to present a positive professional image to the public.

Benefits of RACCA Membership

  • Educational Seminars & Programs
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Directories
  • On-line Services
  • Regulatory Representation
  • Industry “Public Relations”
  • Informative Meetings
  • Consumer Referrals
  • Annual Banquet & Awards
  • Annual Trade Show
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Sporting Clays Tournament
  • Service Roundtable
  • State Association Membership Included (FRACCA)

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Member Comments

“I graduated from the Apprenticeship program in 1999. My education has helped me enjoy a successful career in the HVACR trade. I am now a 3rd year instructor helping prepare our next generation of skilled workers.”

JASON SAYLOR

Instructor RACCA Apprenticeship

“I have always counted on RACCA’s Members & Association to be the leaders of our industry. The vast knowledge that they are willing to share has always been key for members to rely on.”

PAULA DeSANTIS-TARRIS

Trane Supply

“A great resource and organization dedicated to HVAC contractors and the needs of the industry. If you’re an HVAC contractor contact them and see for yourself!”

JC JANNARONE

Prime Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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