HARDI Resources is HARDI’s unofficial “Fifth Pillar,” encompassing all of the benefits HARDI offers that don’t directly align with the 4 strategic pillars of Advocacy, Benchmarking, Talent and Networking. Offering many different partnerships and discounts, check out HARDI Resources below and start taking advantage today.

If you have any questions about HARDI’s member resources contact Chris DeBoer.


The program has been implemented in order to provide members with a peer-reviewed selection of vendors that have proven themselves and their businesses with other HARDI members.

Check them out

For more information contact Chris DeBoer.


HARDI members are eligible to save up to 25% on rental car prices through Hertz, Dollar Rent-A-Car and Thrifty.

Hertz Car Rental Info


HARDI members are eligible for discounts through UPS, YRC, Estes and FedEx.

General Shipping

UPS: Save up to 36% on UPS® shipping services.

Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)

  • Estes: Save at least 70% on any LTL shipments 150 lbs. or more.
  • FedEx: Save at least 70% on qualifying LTL shipments.
  • UPS: Save at least 70% on any LTL shipments 150 lbs. or more and also save on any domestic or international air freight shipments.
  • YRC: Save at least 70% on any LTL shipments 150 lbs. or more.

Shipping Discount Info


HARDI partnered with Indian River Consulting Group to publish a book based on conducted researched titled: Myths and Misperceptions: How Markets Are Really Made in HVACR.

In the book, Indian River Consulting Group shared the results, exploring how customers in the HVACR industry choose both their brands and suppliers, and why customers ultimately switch. Their answer challenged many conventional industry beliefs. Mike and Steve provide powerful yet practical recommendations in the new book that manufacturers and distributors can put to use immediately.

Get your copy here.


HARDI Members are able to request software guides from Brown Smith Wallace Advisory Services. These are designed to help you evaluate, compare and analyze which software products best suit you and your business.

Distributor Software Guide

Manufacturer Software Guide


HARDI members can order return tags to use for warranty returns. Options available in orders of 500 or 1000.