About ACCA Now

High-Tech News for a High-Tech Industry

ACCA Now is a revolutionary content company focused on helping professional contractors run smarter, better businesses. We’re owned and led by contractors themselves, who know firsthand the technology and cultural changes that are transforming old-school trades into a high-tech, dynamic, and driven industry. ACCA Now is where forward-thinking contractors go for daily content to feed their passion for success.

Started in 2012 as “Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency,” today ACCA Now is the leading source of Business Intelligence for Professional Contractors. From HVAC and building performance, to plumbing and hydronics — and beyond — ACCA Now is where contracting business owners and managers get challenged, inspired, and changed.


ACCA Now has been built from the ground up as a multi-channel mobile content machine. ACCA Now works where contractors work, in the field as well as behind the desk!

Which means ACCA Now also offers a unique opportunity for suppliers and manufacturers to engage with the actual decision-making owners and managers at thousands of America’s best, most influential contracting firms — across a wide variety of channels.

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We’d love to hear your company news, read your press releases, participate in dialogue, consider your ideas for content, learn from your rants, and enjoy your raves. Send these items to melissa.broadus@acca.org.

ACCA Now is an open website. If a particular article makes you stop and think — or provokes a disagreement — chime into the conversation by posting a comment right on the article.

You can also contact our editor via Twitter @ACCA_NowMag.

Our Partnership with ACCA

logobluemsmallACCA Now is the exclusive media partner for ACCA, the nation’s largest association of indoor environment and energy service contractors. This provides ACCA Now a wealth of resources and knowledge about this industry — and an audience of professional contractors — that is unmatched by any other trade media. ACCA Now’s passionate commitment to new technology is helping ACCA expand its reach to new generations of contractors through mobile, online and social media platforms. Learn more about ACCA here.

IE3 Leadership

ACCA Now is led by a small board of dedicated individuals with a background of innovation in the contracting industry and beyond.

taylor (1)Larry Taylor (Board Chair) is a visionary contractor who has won just about every individual and business honor in the industry. He purchased Fort Worth’s AirRite in 1990 and turned it into a regional powerhouse and national legend. A winner of ACCA’s Spirit of Independence Award and an inductee of the Contracting Business Hall of Fame, Larry has a passion for professional contracting that has led him to mentor countless businesses across the country on a path to success.

dean (1)Richard Dean is president of Environmental Systems Associates, a small residential firm in Howard County, Maryland, that has become a model for successful contracting among upper income, “green friendly” homeowners. He is a leader in his community and the indoor environment industry, having served as a past chairman of ACCA and a member of countless industry task forces and committees.


rayisaacRay Isaac is president of Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester, a contracting business known far and wide for its innovative business practices and commitment to employee recruitment and personal growth. Isaac is a past chairman of both ACCA and NATE, the indoor environment industry’s technician certification program.


ACCA Now Management

BROADUSMelissa Broadus
703-824-8842 • melissa.broadus@acca.org

Since 2011, Melissa Broadus has been focusing her passionate commitment to editorial excellence on the indoor environment industry. She works closely with contractors from all over the country to make sure that ACCA Now’s content is aggressively targeted toward meeting real contractor needs — while also being entertaining and engaging to read, watch or participate in. From daily digital content to print publications, she brings everything together at ACCA Now.

Al Rickard
Sales Director
703-402-9713 • sales@ie3media.com

Al Rickard is the master of connections. He knows how to connect suppliers and manufacturers with the audience that they really want — and how to leverage ACCA Now’s unique connection with the contracting audience so that advertisers get a big return on small investments. With a wide variety of multi-channel marketing opportunities available, Al will show you how to reach a decision-making audience that will connect with your message, no matter what size your budget.

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