Articles by John R. Hall

Q&A With President

Brian Javeline is the president and CEO of, an online software service for construction estimating and invoicing, designed for contractors to manage jobs and grow their businesses. He recently took time to answer questions about MyOnlineToolBox and how it impacts the HVACR trade.
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An Interview With HARDI

The NEWS talked to Talbot Gee, vice president of the Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), for his insights into whether independent ownership is alive and well or if consolidation or dealer acquisition is making a strong push in the HVACR distribution trade.
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Distributors Help Dealers Watch Expenses

HVACR distributors do more than just sell parts and equipment - much more. They offer support for their dealers by sponsoring training and education, both technical- and business-oriented. With today's challenges, many contractors are turning to their distributors for help and advice.
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Using the Hybrid Distribution Model

The path of the traditional distribution chain has followed some twists and turns in recent years, especially with the advent of online ordering and consumer-direct purchasing. One HVAC equipment manufacturer has been using a hybrid system to bring its products to market and has enjoyed a great deal of success.
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Young Techs Talk Up the HVACR Trade

In the April 7 issue, The NEWS introduced readers to three senior service technicians - one was 91 years old and the other two were 88 years old. But the story wouldn’t be complete without traveling to the other end of the age spectrum and finding out what young techs - just starting on their HVACR careers - thought about the trade and their own longevity.
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2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

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Legislation and Regulation

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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