Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en ServiceTitan vouches for home service techs with partner The Seal http://contractingbusiness.com/service/servicetitan-vouches-home-service-techs-partner-seal <div class="node-body article-body">Verification tools are used to automatically send customers confirmations with proof of licenses, insurance and employee background checks.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/servicetitan-vouches-home-service-techs-partner-seal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/servicetitan-vouches-home-service-techs-partner-seal#comments Residential HVAC Service Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:59:00 +0000 52621 at http://contractingbusiness.com U.S. Congressman McCaul Tours Daikin Texas Technology Park http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/us-congressman-mccaul-tours-daikin-texas-technology-park <div class="node-body article-body">Goodman, Amana brand and Daikin North America HVAC systems and products are now being produced at the 4.1 million sq. ft. at Daikin Texas Technology Park. McCaul took time to hold a town hall and a question-and-answer session with some Daikin employees who live in his district.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/us-congressman-mccaul-tours-daikin-texas-technology-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/us-congressman-mccaul-tours-daikin-texas-technology-park#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:50:00 +0000 52611 at http://contractingbusiness.com 11 Ways Successful Contractors Separate Themselves http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-ways-successful-contractors-separate-themselves <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two contractors with similar backgrounds compete in the same market.&nbsp; One succeeds stunningly.&nbsp; The other plods along.&nbsp; Here are eleven ways successful contractors separate themselves.</p> <p><strong>1. Dissatisfied With the Status Quo</strong></p> <p>Successful contractors do not accept that the way things are today is the way things will be tomorrow.&nbsp; For them, the status quo is temporary.&nbsp; They believe things can be better.&nbsp; Whether you believe things can be better or not, you are right.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2. Made a Choice</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-ways-successful-contractors-separate-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/11-ways-successful-contractors-separate-themselves#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:44:00 +0000 52601 at http://contractingbusiness.com Fast Track Academy Coming to New Jersey http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fast-track-academy-coming-new-jersey <div class="field-byline"> News from Fast Track Academy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Attendees will receive a complete turnkey system with templates, worksheets, procedures and step-by-step strategies.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fast-track-academy-coming-new-jersey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/fast-track-academy-coming-new-jersey#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:57:00 +0000 52591 at http://contractingbusiness.com FieldEdge Partners with HVAC Coach Ron Smith http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fieldedge-partners-hvac-coach-ron-smith <div class="node-body article-body">Smith will be providing exclusive training sessions, webinars, written content and other training programs on behalf of FieldEdge.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fieldedge-partners-hvac-coach-ron-smith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/fieldedge-partners-hvac-coach-ron-smith#comments Residential HVAC Service Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:55:00 +0000 52581 at http://contractingbusiness.com Milwaukee Hammers Reduce Vibration, Feature Magnetic Nail Set http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/milwaukee-hammers-reduce-vibration-feature-magnetic-nail-set <div class="node-body article-body">The hammers feature a newly developed handle for vibration reduction and is precision-balanced for better driving performance. The addition of a magnetic nail set provides the added benefit of being able to set and drive a nail with one hand.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/milwaukee-hammers-reduce-vibration-feature-magnetic-nail-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/milwaukee-hammers-reduce-vibration-feature-magnetic-nail-set#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:29:00 +0000 52571 at http://contractingbusiness.com LG Extends Warranties for Commercial, Residential, Light Commercial HVAC http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/lg-extends-warranties-commercial-residential-light-commercial-hvac <div class="node-body article-body">LG Excellence Contractors will benefit from an additional 2-year parts and 2-year compressor warranty for qualifying residential/light commercial systems. The company also launched a new online product registration platform. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/lg-extends-warranties-commercial-residential-light-commercial-hvac" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/lg-extends-warranties-commercial-residential-light-commercial-hvac#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:04:00 +0000 52561 at http://contractingbusiness.com The Aire Serv Franchise Story http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/aire-serv-franchise-story <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Dwyer Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mgz9n-WAuY4?rel=0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p class="rtecenter"><strong>You and Joe may have a lot in common.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/aire-serv-franchise-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/aire-serv-franchise-story#comments Sponsored Content Videos Residential HVAC Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:29:00 +0000 52551 at http://contractingbusiness.com Mitsubishi Electric Names O’Brien Senior VP of Sales, Marketing http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-names-o-brien-senior-vp-sales-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the programs Steve O’Brien oversees include training, high-performance building, strategic accounts and product planning. He joined Mitsubishi Electric in 2015 as vice president, residential business.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-names-o-brien-senior-vp-sales-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/mitsubishi-electric-names-o-brien-senior-vp-sales-marketing#comments Residential HVAC Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:21:00 +0000 52541 at http://contractingbusiness.com Permira Funds to Acquire DiversiTech http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/permira-funds-acquire-diversitech <div class="node-body article-body">As part of the transaction, the senior management team led by Jim Prescott, president and CEO, will remain significant owners of the company. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/permira-funds-acquire-diversitech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/permira-funds-acquire-diversitech#comments Commercial HVAC Refrigeration Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:13:00 +0000 52531 at http://contractingbusiness.com Gardiner Named to Represent Daikin in Northern Ohio http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/gardiner-named-represent-daikin-northern-ohio <div class="node-body article-body">The news signals the end of Gardiner's 55-year relationship with Trane. Sources say Daikin’s plans for growth and partnerships with independent manufacturer representatives were factors in the decision. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/gardiner-named-represent-daikin-northern-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/hvacrdb/gardiner-named-represent-daikin-northern-ohio#comments HVACRDB HVACR_DB Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:55:00 +0000 52521 at http://contractingbusiness.com Spray Inhibits HVAC Equipment Salt Corrosion Damage http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/spray-inhibits-hvac-equipment-salt-corrosion-damage <div class="node-body article-body">HVAC condenser and evaporator fins, made of aluminum or copper, will corrode in humid or moist settings, particularly in high salt environments near the coast. Force5 HVAC spray works as a corrosion inhibiter, lubricant and cleaner to protect heat exchange fins and cooling coils.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/spray-inhibits-hvac-equipment-salt-corrosion-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/spray-inhibits-hvac-equipment-salt-corrosion-damage#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:30:00 +0000 52511 at http://contractingbusiness.com Stand Out in the Crowd | How to Leverage your Online Reputation to Gain New Customers http://contractingbusiness.com/webinars/stand-out-crowd-how-leverage-your-online-reputation-gain-new-customers <div class="node-body article-body"> This webcast will highlight best practices for managing your business's online reputation.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/webinars/stand-out-crowd-how-leverage-your-online-reputation-gain-new-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/webinars/stand-out-crowd-how-leverage-your-online-reputation-gain-new-customers#comments Webinars Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:00:00 +0000 52501 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contracting in the Age of Transparency http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-age-transparency <div class="node-body article-body">The public relations disaster that occurred on a United Airlines flight never had to happen, and an HVAC version does not need to happen to you when you follow these guidelines.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-age-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/contracting-age-transparency#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:58:00 +0000 52491 at http://contractingbusiness.com Thinkstock Greenheck Exhaust Fan Line Has Direct Drive Option http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/greenheck-exhaust-fan-line-has-direct-drive-option <div class="field-byline"> News from Greenheck </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maintenance is reduced as the motor does not require lubrication for up to one year.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/greenheck-exhaust-fan-line-has-direct-drive-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/greenheck-exhaust-fan-line-has-direct-drive-option#comments Commercial HVAC HVACRDB Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:23:00 +0000 52481 at http://contractingbusiness.com Leading Data Center Contractor Expands into California http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/leading-data-center-contractor-expands-california <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver; supporting material by HITT </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HITT Contracting's Bay Area office will deliver construction services focused on corporate interiors and mission critical facilities under the direction of Senior Vice President John Kane.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/leading-data-center-contractor-expands-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/leading-data-center-contractor-expands-california#comments Commercial HVAC Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:51:00 +0000 52471 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>HITT&rsquo;s client-focused teams fulfill any program need from new construction base building and complete interior fit-outs, to commercial service work.</p> HITT Contracting, Inc. NO MORE ZEROES http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/no-more-zeroes <div class="field-byline"> by Charlie Greer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Never adopt the attitude during a call that the customer isn't going to buy, and is therefore, wasting your time. You're only wasting your time on them if you're a lousy closer.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/no-more-zeroes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/no-more-zeroes#comments Residential HVAC Service Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:37:00 +0000 52461 at http://contractingbusiness.com A New Look at Service Agreements http://contractingbusiness.com/service/new-look-service-agreements <div class="field-byline"> by Vicki LaPlant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Looking into the future, perhaps it’s time to evaluate how HVAC maintenance agreement programs are used in your business mix.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/new-look-service-agreements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/new-look-service-agreements#comments Residential HVAC Service Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:23:00 +0000 52451 at http://contractingbusiness.com Busy Winter Meeting Season for PHCC Service Groups http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/busy-winter-meeting-season-phcc-service-groups <div class="field-byline"> News from PHCC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plumbing - Heating- Cooling Contractors member groups share information on best practices, methods and technologies. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/busy-winter-meeting-season-phcc-service-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/industry-events/busy-winter-meeting-season-phcc-service-groups#comments Industry Events Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:05:00 +0000 52441 at http://contractingbusiness.com People Care About Your Career’s Impact on Your Life http://contractingbusiness.com/service/people-care-about-your-career-s-impact-your-life <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the December 21, 2016 edition of Hotmail, I wrote about the importance and usefulness of <a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/consider-writing-your-company-history">writing a history of your company</a>. Today I&rsquo;d like to go one step further and discuss the benefits of writing down your personal career history.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/people-care-about-your-career-s-impact-your-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/people-care-about-your-career-s-impact-your-life#comments Residential HVAC Service Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:18:00 +0000 52421 at http://contractingbusiness.com CALL FOR PRODUCT NEWS: Software and Apps http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/call-product-news-software-and-apps <div class="node-body article-body">Our May edition will feature a collection of HVACR software and apps, for both field diagnostics and invoicing/office work.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/call-product-news-software-and-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/call-product-news-software-and-apps#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:39:00 +0000 52411 at http://contractingbusiness.com Hiring and Retaining Top-Notch Technicians in the HVAC Industry http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/hiring-and-retaining-top-notch-technicians-hvac-industry <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Dwyer Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Finding and retaining talented HVAC technicians is a major industry challenge. The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics indicates a shortage of 20,000 HVAC techs each year, leaving employers scrambling to fill positions with qualified professionals.</p> <p>Click the button below to download a PDF with tips on how to find and retain HVAC technicians.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/contractingbusiness.com/files/uploads/2016/04/asv-recruiting-cover-new%20copy.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 302px;" /></p> </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/hiring-and-retaining-top-notch-technicians-hvac-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/sponsored-content/hiring-and-retaining-top-notch-technicians-hvac-industry#comments Sponsored Content Residential HVAC Resources Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:23:00 +0000 52201 at http://contractingbusiness.com Panasonic Eco Solutions Named an Energy Star 'Partner of the Year' http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/panasonic-eco-solutions-named-energy-star-partner-year <div class="field-byline"> News from Panasonic </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://business.panasonic.com/products-hvac-ventilationproducts">Panasonic Eco Solutions North America</a>, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America (Panasonic) has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR<sup>&reg;</sup> Partner of the Year &ndash; Sustained Excellence Award winner &quot;for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.&quot; Panasonic Eco Solution&rsquo;s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.</p></div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/panasonic-eco-solutions-named-energy-star-partner-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/panasonic-eco-solutions-named-energy-star-partner-year#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:42:00 +0000 52401 at http://contractingbusiness.com From One-Time Customer to Regular http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/one-time-customer-regular <div class="node-body article-body">You got them in the door once, but how do you get them to keep coming back? Here are the first steps for turning your one-time customers into regulars.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/one-time-customer-regular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/one-time-customer-regular#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:01:00 +0000 52391 at http://contractingbusiness.com Energy Programs: Time for Market-based Solutions http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/energy-programs-time-market-based-solutions <div class="field-byline"> by Dominick Guarino </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some state legislators and utility commissions seem to be finally catching on that energy reduction from HVAC has been disappointing. Delivered performance must be measured.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/energy-programs-time-market-based-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/energy-programs-time-market-based-solutions#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:53:00 +0000 52381 at http://contractingbusiness.com Your Weekly Financial Meeting http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/your-weekly-financial-meeting <div class="field-byline"> By Ellen Rohr </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Meetings are an opportunity to communicate effectively. When I ask, many employees tell me that communication is a problem at their company, right before they tell me they have too many meetings. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/your-weekly-financial-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/your-weekly-financial-meeting#comments Residential HVAC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:33:00 +0000 52371 at http://contractingbusiness.com Shurtape Kicks Off Third Year of Mission: HVAC Technical Education Program http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/shurtape-kicks-third-year-mission-hvac-technical-education-program <div class="field-byline"> News from Shurtape Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The students will receive 10 HVAC-themed missions that will challenge them to conduct research, network with HVAC professionals, and interview experts in the field. Each student who completes all 10 missions will be rewarded with $5,000.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/shurtape-kicks-third-year-mission-hvac-technical-education-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/shurtape-kicks-third-year-mission-hvac-technical-education-program#comments Residential HVAC Service Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:34:00 +0000 52351 at http://contractingbusiness.com Testo Begins Refrigeration Spring Campaign http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-begins-refrigeration-spring-campaign <div class="field-byline"> News from testo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This testo campaign builds upon the immense success of Testo&rsquo;s Smart Probe Refrigeration Kit and the 550 and 557 Smart Digital Manifolds which now come standard with Bluetooth. </div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-begins-refrigeration-spring-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/testo-begins-refrigeration-spring-campaign#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:24:00 +0000 52361 at http://contractingbusiness.com Chemours’ Opteon Low GWP Refrigerant Selected for High-Efficiency Chillers http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/chemours-opteon-low-gwp-refrigerant-selected-high-efficiency-chillers <div class="node-body article-body">Dunham-Bush is featuring its new high efficiency DCLCG chiller designed for Opteon XP10 in its exhibit at the China Refrigeration Show in Shanghai.Opteon XP10 offers more than 55 percent lower GWP.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/chemours-opteon-low-gwp-refrigerant-selected-high-efficiency-chillers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/chemours-opteon-low-gwp-refrigerant-selected-high-efficiency-chillers#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:01:00 +0000 52341 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2017 Work Truck Show in High Gear http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-work-truck-show-high-gear <div class="node-body gallery-body">Improved efficiency and navigation, electric models and security features are just some of the innovations incorporated by the leading manufacturers.</div> <p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-work-truck-show-high-gear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/2017-work-truck-show-high-gear#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service HVACRDB Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:31:00 +0000 52331 at http://contractingbusiness.com