Terry McIver

Executive Editor, Contracting Business

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in A Minute with McIver Feb 09, 2012

Pro-Warming Opinions Always Run Hot

I've finally realized that a good way to get letters from readers is to deny the existence of global warming. I received some heated but welcome....More
in A Minute with McIver Dec 08, 2011

10 HVACR Apps

How's your "app-titude" been lately? Are you and your technicians using apps more frequently? You should. Even my basic HVACR terminology app is a....More
in A Minute with McIver Nov 14, 2011


Like clockwork, we have another scandal brewing you know where (not that we've heard much about any of the others). The Solyndra debacle, in which a....More
in A Minute with McIver Oct 13, 2011

Your Field Techs' Role in Business Development

I've just returned from the Mechanical Service Contractors Association (MSCA) Annual Conference this year in Colorado Springs. It's always a....More
in A Minute with McIver Sep 19, 2011

Indiana Wants You

HVACR Week is here. Our annual show — this year in Indianapolis, Sept.21-23 — is ready to roar at the Indiana Convention Center. I'm writing here....More
in A Minute with McIver Aug 04, 2011

Going Up?

(Memo to self: "Stop mentioning the lousy economy in the first paragraph of any article about business management. Stay positive!") "Got it. Thank....More
in A Minute with McIver Jul 11, 2011

Good News is Out There

The industry presses on. We've received lots of good news in the past week. Here's a sampling: Learning continues. North American Technician....More
in A Minute with McIver Jun 02, 2011

'Hope and Change' That Works

The nation's best radio commentator was the first to ask the question shortly after the presidential election of 2008: "How's that 'hope and change'....More
in A Minute with McIver May 04, 2011

What do You Expect from a Graduate?

While working on an article about HVACR technician recruitement, I spoke with Jeff Taylor, lead HVACR instructor at the Mayfield College, Cathedral....More
in A Minute with McIver Apr 15, 2011

Be a Service Superhero!

Faster than a speeding dispatch call? More powerful than a 23 SEER system? Whatever your service super power might be, know that you're a hero in the....More
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