Lebanon, Tenn. â€” Lochinvar has selected the latest monthly winners of the VIP Installation Showcase and the VIP Drawing. Tom Olds of Advanced Hydronics in Denver, Colorado, was named the March VIP Installation Showcase winner, and Jim Schwankl of AK Clearwater Mechanical, LLC in Willow, Alaska, was selected in the monthly drawing. Both winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Nashville in June for the worldâ€™s largest country music festival.
Tom Olds, founder and president of Advanced Hydronics, submitted an entry in the VIP Installation Showcase that highlighted a recent job completed by his sales manager, Jim French. The entry, which earned the most votes in March, described a KNIGHT installation at the historic Franconia Apartment Building in Denver. Built in 1927, the Franconia building consists of 54 residential units spanning a total of nearly 21,000 square feet. After performing a heat loss calculation and accounting for upgrades that had been made to the building over the past 90 years, the Advanced Hydronics team was able to downsize the existing system by 40 percent while still providing redundancy for the building. They replaced the two existing 936,000 Btu/hr boilers with two 600,000 Btu/hr KNIGHT® XL Commercial Boilers from Lochinvar. According to building management, the new system is saving them more than 40 percent on monthly energy bills.
â€œThis was a really successful installation at a unique location, and our team takes great pride in significantly improving the efficiency of the historic Franconia apartment building,â€ said Olds. â€œSince Jim was instrumental in securing the project as well as overseeing the design and installation processes, he is taking the well-deserved trip to Nashville. All of us at Advanced Hydronics are very excited for him!â€
Since April is the final month for the VIP Installation Showcase, one additional winner will be selected to take part in the Nashville Experience. Entries can be submitted through the end of the month on Lochinvarâ€™s Facebook page or at www.knightheatingboiler.com.
Jim Schwankl also joins the group of VIP Contractors and their guests headed to Nashville. His registration card for a recent boiler installation was chosen in the monthly drawing, earning him a free trip for two.
Through the end of April, every registration of a high-efficiency KNIGHT®, Solutionâ„¢ or KNIGHT XL® Boiler earns participating approved contractors a $25 Visa® reward card, as well as an entry into the drawing. For every registered Squire® Indirect Water Heater, Lochinvar also sends the contractor a $10 reward card.
â€œIâ€™m really excited that my registration card was chosen, and I canâ€™t wait to check out Nashville and Lochinvarâ€™s headquarters this June,â€ said Schwankl.
For more information about the VIP Contractor Program, visit knightheatingboiler.com.