Rheem® Manufacturing is a global manufacturer of heating, cooling and water heating products that have been delivering comfort for almost 100 years by building a brand that focuses on innovation and is committed to keeping our people and our customers as the top priority. The most elite independent contractors are part of a select group called “Pro Partners—a program that offers ways to grow businesses and strategies to stand out from competitors.
Rheem Manufacturing was founded in 1925, and with almost 100 years of operation, they stand out as having the most products manufactured in North America. Rheem manufactures both Rheem and Ruud products across the extensive family of brands and specializes in dependable, quiet, efficient systems that make homes
and businesses comfortable. Rheem offers a wide variety of high-efficiency HVAC products to power any environment, and their innovative products are the best in the market. Rheem focuses on developing products that help consumers be more energy-efficient and reduce their environmental impact. In 2019, they announced their commitment to “Designing to Zero Waste” under their sustainability platform of “A Greater Degree of Good” and are currently tracking ahead of plan to meet the transparent and aspirational goals set for their 100th anniversary in 2025.
A hallmark of Rheem Manufacturing is its Pro Partner program, which is home to the most elite heating and cooling professionals. Pro Partners are proven, smart and dependable contractors that have demonstrated business and customer success and can be counted on for all heating, cooling and water heating needs. Pro Partners and MilitaryHire.com have collaborated to help recruit veterans and their families to work directly for Rheem or Rudd independent contractors.
The Pro Partner program provides the contractors you will be working for with everything they need to continue to learn, grow and succeed. From online and in-person training opportunities to marketing assistance, every part of the Pro Partner program is designed to contribute to the member’s and their team’s success. Pro Partners are eligible for additional knowledge, resources, opportunities and recognition. They are showcased in the Rheem/Ruud Find-A-Pro locator tool, have access to marketing tools, purchase incentives, rewards and are invited to the Pro Partner Conference to remain at the top of their game.
The Rheem executive leadership team is full of veterans, and as a result, Rheem has a deep understanding and respect for the discipline, intellect and leadership skills of those who have served. Many members of Rheem Executive Leadership throughout the organizational structure are veterans themselves and are very active with other voluntary programs, including a veteran mentorship program that supports navigating the transition from military to civilian life.
Pro Partners have proven success hiring and working with veterans. Pro Partners embrace the skills gained in the armed services and can guide veterans with applicable skills and interests through a thriving career in HVAC. Additionally, the traits that Pro Partners are looking for from their team members are inherent, core fun-damentals in those that have served. These include unwavering dedication, excellent teamwork and communication skills, plus a combination of confidence, empathy and courage.
The HVAC industry is a clear choice for many of those who have served or are continuing to serve. It offers national opportunities for skill growth and competitive incomes in a stable industry. It also appeals to service members of all backgrounds, offering diverse career opportunities and growth ranging from technical to sales to customer support and more.
The HVAC industry is an environment where confident self-starters and innovative problem-solvers thrive—making it an obvious choice for many veterans and their family members who are seeking a new challenge. There’s an HVAC career for just about anyone looking to leverage their invaluable and finely honed skill sets from serving or other industries. Those who enjoy finding unique solutions, helping people one on one and providing comfort all year long will likely find themselves at home with a Pro Partner.