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Encompass Services: Striving for Synergy

September 8, 2000
Group Maintenance America Corp., formed in 1997 to consolidate contractors in the commercial and industrial mechanical trades, merged with Building One Services Corporation to form En-compass Services Corp.
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Comfort: Staying the Course Amid Changes

September 8, 2000
While other consolidators have seen original owners fold up their tents and move onto other ventures, Comfort has been able to keep most of the people on board.
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Fall Truck Lineup Is Bigger, More Practical

September 8, 2000
There's really no downside anymore to sitting in the back of a pickup.
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College Aims to Change Perceptions, Fill Industry Void

September 8, 2000
Stereotypes hurt the hvac industry.
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San Diego Convention Center Fuels Hotel Boom

September 8, 2000
Convention industry generates big business with fierce competition.
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Blue Dot: Banking on a Bright Future

September 8, 2000
“Over the past thirty months, we’ve been surprised on how easy it is to acquire and how hard it is to integrate."
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ARS/Rescue Rooter: In it for the Long Haul

September 8, 2000
The purchase of 40 additional companies to join the ARS/Rescue Rooter operating team brings the total number of acquisitions of ARS/Rescue Rooter operating units to 115.
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Pride, Passion Keys to Success

September 8, 2000
Motivation that comes from the top is the only way to expect improvement.
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Variable Annuities May Help Fund Retirement

September 8, 2000
Baby boomers are forced to invest differently from their predecessors to prepare for a comfortable, financially secure retirement.
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Lennox/Service Experts: Expect Smooth Transition

September 8, 2000
Unlike the other major consolidators, Lennox is not pulling back on its acquisitions, but instead is looking to acquire at least 10 more companies before the end of the year.
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