Illiana’s employee satisfaction level, charitable efforts, strong opportunities for growth, and ability to nurture long-lasting customer and employee relationships helped earn the company Best Contractor to Work For honors in the North Central region.
With nothing more than his plumbing license and a promise to his wife that things would be better, Alan O’Neill packed up his family, left Ireland, landed in Texas, and eventually started Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Houston.
The condensate drain system is a unique component in the air conditioning system. It is an interface between the air-handler drain pan and the building plumbing system, for which no entity accepts responsibility. There is no approved or laboratory-tested-and-listed drain system.
The DOE reports that predictive maintenance may reduce maintenance costs up to 30 percent, eliminate breakdowns 70-75 percent of the time, minimize downtime, and increase production. Yet, despite the clear benefits of predictive maintenance, only 12 percent of commercial buildings are using it.
Making the decision to open another location is no small undertaking and involves finding the right people to staff the new location and doing a lot of research to make sure the new area can support another HVAC business.
The survey, which collected data from nearly 18,000 small business owners from around the U.S., compiled answers regarding a community’s overall business friendliness, regulatory environment, new-hire prospects, and more.