Community Involvement

Frederick Air is actively involved in the local community. Whether it’s donating to a local organization or giving our time, we love to give back and it really shows!

Community Involvement

Association of Air Conditioning ProfessionalsAACP Association of Air Conditioning Professionals – Steve Schmidt has served on the Board of Directors for the AACP since 2012. The association promotes and protects the interest and welfare of the HVACR industry, its members, and the public- which it serves. In doing so, their members maintain the highest ethical standards of selling, advertising, pricing, installation and service guided by honesty and integrity. Members are from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Previously, the association was a duly authorized and recognized affiliated chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), a non-profit trade association comprised of elite contractors that make up the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. Their history dates back to 1964. For more information visit https://www.aacpnet.org/

Frederick Air received the Family-Friendly Award for 2007

Frederick Air Family Friendly AwardFrederick Air received the Family-Friendly Award for 2007. This award recognizes businesses dedicated to increasing the number of children who receive quality supervision in early childhood. The program’s basic tenet is that these children will be better prepared for school and future academic success. Winners are chosen based on family-friendly criteria determined by the Office for Children and Family. For employees and their children, Steve Schmidt, owner of Frederick Air, believes an award recognizing people who create a family-friendly environment is a positive thing.

Local Organizations:

Care-NetCare Net Pregnancy Center – Frederick Air actively supports the Care Net Pregnancy Center. Care Net is a resource for women in the greater Frederick area who are facing issues regarding their reproductive health. The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick is a medical pregnancy resource center, staffed by a female board-certified OB/GYN and other licensed professionals. They offer a variety of support services that are provided by trained staff and volunteers in an atmosphere that is safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental. All of their services are confidential and provided free of charge. For more information visit www.carenetfrederick.org

Heartly HouseFrederick Air actively supports the Heartly House. Heartly House has worked for more than 28 years to end domestic violence in Frederick County. With a full spectrum of services including a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, legal assistance and transitional housing, Heartly House helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse regain control and build a safe, healthy future for themselves and their families.

Serving the Community

Frederick Community CollegeFrederick Community College Foundation Inc., Board – Steve Schmidt has served on the Frederick Community College Foundation Inc. Board since 2007. The mission of the FCC Foundation, Inc. is to support the College through private fundraising. The Foundation manages the College’s annual fund program, grants writing efforts, and partnerships with alumni, community individuals, and businesses that support FCC students and programs. The Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors oversees the College’s philanthropic work, connecting FCC’s needs with people in the community who want to provide educational opportunity. The Foundation members are committed to growing the College’s endowment to increase funding for scholarships, program support, book grants, and employee innovation grants.

Construction Trades Advisory Committee – Steve Schmidt has served on the Construction Trades Advisory Committee at FCC since 2005. The Construction Management and Building Trades Institute include a series of programs that allow you to begin or continue a career in the construction and building trades industry. The Institute provides opportunities to learn a skilled trade to enter the workforce, learn special skills to advance your career, or prepare for management positions in the construction industry. Both credit and continuing education programs are offered, with some credit programs designed to transfer to the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The HVAC program is one of the many programs offered by FCC. This program prepares you for a career in residential HVAC. As a residential HVAC Technician, you will install, maintain service and repair HVACR equipment that provides indoor comfort and essential cooling processes in the home. Currently, Sonny Garcia, a Frederick Air staff member, is an instructor in the HVAC program.

Career & Technology EducationCareer and Technology Center Advisory Council – Steve Schmidt has served on the FCPS and FCC Career and Technology Center Advisory Council since 2004. Steve was Chairman of the council from 2006 to 2016. Career and Technology Education, benefits from the continuous and active participation and support of the business community, local government agencies, community groups, unions, business associations, and the community at large. The Career and Technology Education Advisory Council and individual Program Advisory Committees are established to provide the framework for this essential connection between education and the community.

Memberships

ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America LogoACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America: Steve Schmidt has served on the Board of Directors of ACCA since 2012. Steve was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2014 and held the position of Chairman of The Board in 2018. ACCA is a national association and consist of nearly 4000 air conditioning contractors who work together to improve our industry, promote good practices, and keep homes and businesses clean, safe and comfortable. Their goal is to make the HVAC industry and every professional contractor business successful. For more information visit www.acca.org

Women in HVACR logoWomen in HVAC is the first international organization for women in the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry. This organization is exclusively for educational purposes, to further the growth of women in all areas of the HVACR industry including technicians, sales, management and ownership. For more information visit www.womeninhvacr.org

Frederick County Builders LogoFrederick County Builders Association was established in 1959 as a local affiliate to the National Association of Home Builders to represent the building industry and to promote housing opportunities for those who live in the County or those who are interested in moving here. The members of FCBA offer a wide range of professional services to assist you with your housing needs. For more information visit www.fcba1.org/

National Association of Home Builders logoNational Association of Home Builders was founded in 1942. About one-third of NAHB 235,000 members are home builders and or remodelers. The remaining members are associates who serve in the building field in the capacity of mortgage finance, building products or service. NABH focuses on balanced national legislative, regulatory, and judicial public policy. They are the premier resource for industry information, education, research and technical expertise.

Frederick Chamber of Commerce LogoFrederick County Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses organized to ensure the economic and social vitality of Frederick County by advocating and promoting the interest of business, sound government practices, and an informed membership and community. For more information visit www.frederickchamber.org

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