FARMINGTON, Conn. — Carrier presented its annual Dealer Hall of Fame and President’s awards at the 2013 Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer conference in Las Vegas.

The Dealer Hall of Fame award is presented annually to select contractors who are factory authorized dealers and have a minimum of 20 years with Carrier as their primary brand.

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This year’s recipients are Tom Hawkins, Hawkins Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Abilene, Texas; Kenny Long, Long’s Air Conditioning Inc., Avon Park, Fla.; and the late Bob Bell, Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, Des Moines, Iowa.

“The Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame was created to honor dealers who demonstrate enthusiasm, loyalty, and courage in their work and who embody the same leadership philosophy as Willis Carrier, the founder of our company and the inventor of modern air conditioning,” said Chris Nelson, president, residential and commercial systems, Carrier. “These three gentlemen have exemplified compassion and commitment to their employees, communities, customers, and Carrier. It is our honor to provide them with this recognition.”

Carrier also presented 154 active dealers with its President’s award, an honor presented annually to Carrier dealers who exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness, and their ability to deliver the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers.

“The President’s award is designed to encourage and recognize dealers who have continually focused on customer satisfaction,” Nelson said. “This year’s winners provided superior customer satisfaction while delivering exceptional customer value and successfully representing the Carrier brand in their communities.”

Publication date: 4/22/2013