Articles Tagged with ''contractor''

Slashing Costs, Boosting Productivity Through GPS

By Cherie Preville
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From giving turn-by-turn directions for a technician to drive from one jobsite to the next, to figuring out who is closest to a particular jobsite with the right equipment to make a service call, a GPS can provide contracting companies with more information that they can utilize to run their operation more efficiently.


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Brady Makes Several Appointments

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Greensboro, N.C.-based Brady has announced a number of personnel appointments.


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Getting Started in Home Performance

By Mike Callahan
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In my last article, we talked about my firm belief that home performance contracting (HPC) is the next big game-changer for residential HVAC contractors. This article focuses on the training, skillsets, and specialized tools needed to become a successful home performance contractor.


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Contractor Rebrands for Success

By Kimberly Schwartz
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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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Making HVACR Work off the Grid

By Peter Powell
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While manufacturers continue to look at ways to make HVACR equipment as energy efficient as possible, just as much attention is being paid to finding ways to get that equipment off the electric grid and powered as much as possible by such alternative energy sources as solar, wind, photovoltaic (PV), and geothermal.


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Saving the Day the HVAC Way

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Energy efficiency and energy savings go hand-in-hand. A few of the many products that can offer end users these types of savings are highlighted here.


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Nonconformist Tries New Sealing Strategy

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New Hampshire contractor Steve Berger is — like the state he lives in — somewhat of a nonconformist by his own admission. What does he do differently and how does he make it work? 


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Predicting Future Job Performance

By Howard Coleman
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Why have some companies been better at dramatically reducing costly hiring mistakes and — ultimately — turnover? What’s the real secret to successful hiring?


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Contractor Does It Right for 75 Years

By Kimberly Schwartz
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“You don’t stay in this business for 75 years if you don’t do it right,” said Wayne E. Lanhardt, president and majority owner of the McCrea family of companies. “We call it ‘the McCrea way’ — do it the right way the first time.” Lanhardt’s claim that his family’s business is doing it the right way is borne out by the numbers. Revenues for 2010 were around $30 million.


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Brady Announces New Hires

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Greensboro, N.C.-based Brady, a company that provides energy systems for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, has made a number of announcements concerning new hires.


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