Think it’s tough finding a few technicians? How about recruiting people to travel to the armpits of world where everyone wants to kill them? The military does it year in and year out. Here’s what you can learn from armed forces recruiting.
Larry Taylor is one of the best known and most recognizable people in the HVAC industry. He’s also one of the best resources for a contractor trying to understand home performance and/or build a company.
It’s impossible to dislike Mark Matteson. He’s one of the most genuinely and relentlessly upbeat people in the world. He makes people want to be around him.
A quick story illustrates Mark’s nature. He was asked to keynote an international conference on commodity building material in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference asked him to recommend another speaker who could address commodity branding. Mark recommended me, so I went to Istanbul with him.
“Who’s a good consultant,” is a question I’m frequently asked by contractors. This suggests a level of interest and lack of information that would merit a series of consultant profiles. Here’s the first.
Sometimes, running a small HVAC company can be overwhelming, especially when government regulations seem to complicate things to the point of frustration and anger. But there is a lot about the mechanical systems industry that is fantastic, including AWESOME career oppotunities.
From compact thermal imagers, rain louvers, transparent solar cells, chillers, and hand-held meters, we're showcasing the HVAC hot products both commercial and residential contractors will want to have!
Used by HVAC contractors in the residential and commercial services, these products are geared towards making the customer happy!
The Product Showcase Award winner for April is Aeroseal's HomeSeal duct sealer. Other products include a wi-fi enabled thermostat, sump pumps, and tankless water heaters.
In the Contracting Business.com second annual survey, we examine the management of vehicles used in residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC contracting firms and how said management impacts your bottom line.
New technology allows a current switch to be configured outside of an electrical enclosure and installed on a cold wire, thereby eliminating the need for a PPE suite and preventing arc flash hazard. PPE suits, worn by technicians working in a live enclosure, are often cumbersome and can hinder the installer’s ability to configure an adjustable current switch....More
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