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Articles by John R. Hall

Canadian contractor completes TSSA quality ceritification

The owner of Haven Home Comfort Inc./ClimateCare in Kingston is the first hvac contractor in the province to be certified under the “Contractor Quality Assessment Program.”
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What's that pile building up in my 'In Box'?

In this recently announced program, graduating vo-tech students who are looking for careers as field installers or service techs are encouraged to send in a brief work-wanted ad to The News.
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A well-deserved feather for their cap

I had to make two stops at the winners of our “Best Contractor to Work For” contest.
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Runnemede: Small-town and family atmosphere

Workers at this third-generation business will tell you straightforward what a great place it is.
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Meyer & Depew: Workers given plenty of room to grow

Meyer & Depew went “above and beyond” to keep its employees happy in 1999.
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Company size is not a factor when choosing pension plans

It's important to start a company pension plan.
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What is the best method for finding and retaining workers?

This article is part of The News’ many-pronged attack on the problem of serious shortages of qualified field technicians and mechanics in the hvac trade.
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Albuquerque contractors: A changing breed, indeed

Many contractors say that their business today is a big deviation from what the original owners intended it to be.
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NC snowstorm puts stranglehold on contractors

Coming on the heels of a devastating summer flood, this recent snowstorm sent North Carolina residents — as well as hvac businesses — reeling again.
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A 'Rose City' by any other name wouldn't be Portland

Preserving nature is important to conservationists in Portland — and it provides a direct link to increased business for some local hvacr contractors.
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