JEFF BLEDSOE - Variable Refrigerant Technology
The Daikin AC Americas Sales Engineer for the State of Florida, Bledsoe brings 24 years of design and
application experience to the training classes he provides on installation and commissioning of variable
refrigerant HVAC equipment.
TED BROWN - Residential Chiller Technology
Bio coming soon!
PETER BURNS - Blower Door and Duct Blasters: Tools to Measure Performance
Currently the Technical Sales Representative for The Energy Conservatory in Minneapolis, MN, Burns
has more than 20 years training contractors in the area of building performance and air quality.
ROBERT COCHELL - Advanced Mechanical/Energy Code (Friday)
Cochell is President of Gulf Coast Air Systems, Inc. of Tampa, a member of the State of Florida Energy TAC (Technical Advisory Committee) and a frequent speaker at FRACCA events. He is also on the Hillsborough County and City of Tampa Mechanical Board.
TRENTON COTNEY - Florida Construction Lien Law
Cotney is a lawyer with Trenton Cotney, PA in Tampa handling
all aspects of construction litigation and arbitration, including
OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, and bid protests, as well as construction document review and drafting.
RICK DALRYMPLE - Best Practices: Keys for Profitability in a
One of the owners of Insurance Office of America, ranked
as the 8th largest national risk management and insurance
brokerage firm, Dalrymple leverages his 30 years business experience to help companies reduce risk.
CAM FENTRISS - Rules & Laws (Saturday)
Fentriss is a Florida-licensed attorney and owner of a legislative practice in Tallahassee, Florida representing clients before the Florida legislature and executive branch agencies. Fentriss is the FRACCA Lobbyist and legislative expert for the HVAC industry.
TED GARRISON - Keeping Your Business Alive in a Slow Economy
During Garrison’s 25
years in construction
he has been involved
in a billion dollars
worth of construction
consisting of hotels,
office buildings, and
public buildings. He
was the Director
of Construction on
Convention Center, Pennsylvania’s largest non-highway public works project in history.
Garrison brings real life experience to his
100 plus seminars and talks per year and
his consulting work. Garrison combines extensive research in areas of sales & marketing, customer
service, leadership and innovation with
years of actual experience. The results
are strategies to help you implement the
plans that will make your business more
competitive, more profitable, and assist
you in finding and keeping the people to do
DOUG HARVEY - Advanced Mechanical/Energy Code (Saturday)
Harvey is the Executive Director as well as the Training and Codes Administrator for the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF). He has more than 25 years of experience instructing and developing classes coupled with experience in construction as a worker, an inspector, plans examiner and building official.
TREVOR RESCHNY, CSP - Residential Fall Protection
President of Safety Links, a safety training and consulting
firm, Reschny provides assistance to thousands of
companies and governmental entities in Florida and the US
for improvement of their safety management systems.
JACK RISE - Quality Installation Standards
Founder of Jack Rise HVAC Technical Training, Rise has 18
years’ experience as a contractor, 13 years as a distributor of
HVAC products and 5 years with a major HVAC manufacturer.
He was an RSES instructor for 10 years and currently runs
training sessions for NATE and EPA/CFC Certifications and ACCA/ANSI Standard for HVAC Quality Installation.
DR. CHARLES STOUT - Copper Piping System Design for High
As Director of Research and Development with Mueller
Industries Stout has led the charge to change copper systems
pressure ratings to reflect their performance capabilities.
RICK SIMS - Infrared Technology Lab
Sims has been a Florida Mechanical Contractor since 1984 and is the owner of Johnsonís AC in Naples. He has served as a SW Florida technical instructor for the SWF ASHRAE Student Chapter Tri-County Apprenticeship Program. Sims is a BPI accredited Building Envelope Specialist, Building Energy Analyst and Class 1 BERS Rater.
SCOTT WELLS - What’s in the Cloud for HVAC Contractors
With more than 20 years in the communications and
emerging technologies industries, Wells launched Cloud
Office Computing in 2012 with the goal of transforming
how home service companies engage and collaborate with
TIM WOODWARD - Rules & Laws (Friday)
Woodward is a Partner at the Law Firm of Forizs & Dogali, P.A. in Tampa. His practice concentrates on construction law, primarily representing general contractors, developers, architects and engineers in a myriad of disputes. Woodward is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in construction law.
KEVIN ZWETSCH - Residential Fall Protection
An attorney with the Tampa office of Ogletree Deakins,
Zwetsch’s area of practice includes compliance with major
This list is as of 1/23/13