Tops-In-Trucks Fleet Design Contest


Congratulations to Our 2014 Winners!

Air Blue Heating & Cooling Inc.
Wheeling, Ill. | 6 vehicles
Konrad Rybak, owner

Clear the Air Cooling & Heating
Friendswood, Texas | 8 vehicles
Jason Stom, owner

Gilman Heating & Cooling
Ashland, Va. | 12 vehicles 
Winston Hancock, owner

This year’s Top-in-Trucks winners know how to grab your attention, and communicate their mission

In the eighth year of the Tops-in-Trucks Fleet Design contest, HVACR Business received a record number of entries and a marked improvement in the quality of designs from years past.



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20 Questions with Past Winners:

20 Questions with Winston Hancock, Gilman Heating & Cooling

Winston Hancock, owner of Gilman Heating & Cooling, discusses his company’s long history, the need to transition marketing to a professional firm and the importance of training and education.


20 Questions with Peter Hungate, Pacific Air Systems

Peter Hungate, owner of Pacific Air Systems, discusses business processes, orders, fleet vehicles, mentors, customer service and giving up company control in order to grow.


20 Questions with Owners John and Jeff Churchill, ServiceOne

John and Jeff Churchill, owners of ServiceOne, discuss strategy, marketing, add-on acquisitions and competition in their market.


20 Questions with Wesley Holm, Thompson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling.

Wesley Holm, owner of Thompson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, discusses fleet-marketing strategy, exceptional customer service and how to write six blogs a week.


20 Questions with Gary Ward, Gary’s Heating and Air Conditioning

Gary Ward, ownerof Gary’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., discusses about training, fleet design and the relentless Texas heat.


20 Questions with Drew Timm, Sun Services Air Conditioning-Heating Inc.

Drew Timm, owner of Sun Services Air Conditioning-Heating Inc., discusses muscle cars, meeting customers in hot tubs and lessons learned from owning a small business.


20 Questions with Steve Schmidt, Frederick Air, Inc.

Steve Schmidt, president of Frederick Air, Inc., discusses Edvard Munch, marketing budgets and Home Performance Contracting.


20 Questions with Wayne G. Beck, Aladdin Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.

Wayne Beck, owner of Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., discusses service fleets, marketing, current market conditions and opening the proverbial and literal can of worms.


20 Questions with Carmine Galletta, GallettAir Inc.

Carmine Galletta, owner of GallettAir Inc., discusses the value of well-planned fleet programs, car collections, restaurants, service contracts, and more.