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.
20 Questions with Past Winners:
Konrad, owner of Air Blue Heating and Cooling in Wheeling, Ill., discusses his company’s mission to be customer oriented, plans for growth and what he looks for in a supplier partner.
Winston Hancock discusses Ashland, Va.-based Gilman Heating & Cooling's long history, the need to transition marketing to a professional firm and the importance of training and education.
Peter Hungate, owner of Pacific Air Systems in Tacoma, WA, discusses business processes, ordering fleet vehicles, mentors, customer service and giving up company control in order to grow.
John and Jeff Churchill
John and Jeff Churchill, the father-and-son team running ServiceOne in Omaha, Neb. discuss strategy, marketing, add-on acquisitions and competition in their market.
Joe Timo, founder of Timo’s Air Conditioning & Heating in Palm Springs, discusses branding, search-engine optimization and the unusually humid desert summer.
Wesley Holm, owner of Thompson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Cincinnati, discusses his company’s fleet-marketing strategy, exceptional customer service and how to write six blogs a week.
Gary Ward, owner of Gary’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, discusses training, fleet design and the relentless Texas heat.
Drew Timm, owner of Sun Services Air Conditioning-Heating Inc., Fountain Hills, Ariz., discusses muscle cars, meeting customers in hot tubs and lessons learned from owning a small business.
Steve Schmidt, president of Frederick Air, Inc. in Frederick, Md., discusses Edvard Munch, marketing budgets, and Home Performance Contracting.
Wayne G. Beck
Wayne Beck, owner of Newbury Park, Calif.-based Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., discusses service fleets, marketing, current market conditions and opening the proverbial and literal can of worms.
Carmine Galletta of GallettAir Inc., Long Island, N.Y., discusses the value of well-planned fleet programs, car collections, restaurants and service contracts.
Jason Stom, president and CEO of Clear the Air Cooling & Heating in Friendswood, Texas discusses his company’s history, his father’s legacy and the importance of enjoying what you do.