Lochinvar Names First Four VIP Contractor Program Winners


by Lochinvar Marketing Department | 11/15/2016

Lochinvar has announced the first winners in its 2016-2017 VIP Contractor Program, which offers several ways to win big. From October through April, a total of four VIP Contractors are rewarded each month for their installations of Lochinvar’s residential boilers. Three of the monthly winners are selected among participants in the VIP Installation Showcase, an online contest that highlights VIPs’ impressive installations, and an additional winner is randomly selected in a monthly drawing. 

VIP Installation Showcase Winners
After reviewing the 17 entries received in October’s VIP Installation Showcase, which is housed on Lochinvar’s Facebook page as well as at www.LochinvarVIP.com, an expert panel of judges selected the top three submissions based on the complexity of the job, accuracy of the approach, equipment installed and general appearance as well as challenges and results shared in the project description. 

The first place winner in the first month of the VIP Installation Showcase was Stephen Minnich of Minnich Mechanical Design in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Minnich submitted an entry highlighting a residential project that included two 199,000 Btu/hr floor-standing KNIGHT® fire tube boilers and a 50 gallon Squire® Indirect Water Heater in a 110-year-old church in nearby Lemont, Ill. The installation also included a Caleffi hydraulic separator and a Home Run Manifold Distribution System to and from each cast iron radiator. The installation will further reduce operating costs as it replaces existing steam power with hot water. 

Minnich’s first place prize earns him a spot on the Nashville Experience, an all-expenses-paid trip for two that includes tickets to the world’s largest country music festival in June 2017.

The second place prize, a $250 Visa® Prepaid Card , went to Jack Erwin of Erwin Mechanical in Dillon, Colo. Third place was awarded to David Bryer of Thomas J. Kennedy Plumbing & HVAC in Raynham, Mass, who receives a $100 Visa Prepaid Card. The 16 entries that were not awarded the first place prize in the October VIP Installation Showcase can be resubmitted for another chance to win the Nashville Experience. 

VIP Drawing Winner
Throughout the year, approved VIP Contractors receive a Visa Prepaid Card for every eligible Lochinvar product they register. In addition to receiving prepaid card rewards, VIP Contractors are entered into a monthly drawing for the Nashville Experience.

The contractor selected in the October drawing was Eric Robey of Burns Mechanical in Merrimack, N. H. Robey and his guest will join Minnich and the VIP Contractors selected throughout the remainder of the program for the festivities in Nashville this June. 

The seven monthly VIP Installation Showcase winners, along with the seven contractors randomly selected in the monthly drawings, will be joined on the Nashville Experience by two overall top-performing VIPs for a total of 16 winners of the grand prize package.

Toolkit Winner
Finally, approved VIP Contractors who register the most purchases each month (minimum 10) receive a Lochinvar KNIGHT Toolkit of their choice. The toolkit can be customized for wall mount models, (WH), floor standing water tube models (KB) or fire tube floor standing models (KH). The toolkit comes in a sturdy handled case and is valued at over $1,200. Pamela DeJonge with Mast Heating & Cooling in Zeeland, Mich., will receive the toolkit this month. 

The Lochinvar Visa Prepaid Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.