Twelve contractor contest winners were recently awarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to Nashville, Tenn., courtesy of Lochinvar Corp.

The contest was part of Lochinvar’s inaugural VIP Extreme Event.

The 12 contractors with the highest sales of Lochinvar residential boilers were invited to the April 1-3 event.

On the first day of the trip, the winners took part in an advanced training session at Lochinvar’s facility, toured the manufacturing plant and attended a roundtable meeting with the engineering, technical service, sales and marketing teams. The second day’s activities took place at the Nashville Super Speedway, where the contractors had the opportunity to ride with a professionally trained driver from the Andretti-Gordon racing school for three laps, experiencing speeds up to 150 miles per hour.

The following contractors attended the event: Joe Pomerleau Jr. of Pomerleau’s Heating in Winslow, Maine; Pascal Coache of Plomberie Normand in Montreal; Will Kellermeier of Kellermeier Plumbing & Heating in Haskins, Ohio; Stan Kreider of Bellendir Mechanical in Brush, Colo.; Vinnie Scialli of Scialli Plumbing & Heating in Hicksville, N.Y.; Adrian Ayers of Garden City Plumbing & Heating in Missoula, Mont.; Jack Mulcare of I Know Jack LLC in Bonner, Mont.; Dale Bonnema of Magnum Plumbing Inc. in Wayland, Mich.;  Tom Slager of Royal Radiant Heat Inc. in Holland, Mich.; Kevin Hart of Hart Plumbing & Heating in Gonic, N.H.; Matt Stensrud of Waldman Plumbing & Heating in Lynn, Mass.; and Pete Cassidy of PAR Mechanical in Montrose, Colo.

The second VIP Extreme Event will be held July 16 and July 17. Participating contractors can log on to the VIP Connection,, or mail in their registration cards before June 19 for their chance to win.