Lochinvar Corp. awarded seven participants in its VIP Contractor Program with the grand prize - an all-expenses-paid three-day trip to Tennessee for “The Nashville Experience.” The trip included a NASCAR Busch Series race at the Nashville Super Speedway, fine Southern dining, and their choice of attending the Country Music Association Festival, a dinner cruise on the Opryland Hotel’s General Jackson Showboat, or an evening at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. The winners were also escorted to Lochinvar’s World Headquarters in Lebanon, TN, where they toured the plant that manufactures the Knight Heating Boiler and other products.

The winners of The Nashville Experience included: Joe DiBacco Jr., Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling, North Billerica, MA; Rick Hackett, Hackett Brothers Inc., Lynn, MA; Phil Forner, Allendale Heating Co. Inc., Allendale, MI; Gregory McCall, Greg’s Service Heating & Cooling, Maryville, IL; Brian Smith, Outback Montana Plumbing & Heating, Kalispell, MT; Karl Orme, KDO Plumbing & Mechanical Inc., Provo, UT; and John Conway, Arrowhead Inc., Casper, WY.

As part of the program, Lochinvar also hosted a weekly giveaway for participants from fall 2006 through spring 2007. With each registered purchase of a fully modulating and condensing Knight Heating Boiler, participating contractors were entered to win a Hewlett Packard Pocket PC pre-loaded with the Knight’s Smart System operating system software already preloaded. Winners in the Pocket PC giveaway included: Joe DiBacco Jr., Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling, North Billerica, MA; Karl D. Orme, KDO Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc., Provo, UT; Dustin Kelley, Kelley Plumbing & Heating Services Inc., Sandy, UT; Ray Gavlak, Andersons Heating & Air Conditioning, Missoula, MT; and Dan Hatch, Universal Plumbing & Heating, Gunnison, CO.