APRIL 2-5, 2023

Highlighted HVACR Sessions

Welcome Reception (Exclusive Event)

Sunday • April 2, 2023

5:30 PM -

 7:30 PM

Join the industry’s elite for this event welcoming and celebrating exceptional HVACR professionals. These contractors make a difference. From establishing and maintaining outstanding businesses that support thousands of employees and their families, to championing charitable organizations and activities that help support people in need, and so much more, we toast their accomplishments. Enjoy drinks and appetizers.

Contractor Forum Live: Find and Keep Great People

Monday • April 3, 2023

11:45 AM -

 1:00 PM

Salons D-E

This session is when virtual becomes reality. One of the best features of ACCA membership is networking with top contractors. ACCA has one of the industry’s top online forums. A huge success in its first showing last year, we’re bringing it back with new topics and presenters. Join the discussion on issues contractors ask each other and share how you achieved your success. 

Dr. Stephen Pape, Ed.D, MBA
Pape Service Co.

Dr. Stephen Pape, Ed.D, MBA, is a second generation HVACR contractor from DeSoto, TX. He is dedicated to helping train the next generation of HVACR professionals, having developed and taught HVACR and business-related courses for the state of Texas and local contracting associations, as well as Carrier North Texas, JADE Learning, and multiple Dallas County Community Colleges. Additionally, Stephen is the Associate Dean Construction Science Division at Dallas College in Dallas, TX.

Stephen currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer on ACCA’s Board of Directors and has represented HVACR contractors as a Credentialed Electric Cooperative Director and has enjoyed stints on numerous civic and church groups, including two terms as mayor of his hometown.


Monday • April 3, 2023

5:30 PM -

 7:00 PM

Sponsored by

At each ACCA Conference & Expo, the ACCA MIX Group MIXer, sponsored by Heartland Home Services, is the primary venue for existing MIX Groups to recruit new members and for a new MIX Group® to form. After last year’s successful event, we will again be using SpeedNetworking technology as it adds a layer of structure and preparation to ensure that onsite conversations are as productive as possible. Of course, attendees will also have plenty of time to mingle informally with other leading contractors and the sponsor’s representatives over drinks and appetizers.  

This event is for contractors only. 

Manufacturer Leadership Forum

Tuesday • April 4, 2023

8:45 AM -

 9:45 AM

Salon D-E

This popular session returns as ACCA welcomes top manufacturing industry leaders for an interactive discussion of current events affecting manufacturers and the HVACR supply chain. Leading manufacturer representatives join ACCA for a live Q&A session where contractors can ask key questions and address industry representatives directly.

Kyle Gargaro


Keppy Justin
Justin Keppy

President, NA Residential & Light Commercial HVAC

Nathan Walker
Nathan Walker

Senior Vice President, Environmental Business Development and Program Management Office
Daikin Comfort Technologies

Brandon Franks
Brandon Franks

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Johnson Controls

The Contracting Roundtable

Tuesday • April 4, 2023

11:15 AM -

 12:30 PM

Choose your topic and get loud. Everyone is equal and encouraged to participate in the discussion. Share your perspective and ideas freely and fully and hear what others have to say. Aside from breakout sessions and the bar, these roundtable discussions are one of the best ways to network and learn from other contractors. 

Codes & Coffee Live: How Much Will Electrification Really Cost You?

Tuesday • April 4, 2023

12:45 PM -

 1:45 PM

Salon A-C

Heat pumps offer a clear path to using “clean” energy, such as renewable energy. The recent Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has plans to incentivize heat pump installations and there are other legislative efforts under development to incentivize manufacturers to produce more heat pumps. However, there are many factors that need to be considered. Join us as Codes & Coffee goes live to discuss issues like:

  • The impact on the grid’s infrastructure
  • The financial implications of shifting the peak electric load from summer to winter
  • What installation considerations must be taken
  • A reasonable transition to heat pumps.

ACCA Team Members David Bixby & Ed Janowiak will co-present.

Manny Chaves
Manny Chaves
Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Manny Chaves has owned an HVAC business for 45 years. Married to Octavia Chaves for 44 years with two children and four grandchildren, Manny is a US Navy Veteran Graduate of Northeast Institute of Industrial Technology in Boston.

He is currently Chairman of the ACCA Codes Sub-Committee and the longest serving Board member of the Air Conditioning Association of New England (20+ years).

ACCA Town Hall: Contractors Lead the Way

Wednesday • April 5, 2023

12:00 PM -

 1:30 PM


This session is the ultimate interactive advocacy session. Contractors examine issues affecting contractors today and in the future. Be part of the solution by sharing your thoughts on how ACCA should address these issues and shape ACCA’s advocacy activities and key initiatives.