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American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning Recognizes Four Esteemed Dealers as 2021 Winners of the Building a Higher Standard Awards

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Originally published: 11/9/2021

DAVIDSON, N.C. American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning announced its fourth annual Building a Higher Standard award winners – a prestigious honor recognizing the brand’s distinguished, independent dealers from across the country. The four 2021 winners are stand-out selections from a highly competitive group of deserving nominees and are being honored for exhibiting a high level of integrity, community stewardship, dedicated teamwork, and focus on?continuous?improvement in the pursuit of excellence.

The 2021 winners are:  

  • Climatech of Professional Air, Pensacola, FL, is praised for its commitment to its community. Operated by Larry Thompson and son Travis Thompson.  Climatech is known for putting its customers first. They often search high and low for lightly used equipment for homeowners who needed a new system but cannot afford it — even going so far as to purchase units to get homeowners relief.
  • Holtkamp Heating & Air, Suwanee, GA, owned by Matthew Holtkamp, strives to provide a business where customers feel valued, and employees want to work. Through the Holtkamp Family Foundation, the company sponsors HVAC scholarships for technical college, donates free art classes through a local art center, and has contributed more than 100 tons of food to local food banks via the “Gwinnett Can Challenge.”
  • Premier Heating + Air, Denver, CO, prides itself on being a leader in smart technology and minimizing environmental impact. The Premier team and owner Reed Barton are known to assist customers who have fallen on hard times by installing new HVAC equipment at no charge.
  • SoCal Airflow Pros, southern California, is a veteran-owned and operated company that  advocates for the American Standard brand with its solid commitment to the community. Among owner Cody Novini’s efforts to support customers, he campaigned for a dual-fuel solution (heat pump and furnace combination) to address the Southern California Ultra Low NOx challenge after the Southern California Air Quality Management District banned typical gas furnaces. As a result, Novini’s efforts led to $1,500 heat pump rebates becoming available to assist homeowners. 

 “This year, the Building A Higher Standard award recognizes and honors these four independent dealers for their unwavering commitment to excellence and for delivering unparalleled experiences through quality services and community stewardship,” said Kathryn Wildrick, Brand Manager for American Standard.

For more information about the American Standard’s Building a Higher Standard awards program, please visit