Business Services

Internet Scams Are Hazardous to Contractors’ Money, Reputation

Hacking, Phishing, Shady Emails Can Harm Anyone
January 20, 2014

Many HVAC contractors and their employees face the same challenge on a daily basis — how to keep theircompanies safe on the Internet.


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Customers Are Mobile; Is Your Marketing?

Ensure Online Offerings are Accessible on Mobile Devices
January 20, 2014

In tomorrow’s world, not optimizing for mobile is the equivalent of not having a Web presence today. It is essentially ignoring how potential customers want to find you and leaving money on the table.


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Net Results: www.Berkeys.com

January 20, 2014

The NEWS and Ben Landers, president and CEO of Blue Corona, examine high-quality HVAC contractor websites and discern what makes them so successful.


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Defender Direct Expands into HVAC Market

Home Security Company Acquires Five HVAC Firms
December 23, 2013

The company has acquired five HVAC businesses in the Midwest and is now working to integrate them into its corporate culture.


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Coupons Drive Business, Attract New Customers

Jury Out on Success of Deep Discount Sites
December 23, 2013

More and more managers are doing something different to drum up business and are considering nontraditional methods to maximize their spot in the marketplace.


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HPC Sales Come in All Forms

The More the Merrier for HVAC Contractors
December 16, 2013

Just as no two houses are exactly the same, neither are the homeowners who live there. While one may have the resources to make all the energy-efficient improvements to the house at once, another may have to make selective upgrades over time.


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Marketing Magic: Internet Marketing for HVAC Contractors

Ensure Your Website and Direct Mail Marketing Efforts are Working as a Team
December 16, 2013

As a contractor in the cooling/heating trade, how do you feel about our company and services being marketed to retail customers via the Internet versus direct mail?


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Nexstar Network Members Reenergize at Super Meeting 2013 in Indianapolis

Event Drew Largest Crowd in 34 Years
December 9, 2013

The Nexstar® Network Super Meeting 2013, held in early October in Indianapolis, was a successful, optimistic event, according to attendees.


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Small Contractors Find Ways to Compete With Big Firms

Reputation, Referrals Key to Overcoming Size Factor
November 11, 2013

When it comes to operating in a major metropolitan area, how much does size matter? 


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Marketing Magic: The Common Problem of ‘Thermometer Marketing’

Customer Retention Marketing Helps Contractors Weather the Storm
November 11, 2013

Sure, your business is weather-related, but if it’s weather-dependent, then you have a significant marketing problem. 


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2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.

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Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

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