A Minute with McIver http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/3174/feed en The 'R' Word is the Talk of the HVACR Industry http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/r-word-talk-hvacr-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">EPA rulings related to refrigerants are causing ripple effects around the HVACR world. At no other time in the industry’s history has there been so much activity, concern and chatter related the phaseout of some of HVACR contractors’ favorite gasses.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/r-word-talk-hvacr-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/r-word-talk-hvacr-industry#comments Refrigeration A Minute with McIver Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:17:00 +0000 29101 at http://contractingbusiness.com Thank You, Mr. Hobaica! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/thank-you-mr-hobaica <div class="node-body blog-body">Paul S. Hobaica, founder of Hobaica Services, passed away on October 4. I was fortunate to have met Mr. H in 2011, during a Contractor of the Year visit to the Phoenix office. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/thank-you-mr-hobaica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/thank-you-mr-hobaica#comments Contractor of the Year A Minute with McIver Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:16:00 +0000 28301 at http://contractingbusiness.com Design/Build Excellence http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/designbuild-excellence <div class="node-body blog-body">The two winning projects we’ve chosen for 2014 Design/Build Awards are prime examples of what the commercial HVAC industry is all about.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/designbuild-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/designbuild-excellence#comments Commercial HVAC A Minute with McIver Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:12:00 +0000 28071 at http://contractingbusiness.com 'Old' Ideas Ring True http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/old-ideas-ring-true <div class="node-body blog-body">Looking through some of the oldest editions of Contracting Business, I find that so many articles by great contractor writers still ring true with wisdom and good advice.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/old-ideas-ring-true" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/old-ideas-ring-true#comments Residential HVAC A Minute with McIver Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:31:00 +0000 26831 at http://contractingbusiness.com Terry's Top 10 Twitter Tips http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/terrys-top-10-twitter-tips <div class="node-body blog-body">How's your "twittiquette"? You can have better results with Twitter if you're respectful, and expect nothing in return.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/terrys-top-10-twitter-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/terrys-top-10-twitter-tips#comments Residential HVAC A Minute with McIver Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:01:00 +0000 25501 at http://contractingbusiness.com Have You Found Your 'Hidden Cash'? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/have-you-found-your-hidden-cash <div class="node-body blog-body">The dash to find "hidden cash" in California begs the question for HVACR contractors: are you finding the "hidden cash" that can be yours by improved service?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/have-you-found-your-hidden-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/have-you-found-your-hidden-cash#comments A Minute with McIver Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:42:00 +0000 25161 at http://contractingbusiness.com Johnny Manziel and HVAC http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/johnny-manziel-and-hvac <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that Johnny Manziel has been drafted by the Cleveland Browns, you can be sure the team will provide him with a comfortably cooled and heated facility. HVAC is the "Twelfth Man" in sports facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/johnny-manziel-and-hvac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/johnny-manziel-and-hvac#comments Commercial HVAC A Minute with McIver Fri, 09 May 2014 12:48:00 +0000 24861 at http://contractingbusiness.com 79 Years of Commercial HVAC Excellence http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/79-years-commercial-hvac-excellence <div class="node-body blog-body">There’s a company in Chicago that has stood the test of time, endured changes over the generations, and retained a distinctive identity of its own: Air Comfort.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/79-years-commercial-hvac-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/79-years-commercial-hvac-excellence#comments A Minute with McIver Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:41:00 +0000 23931 at http://contractingbusiness.com How an HVAC Winner Rolls http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/how-hvac-winner-rolls <div class="node-body blog-body">Advent Air Conditioning’s story is one of endurance and initiative. It’s about what comes from making difficult but necessary decisions, and doing what it takes to remain an HVAC industry leader in tough times. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/how-hvac-winner-rolls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/how-hvac-winner-rolls#comments Residential HVAC A Minute with McIver Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:20:00 +0000 23111 at http://contractingbusiness.com Does Anyone Understand Economics Today? http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/does-anyone-understand-economics-today <div class="node-body blog-body">By raising the minimum wage just because it will make him look good during the State of the Union address, President Obama continues to do nothing good for the economy. 2016 can't come soon enough.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/does-anyone-understand-economics-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/does-anyone-understand-economics-today#comments A Minute with McIver Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:50:00 +0000 22681 at http://contractingbusiness.com HOLY HVACR! 'B.A.T.M.A.N.' to Appear at 2014 AHR Expo! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/holy-hvacr-batman-appear-2014-ahr-expo <div class="node-body blog-body">Many products will be on display at the 2014 AHR Expo in New York City. This includes Boilers, Actuators, Thermostats, Manifolds, Analyzers and Networks. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/holy-hvacr-batman-appear-2014-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/holy-hvacr-batman-appear-2014-ahr-expo#comments Commercial HVAC AHR A Minute with McIver Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:54:00 +0000 22311 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Graphics from the <a href="http://batman-news.com/photos/the-dark-knight-rises/" target="_blank">Dark Knight Rises</a></p> The Best and Worst of HVAC http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/best-and-worst-hvac <div class="node-body blog-body">A quality HVAC system installation is a sight to behold. A bad one is something to avoid having your name on at all costs. We're going to show you examples of each in new photo galleries.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/best-and-worst-hvac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/best-and-worst-hvac#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Columns A Minute with McIver Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:06:00 +0000 21451 at http://contractingbusiness.com Don't Be an Energy Turkey! http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/dont-be-energy-turkey <div class="node-body blog-body">The more freely the air moves in your oven the more efficiently it operates, so don’t cover your oven racks with foil. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/dont-be-energy-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/dont-be-energy-turkey#comments A Minute with McIver Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:32:00 +0000 21101 at http://contractingbusiness.com Bitcoins and Quatloos http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/bitcoins-and-quatloos <div class="node-body blog-body">I've been reading an article about bitcoin, and still don't get it. Can you help?</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/bitcoins-and-quatloos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/bitcoins-and-quatloos#comments A Minute with McIver Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:02:00 +0000 20691 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tasty Bits of News http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/tasty-bits-news <div class="node-body blog-body">The Lean Construction Institute wins an award from Turner. The ABCO Expo is coming, and Friedrich will be there. Crockett Facilities Services president is named to a Top 100 list.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/tasty-bits-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/blog/tasty-bits-news#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC A Minute with McIver Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:40:00 +0000 20371 at http://contractingbusiness.com