A native Floridian from Tarpon Springs, Dave founded Bay Area Air Conditioning in 1975 as a one-man operation. With locations in Crystal River and New Port Richey, his company has grown to 50+ employees.
He was the first contractor from Florida to receive the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Carrier Hall of Fame. Dave is a person who truly exemplifies a lifetime of service and contribution to the HVAC industry -- as well as to his employees, customers and community.
Florida-ACCPA is so very grateful to Dave Hutchins -- for his invaluable leadership, the generosity of his time and industry knowledge, and for his tremendous dedication to our association while serving as President.
Announces New President
Exciting news -- Tommy Castellano will be serving as our new Florida-ACCPA President!
Tommy was born and raised in Tampa. Following a tour of duty in the US Navy, he entered the HVAC industry by attending Pinellas Technical Institute -- receiving his state license in Mechanical Contracting. He partnered with his brothers in 1975, and then ventured out on his own in 1982 to form the company he owns today -- Castellano A/C Services.
Always a champion for the HVAC contractor, he is passionate about giving back to his industry -- he's proudly mentored several A/C companies thru the years, has served on the National Executive Committee for ACCA, and worked with numerous committees such as International Code and Energy Efficiency Standards.
A founding member of our Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Professional Alliance -- Tommy has served as a long-time active Board Member for Florida-ACCPA/Florida chapter of ACCA.
Sincere thanks goes to our outgoing Florida-ACCPA President, Dave Hutchins
The goal of Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Professional Alliance is to provide our members with the best tools and professional resources available … for you and your company to be successful today, and for many years to come!
Tommy Castellano- President
Castellano A/C Services | Tampa
Joe Strickler - Secretary/Treasurer
Refrigeration & Electric Service | Winter Haven
Gainesville Independent Testing Services | Ocala
Sharkey Air | Stuart
Lisa Tamargo - Executive Director
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