Thursday, September 29, 2016

Introducing Comfort Supply’s Newest Team Members  


We’re excited to have Chad Tremblay, Howard Bridges and Zach Blaylock join Comfort Supply, the newest members of our Knoxville, Franklin and Clarksville branches, respectively! We recently sat down to get to know them and discussed their new positions. Read on to learn about their responsibilities and why they chose to work for Comfort Supply.

Q: What is your new job title?

Chad Tremblay (CT): Counter sales
Howard Bridges (HB): Warehouse worker and delivery driver
Zach Blaylock (ZB): Warehouse worker and delivery driver

Q: What duties will you perform in this position? 

CT: I will perform counter sales, outside sales and operations support.
HB: I will ensure orders are pulled correctly, deliver orders and maintain the warehouse.
ZB: I will pull orders from the warehouse and deliver them to the customer.

Q: Do you have any relevant certifications?

CT: I’m a lead inventory planner, regional forklift trainer and was the safety lead at my previous job.

Q: What was your previous job, and what duties did you perform?

CT: I worked for Carrier Enterprise as the operations manager where I handled all shipping & receiving, logistics and inventory.
HB: I used to work for Denny’s as a cook and dish washer.
ZB: I was an assistant manager for Saffire Vapor and handled customer service and sales.

Q: Where was that company located? 

CT: Knoxville, TN
HB: Fairview, TN
ZB: Nashville, TN

Q: How long were you there? 

CT: 13 years
HB: Two years
ZB: One year

Q: Where are you from originally? 

CT: I was born in Toledo, OH and moved to Knoxville in 1997.
HB: I’m from Hickman County.
ZB: I’m originally from Nashville.

Q: What attracted you to Comfort Supply? 

CT: I worked with Alphonso Allen at a previous job and heard Comfort Supply was a strong, growing company.
HB: I used to perform installations and Mark White told me about an opportunity with Comfort Supply.
ZB: Some of my family members work for Comfort Supply, so I knew good things about the company.

We’re proud to have these two working with us. Be sure to welcome them the next time you see them!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Federal Tax Credits Available for Energy Efficient Equipment  


Homeowners who purchase or have recently purchased energy efficient equipment, such as water heaters and air conditioners, are eligible for federal tax credit under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015. This tax credit is available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive for qualifying purchases made in 2015 and it is effective until Dec. 31, 2016.

Geothermal system tax credits and solar water heaters are unaffected by these changes and remain in place through Dec. 31, 2016. 

Help your homeowners save money. Here’s what they need to know:

Qualifying equipment includes:
  • High-efficiency water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Central air conditioners
  • Building insulation
  • Windows
  • Roofs
  • Biomass stoves
  • Circulating fans in qualifying gas furnaces
Other information to note:
  • An eligible homeowner can receive up to $500 in tax credits.
  • Tax credits can only be applied to equipment installed in a homeowner’s primary residence, not a second home.
  • To apply for these tax benefits, homeowners can download the IRS form here.
Homeowners will look to their local contractor for the correct documentation needed to claim the tax credit. Make sure you have the facts. To learn more about federal energy efficiency tax credits, visit the Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute. For a list of qualifying Rheem equipment, click here.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Join Comfort Supply in Beautiful Costa Rica in 2018  


As a way of thanking you for your partnership with Comfort Supply, we are excited to offer our dealers the chance to earn a trip to Costa Rica in 2018!

The trip will be March 4-9, 2018.

Promotion period: July 1, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2017
Once enrolled in the program, participating organizations will be assigned an individual purchase quota to meet during the promotional period. Qualifying purchases of Ruud, Samsung and GeoStar equipment will earn your company points toward a trip for two to Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Guanacaste is named after the national tree of Costa Rica and boasts breathtaking views, unique wildlife and a friendly island culture. Come see why the locals say it’s “pura vida,” that is, the good life!

For more information on the incentive travel program, visit the official eventpage.

Enroll today by contacting your local Comfort Supply sales consultant. The deadline to enroll is March 31, 2017.

Trip highlights:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Round-trip airport transportation in Costa Rica
  • Five nights of hotel accommodations at the SecretsPapagayo
  • Special welcome dinner
  • Unlimited meals and snacks at the resort
  • Private catamaran sail with snorkeling and lunch
  • Exclusive farewell dinner
  • Plus many other surprises!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Join Us Sept. 13 for a Samsung Training Course  


Who:                Contractors interested in learning about Samsung products.

What:               Please join us to learn about Samsung’s product line. In this FREE training course, we’ll discuss the new products and upcoming equipment, including the technical side. Don’t miss out!

When:              Tuesday, September 13, 2016 
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Lunch will be provided.

Where:             Lane Motor Museum
702 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

For more information and to RSVP, please contact your salesman by September 11.