I was having my back manipulated when, for some inexplicable reason, my thoughts turned to consultants. After all, I did have a column due and maybe lying on my stomach made my creative juices percolate.
The danger of producing any article or special issue is that, as an editor or writer, you presume to know what your audience is thinking. Because this special issue focuses on workforce matters, we wondered what was important to HARDI members.
Remove all the hand wringing about the ultimate replacement of R-22 from the marketplace, and it is the contractor who is the last connection before the industry and the end user: the consumer. We interviewed leaders at ACCA and RSES for their assessment and spoke with a nationally recognized contractor
It's a term I see practiced with vigor and regularity by many of the most successful business-people I know. Yet they almost never seem to use the word in actual conversation. I suspect they place the word in the category of either you have it or you don't, and they take it so much for granted that it's not worth discussing.
As technology becomes more accessible for small businesses, fleet management will become much easier. The days of keeping track of everything through pen and paper are almost over. But for many, new technology just leads to confusion....More
ContractingBusiness.com is accepting nominations for its 2015 HVAC Residential Contractor of the Year Award.
This award is given to a residential contractor who represent the best the residential HVAC industry has to offer....More
Join Sean Kilcarr, Senior Editor at Fleet Owner, to hear about advancements in light vehicle manufacturing and technology. Sean will cover the latest manufacturing trends, including aluminum body frames, new van models for 2015 and how manufacturers are addressing fuel efficiency through technology....More
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that by 2030, Millennials will be 75 percent of the workforce. With an aging contractor workforce, businesses will need to appeal to and hire this generation of workers.
A recent study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology found that even if a customer purchases the best, most energy-efficient air conditioners, heat pumps and other tools, it may go to waste if the equipment is not properly installed.