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Rube’s earns dealer award
COURTESY PHOTO Brian Pedigo, owner of Rube’s Heating and Air Conditioning, right, receives the Trane Company Distinguished Dealer Award from Scott Percival, territory manager for the O’Connor Company, the Trane distributor.

Rube’s Heating and Air Conditioning of Great Bend was recently presented with the Trane Company Distinguished Dealer Award for 2020.

Rube’s has received the Distinguished Dealer Award for more than 35 years, representing Trane. The award was presented in recognition of the company’s continued growth, dedication to Trane and community involvement.

Brian Pedigo, owner of Rube’s, accepted the award on behalf of all of their employees, stating, “An award such as this is a reflection of the entire organization. We are dedicated to providing the best in home comfort to all of our friends and neighbors. We don’t just sell heating and cooling; we provide comfort and peace of mind.”

Scott Percival, territory manager for the O’Connor Company, the Trane distributor, stated, “Once again the team at Rube’s, who has been in business in Great Bend for 88 years, has displayed the very best in providing customer comfort and satisfaction. I am extremely privileged to once again present this award to Brian, Carie and their fine organization.”

Pedigo is only the third owner of Rube’s, Inc. Harry N. Johnson founded Johnson Refrigeration in 1933 and was joined in 1958 by James L. Rube.  Jim and Connie Rube purchased the business from Johnson’s estate in 1970. Pedigo joined the firm in 1996 and he and his wife Carie purchased the business in 2006.