RUUD ANNOUNCES RUUD RELIABLE TOP 10

Outstanding Performance Earns Contractors National Recognition

Ruud is pleased to announce its Ruud Reliable Top 10
Top Contractors for 2009. The Ruud Reliable Top 10 Top Contractors for 2009 exceeded hundreds of other contractors across the country in sales, customer support and overall performance with local homeowners. Taking the top spot for this year is Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Elk Grove, Cali. based contractor.

"Each of the companies recognized as a Ruud Reliable Top 10 Top Contractor in 2009 has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing reliable, professional services to their clients," said Gary Wehunt, Ruud manager of contractor retention and development. "These companies should be commended for their industry expertise, excellent customer service and dedication to providing quality comfort systems."

The 2009 Ruud Reliable Top 10 Top Contractors are:

 American Weathermakers Inc., Northbrook, Ill.
 Arizona Cold Air, Mesa, Ariz.
 Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Elk Grove, Cali.
 Bob Hamilton Plumbing, Heating & A/C, Overland Park, Kan.
 East Coast Mechanical, Boynton Beach, Fla.
 Jimmy Weeks Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., Fayetteville, Ga.
 JW Heating and Air, Los Angeles
 Middle Georgia Mechanical, East Dublin, Ga.
 S.A. Mechanical, Fargo, N.D.
 Wilson Heating & A/C OPNOX Inc., Dallas

"Our team had a great year in 2009," stated Kenny Bell of Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning.
"We could not have achieved this success without the assistance of our Distributor partner, Global HVAC Distributors, Inc., and Ruud Air Conditioning."

For more information about the Ruud Reliable Top Contractor, visit www.ruud.com.

About Ruud Reliable Top Contractors
Ruud Reliable Top Contractors are a North American network of elite heating, ventilating and air conditioning contractors committed to high business standards and outstanding customer service. Ruud Reliable Top Contractors recommend Ruud products to their customers, but service all heating and cooling brands. Qualifying Ruud Reliable Top Contractors can select from a customizable menu of business-building advantages- such as, Ruud DesignStar, new Web-based consumer lead generation programs, and other valuable products, programs and services all designed to keep them competitive in local markets. Other benefits include industry-leading training and educational resources.