February 8, 2008 was a day of celebration for Bill Joplin. Not only was he inducted into the Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but Thad Helsley, mayor pro-tem of McKinney, proclaimed that day as Bill Joplin Day in his honor.
The career achievement award—the highest bestowed to any Carrier Dealer—was given to Bill in recognition for his years of service and his spirit of leadership that Willis Carrier exemplified when he started the first Carrier dealership. Bill was nominated for the Hall of Fame Award by his local distributorship in Irving. To be eligible, dealers such as Bill must have a minimum of 20 consecutive years of Carrier service, must be a factory-authorized dealer, and excel in the areas of loyalty to Carrier, industry accomplishments, and local leadership. Only three individuals nationwide received this distinction in 2008.