HVAC Tactical Awards

Award Show Itinerary

Chicago 1.21.24

Dress Code: Black Tie

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Parking Info:
Parking is available on site for a fee of $15 per car.
It is recommended that you Uber/Lyft to and from the venue.

*Coat Check available in the registration area.
*Veto backpacks can be picked up as you are leaving the venue. You MUST have a Veto Redemption Ticket in order to pick up your backpack. Redemption tickets will be distributed when your event ticket is scanned at registration.
No Ticket...No Backpack...No Exceptions

6:30pm...Doors open
6:30pm - 8pm...Registration, Red Carpet Interviews, Pictures, Cocktail Hour, Networking.

(Red Carpet Interviews Conducted By Ashley Lynds and Giana Brucella)

8:30pm...Housekeeping with Kylen Brown
- Welcome by Ben Poole

- Lady of the Trade Award presented by Brandi Ferenc and Lisa Lyon

- Hidden Gem Award presented by Zac DesJardins and Trevor Dehmlow

- Behind The Scenes Award presented by Jon Palmer and Colleen Keyworth

- Lifeline Tech Award presented by Matt "The Doc" Waxer and Angel (The HVAC Boss) Hernandez

- Best Social Content Award presented by Pat Finely and Colton Henkowski

- Picture Perfect Install Award presented by Ben Thomson and Jessica Slaughter

- Mentor of the Year Award presented by Trevor Matthews and Ryan VanDyk

- HVAC Podcast of the Year Award presented by Gil Cavey Jr and Lance Robinson

- Influencer of the Year Award presented by Craig Migliaccio and Robert Kraft

- Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Ben Poole

9:30pm...Closing by Ben Poole
9:30pm - 12am...HVAC After Dark Party (Hosted By GE Appliances - Air and Water)

Master Your Craft

The HVAC Tactical Award

Nominate Someone Who Is Worthy!

Lets face it, in our trade, you typically only get recognized for selling stuff.
We Think That Bullsh*t Needs to Change!!!!

We want to recognize people that don't "sell" the most boxes but rather recognize those who are focused on delivering impeccable craftsmanship.
We look for individuals that are Masters of their craft, teachers of the trade, those that give back.

Do you know someone who deserves the HVAC Tactical Award?
Only a handful are given out every year....and NO, you cannot buy it!

This 3" brass medallion represents blood, sweat and tears.
It represents all those times that you could've called it a failure but instead, chalked it up as an opportunity to learn and be better.
All those times you pushed yourself through the bulls*t to find a better path, hone your skills and become one step closer to becoming a true master of your craft.

Keep learning, keep training and maybe you could soon be in possession of the coveted HVAC Tactical Award.

It's A Mindset....Make the Decision To Be The Best.

Special thanks to Lance Robinson @Solderweld and Mike Mayberry @HVAC_refer_guy for helping bring these Awards to Life.

2022 Categories and Winners:

Lady of the Trade Award - Samara Sampson @WingNutLess

Picture Perfect Install Award - Aaron Bond @Bond_Aaron

Mentor Award - Eric Aune @MechanicalHUB

Most Organized Vehicle Award - Cham Ky @Cam_AirTech

Hidden Gem Award - Corey Cruz @Official_BadTXV

Best Social Content Award - Chris Stephens @HVACRvideos

Best HVAC Podcast Award - The HVAC Jerks Podcast @TheHVACJerks

Influencer of the Year Award - Gary McCreadie @HVACKnowItAll1

Lifeline Tech Award - Tom Stags @TStags

Behind the Scenes Award - Colleen Keyworth @WomenInHVACR

Lifetime Achievement Award - Mike Mayberry @HVAC_Refer_Guy

It's A Mindset

2024 HVAC Tactical Awards in Chicago, IL

"Blue Collar Goes Black Tie"

The HVAC Tactical Awards Show follows the AHR Expo and will be held January 21st, 2024 in Chicago, IL.
The Venue details are still being worked out but will be announced soon.
We are expecting a sold out show again of 250-300 people and most of, if not all the HVAC influencers from all social media platforms will be in attendance. It will be a night to remember!
For those that can't make the trip to Chicago or are unable to get their hands on tickets, there will be a livestream of the event with some promo spots for specific sponsorships.
Tickets will be available soon and you'll want to get them right away as they will go very fast!
We have an amazing experience planned with some big name sponsors onboard to help make it all possible.
We are excited and hope you are too!
See you in Chicago!

For Event Sponsorship Opportunities email us

Nominations Closed