2015 Award Recipients

Small Company Category

Chandler's Plumbing and Heating Company, Inc.
Nominated by Kevin Jones, Jones, Mead & Associates 

James Smith
Owner and President


Chandler’s Plumbing and Heating Co, Inc. has been servicing the northern Virginia area since 1971.  Chandlers started as a small plumbing company and has since grown to include heating, cooling and electrical services to all residential and light commercial properties.  These services include bathroom remodeling, gas fitting and 24 hour emergency response.  The mission of Chandler’s is to provide impeccable service to its valued customers with a team of highly trained and dedicated technicians.  The company places great importance on customer service which consistently exceeds customers’ expectations.   After 44 years in business, Chandler’s Plumbing and Heating Co, Inc. has proven its commitment to providing quality service for its customers and will continue to do so for years to come. 

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Medium Company Category 

United Air Temp
Nominated by Scott Harding, F.B. Harding, Inc.


Gabe Ivanescu


United Air temp is an indoor air quality specialist in the heating and air conditioning industry.  The company is residentially focused and is committed to bringing the latest technologies and innovations to their customers.  

We listen to our customers because they are the final arbitrators, this high level of service that we deliver to our customers is articulated by the fact that we strive to raise the standards of our industry which will force our competitors to an even higher standard. 

In choosing equipment and air quality products for our customers we select the best partners in the industry that allow us to achieve this objective.

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Large Company Category 

Nominated by Chris Carson, BDO


Tamra Avrit
President and CEO


Zeiders Enterprises, Inc. is a privately-held, veteran-owned company that improves the quality of life for Service members, veterans and their families through. For over

30 years, Zeiders’ passion for the mission and expertise to develop readiness and resilience solutions improves the quality of life for those we serve.

Zeiders develops and implements programs designed to enhance individual productivity, strengthen readiness and resilience and address the challenges faced by military Service members, veterans and their families. Core services Zeiders delivers are: Behavioral Health, Employment and Educational Counseling, Learning and Professional Development, Military and Family Readiness and Resilience, and Personal Finance Management Education, Coaching and Counseling. Zeiders delivers these services at locations worldwide via in-person staff, mobile training teams, virtual and physical call centers and web-based capabilities provided stateside, overseas, pier side and underway.

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