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What to Know About the 2023 National HVAC Tech Championship

HVAC trade workers who believe they're one of the "best in the 'biz" have the chance to put their skills to the test against their peers. The race for the 2023 ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship is underway, and technicians across America are hoping the road leads to Tampa, FL, in late October.

The competition began in 2022 and is sponsored by Johnstone and other big names in the industry. Top HVAC apprentices and professionals answer a series of online questions and complete home tests to pass through two initial elimination rounds. The final 30 contestants move on to Florida to compete in person for their share of $115k in cash prizes.

Keep reading for more information about the competition, including details about how you can enter.


Johnstone Supply Involvement in the HVAC Championship

Tom Howard, Vice President of Customer Success at ServiceTitan, recently thanked Johnstone Supply for their involvement with the competition, saying, "The event wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors, and we are grateful to Johnstone Supply for their sponsorship. Like us, Johnstone Supply has an expressed commitment to elevating the industry and recognizing excellence."

Steve Porter, Chief Marketing Officer at Johnstone Supply, echoed the sentiment, "As a proud sponsor of the ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship, we are excited to support the HVAC industry and the talented technicians and apprentices who keep our homes and businesses comfortable. We believe that events like this help to elevate the industry as a whole, and we're excited to bring our expertise to the competition floor."

How It Started

The HVAC National Championship competition is the latest addition to the IDEAL Elite Trades Championship Series. The contest previously gave electrical professionals and auto technicians a platform to show off their skills but moved to incorporate HVAC in 2022. The competition celebrates the hard work trade professionals have put in to hone their craft and thrive in their careers.

The series puts years of training on display and allows others in the industry to recognize exceptional talent developed through countless hours of experience.

How to Compete

The first qualifying round of the competition is a digital quiz presented by America Standard and Trane, with questions provided by NATE. The five-minute multiple-choice assessment is open through July 31st.

The top 38 professionals and 38 apprentices who answer the most questions correctly move on to round two. In the second round, contestants receive an at-home kit to test their skills and workmanship while completing a task. Round two takes place from August 1st to August 31st, and the top 15 from the professional division and the top 15 from the apprentice division advance to the third round.

The third and final round takes place on October 28th in Tampa, Florida, and involves in-person skills demonstrations, including installation and repair projects on the big stage. When the dust settles, three professionals and three apprentices will receive cash prizes for their performances.

What's At Stake

Bragging rights always incentivize competitors to give their best effort, but a little cash raises the stakes! The first-place winner in the professional division will receive $40k, with second and third place receiving $20k and $10k, respectively. The apprentice winners receive $25k, $15k, and $5k for first, second, and third place. Not bad for a weekend on the job!

Johnstone Proudly Supports Trade Workers in the HVAC Industry

Johnstone Ware Supply Group has been an industry leader in providing quality, affordable HVAC/R equipment for decades. Even more importantly, we've become a crucial resource for contractors and trade professionals.

Our sponsorship of the 2023 ServiceTitan HVAC National Championship is just another way we're contributing to the HVAC community. Tune in to the action in Tampa on October 28th by visiting the competition website or following the Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages.


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