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Gold Medal Service Reinvents its Wheel

Company Finds Success in Expanding Homeowner Services
By Matt Bishop
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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
By Matt Bishop
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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

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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

By Herb Woerpel
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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

By Herb Woerpel
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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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Continuing Education Key to Contractor’s Success

By Herb Woerpel
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Whether its students attending the vocational classes he teaches, or the customers he serves through Air Comfort Mechanical Inc., John Kuefler, 53, has made a golden career out of treating others the way he wants to be treated. But how does he make time for all of it?


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Contractor Excels in the Family Trade

By Herb Woerpel
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While the acclaim of an accounting degree sounded great in his early 20s, Kenneth Buggay’s desire to get his hands dirty led him away from the office and into the service truck as an HVAC contractor.


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