LEBANON, TN ‘ June 30, 2010 ‘ Lochinvar Corporation announced that Josh and Nathan Lodder of Lodder Brothers Limited in Guelph, ON have been named the grand prize winner in the 2009-2010 VIP Contractor Showcase.  In addition, five other VIP Contractors have been recognized as this year’s monthly winners for their impressive entries and accomplishments. 

The annual VIP Contractor Showcase, which runs from November through April, offers enrolled contractors the opportunity to compete on a monthly basis to showcase their recent installations of the KNIGHT Heating Boiler at www.knightheatingboiler.com.  After each of the entries are reviewed by a panel of Lochinvar judges, one contractor each month is awarded a $250 gift card to Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shop, or a gas card of the same value. 

Originally named the January winner of this heating season’s showcase, the Lodders were awarded the grand prize for their installation of two wall-mount KNIGHT Heating Boilers at Ontario’s newly constructed Mount Forest Day Care.  The highly efficient system features a 210,000 Btu/hr wall-mount KNIGHT boiler (WBN210) that services one half of the building, its radiant floor heat, a glycol loop heat coil and an 80-gallon Lochinvar indirect water heater.  Meanwhile, an 80,000 Btu/hr wall-mount KNIGHT (WBN080) services the other half of the building, its radiant floor heat, a unit heater and a 40-gallon indirect water heater.  Callidus Engineering specified the energy-efficient Lochinvar equipment for the project, and Devlan Construction served as the contractor on the job.

Given the choice between a free wall-mount KNIGHT WBN080 or a floor-standing KNIGHT KBN080, the Lodders selected the 80,000 Btu/hr wall-mount model as the grand prize.

“I’m thrilled that we were chosen as the grand prize winner of the VIP Installation Showcase,” said Nathan Lodder.  “Lochinvar leads the industry in innovation and efficiency, and we’re honored that they recognized our installation as the best of the year.”

The five other monthly winners named finalists in the 2009-2010 VIP Contractor Showcase included:

·         John White of White’s Plumbing & Heating (Kenai, AK) ‘ November Winner

·         Darrell Kincaid of Darrell’s Heating Crisis Intervention (Soldotna, AK) ‘ December Winner

·         Mike Trefry of Black & McDonald (Dartmouth, NS) ‘ February Winner

·         Andy Mickelson of 4G Plumbing & Heating (Missoula, MT) – March Winner

·         Josh Corcoran of Climate Heating and Cooling (Pittsfield, MA) ‘ April Winner

“Every year, the VIP Showcase brings innovative new installations to our attention, and we continue to be impressed with the top-quality work submitted by these contractors,” stated Bill Vallett, Lochinvar president“Congratulations to Josh and Nathan Lodder, as well as the five finalists in this year’s competition, for their accomplishments and well-deserved recognition.”

Lochinvar Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks.  Based in Lebanon, TN with facilities in Detroit, Orlando, Tampa, Pompano Beach and Dallas, Lochinvar stocks all products in all locations.

For more information about Lochinvar, contact: Lochinvar Corp., 300 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Lebanon, TN 37090; Phone: (615) 889-8900; Fax: (615) 547-1000; www.Lochinvar.com.

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