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During the recent Bryant Dealer Rally, the company’s annual meeting where its top dealers are honored, Air Tech Heating, Inc. of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was named Bryant Dealer of the Year, the highest honor a Bryant dealer can receive. Each year, this award recognizes the company whose hard work, expertise and business acumen have Read more

During the recent Bryant Dealer Rally, the company’s annual meeting where its top dealers are honored, Air Tech Heating, Inc. of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was named Bryant Dealer of the Year, the highest honor a Bryant dealer can receive. Each year, this award recognizes the company whose hard work, expertise and business acumen have helped them to stand out as a leader in the industry. Bryant, a national supplier of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

“We’re both honored and humbled to be selected as the 2019 Bryant Dealer of the Year,” said Dan Price, owner, Air Tech Heating, Inc. “I’m incredibly proud of the entire team at Air Tech and I appreciate being recognized for doing business our way, with honesty and integrity. We’re proud to be a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer and have the support of such a great company. I’m also grateful for the amazing relationships we’ve built with both Bryant and our distributor, Auer Steel, over the course of my 22 years owning the business.”

Founded in 1997, Air Tech Heating, Inc. has become known as the “Best Heating & Air Conditioning Company in the Fond du Lac Area” for ten straight years by Gannett Readers’ Choice. In 2018, Price’s son, Jim, and his wife, Sarah, became co-owners of Air Tech Heating, Inc. ensuring that it will remain a fixture in the community for years to come. It’s even more fitting that Air Tech Heating, Inc. was selected as the 2019 Bryant Dealer of the Year, as Price retired shortly after the Dealer Rally.

Air Tech Heating, Inc. of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin was named Bryant Dealer of the Year. From left to right are Jim Price, Sarah Price, and Dan Price of Air Tech Heating.

“Bryant dealers continue to help set the standard in our industry,” said Matthew Pine, president, Residential HVAC, Bryant. “Our 2019 Dealer of the Year, Air Tech Heating, Inc. is an exemplary organization and has risen to the top among the very best in our elite group of dealers. Dan and his team serve as ideal examples for other Bryant dealers of how to run a successful business and do ‘Whatever It Takes’ to care for our customers.”

Bryant selected its 2019 Dealer of the Year from 22 Medal of Excellence winners, comprised of Bryant Factory Authorized Dealers from throughout North America. The candidates were judged on overall sales growth, high-efficiency and indoor air quality equipment sales, customer satisfaction and participation in dealer programs and promotions.

The 2019 Medal of Excellence Winners include:

  • Affordable Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. – Cudahy, Wisconsin
  • AGS HVAC Services – Westport, Massachusetts
  • Air Tech Heating, Inc. – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
  • Bennett Heating and Air – Purvis, Mississippi
  • Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning – Woodinville, Washington
  • Chadds Ford Climate Control – Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
  • Chapman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Chris Mechanical Services, Inc. – West Chicago, Illinois
  • Cosby Heating – Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Dave’s Heating & Air – Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Design Air, Inc. – Missoula, Montana
  • Evergreen Gas, Inc. – Sherwood, Oregon
  • Family Heating and Air – Pensacola, Florida
  • Federal Elite Heating & Cooling, Inc. – Dresden, Ohio
  • Fort Collins Heating & Air – Fort Collins, Colorado
  • GAC Services – Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Gainesville Mechanical, Inc. – Gainesville, Georgia
  • Haley Comfort Systems – Rochester, Minnesota
  • IERNA’S Heating & Cooling, Inc. – Lutz, Florida
  • Precision Heating & A/C – Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Regal, Inc. – York, Pennsylvania
  • Waychoffs Heating & A/C – Jacksonville, Florida

In addition to the Dealer of the Year award, Bryant named Peck & Weis Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin as this year’s recipient of the Charles Bryant Award. The Charles Bryant Award, named in honor of the company’s founder, recognizes a loyal Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer (FAD) that epitomizes the characteristics of Charles Bryant, including professionalism, quality, reliability and community spirit.

For more information about Bryant and to find a dealer near you, visit www.bryant.com.

Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler, and combined, these two respected companies will have the resources and capabilities to bring exciting new solutions to the fire protection industry around the world. Steven Worthington, who will continue to serve the combined organization as President, Globe Fire Protection commented, “Victaulic brings additional financial resources to Globe, enabling Read more

Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler, and combined, these two respected companies will have the resources and capabilities to bring exciting new solutions to the fire protection industry around the world.

Steven Worthington, who will continue to serve the combined organization as President, Globe Fire Protection commented, “Victaulic brings additional financial resources to Globe, enabling added focus on innovation to support our customers and the industry.”

John F. Malloy, CEO of Victaulic commented, “The addition of Globe’s fire protection sprinkler volume and engineering capabilities will provide the scale and skills necessary to be a true leader in all aspects of the fire protection industry.”

To learn more about Victaulic innovative piping products visit www.victaulic.com.  To learn more about Globe Fire Sprinkler visit www.globesprinkler.com.

‘One Water’ master plan latest effort by central Florida city to sustainably manage its water resources Walnut Creek, Calif.—The engineering and design team of Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell has been selected to develop a water sustainability blueprint for Winter Haven, Florida. As home to the “Chain of Lakes”, an important regional water and recreational Read more

‘One Water’ master plan latest effort by central Florida city to sustainably manage its water resources

Walnut Creek, Calif.—The engineering and design team of Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell has been selected to develop a water sustainability blueprint for Winter Haven, Florida. As home to the “Chain of Lakes”, an important regional water and recreational resource, and with a growing population of more than 37,000 potable-water customers, the City views water resiliency as critical to Winter Haven’s continued prosperity.

The planned, integrated master plan will adopt a “One Water” approach championed by advocacy groups, including the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the US Water Alliance. The approach is based in all forms of water—drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, reclaimed water, indirect and direct potable reuse, and groundwater—as a singular resource to be managed sustainably. The Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell team will assess Winter Haven’s water resources and utility systems, then help chart how to integrate its land- and water-use planning, incorporate its lakes and restore/protect its natural systems while promoting citywide water sustainability and economic growth for at least the next half-century.

Winter Haven has been especially proactive in addressing its water future, having joined the Polk Regional Water Cooperative to support regional efforts to better manage impacts from land use, aquifer withdrawals, and drainage on water supplies and natural systems. The City Commission adopted a Sustainable Water Management Plan in 2010 that established a long-term approach that recognized how water is connected to Winter Haven’s economic future and quality of life.

“This master plan is incredibly important for Winter Haven to meet all of the water challenges we expect over the next 50 years, and it’s our hope that this effort will become a catalyst for positive change not only for our community, but other communities in Florida and beyond,” said Winter Haven Utility Services Assistant Director Mike Britt.

Brown and Caldwell’s knowledge of One Water planning goes beyond hands-on experience. In 2017, the firm partnered with WRF to develop the Blueprint for One Water, a practical guide for agencies seeking to sustainably and holistically manage water resources, utilized by Winter Haven as a reference document when creating this initiative.

“Winter Haven has already adopted a One Water mindset and philosophy within their organization, and this formal planning effort speaks to their commitment to sustainably managing their water resources,” said Brown and Caldwell Florida One Water Leader Jim Murin. “We are excited to work with Black & Veatch to deliver on Winter Haven’s vision for this important and transformative program.”

Taco Comfort Solutions recently named two Regional Sales Managers of the Year for the Commercial and Wholesale sales channels. Mike Miller received 2018 Region Manager of the Year recognition for the Taco North American sales team representing the commercial sales channel.  Miller, based in Milton, Ontario, is responsible for Taco’s Canadian sales. Darron Desroches received Read more

Taco Comfort Solutions recently named two Regional Sales Managers of the Year for the Commercial and Wholesale sales channels.

Mike Miller received 2018 Region Manager of the Year recognition for the Taco North American sales team representing the commercial sales channel.  Miller, based in Milton, Ontario, is responsible for Taco’s Canadian sales.

Taco Recognizes Regional Sales Managers of the Year, Mike Miller, Darron Desroches

Taco Comfort Solutions has recognized two outstanding sales professionals. Shown, left to right, are Cheryl Merchant, president, Taco Comfort Solutions NA; awardee Darron Desroches, Southeast Regional Sales Director; awardee Mike Miller, Director of Sales, Building Services, Canada; and Todd Facey, senior vice president, Field Sales NA.

Darron Desroches received the 2018 Region Manager of the Year for Taco’s North American sales team representing the Southeast sales market in the residential wholesale channel.

The award and recognition is due to outstanding sales results, leadership, and overall impact to the entire business.

Irvine, Calif. — Known for vastly exceeding governmental efficiency standards, Navien provides premium quality tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and heating boilers. With a confirmed leadership position in the high efficiency condensing tankless water heater and combi-boiler markets, Navien is excited to announce that, based on 2018 summary reports*, Navien condensing wall-hung solo boilers are now Read more

Irvine, Calif. — Known for vastly exceeding governmental efficiency standards, Navien provides premium quality tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and heating boilers. With a confirmed leadership position in the high efficiency condensing tankless water heater and combi-boiler markets, Navien is excited to announce that, based on 2018 summary reports*, Navien condensing wall-hung solo boilers are now the leader in that category as well.

Navien Secures Leadership Position in Condensing Boiler Category, tankless water heaters

CEO Scott Lee (r, center) congratulates VP, Eric Moffroid, on behalf of the whole company sales excellence.

Navien has rapidly grown in the North American plumbing and HVAC sector over the past twelve years with their innovative industry-leading efficient technology.

On June 28th, CEO, Scott Lee, extended his thanks and congratulations to all Navien employees when he said, “Navien’s success is built on our culture of teamwork. Each department has performed at peak capacity and all have been pulling together in order to make our continued success flourish. We are committed to making outstanding products and this is proof that the market is recognizing Navien’s value.”

For additional information on Navien Inc., visit NavienInc.com.

*BRG Enterprise Solutions, Inc.