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Continuing Education Key to Contractor’s Success

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

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

“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

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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NEWS’ Best Contractors Strike the Right Chord

Continuing with our annual tradition, The NEWS is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Best Contractors to Work For contest. These contractors are being honored for creating work environments that not only nurture employees but also provide them with opportunities for growth and development.


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Contractor Rebrands for Success

When the economy crashed in 2008, many business owners nearing the end of their careers were probably relieved to retire and escape before it got worse. But Ray Grimm, 67, decided not to ride off into the sunset — instead, he chose to retain his leadership role and rebrand his Illinois business.


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Contractor Champions Solar

Champion AC, a veteran-owned and operated HVAC contracting company, recently added solar air conditioners to its list of product offerings.


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Stamina Shines Through 50-Year Career

Samuel Guy Neese Jr. is 73 years old, and he has been in the HVAC trade for 51 years. He has seen ups and downs during his career, but through it all he continues to return to work every day with unheard-of stamina.
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Crockett Facilities Services Wins NASA HQ Contract

Crockett Facilities Services Inc. (CFSI), a provider of building operations and maintenance, mechanical contracting, and HVAC services to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded a contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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85 Years of Leadership: HVAC Company Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The NEWS is not the only one celebrating an anniversary this year. Fifty years ago in western Michigan, Seaman’s Air Conditioning-Refrigeration was born in humble beginnings and now is recognized as a fine commercial HVAC company. And the company celebrated with a Red Cross blood drive.
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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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