Reception and Award Banquet
The highlight of every Summit is the presentation of National Comfort Institute’s annual awards to deserving High-Performance contractors from around the country. This is the 13th year that NCI recognizes excellence in the Performance-Based Contracting’ industry.
Each year, NCI presents three Contractor of the Year Awards based on company size – Small (less than $2 million in volume), Medium ($2 to 6 million), and Large (more than $6 million).
NCI Contractors of the Year must have implemented or are in the process of implementing performance-based testing in their companies.
Furthermore, their organizations must have a Performance-Based culture that includes training ‘ technical and non-technical for its field teams as well as office staff. Their companies must have a strong service department that is service agreement-based and must regularly offer system renovations to sales proposals.
During the Banquet, Dominick Guarino and Rob Falke recognized the following winners:
- 2019 Small Contractor of the Year: Punbar LLC, Houston, Texas. Accepting the award was owner Ron Amaya
- 2019 Medium Contractor of the Year: GV’s Heating and Cooling, Inc., Glenview, IL. Accepting the award was Greg Vickers, president
- 2019 Large Contractor of the Year: Control Point Mechanical, Shrewsbury, MA. General manager Nick Lupo accepted the award.
In addition, contractors are recognized with the following awards:
John Garofalo Implementation Excellence Award – This recognition requires the contractor to regularly deliver measured performance in every aspect of their business.
They keep their employees informed with visual benchmarking and/or scorecards with up-to-date performance results.
This year’s John Garofolo Implementation Excellence Award recipient was Jim Ball, Ball Heating and Air Conditioning, Biloxi, MS.
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