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Rheem Launches Contest Where Contractors can Win One of Five Custom-Designed Furnaces.


Contest kicks off Rheem’s upcoming debut of a new 90 percent plus gas furnace platform

ATLANTA—April 4, 2013

Rheem Gas Furnaces

In advance of debuting its entirely new 90 percent plus gas furnace platform in 2013, Rheem has kicked off an exciting contest. Rheem will give away five uniquely designed, custom-painted Rheem furnaces, as well as five Ruud furnaces in the same designs.

The designs are dubbed “The Patriot,” “The Scorcher,” “The Warrior,” “The Beast,” and “The Shark.” Rheem partnered with DuSold Designs of Lewisville, Texas, to create these impressive gas furnaces.

“We wanted to find a fun way to drive excitement for Rheem’s upcoming 90 percent plus furnace platform, and these jaw-dropping furnaces do just that,” said Terry Stern, Rheem product manager, residential heating products. “The lucky contest winners will be able to display the furnaces in their offices as show pieces.”

DuSold Designs is a full-service custom car and bike builder that offers paint, custom fabrication and mechanical work. The firm’s work has been featured in a number of automotive magazines, including Hot Rod, Easy Riders, Street Trucks, Hot Bike, Classic Trucks and more. This is the first time that the company has been tapped to develop custom-designed HVAC equipment.

“When Rheem approached us about taking our expertise in designing custom cars and bikes and applying it to furnaces, I was intrigued,” said Mike DuSold, owner and artist, DuSold Designs. “The furnaces that we created are unlike any other furnace you’ll ever see. The design concepts are stunning, and we’re thrilled that we had the opportunity to develop these unique units.”

Rheem and Ruud contractors can enter the contest by voting for their favorite furnace design on or Contractors must have access to a MyRheem or MyRuud account in order to enter the contest. The contest runs until April 30, 2013, and contractors can enter up to once per day. The five Rheem and five Ruud winners will be announced in May.

Rheem will introduce a new gas furnace platform under both Rheem and Ruud brands later in 2013, which will deliver increased efficiencies as well as new features that promise easier and faster installations and service calls. Visit in the coming months for updates on the new furnace platform.

About Rheem (

Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana and North Carolina. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.

Official Rules: Contractor Customized Furnace Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open only to licensed HVAC contractors, verified by authorized HVAC distributors and in good credit standing with their distributor, in one of the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii, 18 or older. Promotion begins on 2/1/13 and ends on 4/30/13. To enter, either (1) sign up at any applicable dealer meeting where Rheem is presenting; or (2) visit the Rheem website at, vote for your favorite furnace design, and submit an electronic voting form. Limit one entry per person per day. Five prizes: each, a furnace painted with a custom artwork design. Furnace model and artist selected by Sponsor (ARV: $5000). Prizes to be announced on or about 5/1/13 from all eligible entries received during the promotion. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. For additional details, official rules and winners' list (after 5/1/13), mail request to: Rheem, Attn: Contractor Custom Furnace Promotion, 1100 Abernathy Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30328. Sponsor: Rheem Manufacturing Company.


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