Ron Rajecki

Senior Editor,
Contracting Business
Top Technician Appreciates Variety in HVAC
At HVAC Comfortech 2010, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized six "Top Techs" who hold multiple NATE certifications. This month, Contracting Business is pleased to introduce you to Tina Coop, service & installation manager, Rockville, MD.
A Thriving Enterprise: Commercial Contractor of the Year
Fans of the television series Star Trek™ know that the mission of the starship Enterprise was to "boldly go where no man has gone before." The mission of Contracting magazine's 2011 Commercial Contractor of the Year, Enterprise HVAC Service and Control, is to boldly solve comfort and energy efficiency challenges that no one has solved before.
Vision, Plan, and Execution: Dallas Contractor Chapman Air & Heat Celebrates 30 Years
Chapman Air & Heat started as a residential construction company Feb. 10, 1981. From there, the company developed its customer service base "one client at a time," according to company Founder and President Marvin Chapman.
Better Days Ahead, as 'Great Recession' Fades
Contractors who have been waiting and hoping for some good news about the economy can begin to take heart: the wait is almost over, according to economist Jeff Thredgold, president of Thredgold Economic Associates, Clearfield, UT, a professional ...
The Awesome Responsibility of Trust
The steps required to win a Design/Build project can be a greater challenge than the actual installation, because the contractor must win the trust of the client. Kahn Mechanical won this client's trust, and followed through with efficient comfort and indoor air quality solutions.
World-class Facility, World-class University
A world-class program deserves a world-class facility, and that's what the Murphy Co. construction team delivered on Brauer Hall.
New Leases, New Life
It wasn't hard to obtain lease renewals, after EMCOR Services New England Mechanical's holistic approach to overcoming comfort problems at an 11-story office building.
High Standards, Lofty Goals & Divine Comfort
An institution with such lofty goals calls for a mechanical HVAC contractor that’s also willing to go above and beyond,. And when it came time for a major building renovation project on campus, the university found one, in Lee Company.
HVAC System Savior
Into everyone's life a little rain must fall. However, just as "April showers bring May flowers," sometimes going through difficult times can make one appreciate good times all the more. That's what often happens for homeowners who work with Jim Patterson and his sons, who collectively comprise Orchard Valley Heating and Cooling in Southampton, MA. As the company's nine Quality Home Comfort Awards over the years attest, Patterson knows his stuff when it comes to designing and installing superior quality home comfort systems.
Show Me State Showplace
Sigman Heating and Air Conditioning/Sigman Indoor Climate Solutions LLC is no stranger to the Quality Home Comfort Awards. Perennial winners, Sigman is known for its ability to land some of the largest and most interesting residential projects in St. Louis area — or anywhere in the U.S., for that matter.
From Covered Wagons to Total Comfort
Some HVAC contractors might feel a little pressure being called upon to design and install a comfort system in the newly constructed home of a certified home energy rater. However, one the reasons home-owner Amy Walker selected her long-time friend Eric Kjelshus for the job is because he had proven his knowledge of superior HVAC design.
Flying High Thanks to a Flier
Corey Hickmann, president of Comfort Matters Heating & Cooling, Hanover, MN, knew that his young company had a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction that would enable it to handle even the most demanding customers' comfort needs in the challenging weather extremes of the North Star State. But it was a simple flier sent in the mail that started the ball rolling on the company's first Quality Home Comfort Award.
Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing: Keys to Total Comfort & Efficiency
Contractors striving to provide total comfort to customers without including testing and balancing are missing a big piece of the comfort equation.
Welcome to Water World
Don't be afraid of the water. That's the message from Dave Yates, owner of F.W. Behler, York, PA, and John Barba, contractor training and trade program
Meet the NATE Top Techs
At HVAC Comfortech 2009, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) recognized five Top Techs from across the country.




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