Ruud Lauds the Top Ruud Reliable Contractors from 2011


Lindsey Ford

Ruud honors 10 companies on its annual list of Top Contractors

ATLANTA, August 20, 2012—Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, has chosen the 10 recipients for its Ruud Reliable Top Contractors list for 2011. The 10 companies chosen for this honor surpassed hundreds of other Ruud contractors in sales, customer support and overall performance with local homeowners.

“Our 10 Ruud Reliable Top Contractors for 2011 are fantastic business partners and each has been able to collaborate with the Ruud to grow their business,” Nitish Singh, director of marketing and product management. “These outstanding contractors are hardworking, and they do a great job supporting customers in their communities.”

The 2011 Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are:

  • Action Aire of Brownsville, Texas
  • Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning of Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating & AC of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Charleston Heating & Air of Charleston, S.C.
  • Gilmore Heating Air & Solar of Placerville, Calif.
  • Jimmy Weeks Heating & Air Conditioning of Fayetteville, Ga.
  • JW Heating and Air of Los Angeles
  • Lone Star Repair of Houston
  • Ray O. Cook Heating & Air of Roseville, Calif.
  • Season Control Heating & Air of Canoga Park, Calif.

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 such as, DesignStar®, an interactive online program that assists in the specification of customized HVAC systems, and other valuable products, programs and services all designed to keep them competitive 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, Minnesota and North Carolina. In its 87th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced 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; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.