Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tennessee's Commercial Market for Ruud HVAC Products Grows 19% in Last Two Years  


Ruud’s annual report of regional shipments and sales for its commercial products recently showed 19% sales growth for the brand in Tennessee from 2010 to 2012, which is the highest in the Southeast by 6%.

Additionally, Tennessee ranked second, behind Florida, in the three-year average of commercial shipments of quality Ruud HVAC products. Tennessee moved an average 14,598 units from 2010 to 2012, or 16 percent of the total Southeast distribution area.

Florida had the highest average shipments, claiming 31 percent of the total market, followed by Tennessee, Georgia (15 percent) and North Carolina (13 percent).

It’s impressive that Tennessee represents such a significant, growing chunk of Ruud commercial shipments. Considering that Tennessee’s adult population is much smaller than many of our peer communities, you’d think that commercial construction in states like Georgia and North Carolina would be higher than Tennessee, which doesn’t appear to be the case. Companies are investing in Tennessee’s workforce. They’re building and expanding their headquarters and purchasing more Ruud HVAC equipment.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tennessee’s adult population is roughly 33 percent smaller than both Georgia and North Carolina. In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced major corporate expansions and/or relocations, including Nissan (Smyrna), Nike (Memphis), Oberto Brands (Nashville), Agero (Clarksville), HCA (Nashville) and Tractor Supply Co. (Brentwood), among others.

Ruud’s report also revealed a three-year upward trend of commercial shipments within Tennessee. South Carolina was the only other state to show positive year-over-year-over-year growth.

The statewide statistics certainly mirror Comfort Supply's trend as a Ruud distributor. For example, in 2011, our commercial sales grew roughly 40% year over year.

The states included in the assessment were Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Join Comfort Supply’s Tech Tool Club and Get Money Back on Your Tool Purchases  


To show our appreciation to our loyal customers, we are reintroducing the Tech Tool Club, a program that rewards customers for their in-store tool purchases.

If you’ve been a Comfort Supply customer for a while, you may remember this program. It was a popular one when we first introduced it a few years ago. The program details have changed just a little bit though, so read on to take advantage of these great deals.

Follow these simple steps to receive your rewards today:
  1. Get your Tech Tool Club punch at any of Comfort Supply’s retail locations 
  2. Present your card when purchasing tools and selected manufacturers in-store and receive one punch (Minimum $50 purchase required) 
  3. Once you have 30 punches, cash in your card for $30 free credit towards your next tool purchase
Don’t worry, there is no limit on the number of punches you can collect in a year and the punches never expire! In addition, the Tech Tool Club will feature popular manufacturers including Fieldpiece, REFCO, Uniweld, Yellow Jacket and Malco Manufacturing.

To learn more, call toll-free 1-800-467-4235 or simply pop into one of our stores and ask the counter salesman to explain the program more in depth. You can find us at any of these six locations.

305 Arlington Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210

3000 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408

1460 Ashland City Road
Clarksville, TN 37040

1410 Imperial Drive
Cookeville, TN 38506

608 Business Park Lane
Knoxville, TN 37932

511-B Middle TN Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129