Two Brady Associates Take Ribbons at the N.C. State Fair

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Brady, a company that provides energy-efficient HVAC systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, congratulates Associates Paul Quinn today for taking first place and Phil Madren for second place at the Ninth Annual HVAC-R Apprentice Contest at the N.C. State Fair.

 

Paul Quinn Awards
From left to right:
David Smith, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture
1st place HVAC-R Installer Paul Quinn
Cherie Berry, Commissioner of the Department of Labor
Phil Madren Award
From left to right:
David Smith, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture
2nd place HVAC-R Installer Phil Madren
Cherie Berry, Commissioner of the Department of Labor

HVAC-R stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. The contest is one of five trade–skills contests is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Labor and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. HVAC-R competitors are timed and judged in four areas: diagnostic testing, brazing – the art of copper pipefitting and soldering, - conduit bending and building and customer relations.

“I am proud of Paul and Phil’s accomplishments,” says Jim Brady, president of Brady. “This is excellent validation of how Brady associates are performing in the field. Part of being a professional service organization requires people with excellent technical skills and the ability to interact with our clients.”

Quinn is a service technician and has been with Brady for more than 1.5 years. He is a graduate of Wake Technical Community College and holds North American Technicians Excellence certification in CORE, which tests a candidate’s general knowledge, construction knowledge, and HVACR specific knowledge in the areas of:

  • Safety
  • Tools
  • Basic Construction
  • Using Basic Science
  • Achieving Desired Conditions
  • Taking Temperature and Humidity Measurements
  • Basic Electrical

Madren is a service technician and has been with Brady for more than 2.5 years. He is a graduate of Guilford Technical Community College.

About Brady:
Celebrating its 50th year, Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with locations in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Charlotte. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing 328 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of HVAC and building solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, access controls, security, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as world-class technical support. For more information, visit www.bradyservices.com or call (800) 849-1915.