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NATE Names Final Winner in “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes

03 Jan 2012

Bovard Heating & Cooling Awarded $1,000 for Promoting Certified Technicians

ARLINGTON, VA. – (December 30, 2011) – North American Technician Excellence (NATE), has selected the fourth and final winner in the “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes, which rewards contractors for promoting their NATE-certified technicians. Bovard Heating & Cooling from Altoona, Pennsylvania submitted the winning entry, earning the company $1,000 in local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials.

To demonstrate the various ways they showcase their NATE-certified technicians, the Bovard team submitted examples of their promotional brochures, informational videos and print ads that prominently feature NATE. One of their entries was randomly selected from the numerous submissions received from contractors throughout the country, including various examples of how each company highlights their NATE-certified technicians.

“We pride ourselves on hiring NATE-certified technicians, as we know they provide superior service to our customers,” stated Charlie Bovard, Vice President and General Manager for Bovard Heating & Cooling. “We look forward to continuing to provide knowledgeable, quality service and to spread the word about the importance of NATE certification to our customers and local community.”

The “Showcase Your NATE” Sweepstakes has rewarded four contractors in total for promoting their NATE-certified technicians. Winners submitted descriptions and pictures of the various ways that they use NATE to build consumer confidence and attract new customers. Each contractor won a $1,000 prize, which can be used towards local advertising and/or NATE promotional materials. Many entries were featured online, offering the contractor additional exposure and recognition for their commitment to quality work.

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 www.natex.org.





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