Service http://contractingbusiness.com/taxonomy/term/7349/more en Keep ‘Em Coming Back: 7 Ways to Appeal to Return Customers http://contractingbusiness.com/service/keep-em-coming-back-7-ways-appeal-return-customers <div class="node-body gallery-body">What’s more thrilling as a business owner than bringing in a brand new customer? It’s proof that your company is good at what it does in multiple factors and should make a contracting business owner extremely proud of their marketing effort.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/keep-em-coming-back-7-ways-appeal-return-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/keep-em-coming-back-7-ways-appeal-return-customers#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:04:00 +0000 31941 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Return customres are necessary to thrive as a business.</p> Rooftop Curb Diagnostics and Solutions http://contractingbusiness.com/service/rooftop-curb-diagnostics-and-solutions <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A recent evaluation of several hundred commercial rooftop systems around the country exposed a hidden flaw that deteriorates system efficiency up to 40% Rooftop equipment curbs. Let’s take a look at how you can quickly diagnose and solve curb problems you may encounter in the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/rooftop-curb-diagnostics-and-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/rooftop-curb-diagnostics-and-solutions#comments Service Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:57:00 +0000 31831 at http://contractingbusiness.com Johnson Controls Committed to Helping Veterans in 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/johnson-controls-committed-helping-veterans-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, is extending its 2014 commitment to veterans into 2015 by renewing its sponsorship of the Building Homes for Heroes program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/johnson-controls-committed-helping-veterans-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/johnson-controls-committed-helping-veterans-2015#comments Service Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:53:00 +0000 31581 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Johnson Controls is sponsoring the Building Homes for Heroes program in 2015.</p> Johnson Controls Klein Tools wins ‘Best Hand Tool Brand’ of 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/klein-tools-wins-best-hand-tool-brand-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Klein Tools has been named “Best Hand Tool Brand” for 2014 by Tools in Action readers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/klein-tools-wins-best-hand-tool-brand-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/klein-tools-wins-best-hand-tool-brand-2014#comments Service Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:13:00 +0000 31501 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Klein Tools has been named &ldquo;Best Hand Tool Brand&rdquo; for 2014 by Tools in Action readers.</p> HARDI Announces Support of America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hardi-announces-support-america-s-small-business-tax-relief-act-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) supports H.R. 636, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, which reported favorably from the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hardi-announces-support-america-s-small-business-tax-relief-act-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/hardi-announces-support-america-s-small-business-tax-relief-act-2015#comments Service Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:08:00 +0000 31491 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>HARDI President Bill Bergamini</p> HARDI How to Charge What You’re Worth http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-charge-what-you-re-worth <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost + overhead + a fair profit is the basic formula used by the HVAC industry to determine the price of a typical repair or equipment replacement. The net result of this practice is an average company net profit of 2% to 3% year-after-year. Let’s take a look at what some companies have learned to do to earn profits on some of their work that is ten times the industry average. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-charge-what-you-re-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/how-charge-what-you-re-worth#comments Service Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:04:00 +0000 31271 at http://contractingbusiness.com 5 Essential Cybersecurity Steps Every Contracting Business Must Take http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/5-essential-cybersecurity-steps-every-contracting-business-must-take <div class="node-body gallery-body">If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve likely noticed an increase in businesses of all sizes being hit by cybersecurity breaches. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/5-essential-cybersecurity-steps-every-contracting-business-must-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/5-essential-cybersecurity-steps-every-contracting-business-must-take#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:12:00 +0000 31171 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>If you&rsquo;ve been paying attention to the news lately, you&rsquo;ve likely noticed an increase in businesses of all sizes being hit by cybersecurity breaches.</p> A Service Legend Remembered http://contractingbusiness.com/service/service-legend-remembered-0 <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the passing of my father, Walt Falke this week, it seems there is nothing more important or appropriate to write about than the legacy Dad left behind to this industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/service-legend-remembered-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/service-legend-remembered-0#comments Service Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:56:00 +0000 30961 at http://contractingbusiness.com Will the Cloud Work for Your Contracting Business? http://contractingbusiness.com/service/will-cloud-work-your-contracting-business <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud computing has been growing in use for many businesses of all sizes. In fact, Cisco reported that by 2018, 78 percent of workloads will be processed in cloud data centers. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/will-cloud-work-your-contracting-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/will-cloud-work-your-contracting-business#comments Service Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:00:00 +0000 30891 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Will cloud computing serve your contracting business?</p> (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Home Improvement to Slow in 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/service/home-improvement-slow-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">The LIRA projects annual growth in home improvement spending will decelerate from 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015 to 1.6 percent by the third quarter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/home-improvement-slow-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/home-improvement-slow-2015#comments Service Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:55:00 +0000 30801 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>The LIRA projects annual growth in home improvement spending will decelerate from 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015 to 1.6 percent by the third quarter.</p> (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)