PHCC’s HVAC Contractor of the Year Award Presented to Mike Giordano and Butch McGonegal of United Air Temp

October 28, 2022
By Staff Writer, PHCC-National Association

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) recently presented its 2022 HVAC Contractor of the Year Award to Mike Giordano and Francis “Butch” McGonegal of United Air Temp, headquartered in Lorton, Virginia. The award — co-sponsored by PHCC Corporate Partner Rheem Manufacturing Company® — was presented at PHCC’s annual conference PHCCCONNECT2022 – held in Charlotte, North Carolina, recognizing excellence in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning profession.

“Eleven years ago, United Air Temp was recognized by PHCC as an outstanding HVAC contractor,” said the event emcee. “The company’s performance, under the direction of Giordano and McGonegal during these subsequent years truly projects as an American success story.”

Giordano joined the company as part of United Air Temp’s Leadership Program with a freshly minted psychology degree. “Mike’s success stems from his vast management and Human resources expertise, along with his calculated ability to deploy key resources that drive organizational growth,” says Susan Milhoan, PHCC of Virginia Executive Director.

Partnered with McGonegal — who serves as the face of the company — United Air Temp has grown exponentially in the past decade. Today, the company has more than 700 employees with operations in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

In the markets they serve, as well as with regulatory agencies, United Air Temp is highly regarded as a company that operates with integrity. As announced at the PHCC awards ceremony, the basic principles the company employs in ensuring that it does the “right thing” include: if something is done wrong, it is fixed, no matter the cost; if people have the perception the company did something wrong, the company removes all financial reward from the equation; United Air Temp always crosses the bridge to understand its customers’ point of view.

Leveraging organic growth, strategic acquisitions, and savvy business acumen, United Air Temp revenues have increased 500 percent over the last decade.


About PHCC
The PHCC National Association, formed in 1883, provides legislative advocacy, education, and training to approximately 3,500 plumbing and HVACR businesses and 65,000 technicians. Members of PHCC have access to a wide variety of services designed to increase their professionalism, grow their business, and improve profitability. For more information about PHCC, visit

About Rheem (
Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates all-new ways to deliver just the right temperature while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Today, Rheem is America’s #1 water heating brand, and its products are available in more than 50 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd. ® of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands includes Rheem, Raypak®, Ruud®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart®, Friedrich® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, Kramer and ColdZone, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group division. To learn more, visit

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