Category: Water Heating Solutions

As the official representatives of Navien America in the territories of Illinois, northwest Indiana and eastern Missouri, Metropolitan supports a network of distributors within the Midwest in providing homeowners with the highest-quality tankless water heating equipment and related accessories.

At the annual ASHRAE Show, our wholesale division was awarded the distinction of selling over $3 million in Navien inventory, tripling sales from last year and joining Navien’s exclusive “$3 Million Club.”

The division was also awarded for our Navien trainings we held at Metropolitan, supply houses and contractor’s facilities. We trained over 1,000 customers during 2013.

Pictured: Brian Drafke, Mark Brickey, James Spurney and Dan Dore with the awards for the $3 Million Club and our Navien Trainings.

Pictured: Brian Drafke, Mark Brickey, James Spurney and Dan Dore with the awards for the $3 Million Club and our Navien Trainings.

Not only will we routinely hold trainings on Navien models to operators and installers at our facility, we have our sales staff conducting additional trainings behind the scenes.

“The trainings were another way to help us get more business,” said Metropolitan’s Navien wholesale manager, Mark Brickey, “which escalated a lot quicker then we had ever imagined.”

Overall Brickey credits the hard work of Metropolitan’s sales staff as the chief reason why its partnership with Navien has achieved positive results.

“We’ve made a great effort to not only raise brand awareness, but ensure operators are familiar with units, are comfortable working with them and can adequately conduct service.”

Brickey would like to acknowledge, Dan Dore, Steve Moak, Brian Drafke, James Spurney and Matt Brickey as a team effort in tripling their sales as representatives for Navien.

“We were really surprised at how fast our sales grew over the year,” Brickey said, “but it goes to show that hard work really does pay off.”

Brickey said Metropolitan’s sales staff has made a concentrated effort to endorse Navien units and said the training conducted both at and away from Metropolitan has significantly raised both interest in the brand and overall sales.

“Selling over $3 million in inventory is quite a feat for our sales staff and we were able to achieve this largely due to their hard work,” said Brickey.  “Particularly during this uncertain economic climate, it took a great deal of commitment and creativity on our end to create business, but we developed and executed the right strategy, and made it happen.”

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We had a great turnout for the first Basics of Steam training seminar this year.

Instructed by salesmen Mike Temes and Neil Vogel, the seminar hosted a variety of customers from engineers to contractor. One of our priorities has always been to provide continuing knowledge on the different aspects of the water pump industry.

The training session held in August was designed to provide knowledge on the basic understanding of steam and heat transfer applications. The class discussed topics on steam generation, piping practices, steam trap, heat transfer, condensate management and a variety of other areas of the steam industry.

The seminars are a great way to introduce customers to our facility while also providing the customer with a four-hour training. At the completion of the class the attendees received their PDH certificate Employees are encouraged to remind customers of our ongoing training seminars throughout the year or refer them to the training tab on our website.

Salesmen Neil Vogel and Mike Temes present to a class of 20 on the basics of steam/heat transfer applications.

Salesmen Neil Vogel and Mike Temes present to a class of 20 on the basics of steam/heat transfer applications.

Nicor Energy Efficiency Program:

Christine Del Priore, Outreach Associate for Nicor Gas and the Energy Efficiency Program, was the guest speaker for the basics of steam class. Before the class broke for lunch, Del Priore spoke to the attendees about the benefits of the Business Energy Efficiency Rebate Program and Business Custom Incentive Program.

According to Del Priore, many companies do not realize how big the rebate really is. Some companies can earn up to $10,000 in rebates per month. Del Priore wanted to extend the opportunity to the training class so that customers could see the benefits that go along with the program.

The end of the program cycle is May 31, 2014, and although Nicor offers many rebate programs, according to Del Priore, this program is by far the biggest.

“Take advantage of the program while we still have the funding,” Del Priore said, “this is one of the better rebate programs Nicor has offered.”

For more information on the Nicor Rebate Program, contact Mike Temes or Neil Vogel at 815-886-9200.

Nicor Outreach Associate, Christine Del Priore discusses the benefits of the Business Energy Efficiency Program.

Nicor Outreach Associate, Christine Del Priore discusses the benefits of the Business Energy Efficiency Program.

Check out our remaining 2013 Seminars offered at Metropolitan:

Seminars 2013

One of the primary ways Metropolitan has been able to raise Navien brand awareness is by hosting educational seminars.

 
As official representatives of Navien America in the territories of Illinois, northwest Indiana and eastern Missouri, Metropolitan supports a network of distributors within the Midwest in providing homeowners with the highest-quality tankless water heating equipment and related accessories.

Our wholesale division was recently awarded the distinction of selling over $2 million in Navien inventory, joining Navien’s exclusive “$2 Million Club.”

Metropolitan’s Navien wholesale manager Mark Brickey attributed a number of factors to Metropolitan’s success, the first being the quality of Navien heaters and combination units.

“One of the reasons our sales team has had such success with Navien is because Navien sets the standard in the tankless industry,” said Brickey.  “Navien heaters and combination units are efficient and perform very well for end users, but what’s equally important is that Navien is committed to enhancing already great products whenever possible.”

One way in which Navien has improved its strong product base was the creation of the new NPE series heater.  With features such as the ability to utilize half-inch existing gas lines and two-inch venting, and the inclusion of an operator interface to view set points and essential system information, and run diagnostics, Navien’s new NPE series heater has garnered much popularity.

“Navien displayed its commitment to persistent improvement when it introduced the NPE series heater,” said Brickey.  “This new heater incorporates smart technology and comes with an abundance of new features our sales personnel can promote.  It truly is a one-of-a-kind heater.”

Brickey said Metropolitan’s sales staff has made a concentrated effort to endorse Navien units and said the training conducted both at and away from Metropolitan has significantly raised both interest in the brand and overall sales.

“Not only will we routinely hold trainings on Navien models to operators and installers at our facility, we have our sales staff conducting additional trainings behind the scenes,” said Brickey.  “Many times we’ll hold trainings after work hours at supply houses and contractor’s facilities.  We’ve made a great effort to not only raise brand awareness, but ensure operators are familiar with units, are comfortable working with them and can adequately conduct service.”

Overall Brickey credits the hard work of Metropolitan’s sales staff as the chief reason why its partnership with Navien has achieved positive results.

“Selling over $2 million in inventory is quite a feat for our sales staff and we were able to achieve this largely due to their hard work,” said Brickey.  “Particularly during this uncertain economic climate, it took a great deal of commitment and creativity on our end to create business, but we developed and executed the right strategy, and made it happen.”

For more information regarding Navien products, please contact a Metropolitan representative at 815-886-9200 or sales@metropoitanind.com.

Our recent Navien NPE series training, which took place in December of last year, was received very positively.

 
Due to the overwhelmingly positive reception from our most recent Navien NPE series training, Metropolitan is excited to announce two future trainings to take place in February.

The first will take place at the St. Louis, Mo. branch of Connor Co. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The training will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the branch location of 2374 Grissom Dr. Those interested in attending can contact Brandon Storm at 314-994-9799 to register.

The second will take place at Metropolitan Industries, Inc. on Thursday, Feb. 7. The training will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Metropolitan Industries is located at 37 Forestwood Dr. in Romeoville, Ill. Those interested in attending can visit www.ilceu.com to register.

Navien’s new NPE series heaters contain a number of new features and benefits, including a front panel command center with user interface, and the ability to utilize two-inch PVC venting and existing one-half-inch gas lines.

Space is limited, so please register in advance to learn more about this exciting new model.

Contact Us

(815) 886-9200 or Email Us: info@metropolitanind.com
37 Forestwood Dr., Romeoville, Il 60446

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