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Mission Tomorrow 10.26.22 – 10.27.22

RICHMOND, Va. (JRAC) – October 26 – 27th, James River Air Conditioning had the opportunity to sponsor and participate in Mission Tomorrow presented by the ChamberRVA in partnership with Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. 

“Eight grade is such a critical year for students as they are deciding on coursework pathways for their high school years and beyond.” ChamberRVA says about the event. 

Mission Tomorrow is an event where every Richmond area 8th grader is bused to the RIR Raceway Complex to learn about the trades – HVAC, Electrical, Medical, Public, Safety, Heavy Equipment, etc., 

A team from James River Air was able to work our booth, meet the kids, and share great opportunities for joining the trades. The 8th graders were a great bunch, and it was very gratifying to share information about our business in a fun, interactive, interesting setting to over 7,000 Richmond area students. 

Technician Job Fair – Saturday, April 2, 2022

HVAC Technician / Plumber / Electrician Job Fair

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM

Where: 1905 Westmoreland Street. Richmond, VA. 23230



Our team has numerous openings for new associates in the skilled trades, including HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical. To meet increasing demand for workers, we are hosting a job fair to connect area job-seekers with quickly growing career options within these infrastructure-critical fields.

Among the benefits being offered to new hires by James River Air:

  • Paid training and education for all new associates
  • Excellent income potential and benefits, including health, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k, short – and long-term disability, and much more.
  • Skilled trade roles are in high demand across the country and are a rewarding career path.

According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, the HVAC service market is growing — it’s predicted to “create 13% more HVAC mechanic and installer jobs from 2018 – 2028.”

Newly-inaugurated Governor Youngkin has pledged that reinvigorating job growth, developing talent, and training workers would be part of his policy initiatives. James River Air is doing its part to support workforce development by promoting training and career opportunities in these fast-growing sectors.

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James River Air Gives Back: Register for the Richmond’s SPCA’s 20th Annual Dog Jog & 5K Run – 3.26.22

The community is invited to join in on the family-and-pet-friendly fun at the Richmond SPCA’s 20th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run, happening in-person Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the Richmond SPCA, Robins-Starr Humane Center, 2519 Hermitage Rd.

James River Air Conditioning is a proud sponsor of the 20th Annual Dog Jog and 5K, benefiting nearly 4,000 homeless animals in the Richmond SPCA’s care each year.

James River Air has been a long-time supporter of the Richmond SPCA and the critical care the nonprofit provides for our furry, four-legged friends. In addition to saving the lives of hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies each year and adopting them into lasting, loving homes, the Richmond SPCA provides extensive veterinary medical treatment and behavioral rehabilitation to dogs and cats in their shelter and operates the community’s first and only full-service, low-cost veterinary hospital for the pets of people of modest means, among numerous other life-saving programs and services.

Along with the return of the Richmond SPCA’s in-person Dog Jog & 5K Run, and in 2021, the event raised more than $156,000 to benefit the Richmond SPCA’s work in the community. Help us top that number this year by donating now, buy a raffle ticket, or starting a fundraiser! 

Please visit Richmond SPCA’s website for more details (Event hashtag: #DogJog)

A Look Back Into artoberVA


Let’s take a look back into our experience during artoberVA. What is artoberVA? Every October, CultureWorks presents events, exhibits, collaborations, and any arts or culture in the Richmond area for the entire month. If you love art, then the month of October in Richmond is a special month for you. As a company, we were able to participate in a couple of ways. The first thing we were able to do was hang an extraordinary piece painted by Matt Lively, who did an incredible job. This piece was purchased by our owner, Hugh Joyce, during an auction that benefited the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Drop by our office anytime to check it out. We would love to have you and maybe you can get a picture with the bow tie man himself, Hugh Joyce.

Lastly, we were able to collaborate with RVA Coffee Stain created by Doug Orleski. RVA Coffee Stain is a cartoon strip and blog that has been featured in Style Weekly, ABC 8 News’, and more. Doug has a tradition where he leaves random pieces of art around Richmond and post on his social media where they are located and if you find it you are able to keep it. We thought that was cool, so we partnered with him to leave 4 pieces at 4 different locations on October 14th, 2017. The art abandonment that day was a complete success. With the art pieces, we even threw in a couple of James River Air swag for the people who found the pieces. Congratulations to all the people who found the art abandonment’s!

We are excited for artoberVA next year. It’s good to come together to celebrate art and culture in Richmond. Thanks to Matt Lively and RVA Coffee Stain for celebrating artoberVA with us. Remember if you ever need James River Air we are hear for you!


Behind The Scenes Of Our Latest Commercial Shoot

Hugh with dogs

Hugh Let The Dogs Out

We always have a blast working with the Richmond SPCA, but we especially have a good time when we can shoot a commercial showing off some of the best dogs and cats.

But what good is it when no one else knows? So we decided to give everyone an exclusive look behind the scenes of our latest fall promotion commercial shoot “Hugh Let The Dogs Out.”

watching video

Hugh and others viewing the recorded shot.

hugh with cat

On set recording with Richmond SPCA cat.

Director preparing for the shoot.

Director preparing for the shoot.

Getting ready for the shoot.

Getting ready for the shoot.



Say cheese!

Ted Linhart, Hugh Joyce, and The Official Mascot of the Richmond SPCA

Dogs ready for action.

Dogs ready for action.

Thank you, Richmond!

You helped us raise over $5,000 for the Richmond SPCA!

Last month, we ran a campaign on our Facebook page.  One like for James River Air = $1 donation to the Richmond SPCA.  Photos of artists’ work from the Plein Air Richmond event = $5 donation to the Richmond SPCA.

We were very happy with the results!  We received 4,885 new likes ($4,885) and there were 88 ($440) photos posted.  We rounded up our donation to $5,000 for the likes bringing the total raised to $5,440!

Thank you everyone for helping us support the Richmond SPCA and all the great work they do here in Richmond!


Join Us on the Fan District Holiday House Tour!

Hugh with Kat

Unwrap a Richmond Tradition, December 12-13!

Board the James River Air Conditioning trolley as you tour homes during the 2015 Fan District Association Holiday House Tour.

The tour takes place December 12th and 13th from 1 PM – 6 PM.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event.  Purchase tickets online or at the below locations.

Retail Ticket Locations for Advance Tickets

Advance in-person ticket sales will be available at the following retail locations will be available for $25 per ticket; these tickets are now on sale.  Cash or checks only, except at the Martin’s Food Market locations (which will accept credit cards).  Advance ticket sales end at the close of business on Friday, December 11th.

Strawberry Fields, 423 N Strawberry Street

Shops at 5807 Patterson Avenue, 5807 Patterson Avenue

Black Swan Books, 2601 W Main Street

Tweed, 11743 W Broad Street

Martin’s Food Market Locations:

  • The Village, 7035 Three Chopt Road
  • Carytown, 3522 W Cary Street
  • Stratford Hills, 7045 Forest Hill Ave
  • Westpark, 9645 W Broad Street
  • Chesterfield Town Center, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, across from Chesterfield Town Center

Day of Tour Ticket Sales

Day of Tour tickets are $30 per ticket.

Tickets will be sold during tour hours at the following locations:

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, 2621 Grove Avenue

Greenfield Residences at Monument Avenue, 501 N Allen Avenue

Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds, 423 Strawberry Street

Martin’s Food Market Locations:

  • The Village, 7035 Three Chopt Road
  • Carytown, 3522 W Cary Street
  • Stratford Hills, 7045 Forest Hill Ave
  • Westpark, 9645 W Broad Street
  • Chesterfield Town Center, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike, across from Chesterfield Town Center



Toys for Tots Collection Center

James River Air is proud to once again be a collection center for Toys for Tots.  Bring your new, unwrapped toys to our office at 1905 Westmoreland St, Richmond, VA 23230.

Pictured below is Hugh Joyce along with our Warehouse Manager, Staff Sergeant Ian Dilmore.  Ian is an enlisted United States Marine.

Richmond Toys for Tots James River

Thank you, Veterans!

James River Air Conditioning salutes all the brave men and women that have fought to protect our country!  We’re proud to have a number of veterans on our staff, and appreciate all that they’ve done for us.  Please join us in wishing all veterans a Happy Veterans Day!

Veteran's Day 2015


Richmond Times Dispatch – “The Best” Winner

Thanks, Richmond Times Dispatch readers, for voting us Best HVAC Company!  It’s our mission to delight our clients, and we always enjoy hearing that we’re succeeding!

Best HVAC RVA The Best Winners