The award’s inaugural presentation to its namesake was called by White as “just one small token of appreciation for a lifetime of tireless commitment to improving the trade and — in no small measure — homeowner and business employee comfort nationally.”
White presented the award to a broadly smiling and appreciative Holohan during Taco’s press briefing just before the trade show opened. After 46 years in the industry, Holohan is retiring from speaking engagements and training seminars.
The award will be given each year to an HVAC professional or company that has made a substantial contribution to comfort technology, advancement or training while displaying the exceptional good humor and love of people exhibited by Holohan throughout his long career.
“In essence, this award becomes an extension of who Dan is,” White later explained. “Those of us who’ve known him know Dan is one of the greatest, most selfless and caring folks in our business.”