Residential Heating Ventilation Contractors Association (RHVCA) was established September 4, 1968, when the Residential Sheet Metal Contractors Association was incorporated as a non-profit trade association, to represent member contractors in any matters pertaining to the residential sheet metal industry handling, erection, installation, dismantling, reconditioning, adjustment, alteration, repairing, and servicing of sheet metal work, and of equipment such as controls, insulation, piping and refrigeration associated with ventilation, air conditioning. and warm air heating.
Members of the association employ unionized workers represented by SMART Local Union No. 285. The association’s mandate is to represent its members in any matters pertaining to the residential sheet metal contracting industry, and when necessary to negotiate on their behalf as may appear to be in the best interest of the industry; and to represent members in any matter pertaining to the building and construction industry.
The association is an accredited bargaining agent under the Labour Relations Act, permitted to negotiate on behalf of members in ways that reflect the best interests of residential sheet metal contracting industry. It also represents members of the association in matters pertaining to the building and construction industry in its accredited areas in the Province of Ontario.