Ruud Doubles the Number of Top-Contractors for 2015


The Top-20 performing Ruud Reliable Contractors are among the best

ATLANTA—May 24, 2016 – Ruud, part of the Rheem family of brands, is pleased to announce its annual list of Ruud Reliable Top Contractors for 2015. Due to outstanding performances by Ruud contractors, Ruud is rewarding 20 Top Contractors for 2015 instead of 10. These exceptional contracting businesses and one utility company stand out against hundreds across the nation for excelling in sales, customer support and overall service to their local homeowners.

“Year after year, our Ruud partners continue to impress us and keep setting the bar higher and higher,” said Randy Roberts, vice president, sales, Rheem Air Conditioning Division. “We appreciate the Top-20 Ruud Reliable Contractors for their hard work, dedication and continued support to the Ruud brand. These contractors are committed to running an outstanding business every single day.”

Ranking as America’s No.1 Ruud Reliable Contractor is Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical of Nashville, Tennessee.

“Being named a Ruud Reliable Top-20 Contractor again this year makes me proud of each member our team,” said Jimmy Hiller, president and founder of Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. “Since we opened our doors in 1990, we have always promised customers upfront pricing, same-day service, and 24-hour emergency services and we still strive to deliver these values on a daily basis. Receiving this award proves that we are both treating customers right and serving as leaders in this industry.”

The 2015 Top-20 Top Ruud Reliable Contractors include:
  • Action Aire of Brownsville, Texas
  • Air Services Unlimited of Vidor, Texas
  • All Year Cooling of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Atlas Services of Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning of Elk Grove, California
  • Colley Refrigeration of Clute, Texas
  • EJ’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Oklahoma City
  • Gilmore Heating and Air Conditioning Company of Placerville, California
  • H & S Heating & Air Conditioning of Saint Cloud, Minnesota
  • Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical of Nashville, Tennessee
  • J & A Air Conditioning of Miami
  • Jimmy Weeks Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Fayetteville, Georgia
  • McBroom HVAC of Primm Springs, Tennessee
  • Neese-Jones Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Alpharetta, Georgia
  • NJR Home Services of Wall, New Jersey
  • Pacific Aire Inc. of Camarillo, California
  • QAT Heating & Cooling Inc. of El Paso, Texas
  • S.A. Mechanical of Fargo, North Dakota
  • Season Control of Canoga Park, California

Along with the Top-20 Top Contractors, Ruud also acknowledges utility company, CenterPoint Energy of Golden Valley, Minnesota, for its reliable service and customer care.Ruud honored the achievements of its Top-20 Top Contractors at an awards ceremony April 26-27 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. During the event, winners were recognized among their peers and given a chance to meet and discuss upcoming initiatives and business topics with the brand’s leadership team.

Ruud 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, KwikComfort Financing®, 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: Part of the Rheem family of brands, Ruud-branded heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use are available today through professional installers across the U.S. and Canada. Named for water heating pioneer, Edwin Ruud, the brand was acquired by Rheem in 1960. To learn more, visit

About Rheem: Founded in 1925, Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an international presence in 14 countries. The company’s premium brands include Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Richmond, Eemax and Splendid, as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell, Witt, ColdZone and Kramer, which are part of the company’s Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG) division. To learn more, visit