North American Technician Excellence (NATE), has selected Parrish Services, Manassas, VA, as the second winner in the “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes, which rewards contractors for promoting their NATE-certified technicians.

Parrish Services submitted the winning entry, earning the company $1,000 in local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials.

Parrish Services’ reach extends from Virginia to Maryland and West Virginia. To demonstrate the various ways they showcase their NATE-certified technicians, Parrish Services submitted examples of their marketing collateral, company website and technician lanyards that prominently feature NATE. The entry was randomly selected from the numerous submissions received from contractors throughout the country, including advertisements, brochures, vehicle signage, videos, business cards and other examples of how each company highlights their NATE-certified technicians.

“We’re so excited to be named the latest winner in the ‘Showcase Your NATE’ Sweepstakes,” says Linda Couch, chief operating officer and vice president of sales for Parrish Services. “We take great pride in our technicians’ commitment to maintaining NATE certification, and we understand the value of letting potential customers know about our team’s proven skills and knowledge by showcasing our NATE.”

Two additional winners will be selected throughout the remainder of 2011. To enter, contractors are invited to submit descriptions and pictures of the various ways that they use NATE to build consumer confidence and attract new customers. With each submission, the contractor is entered into a regular drawing for a chance to win the $1,000 prize, which can be used towards local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials. Many entries will also be featured online, offering the contractor additional exposure and recognition for their commitment to quality work.

“Showcase Your NATE” entries can be submitted via email to sweepstakes@natex.org or by mailing them to:
“Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes,
2111 Wilson Blvd #510
Arlington, VA 22201.

Many entries will be featured on NATE’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/natecertification) and in other communication materials. For more information about the sweepstakes, visit natex.org.

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About North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NATE was founded in 1997 as the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. NATE tests technicians while others train. Testing validates the technician’s knowledge and a training program’s instruction. NATE-approved testing organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada offer NATE tests. Candidates can earn installation and/or service certification in nine specialty areas: air-conditioning, air distribution, heat pumps, gas heating, oil heating, hydronic gas, hydronic oil, and commercial, light commercial refrigeration and senior efficiency analyst. NATE also offers the International Ground Source Heat Pump test. For more information about NATE, visit natex.org.