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Vendor Contact Contact Email Service Offerings Description
Accelerated Performance Group, LLC Andy Some asome@acceleratedpg.com Marketing/Incentive Programs We coordinate travel incentive programs, dealer meetings, and group travel for companies throughout North America.
Advanced Incentive Travel Erin Norminton e.norminton@travelait.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Corporate Travel, Incentive Travel, Meeting, Trade-show & Events
Blue Ridge Solutions, Inc. Jeff Jatcko jeff.jatcko@blueridgeglobal.com Logistics/Supply Chain Advanced supply chain planning & analytics, demand planning, supply planning, integrated business planning/sales and operational planning, analytics.
BlueVolt Janet Rosenthal janet.rosenthal@bluevolt.com Workforce Development/Consulting BlueVolt is an elearning solutions company for channel oriented organizations. We help our customers increase sales, deepen brand affinity and enhance employee productivity through on-demand online training. Since 2002, BlueVolt has established a deep presence in the skilled trades by offering multiple layers of value: leaning & development consulting, custom course development, a cloud-based platform and robust reporting. Whether you are a distributor looking to attract and nurture talented employees, a manufacturer who needs to turn channel partners into brand advocates or a trade association that needs to keep members in the know – turn to BlueVolt.
Buy The Sea Shari Wallack shari@buysea.net Marketing/Incentive Programs Cruise and all-inclusive resort brokerage company. We handle site selection, contract negotiations and operations of corporate incentive events. There is no fee for our services.
CardConnect AIP Jerry Smith jsmith@cardconnectaip.com Financial/Warranty Services CardConnect consults with businesses to ensure that they have the lowest credit and processing rates and the most efficient processing technology.
Conexiom by ecmarket Earl van As evanas@ecmarket.com Tech Solutions Conexiom® allows manufacturers and distributors to focus on serving customers and managing supplier relationships instead of entering data. The patent-pending Conexiom solution was created by ecmarket, a cloud solutions developer. Conexiom revolutionizes critical sales and accounting business practices by automating manual entry with 100% accuracy. Conexiom effortlessly converts emailed and printed customer purchase orders and supplier invoices into automated sales orders and invoices, enabling companies to focus on driving growth. Conexiom helps organizations across the globe maintain a competitive edge.
DCKAP Inc. Tim Diep timothyd@dckap.com Tech Solutions DCKAP is one of the world’s foremost digital commerce specialists – building, enhancing, and managing enterprise eCommerce storefronts effectively. We have a qualified team of Specialists and Certified Developers with extensive hands-on B2B & B2C expertise. We power digital commerce for innovative brands, manufacturers, and distributors across the globe with a suite of leading products and extensions, allowing businesses of every nature to unleash their full potential. DCKAP offers our Cross-Platform Connector (Cloras), Enterprise Customization Platform (Productimize), Product Information Management (flexiPIM) and Quality and Automation Testing (QA Touch).
DDI System, LLC Barbara Jagoe barbara@ddisys.com Tech Solutions For nearly three decades, DDI System’s Inform ERP Software has provided HVAC/R distributors the tools to achieve daily operational excellence. Inform’s end-to-end business platform delivers the analytics, reporting, embedded CRM, advanced warehouse management and leading-edge eCommerce tools trusted by more than 1200 distributors throughout North America to improve margins and thrive in today’s competitive digital marketplace.
DispatchIt, Inc. Alexia Smith alexia.smith@dispatchwithus.com Tech Solutions Technology based final mile delivery
Distributor Marketing Loren George loren@distributormarketing.net Marketing/Incentive Programs Distributor Marketing is a full service marketing firm that develops personalized marketing programs for HVAC/R and plumbing distributors. We specialize in direct mail advertising and incentive promotions.
DPS, Inc. Greg Arnold grega@dpslink.com Tech Solutions Enterprise software to include: enterprise resource planning, e-commerce and warehouse management.
DQ Technologies, Inc. Jill Kinman jill.kinman@dqtech.com Tech Solutions DQ Technologies offers a Delivery Management Solution (Routing, Dispatch, Proof of Delivery, etc.) designed to save costs and elevate improve customer service
Entos, LLC Kevin Grunkemeyer kgrunkemeyer@entosgroup.com Workforce Development/Consulting Consulting company. We help wholesaler distributors increase their margins by helping them create their own private label brands, then helping them source the products globally.
Epicor Software Corp. Valerie Costanza vcostanza@epicor.com Tech Solutions (Technology solutions for the distribution industry.)
EspriGas Russell Jenkines rjenkines@esprigas.com Logistics/Supply Chain TMG is a supply chain management company that offers a program for companies that buy cylinder gases such as acetylene, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and similar gases. By utilizing their national network of local gas suppliers, they help streamline the process of buying gases.
FieldEdge Tom D’Amico tom@coolfront.com Tech Solutions A mobile cloud-based flat rate pricing application for the HVAC, plumbing & electrical trades. Quality Service Pricing – PSI’s landmark flat rate pricing system (book form). Service Frequency – a cloud-based turn-key maintenance agreement and service contract program.
Foundation Finance Company Andrea McCullion amccullion@foundationfinance.com Consumer financing offered by approved contractors
FTL Finance Melissa Hyatt melissahyatt@ftlfinance.com Financial/Warranty Services Provide consumer financing via HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors.
Galactic Performance Solutions Amber Folger afolger@galacticps.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Group Incentive Travel and Meetings Management specializing in distribution channels.
Golden Refrigerant John Noss jnoss@goldenrefrigerant.com Logistics/Supply Chain Cylinder exchange programs for the wholesale distributor; provide complete cylinder management, including cylinder recovery, repair and testing; technical support for refrigerants and refrigerant handling questions; refrigerant reclamation services
Gregory & Appel Inc. Susan Rider srider@gregoryappel.com Workforce Development/Consulting Employee Benefits, HR Consulting, Wellness Programs
Gregory & Appel Inc. Brad Dumbauld bdumbauld@gregoryappel.com Workforce Development/Consulting Insurance and Risk Management Services. Two insurance product offerings: distributor owned captive program; traditional proprietary P&C program through Travelers Insurance Company.
GRN Fort Smith Chuck D Brewer cbrewer@grnfortsmith.com Workforce Development/Consulting HVACR and BAS talent acquisition. Current HARDI Wholesalers and suppliers are presently clients.
Hire Dimensions, Inc. Paul Vishnesky paulv@hiredimensions.com Serving HVAC and Home Service markets for over 25years we provide advanced recruiting software and new hire onboarding best practices
HMI Performance Incentives Paul Ferreira pferreira@hmiaward.com Marketing/Incentive Programs HMI combines innovative strategies and seamless execution to create successful incentive programs for manufacturers, distributors, resellers and service companies.
Horizon Keystone Group (a division of Marlin Capital Solutions) Janeen Waddell jwaddell@horizonkeystone.com Financial/Warranty Services Commercial HVACR Financing
IME Connect LLC Carrie Naylor Kraus cnaylor-kraus@ime-connect.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Full-service support for travel incentive programs and meeting planning for national and regional meetings and shows throughout the world.
Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) Susan Emmenegger semmenegger@idea4industry.com Tech Solutions IDEA provides manufacturers and distributors with the tools they need to effectively manage daily operations—resulting in lower costs, higher profits, and more satisfied customers.  Solutions include a cloud based platform to securely exchange product information, pricing and associated authorizations between channel partners in addition to secure and cost competitive EDI environment.
Infor Mary Bennett mary.bennett@infor.com Tech Solutions (Software for Distributors.)
Insite Software Emily Neuman eneuman@insitesoft.com Digital Commerce solution that is engineered to solve the challenges wholesale distribution and manufacturing companies face.
J.B. Warranties Corp Jeff Bohannan jeff@jbandassociates.biz Financial/Warranty Services J.B. & Associates markets an extended warranty program that covers HVAC, plumbing and electrical products.
KDL Supply Chain Services Thomas Cannizzo tcannizzo@kdlog.com Logistics/Supply Chain KDL provides supply chain and logistics services. Through an assessed approach KDL helps companies gain visibility to their supply chain, streamline manual processed and lower transportation related costs.
Kerridge Commercial Systems Lisa White Lisa.white@kerridgecs.com Tech Solutions Provider of innovative, high-value software and business service solutions for wholesale distributors, logistics companies and other businesses requiring tightly integrated enterprise software solutions. Solutions are targeted at improving customers’ operating efficiency by giving total control over key business processes.
Lazco Corp. Steven Lazar lazcocorp@gmail.com Logistics/Supply Chain We buy and sell surplus HVACR inventories among distributors; also export equipment.
LBMX Robert Ward rward@lbmx.com Real-time data solutions for buying groups, backed by a team of industry experts. LBMX delivers real-time technology and unrivaled industry expertise to help purchasing co-operatives, buying groups and their independent members harness their buying power.
Live Oak Banking Co Leah DeMasters leah.demasters@liveoak.bank Financial/Warranty Services Live Oak Bank offers financing for contractors nationwide. Every day our dedicated lending team only works with contractors engaged in service and maintenance like you. Whether you want to finance a succession plan, purchase your real estate, or refinance existing business debt, Live Oak can help you achieve your goals.
Microf LLC Jessie Barrack jbarrack@microf.com Financial/Warranty Services Microf is a specialty finance company in the HVAC market.
Moblico Kelley Barbeau kelley@moblico.com Marketing/Incentive Programs A 10-year mobile technology veteran, Moblico provides everything your wholesale distribution business needs to go mobile. Business Texting, Broadcast Texting, Team Texting, Weather Triggered Notifications, Mobile Hybrid App, Mobile Scanning, Mobile Commerce, Geo-Targeted Digital Marketing and more…all under one roof! Our solutions are the easiest to use and most affordable offering to the HVAC industry. Discover why 30% of the top 50 HARDI members trust Moblico to drive 800% higher customer engagement and 4x greater sales with their mobile commerce, communication, and marketing programs.
mta360 Jack M. Nagy jackn@mta360.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Cutting edge full service marketing, training and advertising company with proprietary technologies, offering innovative turnkey products and solutions that provide leads and increase the sales of our clients. Products include custom website design, sear
National Comfort Institute Dominick Guarino domg@ncihvac.com Workforce Development/Consulting HVAC and plumbing training and certification. National training organization with over 8,000 trained and certified contractors.
On Hold Marketing Dan Bryant danbryant@onholdmarketing.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Distributors! Don’t miss the opportunity to use On-Hold time to reduce contractors’ hang-ups, showcase new HVAC/R equipment, controls, add-on accessory sales opportunities, advancing technologies, counter days, dealer meetings, service trainings and certifications. Our In-house studios have over twenty years HVAC experience. Call for Rich or Dan.
Online-Access Inc. Dave Squires dsquires@online-access.com Tech Solutions Online-Access partners with wholesalers to bring their contractors advanced web marketing tools, and content-rich websites set up to promote and sell their brands. For wholesalers, Online-Access provides full-service dealer locator websites to help you better market for your dealer-base, as well as an Industry specific solution to better schedule & manage events and training within the wholesaler’s website.
P4 Technologies, LLC Greg Bradshaw greg.bradshaw@p4tech.com Tech Solutions  P4 will help you effectively manage your complex internal and external supply chains.  By utilizing P4 Tech’s award winning Multi-Echelon Forecasting, Replenishment and Inventory Optimization Solutions, you will be able to provide the best possible customer service levels with the least total investment in inventory and operational costs.  You will significantly free-up cash and be able to reinvest that cash more effectively to maximize profits. Your entire wholesale operation will run more efficiently, boosting customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and the bottom line.
PathGuide Technologies, Inc. Rebecca Hagge rhagge@pathguide.com Logistics/Supply Chain Provides warehouse management solutions that make distribution business run better by simplifying and improving things like picking, receiving, reducing inventory, customer service, package tracking, route management, etc.
Podium Braden Hodges braden.hodges@podium.com Tech Solutions Podium is redefining the way customers interact with local businesses. Through its Interaction Management platform, businesses can message leads and customers, get reviews and feedback, and communicate easily with their teams. Podium was named as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and powers over 30,000 businesses.
Profit2 Jennifer Fox jennifer@profit2.com Tech Solutions Profit2 is a margin optimization service. We have increased the net profit of almost 200 distributors by an average of +1.7 points even in today’s economy. Our team has 50+ years of combined distributor management operation experience.
Proforma Graphic Services James Shindler jim.shindler@proforma.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Proforma Graphic Services is a leading provider of print and promotional marketing solutions.
ProKeep Bond Lengsfield  bond@prokeep.com Tech Solutions ProKeep is a best-in-class messaging platform that allows customers to text branches directly through their main phone number. The only messaging platform built strictly for distributors from the ground up, ProKeep’s suite of features gives distributors the ability to serve multiple customers at once, increase sales and provide outstanding service through a clean, intuitive, easy-to-use cloud-based platform — no software required.
Proton.ai David Wexner david@proton.ai Tech Solutions; Business Intelligence/Analytics Proton is an AI sales platform designed specifically for distributors. Proton’s award-winning AI accurately predicts customer behavior, enabling HVACR distributors to make personal, profitable pitches. Online, on the phone, and in person.
Red Barn Media Group LLC Chris Wade cwade@mypointnow.com Business Intelligence/Analytics HVACR app development, websites, database services, CRM and contractor operating software.
Renovate America Lance Huang lhuang@renovateamerica.com Financial/Warranty Services Residential home improvement lending company specializing in secured and unsecured financing.
ReviewBuzz Jon Nerenberg jon@reviewbuzz.com Tech Solutions; Business Intelligence/Analytics ReviewBuzz is the first and only reputation management software built specifically for HVAC contractors. Our powerful suite of tools makes it easy for contractors to collect impactful, employee-focused online reviews, and then leverage them to increase service calls, boost equipment sales and retain their best technicians.
sales-i Alex Witcpalek awitcpalek@sales-i.com Tech Solutions Sales-i is an award winning sales-intelligence company that develops innovative sales-enablement and CRM tools for the HVACR industry.
Savance Enterprise Jason Plasencia jasonplasencia@savance.com Tech Solutions An ERP designed to help wholesale distributors with everyday issues and increase revenue
Scantron Technology Solutions Rae King rae.king@scantron.com Tech Solutions Providing IT support, backup and recovery, cybersecurity, hardware maintenance services, IT environmental assessment, Managed IT Services, managed print services, network health monitoring, network management, server management, and cutting edge technology solutions.
Schmitt ProfiTools, Inc. Jen Schmitt jen@go-spi.com Tech Solutions Catalogs [Windows software and services to create paper catalogs and E-Commerce tools with order entry on CD-Rom, Internet, and Palm] and Price Optimization [Windows software & services to model & analyze pricing]
Search Kings Nir Kushnir nir@searchkings.ca Marketing/Incentive Programs Search engine marketing, google ads management, google analytics, call tracking services, Bing advertising, Amazon display advertising, video marketing, franchise marketing, local services ads.
Service Fusion Kevin Thornton kthornton@servicefusion.com Tech Solutions A simple and powerful Field Service Management software platform that helps thousands of HVACR and other service companies run and grow their businesses.
Service Titan Nicholas Turner nturner@servicetitan.com Tech Solutions Service Titan is the leading software platform for managing a home services business, combining scheduling, dispatch invoicing, sales, marketing, reporting, and more in a mobile, cloud-based platform
Site-Seeker, Inc. Eddie Bluff eddiebluff@site-seeker.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Site-Seeker is a digital marketing agency that connects buyers and sellers. Services include: lead generation and nurturing, video marketing, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, digital marketing, website design and development.
SPARXiQ Gregory Smith gregory.smith@sparxiq.com Business Intelligence/Analytics

Today’s modern, high-performing business teams need an integrated suite of analytics and skills training that drives improvements in daily behaviors – to drive profitable growth. Like the double helix of DNA, they must be interwoven to engender the desired outcome. SPARXiQ integrates critical analytics and sales skills training to accelerate profitable growth. 

At SPARXiQ, we bring deep expertise, inspired talent, and relentless energy to uncover new value levers to accelerate our clients’ profitable growth and sharpen their economic positioning to address today’s challenges and to build the capabilities to drive future success. SPARXiQ passionately works to make it better to be our clients’ customers, employees, and shareholders, and harder to be our clients’ competitors. 

Learn more at www.SPARXiQ.com 

Steel Market Update, Inc. John Packard john@steelmarketupdate.com Business Intelligence/Analytics E-newsletter and website dedicated to the flat-rolled steel industry.
Steven D Wood Leadership Steve Wood stevendwood@stevendwood.com Workforce Development/Consulting Leadership development programs and keynote speeches designed to help organizations and individuals increase their leadership, influence and effectiveness. 37 years of HVAC industry experience working with contractors, OEMs and distributors.
Thermostat Recycling Corporation Danielle Myers danielle.myers@thermostat-recycle.org Logistics/Supply Chain Non-profit corporation supported by thermostat manufacturers that collects & recycles waste mercury-switch thermostats at no cost from HVAC contractors.
Thrive Technologies Rick Morris rmorris@thrivetech.com Tech Solutions/ Logistics & Supply Chain Cloud based inventory optimization software
Towsleys, Inc. Bill Niedermeyer bill@towsleys.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Branded products and clothing. Company web stores for clothing and uniform programs Company web store for branded products. We help you gain and retain customers and employees.
Trade Service, a division of Trimble, Inc. Robert Stone robert_stone@tradeservice.com Tech Solutions Pricing Update Service, eCommerce Content Service
TriggerPoint Media Tama Williamson tama@triggerpointmedia.com Marketing/Incentive Programs We build DOOH networks that increase the effectiveness of communication and deliver actionable, real time data insights to understand business performance at a glance. Our Digital Signage and Data iQ services work hand-in-hand to trigger the right message based on the transactions that are occurring in the store. The Digital Signage colorfully displays the clients’ custom branded message. We bring that message to life with motion graphics, product videos, and supplier advertisements built by our design team. We gather the data, deliver the insights, give the recommendations, and manage the engagements to increase the effectiveness of our clients’ communication.
Trinity Warranty Corp. Melinda Burton burtonm@trinitywarranty.com Financial/Warranty Services Trinity Warranty is an Extended Service Plan provider that provides risk management solutions to HVAC/R industry manufacturers, distributors, dealers and consumers. Their National Accounts division provides rish and asset management for clients with multiple locations, i.e. chain stores.
Unified Purchasing Group (UPG) Micquelle Corry micquelle@upg.org Group Purchasing Discounts UPG is a buying group offering eligible companies discounts on products/services from Verizon, Staples, YRC LTL, ADP, UniFirst, BenefitHub, Avis/Budget and Best Buy.
Unilog Content Solutions Aung Latt aung.latt@unilogcorp.com Tech Solutions ?Unilog offers an enterprise, cloud-based e-commerce platform designed specifically for B2B business such as a mid-sized wholesale distributors. Key features are ERP integration, a PIM, a CMS, Search, and Customer Portal. In addition, Unilog provides content enrichment, transforming product data into enriched, optimized content for use on websites or print catalogs.?
V2 Incentives Matthew Boyce mboyce@v2incentives.com Marketing/Incentive Programs Our company designs, builds, manages and delivers high touch incentive group travel solutions. Our core competencies include rules structure, marketing to your target audience and delivery of an exceptional group travel experience.
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) Maggie Kelleher mkelleher@vai.net Tech Solutions A leading mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions that offer tremendous value and automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors in the HVACR Industry
Versapay Melissa Yuen melissa.yuen@versapay.com Tech Solutions Versapay ARC is a cloud-based accounts receivable automation solution.
Virtualrain, Inc. Cassie Krey ckrey@virtualrain.com Marketing/Incentive Programs “Virtualrain, Inc., was founded to help independent regional wholesale distributors maintain a competitive edge in a consolidating marketplace, Virtualrain is the fastest growing and most successful consortium in the green industry. Our mission is simple: to help independent distributors be successful in all aspects of their businesses through valuable networking, national marketing initiatives and strategic partnerships with leading suppliers. Virtualrainâ??s Distributor members sell over a billion dollars annually in green industry products including fertilizers, chemicals, irrigation, drainage, landscape lighting, water gardening, holiday decor, seed, sod, hand tools, geotextiles, and more. They serve over 100,000 landscape professionals all over the United States and throughout Europe. “
XTIVIA Mike Ahrenhoersterbaeumer mikea@xtivia.com Tech Solutions A proven technology integration and innovation company, delivering on CRM, App Dev, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Data base Support & Management, Digital Experience Solutions and Enterprise Resource Planning.