Ruud Announces Top-10 Top Contractors of 2013


Lindsey Ford

ATLANTA, May 7, 2014—Ruud, part of the Rheem family of HVAC and water heating brands, is pleased to announce its annual list of Ruud Reliable Top Contractors for 2013. Out of hundreds of businesses nationwide, these 10 outstanding businesses lead their fellow Ruud Reliable contractors in sales, customer support and overall service to their local homeowners.

“Each year we recognize our Top-10 Ruud Reliable Contractors, and year after year we’re more impressed and more proud of our Ruud partners—many of them repeat honorees—who set the bar higher and higher,” says Nitish Singh, corporate director of product management for Rheem. “For these contractors, it’s not just about doing more business every year, it’s about doing better business every single day.”

Ruud Reliable Top Contractors for 2013

  • Hiller Plumbing, Heating and Cooling of Nashville, Tenn.
  • Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning of Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Gilmore Heat Air Solar Contractors of Placerville, Calif.
  • Season Control Heating & Air of Canoga Park, Calif.
  • Ray O. Cook Heating & Air of Roseville, Calif.
  • Jimmy Weeks Heating & Air Conditioning of Fayetteville, Ga.
  • E.J.'s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Oklahoma City
  • NRG Home Service of Houston
  • Action Aire of Brownsville, Texas
  • Trahan's Heating & A/C of Houma, La.

Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are a North American network of elite heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractors committed to high business standards and outstanding customer service. Ruud Reliable Top Contractors recommend Ruud products to their customers, but may service all heating and cooling brands. Qualifying Ruud Reliable Top Contractors can select from a customizable menu of business-building advantages like DesignStar®, an interactive online program that assists in the specification of customized HVAC systems, and other valuable products, programs and services designed to help Top Contractors better serve and succeed in local markets. Other benefits include industry-leading training and educational resources.

About Ruud (

Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, provides heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. Founded more than 100 years ago by the inventor of the water heater, Edwin Ruud, Rheem acquired the Ruud Company in 1960. Today, Rheem continues developing Ruud products in its tradition of quality, reliability and durability.

About Rheem (

Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 89th year of operation, the company is a global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; commercial boilers; and commercial refrigeration equipment. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. Rheem products have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.