HVAC/R Concepts is proud to work along-side with many of the leading companies within our heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Our current affiliations include:


CPS Products is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of tools and test equipment used in the Automotive and HVACR industries. Founded in 1975, CPS has grown from a single employee and single product to over 200 employees and 1200 products.

CPS’ wholesale customers directly benefit from the CPS relationship with Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts. Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts currently provides training absolutely free when the class is scheduled through CPS. This is yet another way that CPS has built a relationship of providing quality products and service to the HVAC/R industry.


5-2-1 Inc.

5-2-1 Inc. is the proud manufacturer of the 5-2-1 Compressor Saver. The 5-2-1 Compressor Saver is the industry-leading 3-wire hard start component which helps prolong equipment life. The 5-2-1 Compressor Saver is an example of a technology that Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts appreciates – simple in design, beneficial to technicians and home owners, yet the product stays true to electrical fundamentals.


NATE – North American Technician Excellence

North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (NATE) is the leading non-profit certification program for technicians in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry and the only test supported by the entire industry. Several of Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts classes are NATE certified and qualify for NATE continuing education units (NATE CEU). As Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts has been teaching in the industry before NATE was established, we are currently in the process of converting our materials and courses to the proper format for NATE. Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts hopes to have all of its classes NATE approved by the end of 2010.


HVAC Business Solutions

Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts recognizes that having strong technical fundamentals and knowledge is not the only key to being successful in the HVAC industry. As a result, Potter’s HVAC/R Concepts is affiliated with HVAC Business Solutions – a leading provider of marketing services and training. HVAC Business Solutions provides marketing solutions, with an expertise on Internet Marketing, exclusively for the HVAC Industry. HVAC Business Solutions will help your HVAC/R business use the Internet to grow your customer base and increase the level of communication with your existing customers.

HVAC Business Solutions - HVAC websites, HVAC Internet Marketing


PAMCA is the Plumbing, Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association. PAMCA is a trade association whose primary purpose is to serve as the communication link between plumbing, heating, cooling, mechanical, electrical, new construction, appliance repair, refrigeration, backflow, water treatment and irrigation contractors, between contractors and associate members, between the association and the media, between the association and the general public. Andy Potter currently contributes technical articles to PAMCA's newsletter.



Potter's HVAC/R Concepts is pleased to announce its affiliation with StateCE - a nationwide leader in online continuing education (CE) courses to business professionals and tradesmen in the U.S. The StateCE delivers on-demand access to CE courses for ten industries, including air conditioning contractors, and currently serves more than 70,000 customers.

The State of Texas requires all licensed air conditioning contractors to complete 8 hours of continuing education every year! The StateCE has multiple state approved classes(TDLR Provider #1060), making it easy, simple and convenient to complete the continuing education requirement.

In the near future, our NATE approved classes will be available online at the StateCE. This means you can complete your NATE-certified class from the comfort of your home or office, when it is convenient for you. We will make an announcement when the classes are available.

State CE