VAI Joins the Prominent HVACR Industry Association, Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI)

March 20, 2019

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – March 20, 2019 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, announced it has joined Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), a not-for-profit international association serving wholesaler-distributors and their suppliers within the HVACR industry. The new membership reinforces VAI’s commitment to providing the HVACR industry with a quality ERP offering. VAI has been successfully serving customers in the HVACR industry with its proven S2K ERP solution and commitment to customer support and success.

“Sid Harvey’s is one of the founding members of HARDI and we appreciate the work HARDI has done to support the industry, especially the education and networking programs available through their annual and focus conferences,” said Russell TumSuden, Senior Vice President and CFO of Sid Harvey. “As a VAI customer, I can attest to the high standards VAI sets as they continue to serve the industry.

“HARDI is an invaluable HVACR industry advocate and resource, and we’re thrilled to be a member of this outstanding organization,” said Jessica Vollaro, Marketing Manager at VAI. “VAI works closely with a number of wholesaler-distributors in the HVACR industry. We offer solutions specifically tailored to distributors’ unique needs, and provide a dedicated team of customer support to ensure our customers meet and exceed their business goals.”

HARDI represents more than 480 distributor members serving more than 5,000 branch locations, and nearly 500 manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, and service vendors. Members of HARDI market, distribute, and support heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and supplies.

“HARDI is always thrilled to welcome new organizations into the association and grow our membership,” said Chris DeBoer, Director of Marketing & Sales of HARDI. “We proudly bring together many different member types that help HARDI’s wholesalers improve and grow their businesses. We are happy to welcome VAI to the association.”


HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry. HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. VAI's software solutions are backed by a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence that countless companies rely on. With specific ERP solutions for Hard Goods, Food, and Pharmaceutical companies, VAI has helped some of the most recognized companies address key industry requirements and deliver bottom-line results. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, with branch offices located in Florida, Illinois, and California. For more information, visit, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter, vai_software on Instagram, and “like us” on

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