Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, has chosen the 10 recipients for its Ruud Reliable Top Contractors list for 2012. These companies set the pace for Ruud contractors nationwide in terms of sales, customer support and overall performance with local homeowners.

“This year’s Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are some of the best we’ve ever seen because they’re not only valuable business partners to Ruud, but they’re also active members in their communities,” said Nitish Singh, director of marketing and product management. “These 10 companies go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service and support, and we’re proud to be able to recognize them for their hard work.”

The 2012 Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are:

• Action Aire of Brownsville, Texas
• Bell Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning of Elk Grove, Calif.
• Central Supply & Metal Co. of Phoenix
• Cummings Plumbing Inc. of Tucson, Ariz.
• E.J.’s Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Oklahoma City
• Gilmore Heating Air & Solar of Placerville, Calif.
• Jimmy Weeks Heating & Air Conditioning of Fayetteville, Ga.
• Lone Star Repair of Houston
• Ray O. Cook Heating & Air of Roseville, Calif.
• Season Control Heating & Air of Canoga Park, Calif.

Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are a North American network of elite heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractors committed to high business standards and outstanding customer service. Ruud Reliable Top Contractors recommend Ruud products to their customers, but may service all heating and cooling brands. Qualifying Ruud Reliable Top Contractors can select from a customizable menu of business-building advantages such as, DesignStar®, an interactive online program that assists in the specification of customized HVAC systems, and other valuable products, programs and services all designed to keep them competitive in local markets. Other benefits include industry-leading training and educational resources.