Awards & Credentials
- Lennox Centurion Award for Dealer Excellence: Since program inception in 1993, Kent Heating and Air Conditioning has received the prestigious Lennox Centurion Award for Dealer Excellence. The Centurion is awarded to the top 100 Lennox Dealers out of 7000+ in North America. The Centurion is based on participation in Lennox customer satisfaction, advertising, sales, and program participation activities among other factors.
- Kiwanis Club Volunteer of the Year Award: In 2010, Kent Heating and Air won the Volunteer of the Year Award from Valparaiso's Noon Kiwanis Club Foundation.
- Governor's Half Century Award: Governor's Half Century Award by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman in a ceremony at the State Capitol in January, 2006.
- HBA's Presidential Award: 2009 Presidential Award from the Porter County Builders Association (now renamed the Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana).
50 Year Lennox Dealer Award
On December 14th, 2018, Lennox Industries, Inc. Territory Manager, Matt Sczurko (right), presents Allen Kent, President/CEO, Kent Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. with the 50 Year Lennox Dealer Award. Allen states, "To be a business partner with the same company for 50 years is indeed a rare thing in today's world. We have long considered Lennox the best and most innovative manufacturer in the HVAC industry, and they prove this with their quality products and personal attentiveness each and every day. What I believe really sets them apart is that they have a close relationship with and sell directly to us, the Lennox Dealer, and not to a wholesale supplier. Should a problem develop in the field, we can deal directly with Lennox and have a resolution for our customer immediately versus working with a wholesale supplier who then goes to the manufacturer, and losing first hand control of the situation. This is vital to Kent Heating and Air's commitment to unmatched customer service."
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
ACCA is a non-profit association whose membership includes more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. We work together to promote professional contracting, energy efficiency, and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.
Dave Lennox Premier Dealer
Premier dealers must meet stringent qualifications in order to have the designation, including high customer satisfaction levels. Kent Heating and Air has achieved this distinction since program inception.
Comfort Institute, Charter Member
Comfort Institute also provides training and support to a network of independent comfort contractors across North America. These programs help member contractors solve problems for their homeowner customers. They also help contractors provide the highest possible quality of heating and cooling service and installations, at competitive prices.
Homebuilders Association of Northwest Indiana (HBA of NWI)
The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana is a trade association based in
Northwest Indiana representing members involved in home building, remodeling,
multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing
finance, building products manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light
commercial construction. Allen Kent sat on the executive board of directors of the
IBA for six years. Kent Heating and Air Conditioning are still active members and
take part in the numerous programs. HBA of NWI is an affiliated association of the
Indiana Builders Association (IBA) and the National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) from which the Home Builders Association received membership charters for
Porter and Lake Counties in Indiana.
Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce (GVCC)
The Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization consisting of members in the business, government, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Through its volunteer committees and its partnerships with organizations in the Northwest Indiana region, the Chamber works on economic development, member services, legislative, and quality of life issues. Any business, government entity, school corporation, not-for-profit organization or individual not actively associated with a business is welcome to join.
Duneland Chamber of Commerce
The Duneland Chamber of Commerce serves over 400 members and holds as its main objective the facilitation of the interests of the Duneland community. By hosting more than 100 community and networking events each year, producing a quarterly magazine and offering the prolific Residential Welcome Bag Program, the Chamber seeks to enrich the lives of area residents and ensure the economic vitality of our Duneland community.
Fully Licensed & Insured
Kent Heating and Air Conditioning holds numerous, required licenses for various municipalities in the region.