The contest had many exceptional entries, especially in the box truck and van categories.

Winner, Best-Looking Box Truck: Rescue Plumbing, Deer Park, N.Y.


Plumbing & Mechanical’s 2011 Best-Looking Truck Contest had many exceptional entries, especially in the box truck and van categories. Using a weighted point system, the panel of judges selected winners, as well as two runners-up, for each of the categories. Our judges this year from Creative Elements, Frankfort, Ill., included owners Mike Deam,Joe FlahertyandScott Hammond; and graphic designersScott SriverandHilary Daniel.

Each winner of our four categories will receive a Kinetic Water Ram from contest sponsor General Pipe Cleaners.

Best-Looking Box Truck

Winner

  • Rescue Plumbing, Deer Park, N.Y.
    This category had a large number of entries and as a result was very competitive. After much discussion and review, the eventual winner was Rescue Plumbing. Considering that the need for a plumber is often an emergency (at least in the mind of the homeowner), this attractive, eye-catching truck does a great job of conveying that immediate service is what they are all about. And while it may not have as much information on it as many of the entries, people are sure to remember the name.


  • First runner-up, Best-Looking Box Truck: Quality First Plumbing, Aurora, Colo.

    First Runner-Up

  • Quality First Plumbing, Aurora, Colo.
    Very informative; one judge called it a rolling billboard.


  • Second runner-up, Box Truck: Perfect Home Services, Naperville, Ill.

    Second Runner-Up (tie)

  • Perfect Home Services, Naperville, Ill.
    An extremely clean and effective look.


  • Second runner-up, Box Truck: Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Minneapolis

  • Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Minneapolis
    Good-looking truck - and “Uptown Man” is great!


  • Winner, Best-Looking Van: Sieben Plumbing, Hastings, Minn.

    Best-Looking Van

    WINNER

  • Sieben Plumbing, Hastings, Minn.
    This category had the most number of entries and many were very good. The appealing colors of Sieben Plumbing accounted for it being listed on every judge’s ballot. The 24-hour emergency service information really “pops.” Like many of the entries, the back of the van features information that is easily read when someone is stopped behind the vehicle - a great use of space.


  • First Runner-up, Van: Perfect Home Services, Naperville, Ill.

    First Runner-Up

  • Perfect Home Services, Naperville, Ill.
    This entry was a solid second among the judges.


  • Second Runner-up, Van: AP Plumbing, Rochester, N.Y.

    Second Runner-Up (three-way tie)

  • AP Plumbing, Rochester, N.Y.
    The judges really liked the clean and simple graphics of this white van.


  • Second Runner-up, Van: FAST of Florida, Clearwater, Fla.

  • FAST of Florida, Clearwater, Fla.
    An effective use of before and after images.


  • Second Runner-up, Van: Weather Masters Mr. Plumber, Knightdale, N.C.

  • Weather Masters Mr. Plumber, Knightdale, N.C.
    Green is a hot button among many homeowners today.


  • Winner, Best-Looking Pickup Truck: Quality First Plumbing, Aurora, Colo.

    Best-Looking Pickup Truck

    WINNER

  • Quality First Plumbing, Aurora, Colo.
    The appealing colors and graphics that placed this entry second in the Box Truck Category carry over effectively to the company’s pickup trucks. All judges noticed this consistency in their fleet.


  • First Runner-up, Pickup Truck: Carter & Hurley, Brunswick, Ga.

    First Runner-Up

  • Carter & Hurley, Brunswick, Ga.
    While this truck may not include any memorable slogan or services, the blue-and-black graphics are a real head-turner.


  • Second Runner-Up, Pickup Truck: Delcor, Greenville, N.C.

    Second Runner-Up

  • Delcor, Greenville, N.C.
    This company does an excellent job of tying in the pickup with its vans.


  • Winner, Best-Looking Inside: George Brazil Home Services, Phoenix

    Best-Looking Inside

    WINNER

  • George Brazil Home Services, Phoenix
    This “warehouse on wheels” truly stood out among all others in this category. With a list of features and an inventory of equipment too long to list here, it’s amazing how neat, clean and accessible these trucks are!


  • First Runner-up, Inside: JES Plumbing, Santa Maria, Calif.

    First Runner-Up (tie)

  • JES Plumbing, Santa Maria, Calif.


  • First Runner-up, Inside: Valley Plumbing, Lehi, Utah

  • Valley Plumbing, Lehi, Utah


  • Special mention: All West Plumbing, Ontario, Ore.

    Special Mention

    We would be negligent if we didn’t mention All West Plumbing’s entry in the Van Category. This souped-up 1939 Dodge is used to run parts, and no doubt grabs a lot of attention in the process.

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