Back in January The NEWS published an article on HVAC service techs and installers who work off the clock behind the bosses’ back and earn extra money doing side jobs. The respondents remained anonymous as they described how and why they made a living out of working on their own, sometimes with or without their bosses’ permission.
It is “beach blanket beauty” as described in a recent issue of USA Today. The story was about a recruiting effort of spring break students in Daytona Beach by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools.
Daytona Beach is known for the spectacle of NASCAR auto racing. It is also home to many HVAC contractors who share the same business concerns as their peers across the United States. A few of these business owners shared their views with The NEWS during a recent roundtable session.
Chicago and Louisville are great and distinct communities. But as different as they are, each community holds similar business concerns for HVAC contractors, namely licensing (or the lack thereof) and qualified technicians (or the lack thereof). The NEWS recently sat down with Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) members in each community to talk about these topics during informal roundtable discussions.
The former bookkeeper for Niehoff/Dunco Heating and Cooling admitted to embezzling more than $265,000 on checks drawn on her employer’s bank account. Her boss, Wayne Duncan, almost went out of business because of the crime. He learned a valuable lesson from the painful experience.
Some things put a smile on my face and make me chuckle despite the doom and gloom that we constantly are barraged with from the general media. One of those things is the carousel of new products that will make life easier and improve everyone’s quality of life. If I mention the words Ionic Breeze do you get my drift?