Contracting Business http://contractingbusiness.com/rss.xml en Top 10 Contracting Business Stories of 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/top-10-contracting-business-stories-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">With 2014 coming to a close, we wanted to take a look at some of the biggest stories, challenges, innovations and ideas of the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/top-10-contracting-business-stories-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/top-10-contracting-business-stories-2014#comments Galleries Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:26:00 +0000 30131 at http://contractingbusiness.com Refrigeration Contractors: We Want to Hear from You! http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-contractors-we-want-hear-you <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ContractingBusiness.com is seeking five commercial refrigeration contractors who specialize in supermarket refrigeration, to participate in our 2015 Refrigeration Roundtable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-contractors-we-want-hear-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-contractors-we-want-hear-you#comments Refrigeration Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 30111 at http://contractingbusiness.com System Hopes to Make HVAC Systems More Efficient, Less Expensive http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/system-hopes-make-hvac-systems-more-efficient-less-expensive <div class="node-body article-body">In terms of HVAC costs, filtration of outside air may be where contracting businesses have noticed their customers see some of the biggest ongoing expenditures. However, one company is looking to make the filtration process green friendly, efficient and cheap.</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/commercial-hvac/system-hopes-make-hvac-systems-more-efficient-less-expensive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/system-hopes-make-hvac-systems-more-efficient-less-expensive#comments Commercial HVAC Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:42:00 +0000 30101 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>HLR is designed to help HVAC systems save energy.</p> enVerid Adrian Steel EZ Load Van Ladder Rack: Features & Comparisons http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/adrian-steel-ez-load-van-ladder-rack-features-comparisons <div class="node-body video-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7h59UE8nsB8" width="595"></iframe></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/adrian-steel-ez-load-van-ladder-rack-features-comparisons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/videos/adrian-steel-ez-load-van-ladder-rack-features-comparisons#comments Videos Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:12:00 +0000 30091 at http://contractingbusiness.com Ohio Contracting Professional Scott Robinson Passes Away http://contractingbusiness.com/service/ohio-contracting-professional-scott-robinson-passes-away <div class="node-body article-body">Scott Robinson, an Ohio-area contracting businessman for four decades, passed away this week at the age of 64, according to Fleming & Billman’s website.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/ohio-contracting-professional-scott-robinson-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/ohio-contracting-professional-scott-robinson-passes-away#comments Service Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:44:00 +0000 30081 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Scott Robinson, an Ohio-area contracting businessman for four decades, passed away this week at the age of 64, according to Fleming &amp; Billman&rsquo;s website.</p> Air Balancing a System with Zoning http://contractingbusiness.com/service/air-balancing-system-zoning <div class="field-byline"> By Rob &#039;Doc&#039; Falke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Balancing a heating and cooling system that includes zoning requires several additional steps compared to a standard HVAC system. Without these extra steps, your customers may experience excessive noise and very low operating efficiencies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/service/air-balancing-system-zoning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/air-balancing-system-zoning#comments Service Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:30:00 +0000 30071 at http://contractingbusiness.com Contractors Can Keep Team Fresh with Training http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-can-keep-team-fresh-training <div class="node-body article-body">It never hurts to be well-educated. When it comes to helping contracting business employees do their job, training will come in handy for improving the skillset and knowledge base of workers, not to mention helping to satisfy customers.</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/contractors-can-keep-team-fresh-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/contractors-can-keep-team-fresh-training#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:12:00 +0000 30061 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>These videos, which span multiple industries, can be viewed on-demand online at any time.</p> Mastery Technologies Wil VandeWeil Named Taco President http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/wil-vandeweil-named-taco-president <div class="field-byline"> News from Taco </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wil VandeWiel will oversee daily operations of Taco and work with John White, Jr. and his board of directors in steering Taco’s growth forward in the years ahead. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/wil-vandeweil-named-taco-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/wil-vandeweil-named-taco-president#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:24:00 +0000 30041 at http://contractingbusiness.com Small Businesses, Contractors May Legally Drop Health Insurance Plans http://contractingbusiness.com/service/small-businesses-contractors-may-legally-drop-health-insurance-plans <div class="node-body article-body">Many contractors and small businesses across multiple industries have seen their health insurance rates skyrocket each year. Now, according to NPR, many small companies are dropping their employee health insurance plans.</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/small-businesses-contractors-may-legally-drop-health-insurance-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/service/small-businesses-contractors-may-legally-drop-health-insurance-plans#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Service Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:50:00 +0000 30031 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Many small companies are able to drop employee health insurance plans.</p> (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) Coolerado Helps Kellogg’s Save 88% In Cooling Costs http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/coolerado-helps-kellogg-s-save-88-cooling-costs <div class="field-byline"> News from Coolerado </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Coolerado HMX system has brought an annual savings of $62,000 to the Kellogg's food processing plant in Mexicali, Mexico.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/coolerado-helps-kellogg-s-save-88-cooling-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/coolerado-helps-kellogg-s-save-88-cooling-costs#comments Commercial HVAC Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:21:00 +0000 30021 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Coolerado M50 units lined up to serve the Kellogg&#39;s facility.</p> Las Vegas Entrepreneur Awards Veterans with HVAC Scholarships http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/las-vegas-entrepreneur-awards-veterans-hvac-scholarships <div class="node-body article-body">Kenneth D. Goodrich recently announced that two Army veterans would be the first beneficiaries of the scholarship endowment he started at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/las-vegas-entrepreneur-awards-veterans-hvac-scholarships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/las-vegas-entrepreneur-awards-veterans-hvac-scholarships#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC HVACRDB Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:04:00 +0000 30011 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Army specialists Jamie Olson and Larry Lemieux are the first two veterans to receive toolkits through Goodrich&rsquo;s $100,000 scholarship endowment program he created at CSN to aid military veterans enrolled at the school.</p> CSN Air Masters Corporation hires Mark Trojahn, employees of Trojahn Plumbing http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/air-masters-corporation-hires-mark-trojahn-employees-trojahn-plumbing <div class="node-body article-body">Air Masters Corporation, a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, and building automation/energy conservation firm, hired Mark Trojahn and the 13 employees of Trojahn Plumbing Systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/air-masters-corporation-hires-mark-trojahn-employees-trojahn-plumbing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/air-masters-corporation-hires-mark-trojahn-employees-trojahn-plumbing#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:14:00 +0000 30001 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Air Masters logo</p> Air Masters All These Links Lead You to AHR EXPO 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/all-these-links-lead-you-ahr-expo-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by Terry McIver </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A listing of HVACR companies that will be exhibiting at 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago, IL.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/all-these-links-lead-you-ahr-expo-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/all-these-links-lead-you-ahr-expo-2015#comments AHR Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:36:00 +0000 29991 at http://contractingbusiness.com All These Links Lead to AHR Expo 2015 http://contractingbusiness.com/all-these-links-lead-ahr-expo-2015 <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/contracting-business">Contracting Business</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://contractingbusiness.com/site-files/contractingbusiness.com/files/uploads/2014/12/surveyphotos_0.jpg?1418733844" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">Here's a collection of news and links to companies exhibiting at 2015 AHR Exposition in Chicago, IL.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/all-these-links-lead-ahr-expo-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:50:00 +0000 29981 at http://contractingbusiness.com Emerson ‘E360 Forum’ Looks Into 'The Future of Refrigeration' http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-e360-forum-looks-future-refrigeration <div class="node-body article-body">Emerson initiated the E360 Forums as a way to bring current information to food service and food retail-based contractors in different regions, who have many questions about the changing refrigeration/refrigerant/energy landscape.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-e360-forum-looks-future-refrigeration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/emerson-e360-forum-looks-future-refrigeration#comments Refrigeration Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:13:00 +0000 29971 at http://contractingbusiness.com Being a Better Tech http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/being-better-tech <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Michel </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This is for technicians who want to perform better, who want to excel. Here’s how you can be better technicians.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/being-better-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/being-better-tech#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:58:00 +0000 29961 at http://contractingbusiness.com Danfoss DC Symposium Explores Refrigeration Issues http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/danfoss-dc-symposium-explores-refrigeration-issues <div class="field-byline"> News from Danfoss </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To explore challenges affecting supermarket and commercial refrigeration equipment — the way in which it is designed, built, and maintained — Danfoss convened approximately 50 thought leaders from industry, policy, utilities, and research. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/danfoss-dc-symposium-explores-refrigeration-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/danfoss-dc-symposium-explores-refrigeration-issues#comments Refrigeration Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:09:00 +0000 29951 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Danfoss Symposium moderator Robert Cavey, right, said the refrigeration industry is facing interesting challenges. &ldquo;The only way it will work, is if the people in this industry all put their oars in the water,&rdquo; he said.</p> December 2014 'Tools of the Trade' http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/december-2014-tools-trade <div class="node-body article-body">These are the brands preferred by Chappel's Heating & Cooling of Carol Stream, IL. How do their choices compare with your favorites?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/december-2014-tools-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/december-2014-tools-trade#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:56:00 +0000 29941 at http://contractingbusiness.com December 2014 Product Showcase Award http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/december-2014-product-showcase-award <div class="node-body article-body">Rheem was a 2014 Product Showcase Award Winner in the forced-air heating category.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/december-2014-product-showcase-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/residential-hvac/december-2014-product-showcase-award#comments Residential HVAC Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:28:00 +0000 29931 at http://contractingbusiness.com Refrigeration Gas Phaseouts Bring Indigestion http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-gas-phaseouts-bring-indigestion <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver, executive editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The ContractingBusiness.com Refrigeration Roundtable convened in September during the Comfortech Show, on the heels of a strict ruling put forth for consideration by the Environmental Protection Agency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-gas-phaseouts-bring-indigestion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/refrigeration-gas-phaseouts-bring-indigestion#comments Refrigeration Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:08:00 +0000 29921 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVAC Tech Update: December, 2014 http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-december-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The topic of our December 2014 Tech Update: Air Distribution related products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/galleries/hvac-tech-update-december-2014#comments Galleries Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:41:00 +0000 29911 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2015 Looks Good, Say AHR Survey Respondents http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-looks-good-say-ahr-survey-respondents <div class="field-byline"> News from ASHRAE/AHR Expo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A survey of 1,000 HVACR manufacturers prior to the 2015 AHR Expo, reveals growing optimism among HVACR manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-looks-good-say-ahr-survey-respondents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-looks-good-say-ahr-survey-respondents#comments AHR Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:15:00 +0000 29901 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Photo: M Resort, Las Vegas, NV, during construction in 2009. Courtesy Southland Industries.</p> 2015 AHR EXPO: Awesome Building Automation & Controls Showcase http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-ahr-expo-awesome-building-automation-controls-showcase <div class="field-byline"> News from AHR Expo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Expo's Building Automation & Control Showcase is a special section of the show floor that features state-of-the-art controls solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-ahr-expo-awesome-building-automation-controls-showcase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-ahr-expo-awesome-building-automation-controls-showcase#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:09:00 +0000 29881 at http://contractingbusiness.com 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference: Focus on the "BIG" http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-ashrae-winter-conference-focus-big <div class="field-byline"> News from ASHRAE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference being held in the big city of Chicago, ASHRAE reports the technical program itself is going big with a focus on big projects, the big picture and big impacts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-ashrae-winter-conference-focus-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/2015-ashrae-winter-conference-focus-big#comments AHR Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000 29871 at http://contractingbusiness.com AHR EXPO 2015 Innovation Award Winners Announced http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2015-innovation-award-winners-announced <div class="node-body article-body">The HVACR industry's best and brightest technology will take center stage January 26-28, 2015, in Chicago, at the AHR Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2015-innovation-award-winners-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2015-innovation-award-winners-announced#comments Commercial HVAC AHR Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:30:00 +0000 29861 at http://contractingbusiness.com Apps for That: New Apps from Modine, Hammermill http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/apps-new-apps-modine-hammermill <div class="node-body article-body">Modine’s new Effinity93 Unit Heater App is a free, cost-savings calculator for both iOS and Android phone platforms and tablets. Hammermill Paper app provides a simple, cross platform printing solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/apps-new-apps-modine-hammermill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/commercial-hvac/apps-new-apps-modine-hammermill#comments Commercial HVAC Residential HVAC Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:43:00 +0000 29851 at http://contractingbusiness.com RSES 'Core Essentials' Manual Available in Spanish http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/rses-core-essentials-manual-available-spanish <div class="field-byline"> News from RSES </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) has released "Fundamentos básicos," the newest title in the “Preparing for the NATE Exam” series.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/rses-core-essentials-manual-available-spanish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/rses-core-essentials-manual-available-spanish#comments Refrigeration Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:31:00 +0000 29841 at http://contractingbusiness.com Tampa Refrigeration Contractor Seeks Contributions for Training Initiative http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/tampa-refrigeration-contractor-seeks-contributions-training-initiative <div class="field-byline"> by Terry McIver, executive editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the number of active refrigeration technicians in the U.S. continues to dwindle, refrigeration contractor Joe Matthews seeks contributions for a special refrigeration training school. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/tampa-refrigeration-contractor-seeks-contributions-training-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractingbusiness.com/refrigeration/tampa-refrigeration-contractor-seeks-contributions-training-initiative#comments Refrigeration Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:01:00 +0000 29831 at http://contractingbusiness.com <p>Joe Matthews, left, participated with other refrigeration contractors in the ContractingBusiness.com Refrigeration Roundtable, held during Comfortech 2014.</p> HVACR/Hydronics Distribution Business Product Spotlight http://contractingbusiness.com/newsletter/hvacrhydronics-distribution-business-product-spotlight <div class="node-body page-body">HVACR/Hydronics Distribution Business Product Spotlight</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/newsletter/hvacrhydronics-distribution-business-product-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HVACR_DB Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:37:15 +0000 29821 at http://contractingbusiness.com HVACR/Hydronics Distribution Business eNews http://contractingbusiness.com/newsletter/hvacrhydronics-distribution-business-enews%20 <div class="node-body page-body">HVACR/Hydronics Distribution Business eNews </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractingbusiness.com/newsletter/hvacrhydronics-distribution-business-enews%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HVACR_DB Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:34:29 +0000 29811 at http://contractingbusiness.com