Articles by Mike Murphy

HARDI Aloha at Annual Convention

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“Work hard. Play hard. That is the kind of schedule we have provided for you this year,” said Talbot Gee, executive vice president and COO of Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) as he opened the 2011 Annual Conference at the Grand Wailea Resort.


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Not Just About Heating in U.P.

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In a somewhat slightly obscure location along the shores of Little Bay De Noc, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (U.P.), this town of approximately 12,000 hardy people like their hockey. According to Charlie Elliott, these people who call themselves Yoopers, also like air conditioning and heating too.


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Murphy's Law: Where Are Those Matches?

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I wonder why ... I can never find the matches when I want to light the propane grill.


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Executive Summit Fosters Relationships

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MechanicalXchange is an exclusive, invitation-only executive summit co-sponsored by The NEWS. The 2011 event was attended by more than 100 hand-selected people representing 23 mechanical contracting firms and 24 vendors. The purpose of the event is to bring buyers and sellers together.


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Building Performance Institute Standards - Not

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Home performance contracting is taking the country by storm. Well, maybe not yet a thunderstorm, but in every meeting of HVAC contractors that I have attended in the last 18 months, at least some mention of measuring systems — testing in and testing out — has been on the agenda.


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Murphy's Law: I Wonder Why...

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...the biggest job is always the one you never knew about?


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Murphy's Law: Why No Pink Trucks?

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I know a couple of people associated with the HVACR industry that are fighting breast cancer right now, and I think they might appreciate seeing a pink truck.


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Distributor Serves Customers in a Famous Way

Best Practices from Famous Supply
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Contractors and manufacturers all said essentially the same thing when asked why they do business with Famous Enterprises — customer service.


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MechanicalXchange Finds Solutions the Old-Fashioned Way

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Today, approximately 90 top executives are gathering in Park City, Utah for a strategic summit. There, they will meet face-to-face, and they will talk.


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Why Should I Buy Your Product Anyway?

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Everyone has been challenged (more than once) to prove why their product is better. When customers ask “why?” they really want to know: What’s in it for me?


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