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TYLER, Texas - Dave Patterson, a comfort consultant with Academy Air, O’Fallon, Mo., won a 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch truck and $1,000 in cash in the annual Stars & Stripes incentive program from American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning. Patterson was one of 10 finalists who won a weekend in Las Vegas with a guest to attend the grand prize drawing. More than 9,000 dealers and sales consultants who qualified for rebates last year were eligible to be selected for the Las Vegas trip as part of a random drawing.

“I’ve always liked selling high-end equipment,” Patterson said. “Now I really enjoy selling it.” All 10 finalists won prizes, ranging in value from $1,000 to over $35,000. Other finalists and their prizes included: Clayton Sheffield, The Cool Dude, Houston - Dell computer and printer; James Lime, Air Conditioning Services Now, Surprise, Ariz. - 32-inch flat panel television; Paul Hoelscher, Universal Comfort Systems, Jefferson City, Mo. - $1,000 cash; Mark Fields, M&M Electric Inc., Loogootee, Ind. - Bose 3-2-1 DVD sound system; Earnest Wade, Wade Heating & Air, Hueytown, Ala. - Weber grill and a supply of Omaha Steaks; Timothy Conway, T. C. Heating & Cooling, Peculiar, Mo. - $1,500 Best Buy gift card; Jeffrey Whitehorn, Absolute Comfort Heat & Air Conditioning, Memphis, Tenn. - $1,000 Bass Pro Shop gift card; Mark Flanary, Rick Thomasson Heating, Seaford, Va. - $1,200 Lowe’s gift card; and Joe Burns, Capital City Cooling & Heating Inc., Columbia, S.C. - 18 SEER American Standard home comfort system with AccuClean™.

In the photo above, from left to right, Ken Perotta and Paul Diraimondo of Crescent Parts & Equipment; winner Dave Patterson of Academy Air with wife Shelley; Jamie Byrne, American Standard Heating & Air, vice president of sales; and Joyce Warrington, American Standard Heating & Air, brand director, stand next to a banner of Patterson’s new truck after the $1,000 check presentation.

For more information, dealers should contact their American Standard distributor.

Publication date: 04/16/2007