Ruud Unveils its List of Ruud Reliable Top Contractors from 2012


Lindsey Ford

Honorees represent the ‘Best of the Best’ of Ruud contractors nationwide

ATLANTA, May 28, 2013—Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, has chosen the 10 recipients for its Ruud Reliable Top Contractors list for 2012. These companies set the pace for Ruud contractors nationwide in terms of sales, customer support and overall performance with local homeowners.
“This year’s Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are some of the best we’ve ever seen because they’re not only valuable business partners to Ruud, but they’re also active members in their communities,” said Nitish Singh, director of marketing and product management. “These 10 companies go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service and support, and we’re proud to be able to recognize them for their hard work.”
The 2012 Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are:

  • Action Aire of Brownsville, Texas
  • Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning of Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Central Supply & Metal Co. of Phoenix
  • Cummings Plumbing Inc. of Tucson, Ariz.
  • E.J.’s Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Oklahoma City
  • Gilmore Heating Air & Solar of Placerville, Calif.
  • Jimmy Weeks Heating & Air Conditioning of Fayetteville, Ga.
  • 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, North Carolina and Texas. In its 88th 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.