International Comfort Products honored eight U.S. distributors for outstanding performance during the past year.

Charlie Piranian, ICP national sales manager, announced the awards for Arcoaire, Comfortmaker, Day & Night, Heil and Tempstar single- and multi-location Distributors of the Year.  

“These distributors have built strong relationships through their customer-first approach and maintained excellent sales records at a time when many of their competitors are struggling,” Piranian said. “Their dedication, effort and focus are evident in their impressive sales growth.”

United Refrigeration in Toms River, N.J., was selected as the Arcoaire single-location Distributor of the Year.

“This branch did a great job in attracting and growing dealers in 2010,” Piranian said.

Northwest Pipe Fittings in Billings, Mont., earned honors as the Arcoaire multi-location distributor. Piranian attributed its success to its reputation for taking care of its customers.

Appliance Parts in Radcliff, Ky., was chosen as Comfortmaker single-location Distributor of the Year. Piranian praised Appliance Parts for pursuing sales opportunities created when the Fort Knox U.S. Army base expanded with 8,000 new soldiers.

Carr Supply of Columbus, Ohio, was named the multi-location Comfortmaker Distributor of the Year. Piranian said the secret of Carr Supply’s success has been its pursuit of all sales opportunities.

Tallahassee Winair in Tallahassee, Fla., earned the single-location Heil Distributor of the Year award, while Lewis-Smith Supply in Dothan, Ala., was named multi-location Heil Distributor of the Year.

Shoemaker Inc. in Holland, Mich., earned honors as the multi-location Tempstar Distributor of the Year. Piranian credited Shoemaker’s success to recruitment of competitive dealers plus effective promotion of tax credit-eligible Tempstar heating and cooling products.

Air Cold Supply in Pomona, Calif., won the Day & Night multi-location Distributor of the Year award.

“Air Cold Supply in Southern California has met the challenge of that area’s economy and exceeded expectations of the HVAC market with loyal dealers by offering dealer tools and first-class service,” Piranian said.