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VIDEO: Sweet Heat Winners Announced

April 1, 2021 | By Doug Picklyk

John Siegenthaler and Robert Bean announce and discuss winners of the inaugural contest for hydronics installations in Canada.

Launched in early December, 2020, the first ever Sweet Heat installation contest in Canada called on hydronic contractors from across the country to share photos and explain the challenges and creative solutions they used on projects completed in the past year.

The installations could be all new or a retrofit. With 31 entries received, the contest was divided into two categories, commercial and residential.

The final judging for the contest was performed by industry experts John Siegenthaler and Robert Bean.

The winners and first-runners-up were announced during the final session of the 2021 Modern Hydronics Summit, held online March 30 and 31. You can re-watch the video here:


Congratulations to Riverdale Plumbing in Toronto for taking first place in the residential category for a large house project in Toronto, and to the runner-up in the residential category, Denrite Mechanical of Sturgeon County, Alberta.

Pierce Akins of Riverdale Plumbing sent a note stating, “It feels great to win.  To hear John and Robert appreciate the work not only for the looks but for the performance really validates the extra effort we put into this job.”

Grand Mechanical Solutions of Brantford, Ontario was the runner-up in the commercial category, and the winner in the commercial category was Rambow Mechanical of Kelowna, B.C. for a residence building at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

When asked what the win meant for Rambow Mechanical, company president/CEO Patrick Waunch responded, “Our Team is very happy of the acknowledgement and very proud of the installation.”

Profiles of our two winners and more insight into their winning projects will appear in the next issue of Modern Hydronics, found within the August 2021 issue of HPAC Magazine.

Congratulations to all of our entrants to the first ever Sweet Heat contest.

See all the entrants here:




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