Articles Tagged with ''contractor profile''

People Come First at Applewood

Owner John Ward Shares Success by Giving Back
April 14, 2014

While turning a profit is very important at Applewood, the company places an equal importance on giving back to its community. 


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Employee-Owned Pleune Service Thriving

From Technician to CEO, Misiewicz Leads By Example
March 17, 2014

When Ken Misiewicz took over as CEO of Pleune Service Co. in 2000 he wanted to mold the company in a way that reflected his personal and professional views. Now, 13 years later, Pleune is rolling with a highly motivated 125-employee workforce.


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Gold Medal Service Reinvents its Wheel

Company Finds Success in Expanding Homeowner Services
March 3, 2014

Mike Agugliaro and Rob Zadotti realized something had to change. Their company was scuffling, and they were working around 80 hours per week. They’d finally had enough.


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Oklahoma Contractor Celebrates 100 Years

Spaeth Inc. Prepares for Fourth Generation of Family Ownership
January 6, 2014

In the HVAC industry, staying in business for 50 years is considered an accomplishment. So you can imagine how proud the staff at Oklahoma City-based Spaeth Inc. is about its recent 100th anniversary celebration.


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HVAC Contractor Zones in on Profits

Getting Out of New Construction Made Big Impact
October 28, 2013

With new construction tumbling with the economy, Marty Gildemeyer placed a new focus on service, replacement, and maintenance agreement work. Additionally, Gildemeyer discovered a new niche — zoning.


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Contractor Invents Magnetic Gauge Holder

HVAC Strap Sticks to Metal Surfaces for Hands-Free Operation
September 30, 2013

After his gauges kept falling to the ground while on the job, HVAC contractor Dan VandeVoorde came up with an attractive solution.


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Age, Gender No Worry for Florida’s Cetton

"Customer Service is Key" for 25-Year-Old Business Owner
April 29, 2013

Not only is she a female business owner, running Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.-based Precision Refrigeration with business partner Brian Petlyar, she’s also doing it at age 25.


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Contractor Honored for Accomplishments

January 28, 2013

In just four years, Haitian immigrant Nesli Francois has moved up the ranks with Westborough, Mass.-based Conservation Services Group (CSG), growing from an apprentice to the highly coveted role of energy specialist.


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Georgia Contractor Celebrates 50 Years

January 14, 2013
In 1962, Earl and Rachel Smith set out to make a living in the HVACR industry. Fifty years later, E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is recognized as one of greater-Atlanta’s most well-respected HVACR contractors.


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Contractor Translates Golden Rule into Golden Treasure

November 12, 2012
The keys to success: loyalty, honesty, and an endearing spirit. Those are the attributes Jerry Hurwitz and his crew at J&J Air Conditioning have used to build a multimillion-dollar HVAC enterprise — one job at a time.


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