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A highlight of its recent North American Meeting, the 2021 AD PHCP Business Unit Spirit of Independence Awards ceremony celebrated members and supplier partners in all three divisions who excelled in sales performance, marketing excellence, employee engagement, leadership and giving back.
AD PHCP Business Unit President Jeffrey Beall said the awards recognize those who persevere for independence, who don’t settle for the status quo, and who take significant strides to grow both their businesses and people.
“All the nominees and winners have something to be truly proud of,” Beall said. “They do the hard work because they’re passionate about the independent model, not for the recognition, it’s important that their efforts and successes are properly recognized. Hearing the acceptance speeches is truly heart-warming.”
The AD Giving Back award is given to an AD supplier or member company that prioritizes having a positive impact on their community. The winner empowers employees to get involved in charitable activities and often has strong ties to a local organization. The 2021 AD Giving Back award recipient is Locke Supply Co.
The Best AD Field Marketing Summit award, part of a unique AD marketing program, spotlights a member who planned and implemented the most effective and comprehensive annual planning process with AD supplier partners during the market plan season. The 2021 Best AD Field Marketing Summit award winner is Dakota Supply Group.
AD Member of the Year awards are presented to members who have increased purchases from AD suppliers, participated in AD programs and divisional initiatives, actively contributed to AD committees and task forces, engaged with AD staff and are seen as leaders among their peers in the division.
The following companies received 2021 AD Member of the Year awards:
2021 AD PVF Division Member of the Year: Galloup
2021 AD Plumbing Division Member of the Year: Thos. Somerville Co.
2021 AD HVAC Division Member of the Year: Standard Supply
AD Supplier of the Year awards recognize supplier partners who have grown business with AD members, offered consistent incentives, implemented progressive distributor policies, widely participated in AD programs and made strong use of sales and marketing activities. The winners have also been highly engaged with the AD community and are seen as leaders among their peers in the division.
The following companies received 2021 AD Supplier of the Year awards:
2021 AD PVF Division Supplier of the Year: The Allied Group
2021 Plumbing Division Supplier of the Year: Sloan Valve Company
2021 AD HVAC Division Supplier of the Year: Johns Manville
The Best Conversion to an AD Supplier award honors a member and supplier company who jointly implemented an effective, win-win conversion of sales from a non-AD supplier to an AD supplier. The award takes the entire process into consideration as well as the results of the conversion. The 2021 Best Conversion to an AD Supplier award winners are F.W Webb Company and Empire Industries.
The Best AD Workplace Recognition award is presented to companies that achieve an overall engagement score of 85% or higher on a third-party engagement survey or are recognized regionally or nationally as a “best place to work.” The 2021 Best AD Workplace Recognition winners are American Metals Supply Co., Behler-Young Company, Chadwell Supply, Famous Supply, Galloup, Locke Supply Co., Lohmiller & Company, Corken Steel Products, Hunton Distribution, Southern Pipe & Supply and Torrco.
To top off the ceremony, the PHCP leadership team presented special recognition to an individual who has long been instrumental in the success of the PHCP Business Unit. Ted Green, chairman of the board at Pace Supply, served on the Plumbing Division board for 10 years and also on multiple governance committees. A strong advocate and enabler for the AD eCommerce program, Green also served as a friend and mentor to many in the industry. The AD team thanked Green for his many contributions and selfless service to the AD community.