Throughout more than a century of service, Welsch Heating and Cooling Company has received numerous awards and recognition for service excellence, civic responsibility and overall performance as a business leader in the St. Louis area. Below are some of our more notable accomplishments…
Our President, George “Butch” Welsch, has been involved in national contractors organizations for over 50 years. In 1988-1989, he served as National President of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association(SMACNA), following a four year term on the National Board of Directors. He was extremely proud to have represented our inustry in the highly influential position of National President.
ACCA National Residential Contractor of the Year – 2016
2016 In March of 2016 the company received the very prestigious Award as the ACCA National Residential Contractor of the Year. This annual award is the top Award presented by the 5,000 member Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). President George “Butch” Welsch and Service Manager, Denise Webb attended the ACCA Convention in Charlotte, NC where they received the Award during the Opening General Session.
What makes this Award so special is the fact that Welsch Heaing and Cooling Co. become the first company throughout the country to ever win all three National Contracotr of the Year Awards. These are given annually by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America(ACCA), Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (SMACNA) and Contracting Business magazine. The SMACNA and Contracing Business Awards were received in 1992 with the ACCA award in 2016. It is an unrivaled accomplishment for a company to receive all three of these rewards.
Maryland Heights Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor of the Year – 2015
2015 The Company was named the Maryland Heights Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor of the Year. Maryland Heights is the large community in which the company is based. What makes us very proud of this accomplishment is that there are several heating and air conditioning contractors locted in Maryland Heights. Paul Heimann and Denise Webb accepted the award on behalf of the company.
St.Louis Construction Cooperative Management Person of the Year – 2014
Butch Welsch received the Al Fleischer Management Award, an annual Award presented by the St. Louis Construction Cooperative(formerly PRIDE of St. Louis). The St. Louis Constructon Cooperative is a joint Labor/Management Organization which is the voice of Union construction in the St. Louis area. Butch was introduced by Robert Grossmann a fellow SMACNA contractor and the President of the St. Louis Construction Cooperative. Butch was joined at the event by his wife, Carol, and other Welsch manangement personnel.
Lennox “Circle of Excellence”
Recently our company was honored by Lennox Industries with the very prestigious Circle of Excellence Award. This is one of two awards which Lennox presents annually to recognize its top Contractors throughout the United States and Canada. The other is the Dave Lennox Award. Our Company was one of only 36 which received this recognition. Over the last 18 years we have been honored by Lennox to receive one of the two awards 14 times. We owe this award to our employees for their dedication to customer service, but more importantly we owe it to our customers for their support of our company.
Dave Lennox Award Winner
Year Received: Multiple Years
Lennox Industries annually recognizes their top 25 contractors in the United States and Canada out of their 5000 plus contractors. We have received the award the following years: 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
SMACNA St. Louis Safety Award
Year Received: 2006 and 2007
The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, St. Louis Chapter annually presents Safety Awards to the Contractors with the top Safety Record for the year. We were so honored in both 2006 and 2007.
SMACNA Legislative Contractor of the Year
Year Received: 2006
The Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association annually selects a contractor as it’s Legislative advocate of the Year. We were proud to receive this award in 2006.
Better Business Bureau World Class Customer Satisfaction Award(Now known as the Torch Award)
Year Received: 1998
Every two years, the Better Business Bureau in the St. Louis area recognizes approximately 10 companies as providing outstanding customer service. We were one of the companies honored in 1998. This Award has now become known as the BBB Torch Award.
Family Business of the Year
Year Received: 1995
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville annually honors Family Businesses. We were selected to receive this award in 1995.
Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis Excellence in Achievement Award
Year Received: 1994
This “Hall of Fame” of the St. Louis Home Building Industry was started in 1994. We were the first company selected as the Associate Achievement Award winner and the only Associate in the initial class of six award winners.
SMACNA Contractor of the Year
Year Received: 1992
The Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National Association(SMACNA) annually selects one contractor as it’s Contractor of the Year. SMACNA represents the top 5000 contractors in the country so being selected as the Contractor of the Year is truly a Best of the Best award.
National Residential Contractor of the Year
Year Received: 1992
This Annual Award presented by Contracting Business Magazine selects the Top Residential Contractor in the Country. There are approx. 50,000 contractors nationwide so this is a very prestigious honor.
Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News
Year Received: Ongoing
Our President, George “Butch” Welsch writes a monthly article for our industries national weekly publication – Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News(The News). This has been ongoing since 2002. Articles he has written are available through the link to “The News” in our “Related Links” area.