Our Members

NYC SMACNA members are heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) and sheet metal experts. Representing nearly 70 firms, our members are leaders in safety, quality assurance and excellence, regardless of the project’s size, scope and complexity.

Raising the Standard of Industry Excellence

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association of New York City (NYC SMACNA) is one of the largest and most influential sheet metal and HVAC contracting organizations in the nation. We are dedicated to raising the bar in industry excellence throughout New York City.

Member Services

We equip our members with the right tools to succeed in the industry’s competitive and changing landscape. NYC SMACNA provides contractors with classes, training, publications and many more resources to advance their skillsets and continue to be industry leaders.

Industry-Leading Technical Resources

NYC SMACNA members enjoy access to a vast library of technical standards and manuals developed by SMACNA members. These resources have gained national and global acceptance as trusted standards for the industry.

Our Work

NYC SMACNA members perform exceptional work for the vast varieties and capabilities of the sheet metal industry—ranging from air conditioning to architectural metal.

Our members are held to stringent standards and are  continually trained in the latest knowledge and skills to provide their clients with top-quality workmanship.

Industry News

   Aaron Hilger Spring brings the construction season to the forefront, while a flurry of activity is emerging rapidly in Washington, D.C. In her column, Carol Duncan discusses our recent CEA meeting at length. It was a smashing success with…

Carol Duncan Every year, I eagerly anticipate the CEA National Issues Conference, and this year was no exception. This year's lineup of speakers was impressive. We heard from Jessica Looman, Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division; Kathryn Thomson, the…

Clockwise From Top: Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su; Aaron Hilger and Stan Kolbe; The Hon. Earl Pomeroy; Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ); CEA attendees listen to presentations; Joe Boddicker, Counsel, Alston & Bird. Infrastructure and megaprojects have dominated the…

Perennial Corktown Apartments is a seven-story facility that includes 188 apartments and seven townhomes. Landmark historic redevelopment and new construction in Detroit’s emerging Corktown district near Michigan Central Station is reshaping a 1934 southside neighborhood, and Custom Architectural Sheetmetal Specialists…

  Adam Lannan enjoys the challenges that come with pharmaceutical work. The Vice President of Operations at United HVAC says such projects offer the opportunity to work on something meaningful.  “I like that work,” Lannan says. “We’re constantly looking for…

Nick Seraphinoff Jr. knows about the damage humidity can cause. He’s seen it firsthand. Many times.  In the early 1990s, he was performing HVAC work at a major automotive supplier in Detroit. This company made parts that went into many…

HAVE Mechanical Contractors provides heating and cooling solutions for Spire Academy, including the new 4,000-square-foot prefabricated houses designed as dorms for incoming students. Spire Academy is familiar stomping grounds for HAVE Mechanical Contractors in Ashtabula, Ohio. The rapidly growing international…

Matt Cramer, Owner of Dee Cramer Inc., Holly, Michigan, recalls a time when he had an employee who was having a hard time. Cramer could tell he was fatigued, distracted and just not himself. Not only did the employee have…

Thomas S. Gunning has been more than just a figure in the construction industry; he has been a beacon of hope for many. As the Executive Director of the Boston-based Building Trades Employers Association (BTEA) Northeast, he has a vision…

SMACNA lists the following legislative priorities as making progress so far this year. Check each issue for the latest updates.   Advocate for FAA Authorization: Signed into law 5/24 (H.R. 3935) endorsed pending bill to reform and authorize infrastructure funding…

   Dushaw Hockett BE4ALL (Belonging and Excellence for All) launched in December 2021. The initiative, known as Culture of Respect today, envisions a diverse, inclusive and unionized sheet metal industry that is welcoming and fosters belonging for all. This work…

Ronald J. Eagar When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted in 2017, it introduced several temporary provisions that brought significant tax advantages to the construction industry. With many of these provisions expiring at the end of 2025…

Grant Collins While SMACNA contractors are familiar with the concept of “overtime” — that is, paying employees time and one-half for certain hours worked — few contractors understand how overtime paid pursuant to their collective bargaining agreement (or “CBA”) intersects…

   Carol Duncan I had the first-hand opportunity to witness the SMACNA/SMART labor management partnership at work. I was honored to join General President Mike Coleman on the stage at the 2024 Partners in Progress conference, where we highlighted our…

Aaron Hilger SMACNA always has a busy first quarter. We hold many committee meetings, labor relations meetings and educational programs. This year, I attended a few programs I did not participate in when I was a Chapter Executive. Mutual Gains…

From right to left: Dushaw Hockett, Carol Duncan, Mike Coleman, Aaron Hilger and Joseph Powell. At Partners in Progress, Moderator Dushaw Hockett, Founder and Executive Director of SPACEs, got to sit down with a panel of industry leaders to ask…

The 2024 Partners in Progress Conference brought local union leaders, SMACNA member contractors, chapter executives, training coordinators and future leaders together Feb. 26 to 28 in Orlando, Florida, to provide opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and discover innovative strategies to…

Carol Duncan and Mike Coleman welcoming the Partners in Progress attendees.  How do you move forward in times when your goals aren’t clear, your plan is still unfolding or you can’t quite see the path ahead?  It can become a…

Trying to attract the younger generation into your sheet metal or HVAC business?  Understanding what motivates them can help, shares Clark Ellis, Principal and Cofounder, Continuum Advisory Group, during his Partners in Progress session, “Values Alignment — The New Paradigm for Recruitment…

“What does a hero look like?” This is a question Partners in Progress Keynote Speaker Kevin Brown asked the audience during his session, “The Hero Effect: Transforming Ordinary People into Extraordinary Heroes.”  “Many define heroes as ordinary people doing extraordinary…

John Murdough Murdough, CPA, MBA, is Partner Emeritus at Baker Tilly U.S., where he is a member of the firm’s construction practice, specializing in audit and accounting, tax issues, business and management consulting, business problem solving, and transition and strategic…

The 118th Congress is now over half over and just seven months of activity remains before the election. Although seemingly endless political debate and issue activity has produced few new bills or laws passed to show for all the tension,…

Dushaw Hockett Culture of Respect — formerly BE4ALL (Belonging and Excellence for All) — launched in December 2021. The initiative envisions a diverse, inclusive and unionized sheet metal industry that is welcoming and fosters belonging for all. This work includes…

  Ronald J. Eagar It has been more than two years since Congress passed the bipartisan infrastructure deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act). As predicted, the $1.2 trillion dollar investment into U.S. infrastructure has been slow to reach actual job…

  Grant Collins While SMACNA contractors are familiar with the concept of “overtime” — that is, paying employees time and one-half for certain hours worked — few contractors understand how overtime paid pursuant to their collective bargaining agreement (or “CBA”)…

Airtech Mechanical Services., Overland Park, Kansas Air Systems Balancing & Testing Service Inc., Rochester, New York Bledsoe Environmental LLC,  Indianapolis, Indiana Breffni Air  Ireland Unlimited, Ireland Crosby-Brownlie, Liverpool, New York Downing Heating Inc., Hope, Michigan Integra Testing Solutions of New England, Norwell, Massachusetts…

Aaron Hilger Convention is one of the highpoints of SMACNA’s annual calendar. Our event in Phoenix was outstanding with great content and networking. A special thanks goes out to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make our gathering in…

   Carol Cuncan, SMACNA President I wanted to start my first SMACNews column with a question: What was your biggest takeaway from October's Annual Convention? SMACNA broke attendance records for a non-Hawaii convention, and it was wonderful to engage with so…

Both chambers finished up legislative business and left town for a much-needed break to focus on constituent outreach over the Thanksgiving Holiday. December marks the first time in approximately a decade without government funding deadlines. Before leaving, both chambers were…

Dushaw Hockett BE4ALL (Belonging and Excellence for All) launched in December 2021. It is a joint endeavor supported by SMACNA, SMART and ITI. The initiative envisions a diverse, inclusive and unionized sheet metal industry that is welcoming and fosters belonging…

  Ronald Eagar Construction is one of the most complicated industries to understand from a tax perspective. With over 10 different accounting methods to choose from, different rules for small and large contractors, and a myriad of tax credits with…

Grant Collins In a major win for SMACNA members, the Department of Labor’s Final Rule — “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations” —  went into effect (“DBA Rule”). This is the DOL’s first update to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA)…

The 2024 AHR Expo on January 22–24, brings together manufacturers & suppliers to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology. Experience everything new in HVACR and build the vital relationships to grow your business. Make sure to visit…

In the 35 years that he has been actively engaged in the union construction industry, SMACNA CEO Aaron Hilger says, “we’ve never had the opportunity to grow like we have today.” From megaprojects to projects driven by indoor air quality…

The Godfrey Hotel Detroit is a 227-room boutique hotel in the city’s historic Corktown neighborhood. The $2.4 million worth of sheet metal work the hotel required was done by SMACNA Detroit member CASS Sheet Metal.  The oldest neighborhood in the…

Cadet Field House at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is undergoing a seven-year, $133-million renovation that includes new mechanical systems. SMACNA member Colorado Sheet Metal won a $5 million contract to replace the 1960s rectangular duct…

The energy sector is ever evolving. And the industrial market is quickly increasing project opportunities for industrial contractors. In fact, industrial contractors will surely play a pivotal role in carbon capture and utilization. Carbon capture technology and the megaprojects are…

Social media continues to evolve as a marketing tool for sheet metal and HVAC industry businesses.  In the last issue, SMACNews highlighted the multiple purposes and benefits SMACNA contractors can get from the different social media platforms and how to…