THE NATIONAL CAPITAL HVAC SKILLS COMPETITION

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 NATIONAL CAPITAL HVAC SKILLS COMPETITION OPENS MARCH 1ST, 2024

On Saturday April 6th, 2024, Robidoux Heating & Air Conditioning will host the 3rd Annual National Capital HVAC Skills Competition.

The event provides an opportunity for anyone with a G3 gas license or higher, to participate in the excitement of a hands-on contest for valuable prizes and to show off their technical skills. The competition will showcase two participant categories: Students and Professionals. We hope this event will attract up-and-coming talent and will generate pride and excitement around careers in the HVAC trade.

THE DETAILS

  • The event will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2024, from 9AM to 5PM.
  • In lieu of a registration fee, we are asking that participants make a donation of $20 to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. More details will be posted on March 1st, 2024.
  • The event will be hosted at the Robidoux Heating & Air Conditioning shop facilities at 234 Hudson Street, Ottawa, K2C 0G4
  • Participants will compete against the clock in a set of tactile tasks that showcase a variety of HVAC skills.
  • There will be two participant divisions: Student (in-school or graduated within 6 months) and Pro.
  • The competition will be open to any HVAC technician with a minimum of a valid G3 gas technician license.
  • There will be a live Leader Board on premises and online to track participants’ times and current rankings.
  • Over $3000 in Tool Package Prizes awarded to the Top 3 Winners in each Division!

Results from the 2023 National Capital HVAC Skills Competition

1st Place Student Category: Ali S. 13m:44s:11

  • Two x Ridgid 18” Aluminum Pipe Wrenches (Len Murray Supply)
  • Milwaukee Tool Bag (Len Murray Supply)
  • Klein Heavy Duty Wire Strippers (HTS)
  • Klein 7in 1 Nut Driver (HTS)
  • Veto Pro Pac Tool Bag Tech OT-MC (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Wiss Right & Left Snips (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • 1/4” & 5/16” Drill Drivers (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Klein 1/4” and 5/16” Nut Driver Set (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Milwaukee Reaming Pen (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Olfa Extra Heavy-Duty Knife (Robidoux Heating & AC)

2nd Place Student Category: Ian A. 19m:37s:04

  • Crescent 150 PC Professional Tool Set (Len Murray Supply)
  • Two x Ridgid 18” Aluminum Pipe Wrenches (Len Murray Supply)
  • Milwaukee Tool Bag (Len Murray Supply)
  • Veto Pro Pac Tool Pouch-Tech Series – 4 Pocket (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • 1/4” & 5/16” Drill Drivers (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Milwaukee Reaming Pen (Robidoux Heating & AC)

3rd Place Student Category: Ellen N. 24m:48s:86

  • Hilmar Tool Bag (Convex)
  • Hilmar Work Gloves (Convex)
  • Hilmar Precision Screw Driver Set (Convex)
  • Hilmar 1/4” & 5/16” Quick Change Nut Driver (Convex)
  • Milwaukee Tool Bag (Len Murray Supply)

1st Place Pro Category: Chris F. 6m:20s:43

  • Super Evac Plus II -Yellow Jacket Vacuum pump (AC Tool Source / Carrier)
  • SP341 Wireless Thermometer (Carrier / TPI)
  • 12/3 25 ft Electrical cord -40C lighted (Robidoux Heating & AC)

2nd Place Pro Category: Isaiah M. 8m:22s:46

  • Recovery Machine- Yellow Jacket (HTS)
  • Micron Gauge – Yellow Jacket (HTS)
  • SP341 Wireless Thermometer (TPI/Carrier)

3rd Place Pro Category: Elio C. 14m:35m:21

  • Hilmar Backpack Tool Bag (Convex)
  • Hilmar Work Gloves (Convex)
  • SP341 Wireless Thermometer (TPI/Carrier)

2023 COMPETITION LEADERBOARDS

LEADERBOARD – STUDENTS

PlaceNameTime
1Ali S.13:44:11
2Ian A.19:37:04
3Ellen N.28:48:86

LEADERBOARD – PROS

PlaceNameTime
1Chris F.6:20:43
2Isaiah M.8:22:46
3Elio C.14:35:21

A Special Thank-You to our 2023 Sponsors for providing all of the premium quality tools and equipment for our prize packs!

www.actoolsource.com

745 Development Drive, Unit 3
Kingston, ON K7M 4W6

613-389-2879

www.carrierenterprise.ca

1155 Lola St Unit #3

Ottawa, ON K1K 4C1

613-741-6603

https://convexenergy.ca

1771 Woodward Dr

Ottawa, ON K2C 0P9

613-723-3141

Commercial & Industrial | HVAC Systems & Services (hts.com)

830 Campbell Ave Unit #101

Ottawa, ON K2A 2C2

613-728-7400

https://www.lenmurraysupply.com/

https://www.tpicanada.com/

Results from the 2022 National Capital HVAC Skills Competition

WINNER OF THE FIRST PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE – Matt Tanner 3:47:15

  • Yellow Jacket 93760 SuperEvac PLUS II 1/2 hp 6 CFM Two-Stage Vacuum Pump (Carrier – Ritchie/Yellow Jacket)
  • Yellow Jacket 60295 Flaring Tool with Eccentric Cone 45 DEG 3/16 to 3/4 in (Carrier – Ritchie/Yellow Jacket)
  • Yellow Jacket 42006 Series 41 Manifold with 3-1/8″ Gauge, psi, R-22/134A/404A (Carrier – Ritchie/Yellow Jacket)
  • Yellow Jacket 29983 Plus II 1/4″ Hose with Compact Ball Valve, 36″ (Pack of 3) (Robidoux Heating & AC)
  • Klein Tools 55597 Tool Bag Backpack, Tradesman Pro Tool Organizer with 39 Pockets, Reflective Hi Viz, Padded Shoulder Straps, Molded Base (DigelAir HVAC Supply)
  • TPI SP341 Wsmart thermometer comes with TPI’s Smart Probe App (Carrier- TPI)

WINNER OF THE SECOND PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE – Corey Gillan 4:29:23

  • Klein 55485 Tool Bag Backpack, Durable Electrician Backpack with 48 Pockets for Hand Tools, Waterproof Bottom, Removable Tool Carrier (HTS)
  • Klein 646M 2-Piece Magnetic Tip Nut Driver Set  Red and Yellow 1/4” & 5/16” (HTS)
  • Klein 68309 Ratcheting Refrigeration Wrench  6-13/16” (HTS)
  • Klein 68310 Ratcheting Refrigeration Wrench  5–1/2” (HTS)
  • Klein 44001 BLK Pocket Knife, Lockback, Black Aluminum, 2-1/2 Inch SS Drop Point Blade (HTS)
  • Klein 32759  Power Nut Driver Set; Pk 3 (HTS)
  • Klein 32581 Screwdriver, 4-in-1 Precision Electronics Screwdriver (HTS)
  • Klein 12055 Wire Stripper/Cutter (HTS)
  • Klein 12054 Kurve Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper 8-18 AWG (HTS)
  • Klein Cooling helmet liner, neck & Face cooling band, cooling towels (HTS)
  • Klein 12055 Wire Stripper/Cutter (HTS)
  • Crescent 70 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive 6 & 12 Point Standard SAE/Metric Mechanics Tool Set (Len Murray)
  • TPI SP341 Wsmart thermometer comes with TPI’s Smart Probe App (Carrier-TPI)
  • Klein ET510 Borescope (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein Tool Case (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein drill pouch (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein cooling towel (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein 56028 Flashlight with Worklight (Carrier-Klein)

WINNER OF THE THIRD PLACE PRIZE PACKAGE – Nathan Hussin 4:30:76

  • Hilmor – 4V22404410H – 4V R22/404A/410A Manifold with hoses (Convex)
  • Hilmor 1839079 – TCB Tool Center Bag (Convex)
  • Hilmor – 1839054 – QCND Quick Change Magnetic Nut Driver 1/4″ and 5/16″ (Convex)
  • Hilmor gloves (Convex)
  • Klein Dual-Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Laser Pointer (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein 12055 Wire Stripper/Cutter (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein 12054 Kurve Heavy-Duty Wire Stripper 8-18 AWG (Carrier-Klein)
  • Klein touque (Carrier-Klein)
  • TPI SP341 Wsmart thermometer comes with TPI’s Smart Probe App (Carrier-TPI)
  • First Aid Kit (Advanced Prefabs)

Top Student Time – Dawson Helleman 5:28:01

  • $100 Cash Prize
  • Robidoux Heating & AC touque

HVAC SKILLS TOP 10 LEADERBOARD

PlaceNameTime
1. Matt Tanner3:47:15
2.Corey Gillan4:29:23
3.Nathan H.4:30:76
4.Adam Riera5:20:86
5. Dawson Helleman5:28:01
6.Ryan J.5:54:24
7.Oladimeji D.8:27:48
8.E.C8:46:13
9.Ashwin9:19:15
10.Z.K.9:22:38