Four contractors from four regions are represented
January 30, 2017
Successful HVAC contracting companies operate like well-oiled machines. Employees enjoy coming to work and give their all while there. The owners of these companies excel at creating places of employment that exhibit an outstanding commitment to customers and staff. These leaders nurture jobs into careers, offering lifelong employment that extends well beyond just a paycheck.
Imagine a workplace environment where everyone absolutely loves coming to work every day? Such is the case at Classic Air’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a motivational work environment, positive reinforcement from superiors, and an overall feeling of family, employees come to work jobs, but end up developing careers.
Hunter’s founding of Hunter Heat & Air in 2006 was a classic HVAC industry start-up: himself, his brother-in-law, and one truck. Today, Hunter is the co-owner — along with his wife and vice president, Nicola — of a company with four locations, 32 employees, and annual sales of $5 million.
Steve Quinn, owner of JD Swallow Heating & Cooling in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has modest goals for the company over the next five years, but working to achieve those goals is what has helped him win the Best Contractor to Work for Award in the North Central region.
Equipped with a plastic impeller, this high-voltage fan is powered by a built-in electronically commutated motor (ECM), which enables the fan to run efficiently. Designed for residential uses, the centrifugal fan is widely applied in HVAC, air movements, or home appliances.
While several organizations lobbied Congress for an extension, the U.S. House of Representatives failed, again, to extend the geothermal heat pump tax credits via a stopgap spending bill signed Dec. 9, 2016.
In addition to being an HVAC contractor in Houston and running a trade school, Cunnigham also finds the time to run his consulting business — Successtrack Network, where his efforts recently earned him the Consultant of the Year honor at the inaugural Service World Expo show in Las Vegas.
According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), about 40 percent of organizations have a formal social media policy. The survey found that 69 percent of organizations engage in social media activities to reach external audiences, 31 percent of organizations track employee use of social media, and 43 percent block access to social media platforms on company-owned computers and handheld devices.