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The NEWS Honors HVAC’s Most Distinguished Leaders

Effective HVAC Leaders Construct Prosperous Contracting Cultures

Regarding HVAC contracting excellence, The NEWS is proud to once again honor some of the industry’s best leaders in its annual Best Contractor to Work For contest.


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HFC Tax an Unlikely Option for US

Repeal of Australian Legislation a Boost for Opponents of US Tax

Last summer, Australia repealed its carbon tax, which, since July 2012, had been imposed on the country’s leading emitters of synthetic greenhouse gases controlled by the Kyoto Protocol. Could a tax that targets carbon dioxide emissions and refrigerants be headed to U.S. shores?


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Employee Engagement is Key

HVAC Contractors Offer Tips, Advice on Effectively Engaging Employees

Companies that strive to engage employees often report more efficient performance, grander productivity, increased revenue growth, and reduced employee turnover. However, disengaged employees outnumber engaged employees two to one in the U.S.


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Honest Leadership, Loyalty at Atlas Butler

Central Ohio Contractor Does Right by Employees, Families, and the Community

Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling can trace its roots all the way back to The Ramey Mfg. Co. of Chillicothe in the 1800s. The secret to its longevity: treating its employees and customers right — for hundreds of years.


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Snyder’s Commitment to Training Ranks it One of the Best in 2014

Jacksonville, Florida, Contractor Focuses on Educating and Mentoring Employees

Ongoing training, a variety of incentives, and extraordinary incentives are all tools that help build a successful contracting business. And, employees attest, Miller’s guidance, leadership, and craftsmanship help make Snyder Air Conditioning one of America’s Best Contractors to Work For.


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Air Quality Dunrite Reigns Again in Canada

The company was recognized in 2012 by The NEWS as Canada’s Best Contractor To Work For and takes home the honor again in 2014, this time based on its consistently outstanding treatment of customers and associates.


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Oliver HVAC Values Family, Faith, Character

Morton, Pennsylvania-based Contractor Recognized as the Eastern Region’s Best HVAC Boss

Joe Oliver has rooted his business philosophies in his faith, which has helped the company earn a reputation as a top-notch employer that considers its employees family.


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As One Door Closes, Another Opens

Component Regulations Are Unnecessary and Unneeded

Life sure is strange. I find myself appearing in the pages of this fine publication after more than 30 years of working for a competitive magazine. And, yet, it’s like a homecoming of sorts.


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Call-answering Services Still Relevant

When They Have a Problem, Customers Want to Talk to a Live Person

Thanks to modern communication technologies, such as cell phones, voicemail, and email, to name a few, switchboard operators including telephone answering services are going the way of the dinosaur — extinct. However, answering service companies can still provide invaluable opportunities for HVAC contractors. 


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Marketing Magic: Confessions of a Post-holiday-crazed Marketer

Now’s the Time to Plan an Effective Marketing Plan

The No. 1 marketing question we get is, “What do I do next?” The second is, “When do I do it?” After that, you ask us, “How much to spend” and “In what media” and then a whole bunch of stuff we have to charge you for, but, essentially, all the answers are contained under a single umbrella called planning.


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NEWSMakers: Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson,an experienced trade school and community college instructor, discusses the HVAC industry and his column in The NEWS, ‘The Service Ticket.’ Listen now for a hint to the Not Enough Heat question from the Dec. 15 issue. Posted Jan. 30.

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