Most Americans are happy to live in an average-size house, which is around 2,300 square feet for a single-family home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Others prefer to have a little more elbow room, and for them, a 10,000-square-foot home or larger may be just the right size. And chances are good these homeowners are willing to pay whatever it takes to ensure they are comfortable in their plus-size dwellings.
Working on these mega homes is a great opportunity for HVAC contractors, but there can also be many challenges in this line of work. As Dan Foley, president, Foley Mechanical Inc., Lorton, Virginia, noted, these projects often involve difficult clients, demanding general contractors, and exacting architects. “You have to be prepared to deal with issues, surprises, and problems, and handle them in a professional manner.”