For the third year in a row Bradford White Water Heaters has been named the tank type water heater most purchased and recommended by contractors, according to an independent industry study conducted by Clear Seas Research.

“To be named the water heater of choice in an independent study three years in a row is a testament of our dedication to professionals and the plumbing and heating trade. We make the highest quality and most reliable water heaters right here in the U.S., and we sell them only to professional contractors through wholesale distribution. It gives the entire industry a leg up in an era of oversees manufacturing and big volume retail,” said Bradford White’sNick Giuffre, president and chief operating officer.

The field work for this study was conducted in fourth quarter of 2008 and the report has been available for purchase as of January 2009 from Clear Seas Research.

Clear Seas Research is a division of BNP Media Co., parent corporation of this magazine. Its annual report provides an in-depth analysis of the water heater industry including trends in product, installation, replacement and servicing, brand selection factors, brands most often purchased, product information resources, and more. The report is available to the entire industry and was not commissioned by any manufacturer.

This and other syndicated industry “CLEAReports” are available that focus on residential baths, toilets, faucets, and showerheads; radiant heat; green building; unitary HVAC equipment; and much more.

In addition to syndicated report offerings, Clear Seas Research also conducts custom market research studies for a variety of manufacturers in the plumbing industry.  For more information visit or contact Beth Surowiec at 248-786-1619.