Lebanon, Tenn, — Lochinvar has announced the final winners in the 2015-2016 VIP Contractor Program. The seven-month program, which culminated in April, rewarded participating contractors for their impressive installations, product registrations and overall performance throughout the heating season.
Among the 14 entries posted in April’s VIP Installation Showcase, the top three submissions were selected as winners based on complexity, accuracy, equipment, appearance, challenges and results.
The first place VIP Installation Showcase winner for April was Joseph Carosi of J.A. Carosi Plumbing and Heating in Bristol, Penn. Carosi’s entry detailed his installation of two 600,000 Btu/hr FTXL™ Fire Tube Boilers, which replaced a 50-year-old cast iron boiler at a local high school. The new FTXL Boilers are equipped with Lochinvar’s CON·X·US® remote connectivity platform that allows Carosi and the school’s maintenance team to log in to the boilers, monitor their current status and modify operational settings from a remote location. For his winning entry, Carosi receives the grand prize: two spots on the Nashville Experience trip, a four-day getaway to Lochinvar’s hometown and the world’s largest country music festival.
The second place prize, a $250 Visa® Reward Card, was awarded to Charles Murphy of Comfort Mechanical, LLC in Springfield, Mo. Third place, a $100 Visa Reward Card, went to Greg Cosgro from GEM Plumbing and Heating in Lincoln, R.I.
Throughout the program, approved VIP Contractors also receive a Visa Reward Card for every eligible Lochinvar product they register and each registration is entered into a monthly drawing for the Nashville Experience.
The contractor selected in the April drawing was Dan LoScalzo of A.B. May in Prairie Village, Kans. LoScalzo and a guest will join Carosi and 14 other VIP Contractors on the Nashville Experience trip.
Along with the seven monthly VIP Installation Showcase winners and the seven contractors randomly selected in the monthly drawings, two overall top-performing VIPs have been selected for the grand prize Nashville Experience getaway. This year’s top-performers are Joseph DiPietro of DiPietro Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Bradford, Mass. and Darren Chapman from Atlantic Heating & Air Conditioning in Brookline, Mass.
All 16 VIP Contractors and their guests will enjoy the all-expenses-paid, four-day getaway prize package June 9-12, 2016. In addition to seeing some of the world’s top country music stars perform, the winning VIPs will also tour Lochinvar’s world headquarters and take part in a round-table discussion where they can share insights and information with Lochinvar executives.
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