Network of plumbing contractors growing

“Horry Electric Cooperative now has three plumbing contractors in the Horry County area who have signed agreements to work on behalf of the cooperative to install  load management switches on new water heaters to qualify members for the H2O Select program,” says Ricky Lowder, senior marketing representative for Horry Electric. 

Strickland’s Plumbing has been a part of the program for the longest period of time.  They can be reached at 843.457.6544.  “They’re very familiar with the program and have worked with several members on the financing aspect of the program,” says Garrett Gasque, marketing representative for Horry Electric.
Evans Builders joined forces with Horry Electric a little more than a month ago. “Although Mr. Evans hasn’t been working with us for very long, he’s very familiar with the program, ” says Gasque. Members can  get in touch with Evans Builders at  843.650.2788.
   The most recent addition to the network is Four Star Plumbing and Air Conditioning.     “They’ve jumped right in and are excited about being a part of the H2O Select program,” says Lowder, adding that the group has about ten vehicles on call 24/7.  Like the other two in the network, Four Star can be reached by   phone at 843.236.7142.
Why there is a network
“Water heaters rarely need replacing during our regular business hours, so we developed relationships with local plumbing contractors to help promote the H2O Select program and to help our members,” says Gasque, adding that members are not limited to using only the services of the contractors in the Horry Electric network.  “These contractors are the only ones authorized to install the load management switch on our behalf, but a member can choose any contractor they want to install a new water heater.”
About H2O Select
Horry Electric offers rebates of $125 and $250 for qualifying installations. Qualification includes an agreement to allow load control on the unit. Free financing is also available to members with approved credit. For details, visit and select H2O Select.
Marathon Water Heaters are also available through Horry Electric Cooperative
If you’re a plumbing contractor in Horry County and you’d like to become part of the network, contact Ricky Lowder, Garrett Gasque or Eddy Blackburn at 843.369.2211.

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