Advance Air & Heat Announces New Sheet Metal Fabrication Service

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, January 24, 2024 – Advance Air & Heat Co., Inc., a leading and certified 100% women-owned commercial HVACR contractor based in Freetown, Massachusetts, is proud to announce the expansion of its services with the addition of Sheet Metal Fabrication. Operating out of the former Accurate Sheet Metal facility in Fairhaven, Advance Air is now equipped to offer top-tier sheet metal fabrication services to a broad range of clients, including existing customers, other businesses, and contractors in the area.

The new service line includes fabricating stainless steel, galvanized, aluminum, steel, and copper products, primarily serving the industrial, commercial, and marine markets. This expansion is a significant step in enhancing the company’s comprehensive

offerings in the HVACR domain.

Mike Jochim, the retired owner and operator of Accurate Sheet Metal, expressed his confidence in transferring his fabrication space and equipment to Advance Air. “I am thrilled to know that my customers will continue receiving the same level of quality work that I provided, even as I move into retirement,” Jochim stated.

Karen Lamy DeSousa, the owner and President of Advance Air & Heat Co., Inc., highlighted the benefits of t

he new fabrication facility. “Our ability to fabricate custom ductwork for our HVACR projects significantly enhances our efficiency and responsiveness. This new venture also enables us to extend our fabrication services to other contractors and businesses in the area,” said DeSousa.

Leading the sheet metal fabrication operations is Bill Cabral, a veteran with 37 years of experience in sheet metal fabrication and installation. Cabral’s expertise spans working with diverse materials like stainless steel, galvanized, aluminum, steel, and copper. Before joining Advance Air in 2014, Cabral gained extensive experience with Norris Tripp and Anderson Olsen.

About Advance Air & Heat Co., Inc.:

Advance Air & Heat, established in 1986, is a certified 100% woman-owned HVAC, Refrigeration, and Building Automation contractor serving Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island. The company is renowned for its commitment to environmentally friendly, economical solutions tailored to individual business needs. Karen Lamy DeSousa, as the Owner and President, leads the company with a focus on innovation and customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit