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Masterworks honored by National Comfort Institute

Masterworks Mechanical, Inc. was honored last week by National Comfort Institute as the 2012 training excellence contractor.

NCI is an association of performance-based contractors with 400 members nationwide. The award was presented during NCI’s annual summit March 18 to 21 in Austin, Texas.

NCI doesn’t categorize its members by size, and the award was open to all NCI member companies regardless of revenue, work volume or number of employees.

“I’m surprised and honored,” said Dave DeRose, owner of Masterworks Mechanical. “Some of the contractors there are 10 times bigger than us, and the other finalists were much larger and from larger cities.”

Masterworks was honored by NCI for its commitment not only to training its own staff, but also for providing training opportunities for contractors throughout the state.

Through a state-funded grant, Masterworks coordinated in 2009 a three-day carbon monoxide and combustion certification class at Colorado Northwestern Community College. In 2012 Masterworks did it again with a certification class about air balance, also at CNCC.

More than 25 people attended both of the classes, including Masterworks employees and contractors from elsewhere on the Western Slope, Pueblo and Denver, DeRose said.

Masterworks has three employees certified in carbon monoxide and combustion technology, and four who are certified in air balance.

Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or

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