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.
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 Business.com 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. That wasn’t the case for Eric Kjelshus, owner of Eric Kjelshus Energy, Greenwood, MO. In fact, one the reasons home-owner Amy Walker selected her long-time friend Kjelshus for the job is because he had proven his knowledge of superior HVAC design by teaching classes for Walker and other energy raters in the Kansas City area.
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.
Sometimes the great outdoors gets into an HVAC system! Other times, good contractors find total hack jobs. Our updated "Wall of Shame" gallery shows what the good HVAC guys find on the job, sometimes in new homes!
Growing a business from the ground-up can be tough. We can’t all be lucky enough to win the lottery (like some HVAC companies have), but with the proper steps and work ethic, we don’t need to strike it rich. A business can be grown organically and see a fantastic level of success.