Ambler, Pa. — Bradford White Water Heaters has been named the tank type water heater brand most purchased by contractors and the brand most recommended by contractors in a 2012 independent water heater study conducted by Clear Seas Research. Professional contractors have named Bradford White as their top pick six out of the past seven years beginning in 2006 when the study was first conducted. And Bradford White has been chosen as the brand most recommended five years in a row, every year since the study began asking contractors what water heater brand they recommend most to their customers.
The annual report conducted by Clear Seas Research Studies provides an in-depth analysis of the water heater industry including trends in product, installation, replacement & servicing, brand selection factors, brands most often purchased, product information resources and more. This year’s study also revealed that product quality was the most important factor to contractors when selecting a brand of tank type water heater. Ease of installation, American Made, technical support, and the fact that Bradford White is not sold in retail stores were other reasons cited by contractors for their brand preference.
“We remain committed to building the best residential and commercial water heater products in the industry for the best customers in the industry”, said Bradford White’s Bruce Carnevale, Senior Vice President – sales and marketing. “And this commitment is underscored by our continued investments in our American Made, American Owned, and Wholesale Only philosophy, as we undergo our largest plant expansion in the history of the company.”
Bradford White Water Heaters is a full line manufacturer of residential, commercial and industrial products for water heating, space heating, combination heating and storage applications. The company is headquartered in Ambler, PA and has manufacturing facilities is Middleville, MI, Niles, MI, and Rochester, NH and a distribution center in Mississauga, ON Canada.