AIM/R promotes the RepAdvantage so both your manufacturers and customers realize the benefits of selling through and buying from multiple-line, field-based sales professionals.
For Rep Agencies
Legion of Fellow Reps – Belonging to AIM/R makes you part of a continually growing network of member firms. As you get to know your fellow representatives, you will benefit from their recommendations, industry knowledge, and sharing of their best business practices.
RepLocator Listing – Your free listing in the AIM/R RepLocator puts your firm at the fingertips of manufacturers as they consider new agencies for their representation. The RepLocator is distributed in June each year by Supply House Times to PHCP industry sales and marketing managers – the people who make critical hiring decisions. The RepLocator is also available online.Listings are not available to non-members.
Leadership Development – AIM/R Leaders of Tomorrow... Today (LOT/T) program prepares the next generation of business executives for the type of business issues they may experience in the future - and how to plan for them.
AIM/R RepAdvantage – When choosing to partner with an AIM/R Rep, manufacturers can be confident in the level of professionalism, tenacity and longevity they will experience from their agencies.
Revenue Opportunities – Manufacturers have direct access to AIM/R Reps when your company launches a new product or is simply seeking Reps in North America. Promote your line through AIM/R Instant Hotlinesor e-promotions. The first one is free to new Manufacturer members!
Networking at the Annual Conference – The signature event for the association is now open to AIM/R Manufacturers. The Annual Conference brings it all together in an environment with open communications. Manufacturers attend along side Rep Agencies, which helps strengthen the understanding that each has of the other's challenges and opportunities.
Political Support – Through our alliance with the American Supply Association (ASA), we advocate for manufacturers and their representatives in the plumbing, heating and cooling industry.
Education – AIM/R is committed to advancing members’ knowledge, standing, and professionalism through event sessions, newsletters, and the AIM/R Mentor program.
The dues cycle runs from January 1st through December 31st each year. Membership dues for Rep Agencies is $520 US/year and $395 US/year for Manufacturers. For Membership Criteria (Rep Agencies and Manufacturers), scroll below. Rep Agencies in Canada receive discounted dues and should contact the Association at email@example.com.
Benefits of Being an AIM/R Member
The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/Representatives, Inc. exists only for you... to further the function and professionalism of manufacturers' representatives individually and as a group... and to advance and promote the benefits of multiple-line selling.
Listen to members discuss the value-added proposition that AIM/R brings to their businesses.
Video courtesy of Joe Stephens, stratDV Media
AIM/R Rep Agency Membership is is available to any firm or corporation that has been engaged in the PHCP industry for at least one year as an independent sales representative of manufacturers, representing at least two PHCP manufacturers and maintaining an office and personnel separate, apart from and independent of any such manufacturer or wholesaler firms. Manufacturer Membership is availableto companies that desire to learn more about the representative function and to use the rep function to market their products and services. An applicant must also agree to maintain the standards of practice set by the Association.
The Association of Independent Manufacturers'/ Representatives, Inc. (AIM/R) is a trade association of independent sales representatives in the plumbing, HVAC/R, kitchen/bath, waterworks, irrigation and related industries. AIM/R members are the top agencies and manufacturers in the industry.