Superior Honors Employees with Sales, Safety, & Service Awards

Ron Jeffries was named 2014 Salesperson of the Year for Superior Equipment Sales.  Ron is the Territory Manager for Danville and southwest Virginia. 

In presenting the award, Sales Manager Carter Shaw cited his “enthusiasm, work ethic, and optimism.” Shaw noted that despite a challenging economic  environment in southwest Virginia, Ron’s “knowledge, experience and sheer will to succeed served him well in 2014,” resulting in a 20 percent increase in sales production over 2013.  More than half of the growth came from new business, he added. 

Ron joined Superior in the fall of 2013 after a 23-year career in the HVAC industry. He has a number of industry certifications and is NATE certified as a service and installation technician for AC and Heat Pumps.

Mary Kantmann, Territory Manager in Hampton Roads, was recognized for achieving her “Best Year Ever” in sales volume. She has been with the company for 25 years.

Safe Driver Awards were presented to the drivers who went the year without an accident or an infraction.  They were Maurice Braswell, Richard “RJ” Chappelear, James Revell Sr., Prince “Demetrius” Lamb, John Buster-Wilson, Herbert “Vann” Coleman and Carroll Yates.

2014 Superior Service Awards were presented during the course of the year to employees who were nominated by customers for exceptional customer service.  Winners were:


James Revell, Chesapeake Driver
Nominated by Elaine Robey of Master Heating & Cooling


Jesse Owens, Chesapeake Sales
Nominated by Jerry Moots of Smith & Keene


Dennis Silverthorne, Warranty Administrator
Nominated by Cindy Kennedy of Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning


Carroll Yates, Danville Driver
Nominated by Bobby Overton of Airtec, Inc.


Mary Kantmann, Chesapeake Sales
Nominated by Kathy Temple of Temple Enterprises


Wes Sturdevant, Hampton Branch Manager
Nominated by Steve Wetzler of Thomasson Enterprises


Maurice Braswell, Chesapeake, Driver
Nominated by Randi Dempich of Wayne Ables Heating & Air Conditioning


Shawn Beverly, Hampton Inside Sales
Nominated by Greg Dudash of Atlantic Mechanical


Richard “RJ” Chappelear, Chesapeake Driver
Stephanie Keene of Comfort Systems of Virginia, Inc.


Patrick Jones, Richmond, Inside Sales
Nominated by Kathy Bowen of Tucker Mechanical Contractor


Steve Jones, Chesapeake Inside Sales
Nominated by Ralph Styron of R.A. Styron Heating & Air Conditioning