Most ACCA MIX® Groups consist of 8-10 ACCA heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors, and they must be from non-competing areas. Members MUST be in good standing with ACCA.
As a reminder, ACCA does not have state or local chapters. Confirm your ACCA National membership at www.acca.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some existing MIX Groups are residential HVACR only, others may consist of only commercial contractors, and some may allow a mixture of residential and commercial. Most often, MIX Groups consist of contractors whose companies are about the same size, based on annual sales volume. However, you can start your own MIX Group and recruit ACCA members of any size and profile.
COST? Besides your annual ACCA National membership dues, the cost of being involved in a MIX Group can vary greatly. Depending on where Group members are located and how often they meet, some ACCA members estimate their annual costs to be about $7,500. The expenses can include travel, hotel, meals, social events, and facilitator fees (if your group hires someone to facilitate the meetings).