About Us - Since 1914

The New Jersey Air Conditioning Contractors Association’s history can be traced to the early 1900s during the pre-World War I era when central heating and factory mechanization was taking root.

From these historical mile markers, two organizations emerged to become voices for workers in the industry: the National Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Association (NWAHACA) – established in 1914 to represent manufacturers, wholesalers, and contractors – and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors of America (ARCA) – established in 1946 to represent contractors exclusively.

In 1968, NWAHACA dissolved to merge with ARCA. Manufacturer members became part of what is now known as the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI). Before departing NWAHACA, the manufacturers established a trust fund to assist contractors in operating an independent trade organization. The tangible assets of NWAHACA, as well as the rights to the technical manuals program, were transferred to the contractor members.

This careful planning resulted in the formation of a new entity, the National Environmental Systems Contractors Association (NESCA), which was incorporated on January 1, 1969. In 1978, NESCA was renamed Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

In 2015, ACCA became an independent state-wide association which is highlighted in our new name of NJ ACCA.

The Benefits of Membership

Membership in NJ ACCA provides you access to a unique community of New Jersey Air Conditioning Contractors, suppliers, and other important members of our business community.

Membership also provides our craft and industry with the necessary voice in Trenton to influence legislation that impacts our businesses, families, and lives.

Finally, membership in NJ ACCA allows you to be a part of a growing family of professionals and colleagues that share your values, work ethic, and interests.

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