Articles Tagged with ''contractor profile''

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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Continuing Education Key to Contractor’s Success

July 30, 2012
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

July 30, 2012
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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It's Not About the Box

May 14, 2012
“What’s the cost of the furnace?” asked Mrs. Smith, as she fumbled through several pages of downloaded furnace pricing sheets. “How much do you charge per hour and what would you charge me to just hook up the furnace?” Can you relate to this scenario?


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Contractor Develops Copper Alarm

May 7, 2012
The Great Recession has hit few places harder than Flint, Mich. Yet Ken Hardin, owner of Ken Hardin Heating and Cooling, has found continued success through traditional cost-cutting measures and an innovative invention that is helping his customers during difficult economic times.


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