Chris Willette and Steve Wood
Chris Willette (left), president of Fresh-Aire UV, Jupiter, Fla., presents the Rep of the Year - 2012 award for largest growth to Steve Wood, president, Southwestern HVAC Sales LLC, Smithville, Texas.
Fresh-Aire UV®, a manufacturer in the IAQ sector of the HVAC industry, has announced Southwestern HVAC Sales LLC, Smithville, Texas, as its Rep of the Year - 2012.

Fresh-Aire UV’s award criteria included largest growth. In addition, “Southwestern HVAC Sales’ success starts with their diligence for education and the tremendous amount of contractor training they performed in 2012,” said Ron Saunders, vice president, Fresh-Aire UV.

In a press release, the manufacturer said Southwestern more than doubled its ultraviolet light equipment sales in 2012 throughout its Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana territories. The rep firm also landed commercial Fresh-Aire UV equipment contracts, such as with Harris County, Texas, for many of its municipal buildings, according to Randy Burg, a Southwest HVAC Sales manager. The rep firm also conducted dozens of UV light residential and commercial equipment seminars for contractors and associations such as the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), plus Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) chapters in Texas and Oklahoma. “Contractors are drawn to this product line because its reliability and lifetime warranty takes all the business risks out of becoming a dealer,” said Steve Wood, Southwest HVAC Sales president.

Although Southwestern HVAC Sales is only 18 months old, the combined HVAC industry experience of its principals — Wood, Burg, Warren Finney, and Harold Wood — adds up to more than 120 years, according to Steve Wood who is a 23-year veteran of HVAC wholesale distribution, contracting, and now a manufacturer’s representative.

Publication date: 7/29/2013

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