Partner of the Year
Product Brand Owner
A. O. Smith has been providing hot water for more than 80 years and is receiving Partner of the Year recognition. A.O. Smith offers customers an extensive array of ENERGY STAR certified water heaters, and played a pivotal role partnering with ENERGY STAR to develop a nationwide Product Finder tool that allows consumers to identify contractors with experience installing highly efficient, heat pump water heaters. Key 2018 accomplishments include:
- Partnering with ENERGY STAR to dramatically improve the effectiveness of the ENERGY STAR Product Finder for water heaters through the inclusion of a contractor locator function made possible by nationwide AO Smith contractor data.
- Providing ENERGY STAR training and internal messaging centered around the ENERGY STAR Product Finder for water heaters to improve understanding of the tool's functionality and increase sales of ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters.
- Creating the A. O. Smith ENERGY STAR Hub for contractors, builders, wholesalers and utilities to download sales materials and grow their business.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR qualified products through A. O. Smith’s more than 5,000 wholesale contracts and more than 30,000 loyal contractors
- Distributing a press release to targeted trade publications focusing on the contractor locator features of the improved ENERGY STAR Product Finder for water heaters.