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Relationships Make Contractor the Best

By John Conrad
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When talking to the management or employees at My Plumber Heating and Cooling, it is hard to tell if they are part of a large contracting firm or a big extended family, which is the key to success at this Manassas Va.-based company, and why The NEWS recognized the company as its “Best Contractor to Work For” Eastern region contest winner.


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Company Values Customers, Employees

By Cherie Preville
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The Bergstrom brothers and Knight strive to show in many ways that they value their employees, and in turn hire and retain staff that values and takes care of their customers. The result is a vibrant and positive work environment.


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Contractors Invent Copper Theft Deterrent

By Herb Woerpel
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In some cases, the proper HVACR tool simply doesn’t exist. In those instances, some entrepreneurial contractors take it upon themselves to craft their own solutions. Thus was the case with Mitch Livingston, his nephew Corey Livingston, and their ACAL-SHARK copper alarm.


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Dallas Welcomes AHR Expo to the South

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Over 1,800 companies have reserved more than 375,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Dallas Convention Center for the 2013 Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo on Jan. 28-30, making it the largest ever held in the Southwest. 


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Innovative Products Win Expo Awards

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Ranging from an innovative geothermal heat pump to a copper theft deterrent system, the winners of this year’s AHR Expo Innovation Awards represent a broad cross-section of the HVACR industry.


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Georgia Contractor Celebrates 50 Years

By Herb Woerpel
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In 1962, Earl and Rachel Smith set out to make a living in the HVACR industry. Fifty years later, E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is recognized as one of greater-Atlanta’s most well-respected HVACR contractors.


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The Pitfalls of Poor Customer Service

By Butch Welsch
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For many years I have felt that providing quality, timely customer service is the most important thing we as a contractor can provide. I believe its importance has gotten even greater because it seems the overall quality of service is deteriorating.


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Facts + Figures: Air Conditioner Shipments up Nearly 30 Percent in October

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Source: Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies.


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DCS Industries LLC: Air Conditioner Cage

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Designed to protect outdoor air conditioning units from theft, both residential and commercial units can be secured with the air conditioner cages. They are constructed of premium-grade steel, and provide the necessary strength for a quality air conditioner cover, the company said.


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2013 HVACR Directory & Source Guide

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The NEWS HVACR Directory & Source Guide is one of the industry’s most valuable resources. HVACR pros rely on it to locate products, get technical support, and discover new business opportunities.


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