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Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest


The HVACR Business Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest is an annual salute to outstanding fleet vehicle graphic design. It's our way of recognizing contractors who are on the leading edge of effective marketing. Winning fleet vehicles are featured each June on our cover.

Think your fleet has what it takes to be a Tops in Trucks winner?

Download an entry form for the 2016 Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest!


Entries will be judged by a panel of experts on the following criteria:

• Overall Graphic Appeal
• Legibility of Contact Information
• Creativity
• Organization of Design Elements

How to Enter

Complete the entry form and email it, along with high-resolution digital photos of the nominated vehicles, to:


Please send photos of both the passenger and driver sides and the front and back views of your vehicles, straight and/or angled perspective. Be sure not to crop out any part of the vehicle in your photos. The file size needs to be 300dpi and at least 6 inches wide.

Set digital cameras to the highest setting possible to ensure the correct resolution.


The 2015 Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest winners transformed their boring, drab trucks into eye-catching, memorable designs that make lasting impressions.

Throughout the past decade, service vehicles have continued to evolve from the boring, white van with black lettering into the attention-grabbing mobile billboards you see driving around city streets every day.

Savvy HVACR contractors are moving away from the tired old sunshine and snowflake designs that have long been associated with heating and cooling, opting instead to spice things up with a fleet design that will leave a memorable impression with customers and potential new business.

This year's Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest winners are no exception — Best in the West Air Conditioning & Heating, Blue Ridge Heating and Cooling and M.R.S. Heating and Cooling have all transformed their forgettable, drab trucks into the impressive fleets that caught the attention of the judges for all the right reasons.


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Past Winners Pictorial


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20 Questions with Past Winners:


Bill Stueber

Bill Stueber, owner of Blue Ridge Heating and Cooling in Pine Beach, N.J., discusses the challenges of finding good people, updating the company brand and transitioning the business to his daughter.

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Konrad Rybak

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.

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Winston Hancock

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.

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Peter Hungate

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.

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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.

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Joe Timo

Joe Timo, founder of Timo’s Air Conditioning & Heating in Palm Springs, discusses branding, search-engine optimization and the unusually humid desert summer.

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Wesley Holm

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.

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Gary Ward

Gary Ward, owner of Gary’s Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Amarillo, Texas, discusses training, fleet design and the relentless Texas heat.

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Drew Timm

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.

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Steve Schmidt

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

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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.

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Carmine Galletta

Carmine Galletta of GallettAir Inc., Long Island, N.Y., discusses the value of well-planned fleet programs, car collections, restaurants and service contracts.

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Jason Stom

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.

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