Each winner of our four contest categories will receive a Power-Vee, valued at $400, from contest sponsor General Pipe Cleaners.

PM’s 2008 Best-Looking Truck Contest had many outstanding entries, making the selection of winners extremely difficult. Using a weighted point system, our panel of judges from Creative Elements Inc., Frankfort, Ill., selected winners, as well as two runner-ups, for each of the categories.

Each winner of our four contest categories will receive a Power-Vee, valued at $400, from our contest sponsor,General Pipe Cleaners.

Plumbline Services - Centennial, Colo.

Best Looking Box Truck

Plumbline Services, Centennial, Colo.

As in previous years, this category had the most number of entries and consequently was by far the most competitive. After some spirited discussion, the eventual winner was Plumbline Services. This eye-catching box truck does a great job of promoting immediate and guaranteed service, and the message from ownerJeff Belkon the back of the truck -“We'll be there on time, answer all your questions, and respect you and your home ... You can count on it.”- addresses the concerns of many homeowners. In addition, the phone number and Web site really stand out.

Sweet Air - Phoenix, Md.

First Runner-Up

Sweet Air, Phoenix, Md.

The truck’s red color combines with its graphics for a lasting impression.

Nixco - Mason, Ohio

Second Runner-Up:

Nixco, Mason, Ohio

Very clean graphics - an extremely attractive truck.

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating - Berkeley, Calif.

Best Looking Van

Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating, Berkeley, Calif.

A “blue beauty.”

Allen’s Plumbing - Nazareth, Pa.

First Runner-Up:

Allen’s Plumbing, Nazareth, Pa.

A very sharp look.

Sunwest Plumbing - Naples, Fla.

Second Runner-Up:

Sunwest Plumbing, Naples, Fla.

We’re not quite sure how the crying boy ties in, but he sure grabs your attention!

Radiant Plumbing - Austin, Texas

Best Looking Pickup Truck

Radiant Plumbing, Austin, Texas

Interesting graphics and appealing colors placed this entry first. They also have a van with a similar look.

Dipple Plumbing Inc. - Greenville, S.C.

First Runner-Up:

Dipple Plumbing Inc., Greenville, S.C.

We really like how the green, blue and white work together, plus there’s lots of good information conveyed without it looking too busy.

Blako Plumbing Service Inc. - Wilson, N.C.

Second Runner-Up:

Blako Plumbing Service Inc., Wilson, N.C.

This guy knows how to have some fun with promoting his company.

Ray A. Schaffer Inc. - Schwenksville, Pa.

Best-Looking Inside

Ray A. Schaffer Inc., Schwenksville, Pa.

A good-looking truck on the outside generally indicates a good-looking interior as well. This truck is very well-organized, maximizes available space, and yet appears to still have plenty of room for maneuverability.

Jack’s All American - Santa Maria, Calif.

First Runner-Up:

Jack’s All American, Santa Maria, Calif.

Dipple Plumbing Inc. - Greenville, S.C.

Second Runner-Up:

Dipple Plumbing Inc., Greenville, S.C.

Dipple Plumbing Inc. - Greenville, S.C.; John Henry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air - Lincoln, Neb.; Ben Franklin - Pompton Lakes, N.J.

Special Mentions

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the following entries incorporating classic trucks with rich colors and minimal graphics. They are all works of art!

Dipple Plumbing Inc., Greenville, S.C.

John Henry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air, Lincoln, Neb.

Ben Franklin, Pompton Lakes, N.J.

Plumbing M.D. - Dixon, Calif.

Plumbing M.D., Dixon, Calif.

Also worthy of a very special mention is Plumbing M.D., Dixon, Calif., which sent in photos of their very unique ambulance! Very clever…we’re sure this truck turns many heads!

Sponsor and Judges
Our contest sponsor is General Pipe Cleaners. Our judges are Mike Deam, Joe Flaherty and Scott Hammond, owners, Creative Elements Inc. Corrie Lee, Scott Sriver and Hilary Daniel, graphic designers, Creative Elements.