Finding a Commercial Designer and Installer

Air-source heat pump contractors must sign up to design and install systems that will receive rebates from MassCEC by completing the Primary Designer/Installer Agreement and meeting the training requirements described below.


Getting Started

If you are considering installing a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) or large-scale mini-split heat pump project and haven’t identified a firm to design and install the system, MassCEC recommends reading the training requirements and other guidance below to help you evaluate potential contractors. MassCEC also recommends working with a manufacturing representative based on the kind of equipment you intend to install. Regional manufacturing representatives are listed below. If you have a small-scale mini-split project (up to 20 single-head units or 240 kBTU/hr of multi-head capacity), please visit this page instead.


Manufacturer Contact Name Email Phone Manufacturer Website
Carrier Patrick Sullivan 781-322-8804
Daikin Steven Smith 603-892-5480
Fujitsu Cameron Brown 201-787-3512
LG Eric Peters 603-401-5007
Mitsubishi Greg Hosselbarth 508-688-9836
Samsung Evan Miller 617-308-9694


















Training Requirements

VRF projects are complex, “applied” systems, and MassCEC requires that the designer has a Professional Engineer license. Either the designer or another member of the design team must also complete a one-day manufacturer training course. If these requirements are not met, a manufacturer can provide a letter on verifying that the designer has sufficient expertise to design VRF systems and requesting that MassCEC grant a waiver from the requirements.

Mini-split projects typically require a smaller amount of design work than for VRF projects. Because of this, MassCEC does not require a designated designer, and the installer can act as the designer.

Both VRF and Mini-Split projects be installed by well-trained contractors. MassCEC requires that within past 5 years installers have completed at least 16 hours of training for VRF projects or 4 hours of training for mini-splits.


Plan and spec versus Design-build

Plan and Spec or “design/bid/build” projects have an architect or engineer design the building plans and specifications. A solicitation is then issued requesting contractor proposals. Each interested contractor reviews the plans and specifications and may opt to submit a bid. The building owner selects a winning bidder based on price, qualifications, or other factors.

Design-Build projects are typically smaller jobs or retrofits where the building owner opts to forgo the bidding process and instead selects a single contractor to complete all design and engineering work on the building. For VRF projects, designers are often manufacturer or distributor representatives with extensive experience designing this type of system.


List of Participating Designers and Installers

Updated 11/26/2018

Below is a list of VRF designers and contractors who have signed up to install VRF and/or mini-split systems through this program. We strongly recommend that system designers and/or manufacturing representatives fill out and submit the application form onbehalf of system owners.

Disclaimer: The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has not investigated, and expressly disclaims any duty to investigate, any company, product, service, process, procedure, design, or the like, which may be presented on the aforementioned websites. The presentation of these website links does not constitute endorsement, warranty, or guaranty, by MassCEC of any company, product, service, process, procedure, design, or the like. Te entire risk of any information presented is assumed by the user.


City County Company Designer/ Installer Name Email Phone Designer (VRF) Installer (VRF) Installer (Mini-Split)
Lunenburg Worcester A&R Mechanical, Inc. Peter Farnsworth 978-790-3635   X  
Norfolk Norfolk A.J. Roberto Mechanical Austin Ludy 508-384-5091   X  
Burlington Middlesex Air Purchases John Davison 508-272-1553 X    
Burlington Middlesex Air Purchases Tim Conrad 508-272-1553 X    
West Barnstable Barnstable AirSmart LLC Richard Tavano 508-280-0024     X
Sudbury Middlesex Allied Consulting Engineering Services Christiane Perrin 978-443-7888 X    
Sudbury Middlesex Allied Consulting Engineering Services John Wood 978-443-7888 X    
Sudbury Middlesex Allied Consulting Engineering Services Mike Zimmerman 978-443-7888 X    
Sudbury Middlesex Allied Consulting Engineering Services Paul Laurence 978-443-7888 X    
Tewskbury Middlesex American Air, Inc Robert Guptill 978-640-8880     X
Manchester (NH) Hillsborough API of New Hampshire Daniel Smith 603-568-8509 X    
Boston Suffolk Architectural Engineers, Inc.  Jonathan Brenton 617-807-1678 X    
Weymouth Norfolk Atlantic Mechanical Brian Hathon 781-331-1009   X X
Weymouth Norfolk Atlantic Mechanical Joseph Gratta 781-331-1009   X X
Weymouth Norfolk Atlantic Mechanical Mark Dion 781-331-1009   X X
Weymouth Norfolk Atlantic Mechanical Steve St. Ogne 781-331-1009   X X
Weymouth Norfolk Atlantic Mechanical Wayne Hall 781-331-1009   X X
Andover Essex B2Q Associates Janne Kairento 978-210-7397 X    
Chicopee Hampden BG Mechanical Service Daniel Suse 413-888-1500     X
Woburn Middlesex Capco Energy Supply Walter Byrnes 781-721-0303 X    
Dracut  Middlesex Caron Heating and Cooling Allen Willliamson 978-452-2766     X
Dracut  Middlesex Caron Heating and Cooling Chris Caron 978-452-2766     X
Dracut  Middlesex Caron Heating and Cooling Ryan Shaw 978-452-2766     X
Hudson Middlesex Chaves Heating & A/C Andre Chaves 978-562-5390     X
Pittsfield Berkshire Climate HVAC Richard Laureyns 413-684-5100 X X X
Pittsfield Berkshire Climate HVAC Stephen Wellington 413-684-5100 X    
Colrain Franklin Climates by Pomeroy Samual Pomeroy 413-522-4737   X X
Pittsfield Berkshire Comfort Control Mechanical Brad Morawski 413-269-3611 X X X
Pembroke Plymouth Commercial Boiler Systems Christian Ricardo 774-381-9332   X  
Pembroke Plymouth Commercial Boiler Systems Jennifer Sisco 781-294-4437   X  
Boston Suffolk Commercial Construction Consulting Brian Kaplinger 617-330-9390   X  
Johnston Province Continental Engineering Richard Dirocco 4012332665   X  
Cranston Province Creative Environment Corp Anthony Gray 401-438-7733 X    
Boston Suffolk Critical Systems  Evan J Miller 617-308-9694 X    
Agawam Hampden Dee Service, Inc. Michael Jaeger 413-789-0800     X
Malden Middlesex Distributor Corporation of New England (DCNE) Patrick Sullivan 781-322-8804 X    
Rowley Essex Dry Air Company, Inc.  Seth Heisler     X  
Peabody Essex DXS - New England Brian Keenan 603-303-8933 X    
Peabody Essex DXS - New England Adam Camillo 978-977-9911 X    
Peabody Essex DXS - New England Robert Ciampa 978-548-5356 X    
Canton Norfolk E.M. Duggan Mechanical Services Rick Robbins 781-364-5205   X X
Pittsfield Berkshire EDM, Inc Michael Puntin 413-443-2374 X    
Malden Middlesex Evolved Mechanical Jason Moriarty 781-324-2560   X  
Dalton Berkshire Four Season Heating & Cooling Michael Laureyns   x    
Weymouth Norfolk Fred Williams, Inc Jim Sullivan 781-961-1500 x311   X  
Springfield Hampden F.W. Webb Company Jeffrey Baird 413-222-8515 X    
South Deerfield Franklin Gates HVACR John Gates 413-774-9482   X  
Lincoln (RI) Providence GEM Mechanical Services Patrick Caldarone 401-830-7000   X  
Westfield Hampden Girard Heating and Cooling Robert Girard 413-568-2946   X X
Wareham Plymouth Griffith & Vary, Inc. Wayne Mattson 508-295-0050 X    
Burlington Middlesex Grinnell Mechanical Mike Grinnell 781-273-1835   X X
Leverett Franklin Jamrog HVAC Inc. Daniel Shea 413-548-9024   X  
Chicopee Hampden Johnstone Supply John Silk 413-718-1721 X    
Haydenville Hampshire M.J. Moran Scott Cernak 413-268-7251     X
Buzzards Bay Barnstable MJD Plumbing & Heating, Inc Mathew J DeMoranville 774-425-2039   X X
Quincy Norfolk MacDougall Plumbing & Mechanical Paul MacDougall 617-698-6740   X  
Reading Middlesex Madden Services Neil Madden 878-858-9067   X  
Weymouth Norfolk N.B. Kenney Robert Garvey 978-399-3706   X X
Tyngsboro Middlesex New England Cooling Towers Mark Amorelli 508-889-3817   X  
Plymouth Plymouth Northstar Mechanical, Inc. Adam Loud 508-888-3692   X  
Pittsfield Berkshire Pariseau Heating Inc. Stephen Wichmann 413-442-8516 X X  
Needham Norfolk Performance Air Conditioning Scott Redfield 781-589-6240   X  
Natick Middlesex Pheonix Mechanical Steven Swinarski 774-571-5343   X  
Boston Suffolk PJ Kennedy & Sons Joeseph Smith 617-446-8000   X  
Topsfield Essex Preferred Air Bob Smith 978-750-8282   X X
Webster Worcester Quail Services Bill Fongeallaz 228-239-5558   X  
Webster Worcester Quail Services James Parent jamesparent@quailservice 508-713-5808   X  
Medford Middlesex Ranco Enterprises Mark Scarfo 781-396-7178     X
Medford Middlesex Ranco Enterprises Matt Modaff 781-396-7178     X
Andover Essex RDK Engineers Nicholas Hill 978-296-6255 X    
Andover Essex RDK Engineers Phil Marcotty 978-296-6255 X    
North Billerica Middlesex RH Young Cooling and Heating Tim Shiner 978-663-8875     X
North Reading Middlesex Richard Skiffington Consultants & Design Rick Skiffington 781-760-7775 X X X
Gardner Worchester Royal Steam Heater Co. Douglas Dansereau 978-632-0770   X  
Westwood Norfolk RST Thermal/ TE2 Engineering, LLC Ross Trethewey 781-334-8323 X    
Greenfield Franklin Sandri Energy Joel Tognarelli 413-772-2121   X X
Millbury Worcester Seaman Engineering Corp. Kevin Seaman 508-865-1400 X    
Wilmington Middlesex S.G. Torrice Co. Daniel Carroll III 603-505-6636 X    
Hanover Plymouth South Shore Engineering Team Inc. Garett Pennucci 781-331-4660 X    
South Yarmouth Barnstable  South Shore Heating &Cooling Ron Almeida 508-398-6901      
New Haven (CT) New Haven Star Supply Company Warren Bean 413-329-2013 X    
Belchertown Hampshire Swift River HVAC James F. Bachand Jr. 413-323-4123   X X
Woburn Middlesex VAV International, Inc. Patrick Manning 781-935-7228 X    
Chatham Barnstable W. V. Whiteley, Inc. Donald Hebert 508-945-1100   X  
Boston Suffolk WSP Matthew Hayes 617-210-1600 X    
Boston Suffolk WSP Michael Peterson 617-210-1600 X