The award is given each year to only a select few chosen by a Carrier management committee from among those nominated by their distributors.
Eddie Goodwin became a Carrier dealer in 1971, the year he returned to his hometown of Mountain Home, Ark., to purchase Central Heating and Cooling. Under his leadership, Central grew into a top-performing Carrier FAD company consistently recognized for its many sales achievements. Goodwin also founded and led the Arkansas HVACR Association.
Michael Purl joined his family’s business in 1977, and 10 years later, he became a second-generation owner of Purl’s Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning. The company has been associated with Carrier for 37 years and has been FAD-qualified since the program’s inception. Among its accolades, Purl’s company achieved the highest customer service survey score within the Northern California group of Carrier dealers in 2008.