Articles by John R. Hall

Lochinvar VIP Program Has Dual Purpose

Getting the word out to end-users via promotional and marketing materials is one sure-fire way to boost unit sales and retain customers. But it is also a way to retain contractors as well. That’s the dual purpose of the VIP Contractor Program, sponsored by Lochinvar.
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Survey Addresses Technician Appearance

How important is your tech’s appearance? For that matter, how important is any appearance to how your company is perceived? And are your competitors concerned about appearance, too? These are some of the questions we asked visitors to our recent “Survey Says” online survey at
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Selling the Family Business: Pain or Relief?

For many, it is essential to keep their business within the family. But what if there are no family members to pass the business on to or if there are no family members willing to carry on the business? Selling a family business is as much an emotional decision as a business decision and there are many factors that go into it.
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Roundtable Follows Nordyne Show

A group of distributors and contractors, gathered together for the first of several Nordyne “Road Show” stops, sat down in Nashville for a roundtable meeting with The NEWS to discuss issues facing the industry and themselves.
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2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Mark Crockett
Mark Crockett vice president, Crockett Facilities Services, explains the importance of technician training, the value of being a top minority-owned company in the U.S., current projects the company is managing, and much more. Posted on April 24.
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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

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