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Broan-NuTone Crowns Fastest Installer of the ULTRA™ Ventilation Fan in ULTRA Pro Challenge

HARTFORD, Wis., February 5, 2014 Broan-NuTone®, the leading manufacturer of residential ventilation products, has crowned the overall winner of the 2013 ULTRA Pro Challenge – a nationwide competition among contractors to install an ULTRA™ Ventilation Fan in the fastest time. The top eight contractors from across the country battled against one another at the 2014 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas for the title of “ULTRA Pro” and the grand prize, a 2014 Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

Jared Stork from Fairbury, Ill., (pictured right) completed the Challenge in a mere four minutes and 14 seconds and was declared the nationwide winner.


“We developed the ULTRA Fan to make contractors’ lives easier — plain and simple,” says Richard Palmersheim, group vice president, marketing, Broan-NuTone. “We knew the fans were going to save time upfront, but participants of the ULTRA Pro Challenge far exceeded our expectations for quick installation. The final times were astonishing.”


The remaining seven finalists who competed in the Challenge were Burton Morris, Hyannis, Mass., Jeremy Johnson, Danbury, Conn., Dennis Tetzloff, Anaheim, Calif., Ricardo Mercado, Escondido, Calif., Jim Mitchell, Folsom, Pa., Joe Lareau, Las Vegas and Noe Lopez, Carpinteria, Calif.


Danny Lipford, host of “Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford,” emceed the final event. “It was an honor to be a part of the ULTRA Pro Challenge and to announce the final winner,” Lipford said. “It’s nice to know that now there is a product out there that does it all; the ULTRA Fan saves time, money and stress. What more could you ask for?”

Broan-NuTone will host the ULTRA Pro Challenge again next year. The 2014 tour will include 120 events nationwide, doubling the locations from 2013. A complete list of 2014 Challenge locations will be released on the ULTRA Pro Challenge website in the coming months.


Quick installation isn’t the only benefit of the ULTRA Fans (pictured left). They also help meet stringent green building and ventilation codes, they operate quietly at less than 0.3 sones, they contain an energy-saving DC motor and two 18-watt ENERGY STAR® qualified light bulbs and, now, the fans have the ability to detect humidity or motion.


To learn more about the BROAN ULTRA Ventilation Fans, click here, and to learn more about the NuTone ULTRA Ventilation Fans, click here.


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BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans. ULTRA™, ULTRAQuick™, ULTRAGreen™, ULTRASmart™, ULTRASilent™, ULTRALucent™ and ULTRASense™ are trademarks of Broan-NuTone LLC.

Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products,

call 800-558-1711 (BROAN), 888-336-3948 (NuTone),
write Broan-NuTone,
926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A.
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Note: Danny Lipford has received compensation to participate in the Broan-NuTone ULTRA Pro Challenge and provide his opinion and endorsement of Broan-NuTone products.