Rheem has named eight distributors as its 2012 gold- and platinum-level premier performers.

These companies, which distribute Rheem and Ruud HVAC products, represent the best in customer service and sales growth, officials with Rheem’s air-conditioning division said.

“Rheem is proud to honor these premier performers for their exceptional achievements. We value our distributors and this is one way we can celebrate those who go above and beyond as partners,” said Ken Rothgeb, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing at Rheem. “It has been a pleasure working with these remarkable companies, and we look forward to continuing these successful partnerships in the future.”

The 2012 platinum companies are: Design Air, MCN Distributors Inc., Southern Pipe & Supply and United Supply Co.

The gold companies are: ABR Wholesalers, Acme Refrigeration of Baton Rouge, Century Air Conditioning Supply and Ferguson Enterprises.

The companies were honored at a June banquet at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Chicago.