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Customized Marketing Support for Plumbing Companies through ProPlumber Program

December 17, 2021
ProPlumber billboard

You have the plumbing down, but marketing isn’t always easy. The Rheem® ProPlumber™ program provides marketing support to plumbing companies so they have the tools they need to be successful in their service area.

Billboards Bring in Business

Make sure that customers notice your brand so they call you next time they need a plumber. A billboard can help your company name and contact information be seen by many. Creating a well-designed one can be challenging,

Rheem Water Heating Sustainability Goal Progress

December 16, 2021

Rheem® is committed to reaching some big sustainability goals by 2025. The goals revolve around three pillars:

  • Degrees of Innovation – Intelligent Products – Launch a line of products that have a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas footprint
  • Degrees of Innovation – Responsible Processes – Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and achieve zero waste to landfill in our global manufacturing operations
  • Degrees of Leadership – Inspired People – Train 250,000 plumbers,

Reflecting on Milestones for the 50th Anniversary of the Rheem Montgomery Plant

December 16, 2021
Rheem Montgomery plant 1970s


Fifty years ago, in October 1971, Rheem® broke ground on a 200,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama to produce water heaters for households in the Southeastern United States. Since opening in 1972, the plant has undergone two major expansions and now ships both residential and commercial water heating systems to households and businesses across North America. Rheem has grown to be the largest manufacturer of water heaters worldwide with the Montgomery plant shipping to Canada,

Training Options Give Plumbers Multiple Ways to Fit in Learning with Rheem

December 15, 2021
training options

There are a variety of training types available to plumbers that make it easier to make training a priority. The more ways we can make Rheem training accessible to plumbers the better. So, here’s a roundup of everything that’s available.

Reopened Innovation Learning Centers (ILCs)

We opened our ILC doors up again for in-person training in September 2021. We know that many plumbers prefer an in-person experience, and we are glad to be back after our ILCs were closed since mid-March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Plumber’s Perspective: Jeff Ferry from Clyde Muse Plumbing

December 14, 2021
Clyde Muse truck

Check out this video of Jeff Ferry, owner of Clyde Muse Plumbing, when he starred in our “In the Trenches” video series, and learn more about him in the Q & A.

Q. What other types of things did you like to work on that inspired you to want to go into plumbing?
A. I got through high school and did what you’re supposed to do, went to college. I studied for an accounting degree.

Department of Energy Policy Enforcement – Electric Storage Water Heaters

December 14, 2021
electric water heater

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022 – Impacted Products Update
Department of Energy Policy Enforcement – Electric Tank Water Heaters
Effective January 1, 2022, electric tank water heaters with inputs less than or equal to 12kW will:
– require their efficiency be rated in terms of Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) and
– meet applicable NAECA III consumer (residential) efficiency requirements.
This will result in changes to our residential and commercial electric tank water heater offerings.

YouTube Videos Made for Plumbers

December 13, 2021
rheem water heater training youtube channel

If you’re looking for information about Rheem® products, servicing units and how-tos, look no further than our YouTube channel. The Rheem Water Heater Training YouTube channel already has 18 videos with a total of 2,300 hours of watch time, and we’re adding more videos all the time.

Content from the Experts

Our trainers star in these videos and they have extensive experience as plumbers from before they joined Rheem. Mike, Pierce,

Talk Shop with Other Plumbers in Facebook Group Plumbers’ Exchange

December 10, 2021
plumbers exchange facebook group

It can be hard to find time to talk with other plumbers when you’re on job sites all day. Plumbers’ Exchange is a place you can go to talk to other plumbers when you have a spare minute. Only plumbers understand the “plumber life” so scroll and see what they’re talking about in the Facebook group. Think of it as a way to have lots of plumbers in the room to talk to.