BOARD MEMBER CODE OF ETHICS
As a member of the ACCA-St. Louis Board of Directors, I will:
Represent the interests of all people served by this organization, and not favor special interests inside or outside of this non-profit organization.
Not use my service on this board for my own personal advantage or for the advantage of my friends or associates.
Keep confidential information confidential.
Respect and support the majority decisions of the board.
Approach all board issues with an open mind, prepared to make the best decisions for everyone involved.
Do nothing to violate the trust of those we serve or who elected or appointed me to the board.
Focus my efforts on the mission of the non-profit organization, and not on my personal goals.
Never exercise authority as a board member except when acting in a meeting with the full board or as I am delegated by the board.
Consider myself a "trustee" of this organization and do my best to ensure that it is well maintained, financially secure, growing and always operating in the best interests of those we serve.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013
LEADING WITH CARE, MEETING RESPONSIBILITY WITH COMMITMENT
LoisKeeven – President
Office Manager, Keeven Heating &Cooling
My name is Lois Keeven and I've been working in the HVAC/R industry for almost 40 years when my husband, Ron Keeven, took over an HVAC company For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the day-to-day operations of Keeven Heating & Cooling, Inc. My current position is Office Manager/Human Resource /Secretary of that corporation. Last year I started a separate company to do geothermal drilling for HVAC companies. I would like to sit on the ACCA-St. Louis board because I believe my experience can benefit my fellow HVAC contractors. From the days in 1998 of lobbying Jefferson City to St. Louis County licensing in 2004, ACCA St. Louis has always been at the forefront of keeping its members informed and trained. I have been on the board since 2008 and would like to continue supporting a board and association that has been there through the tough battles.
Dan Weis – Vice President
Weis Comfort Systems Inc.
My name is Dan Weis and I've been working in the HVAC/R industry for all of my life. My current position is owner of Weis Comfort Systems and I like to sit on the ACCA-St. Louis board because, in the two years I have served, I believe I offer an open mind with new ideas and present other points of view whether I agree or just being the devil's advocate.
Phil Hendrickson – Treasurer
Project Manager/Estimator, American Boiler and Mechanical
I have been in the HVAC/Mechanical Contracting industry for 40 years, the early part of my career was as an HVAC service technician. I owned my own HVAC Contracting Company for 14 years. After selling my company 10 years ago, I have worked as an HVAC/Mechanical Project Manager/Estimator. I was elected to the Board of Directors of the St.Louis Chapter of ACCA, 2 years ago and am currently Vice President ofthe Board of Directors and on the Membership Committee. I feel that ACCA provides numerous viable benefits such as: networking with other like contractors and vendors, apprenticeship training, continuing educational raining, plus the ability to keep up with the continuous changes in the industry as well as the changes in governmental issues concerning our industry. When asked to serve on the ACCA Board of Directors, I washonored to have the opportunity to contribute to an organization that is as beneficial to our industry as ACCA.
Seth Goldkamp – Secretary
Design Aire Inc.
Mike Schumacher – Director
Co-Owner/General Manager, Reliable Heating & Cooling
I started with Reliable Heating & Cooling and in the HVAC industry in February, 1997 as an apprentice helper. After completing trade school and working in the field for three years, I moved into residential and light commercial sales. In 2006, I began as General Manager and I currently hold that position. My responsibilities include marketing, sales, payroll, and office administration.
I began attending ACCA general meetings with the former owner of Reliable shortly after starting work in 1997. The meetings were quite different then, and so was the HVAC business. As the business began to change rapidly, I really felt that ACCA was the only organization that had the resources and knowledge to help our company keep up. I wanted to get more involved with the organization and was elected to the board in 2005 serving as Secretary, then Vice President and then President in 2009 and 2010. I still believe joining ACCA is the most cost effective and efficient way to keep abreast of all the rapid changes in this industry and I look forward to being a part of the organization for years to come.
Patty Clisham – Director
Owner, DUCTZ of West St. Louis
My name is Patty Clisham and I've been working in the HVAC/R industry for 27 years. My current position is President of DUCTZ of West St. Louis and St. Charles and I would like to sit on the ACCA-St. Louis board because I am active in the ACCA-STL organization and support its mission to educate contractors through seminars, the advanced website and monthly functions. I was honored to join the board for 2010 and believe that my years of experience in this field can be utilized to continue its successful growth.
Robert Hoffmann – Director
Vice President, Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Contractors are stronger working as a team than working as a group of individuals trying to survive on our own. We can share resources such as training, human relations, legal, and work together on larger projects. We have also found it necessary to be involved with the government especially when it concerns licensing of Mechanical contractors, taxes, health insurance and tax credits. Someone needs to be looking out for our interests or they will legislate or tax you out of business.
I have more than 20 years HVAC experience and served as President in 2001 and 2002, Vice President in 2000 and treasurer in 1999 and was honored as the Air Conditioning Man of the year in 2000 and 2001. I obtained my Professional Engineer’s license in 1986, graduated from Ranken Technical College in HVAC in 1991, completed the HVAC design course from UMR in 1993, and completed the U.S. Department of Labor HVAC training program in 2001.
Dave Niedzwiecki – Associate Director
Business Development Manager, Johnstone Supply
I have 20+ years of industry related experience, 14 years on the Manufacturing/Manufacturing Representative side of the business and 6 years on the Wholesale side of the business. I am currently responsible for all sales and marketing, inside and out, for our 4 local stores in the St. Louis Metro area.
I have been on the local ACCA Board since 2005, chairman of the program committee, but I have also served on the membership committee, website committee and Green Committee. ACCA is important to me because it is our industry voice. I watch ACCA contractors strive to be the best at what they do day after day, tough economy or not. Always wanting to raise the bar in our industry. I believe that ACCA is always striving to help their members be the best they can be, especially staying on top of Licensing issues and business training. I just want to help in any way I can.
Ken Perotta – Associate Director
Director of Sales & Marketing, Crescent Parts & Equipment
My name is Ken Perotta and I've been working in the HVAC/R industry for over 33 years. My current position is Director of Sales & Marketing for Crescent Parts & Equipment Inc. I sit on the ACCA-St. Louis board because I believe that we need to be actively involved in our industry in order to keep up with the problems and opportunities that we all face. ACCA gives me the opportunity to work with proactive professional contractors and other dedicated HVACR professionals who want to build a stronger industry.
Jack Reynolds – Director
Grand Oaks Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
My name is Jack Reynolds and I have been working in the HVAC business for approximately 30 years and my current position is owner of Grand Oaks Heating & Air. I’m a board member because I want to be more involved in the working of the industry and share my experiences as well as keep more current on the events of the chapter.
Terry Rosenstrauch – Director
Alro Heating & Cooling Co., Inc.
My name is Terry Rosenstrauch and I have been working in the HVAC business for approximately 37 years. My current position is Owner of Alro Heating & Cooling Inc.
Terry Silverstein - Director
Academy Air Heating & Air Conditioning
My name is Terry A. Silverstein. I have been the HVAC Industry for 34 years. I own Academy Air Heating and Air Conditioning for the last 18 years along with my wife, Elise. I have been president, vice president and treasurer of the ACCA board in St. Louis. I enjoy working with the ACCA organization to keep our members informed and to help grow fellow contractors.
Kellie Jones - Chapter Executive
People don't believe me when I tell them I have the best job in the world, but after a little Q&A they see what I mean. I am grateful to work with, and for, some of the most dedicated people I've known. I respect what you do...this is not an easy industry and it gets more complicated with ever-changing license, regulatory and code requirements. For seven years, I've enjoyed putting my construction and project management background to use for ACCA-St. Louis (I've worked for both Fru-Con Construction Corporation and the Archdiocese of St. Louis; managing work at local/regional/national levels). ACCA-St. Louis is preparing to meet tomorrow's demands, yet we're always here for our members, so...how can I serve you today? 314.600.2659 or email@example.com