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Nexstar Eddie Award Winners 2017!

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Saturday, November 25, 2017

On September 15th in Washington D.C., Chad Peterman was presented a very honorable award for our marketing here at Peterman, called the Nexstar Eddie award.

Nexstar is “founded on the premise of contractor success through education & sharing, a principle that guides it’s members today & every day.  Nexstar’s only purpose is to help each other succeed as the best in customer service, profitability & employee engagement.”

This prestigious award is sought after by many companies that are part of the Nexstar network.  In fact over 500 companies are a part of Nexstar!

This means that out of all the members of Nexstar throughout the country we won the marketing award for 2017 for the “Free Furnace Promotion” that we ran at the beginning of this year.  This is a fantastic accomplishment for our company & for all the employees involved.  We are very proud and can’t wait to see what we do next year.


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Bring-The-Heat 2017

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

As a company we are a part of the Heating & Air Conditioning Alliance of Indiana.  In preparation for this winter, our company is proud to say that two of our employees Jason Peterson & Bill Judkins volunteered in the “Bring the Heat Day.” This year was the 14th annual Bring the Heat event held on Sept. 30th, 2017.”  This program provides free heating services to the elderly, the disabled & low-income homeowners that are at risk of losing their heat this winter.  Alliance members volunteered their time, supplies and expertise.  “The event does not receive government funding & relies solely on volunteers for financial donations, labor, equipment & parts to inspect, clean & replace furnaces for Indianapolis families in need.”

Jason & Bill helped ensure proper furnace operation to save lives and to provide a helping hand to those that need it the most.  “Throughout the past five years alone, nearly 600 furnaces have been cleaned, more than 25 furnaces have been replaced for free, and nearly 70 furnaces were repaired at no cost to the owner.”  We are just happy that we could help!  Good job guys!

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IndyStar Names Peterman a 2017 Top Workplace

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Thursday, June 8, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — May 1, 2017 — Peterman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc. has been named one of the Top 90 Workplaces in Central Indiana by IndyStar. The Top Workplaces special section will be published in The Indianapolis Star and on Sunday, June 11, when final company rankings will be released.

TWP_Indianapolis_Portrait_2017Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Indianapolis and Central Indiana based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction.  The analysis included responses from more than 18,000 employees at Central Indiana’s
public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the IndyStar Top Workplaces 2017 program are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

The winners are divided into size categories.  This year, 13 large companies (400+ employees), 27 mid-size firms (150-399), and 50 small (50-149) organizations made the list out of more than 130 entries.

Peterman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc. was named a winner on the small company list.

We are very honored to receive this award again this year.  If you are interested in becoming part of the Peterman team, our job listings can be found at  We are truly like a family here!

To qualify for the IndyStar Top Workplaces program, a company must have at least 50 employees in Central Indiana. More than 750 companies were invited to participate, with 90 making the winner’s list. Rankings are composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

Peterman Lawn BuildingDuring our 31 years in business, we have been very fortunate to have a number of great employees. Great employees and great customers make for a great company. We are very proud of our company and the hard work each employee puts in every day to serve our customers. We are very proud to be named as a Top Workplace again and hope to continue to be not only a great company in our employees’ eyes, but also in our customers’ eyes!  Thank you for being our customers!!


If you are in need of a HVAC repair, maintenancedrain clearingplumbing work, etc., please contact us at 317-859-4270.

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Seven Seals Award

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

On June 5th, during our monthly company meeting here at Peterman, our company received the very honorable Seven Seals Award from ESGR, or “Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.”  The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission on a daily basis.

To earn this award, our company was nominated by one of our HVAC Technicians, Derick Chandler.  (A company cannot nominate themselves, but they must be nominated by an employee of that company.)  This award is in recognition of military commitment  as employers support and value the employment & military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families.

We are honored that Derick nominated us and even more honored to have been selected for this award.  We are very proud to be an all-American company!





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NATE Certified… They All Passed the Test!!

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Monday, April 24, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 3.13.40 PMRecently, all of our HVAC technicians completed their NATE certification! NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Our technicians completed in-house training programs in order to prepare for this test and all of them successfully passed. We are so proud of our guys!


“NATE certification tests represent real world working knowledge of HVACR systems. Developed by a committee of industry experts nationwide, our NATE exams represent HVACR topics pertinent to contractors, educators, manufacturers and utilities alike. All of the NATE tests are rigorous, multiple-choice, knowledge-based tests and validate a technician’s knowledge. NATE candidates may earn Installation and/or Service certification in one or more Specialty areas, including:

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  • Air Distribution
  • Heat Pumps
  • Gas Heating
  • Oil Heating
  • Hydronics Gas (service only)
  • Hydronics Oil (service only)
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Commercial Refrigeration (service only)
  • Ground Source Heat Pump Loop Installer
  • Senior HVAC Efficiency Analyst”

We challenged our guys to get this certification, not only for themselves, but also for our customers. The more knowledge they have, the better they can serve you and care for your system. Make sure you congratulate the guys on passing these tests. They are very difficult and the guys worked extremely hard to pass these.

Thanks again for all your support. We are so thankful for so many great customers that want to learn and be educated by our NATE Certified Technicians!!!


To learn more about NATE certifications and to view the NATE video, click here.

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If you are in need of a HVAC repair, maintenancedrain clearingplumbing work, etc., please contact us at 317-859-4270.

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