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American Home Shield Names Premium One Plumbing of Glendale Calif. the Top Plumbing Contractor of 2013

May 29, 2014 6:00 PM EDT

Premium One Plumbing of Glendale, Calif. has been named the 2013 top-performing plumbing contractor for American Home Shield, the nation’s leading provider of home protection plans. Premium One Plumbing, which was a second place winner of the 2012 contest, and American Home Shield service contractor since 2005, has earned $25,000 bonus as part of this award.

With a national network of more than 10,000 independent service contractors, American Home Shield rates and rewards service contractors according to customer feedback.

“Our service contractors understand the importance of delivering quality service to our customers every day, and we are proud to recognize Premium One Plumbing Inc. for providing a best-in-class experience to our customers,” said Mark Barry, president of American Home Shield. The company relies on its service contractor network to diagnose and repair system and appliance problems for its more than 1.4 million customers across the nation.

“Our customers in the Glendale area consistently told us they would recommend Premium One Plumbing, which is an incredible testimony to the work and service they provide,” said Barry. “This bonus is our way of recognizing and rewarding the quality service Premium One Plumbing provides our customers every day.”

According to owner James Kirakosian, the company earned such high regard by maintaining a philosophy that the customer is always the main focus and the priority.

“It’s hard to say if there is one thing we did to be number one this year,” said Kirakosian. “Every company should be taking care of their customers in all the same ways; but I know we treat ours the way we would treat our family and friends.”

In all, six service contractors from across the country each earned a $25,000 bonus from American Home Shield, one from each of the following trade categories: heating and air conditioning; electrical; plumbing; garage door; pool and spa; and appliance. In addition, six service contractors from the same trades earned a $20,000 bonus for having the second highest scores. And more than 100 service contractors earned quality bonuses ranging from $1,500 - $15,000. A full list of award winners can be viewed online at

American Home Shield’s Contractor Quality Bonus program gives contractors opportunities to earn a share of the $600,000 available in bonuses. Complete information about the American Home Shield Contractor Quality Bonus program, as well as details on how to join the company’s contractor network, are also available online at

About American Home Shield

American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry in 1971 and remains the industry leader, servicing more than 1.4 million customers across 49 states and the District of Columbia. The Memphis-based company operates three customer service centers, employs approximately 1,800 employees and has a national contractor network made up of over 10,000 independent home-service contractors and more than 45,000 service technicians. American Home Shield is a business unit of The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s brands include Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec.

About ServiceMaster

With a global network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, is one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service networks. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people, The ServiceMaster Family of Brands provided services and products to approximately 5 million customers during the last 12 months. The company’s market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control, home warranties, furniture repair, home inspections, home cleaning, janitorial services, and disaster restoration. Go to for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at or



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