James River Air employs many of the area’s top heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical technicians.  We understand that in order to keep them at the top of their field, we need to continually train them.  We have developed a comprehensive training program that includes the following:

Annual Training DayEach year, we hold an annual tool / training day.  The entire day is dedicated to training, with classes taught by employees, manufacturers’ reps, and vendors.  Subject matter ranges from basic field and safety practices to more advanced techniques for working with new technologies.


N.A.T.E. Certificationhttp://www.natex.orgNorth American Technician Excellence (NATE,) headquartered in Arlington, VA., was founded in 1997 and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVACR industry.

James River Air encourages all of our technicians to get N.A.T.E. Certification.  We are a registered testing organization, have in-house N.A.T.E. proctors, and many of our employees have multiple certifications.


Refrigerant Certification – James River Air follows all environmental regulations regarding freon, and performs in-house testing and certification of our employees for safe refrigerant practices.

Factory Training – We often send technicians directly to our equipment manufacturers’ factories so they can get hands-on training.

Local Training – We take advantage of local training opportunities offered by our vendors and contractor organizations.

Computer Lab – James River Air has a state-of-the-art computer lab, featuring Simutech simulation software.

Comfortech – James River Air employees attend the annual Comfortech seminar to keep abreast of the latest in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and energy management technology.