When contractors attend business seminars, they inevitably attend sessions where presenters offer tips on how to gain, train, and maintain a good workforce. If you go to a number of such seminars, you can come up with a long list of good tips.
Or you can just talk to the folks at CMS Mechanical Service Co. of Melbourne, FL, who use dozens of ways to find, hold, and reward technicians.
Good working conditions and camaraderie can be vital to the success of a business. But these qualities don’t just “happen” — they originate from ownership. A great example of this comes from YPS in Austin, TX.
The best contracting companies don’t just offer installers and technicians a job. They offer a career opportunity with a clearly defined path, so that employees know where they’re at and how they can progress.
What do you get when you mix a doctor of inorganic chemistry, a native British citizen, and a no-heat call on Christmas Eve from a “Mrs. Klaus?” You get Cyngier Heating & Air Conditioning, a company with a staff of 18 people (including 13 service techs and installers) that specializes in residential and light commercial hvacr service.
More than 440 AirTime 500 members gathered recently for the organization’s expo, which was held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Convention Center. The four-day event covered a number of training and management issues, including the changing role of some large specialty stores.
Brian Cranney’s nickname is “Bear.” His height and dark hair make the inspiration behind the name partly evident. The rest is more difficult to perceive unless you spend some time with him. He’s a powerful, quiet, and honest businessman. He does not make empty promises.