Welcome to the HVACR Association of Louisiana
WELCOME TO THE HVACR ASSOCIATION OF LOUISIANA
Who is the HVACR Association of Louisiana?
(HVACR = Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration)
The HVACR Association of Louisiana is a statewide consortium of HVACR contractors and organizations that work within the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry, formerly known as the Louisiana Heat Pump Association, which was founded in 1987. On March 6, 2020, our membership voted to change the name of our organization in order to become a more inclusive organization and establish a larger footprint in the HVACR industry. We have five chapters across the state that include HVACR contractor members that are mandated by a Code of Ethics that governs our association requiring members to adhere to the highest quality of work and best practices in the HVACR industry. Additionally, we have membership categories on a chapter level that include educational, corporate, and 'members-in-waiting.' On a state level, we also have corporate members that have a vested interest in the HVACR industry. Our membership is governed by a statewide board of directors and managed by a statewide coordinator.
History of the HVACR Association of Louisiana
The HVACR Association of Louisiana, formerly known as the Louisiana Heat Pump Association, was created in 1987; at that time, the utility companies were the driving force behind the organization and brought significant funding to the table. Since then, the association has become a ‘contractor-driven’ and partnership organization funded by membership dues paid by contractor members, manufacturer and supplier companies, individuals, and organizations that serve the HVACR industry. Over the past decade, association members have desired to change the 'heat pump' language and requirements to 'HVACR'. Therefore, in March 2020, at our annual membership meeting, the organization voted to officially change its name to the Louisiana HVACR Association of Louisiana.
OUR CODE OF ETHICS
I will have the integrity to say no to a job when it will do an injustice to the customer, my profession or me.
I will prepare a heat loss and heat gain calculation in accordance with accepted industry methods and abide by applicable codes when installing a new or add-on system.
I will discuss with the customer the characteristics of an HVACR system before completing a sale.
I will install or modify all air distribution systems according to recommended industry standards.
I will install and check the operation of all equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
I am committed to taking advantage of new service techniques and changes made available by manufacturers or by the HVACR of Louisiana.
I will acquaint the customer with the system operation, owner maintenance procedures and steps that should be taken before calling for service.
I will promptly arrange to provide service by a qualified technician upon receipt of a customer’s request.
A Message from our 2022 State President
Angela Menard Meche
Menard's A/C & Heating
2022 is another year of growth for the HVACR Association of Louisiana. As members of this organization, it is our desire to create an atmosphere of camaraderie, training, and opportunities for our members. These goals are achieved through the work of our statewide Board of Directors, chapter board members, and our statewide association coordinator.
In 2019, we formed a 3-Year Strategic Planning Committee that focused on feedback from our members through surveys done on a state level. What we learned is that our members desired an increase in HVACR training, which became our key focus.
Training is achieved on a chapter level through our Acadiana, Bayou, Capital, Cenla, Lower River, and North chapters. Additionally, our corporate partners provide extensive training opportunities to our contractor members and their employees to apprise us of the latest technology, equipment, service, and installation procedures. There is plenty of training opportunities to enhance your business and address virtually every aspect of being a business owner in the HVACR industry.
If you are a customer, our association includes HVACR contractors across the State of Louisiana that follow our Code of Ethics, and are vested in servicing and installing quality equipment backed by efficient installation. You can visit our membership page (Our Members in the menu above) to find a qualified HVACR contractor in your area by clicking on our Chapter and Membership pages to locate a dealer near you.
We recently made some significant changes for our members and customers through our Facebook page and will be increasing our social media presence by adding Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsUp apps in the near future in order to provide the information we feel both our members and customers will enjoy as we continue to expand our footprint.
One of the keys of this organization includes the vast knowledge of our membership that is shared when we gather for meetings and enter customers' homes to meet their HVACR needs.
My Dad served on the state board of directors as well as on a local level in the Acadiana Chapter, and I am proud to be a part of this association.
The state and local levels of our association enjoy what seems to be a dying breed of HVACR contractors that are dedicated to this industry.
"These are the important moments
in our association
where we are brought together
to spend time and learn
from one another."
The camaraderie we share with each other is often our best-kept secret as we share key notes about our industry and the continued changes we continue to experience. Contractor roundtable discussions allow our members to learn, grow and share with each other - for the benefit of our customers and are vital to our chapter and state-level meetings.
Over the past two years, we have experienced Covid and employee shortages. There will always be challenges. Growth is painful and difficult but needed.
I am committed to serving this association and all of those who want to be a part of it because I know that building relationships with like-minded people will allow me to continue to learn and be a better leader. We have so much to learn.
In your service,
Angela Menard Meche