Articles by Kyle Gargaro

Getting Free Publicity

January 11, 2013
I love free stuff. You should too.
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Dougherty Helps Geothermal Have Big Year

December 17, 2012
It was a good year for geothermal, and much of that credit must go to Doug Dougherty and his staff at the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO). Well, if you can call the 1.5 people working for the GEO president and CEO his “staff.” Those accomplishments are the reason Dougherty was named a 2012 NEWSmaker.


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Is There an eHarmony for Hiring?

December 10, 2012
I have recently had the pleasure (and I use that term loosely) to meet a plethora of candidates looking to fill some open positions on The NEWS. Let’s just say I have a new respect for all the HVAC contractors out there who continually need to fish in a rather shallow labor pool.


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Contractors Learn How to Build Value

December 10, 2012
Contractors from around the country converged on Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas for the Nexstar Network’s Super Meeting. The meeting was titled “Customers First” and included informative sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.


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Finding Home Performance Profitable

November 19, 2012
Home performance contracting is more than just an industry buzzword for the team at Minnick’s Heating, Cooling, Energy Solutions, and Insulation. Why did the three owners decide to start focusing on the home performance market?


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Unified Group Learns About Visibility

November 12, 2012
Salespeople from around the country traveled to Dallas for the Unified Group’s Advanced Sales Forum. The attendees listened to informative presentations as well as participated in group training.


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Taking Knowledge Home From Industry Events

November 5, 2012
September and October are always busy traveling months for those of us in the HVAC trade press. It makes sense as most associations hold their meetings during these months to get the highest attendance since this is typically one of HVAC’s shoulder seasons.


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Use Every Tool at Your Disposal

October 15, 2012
There are a lot of new and innovative ways for contractors to connect with manufacturers, distributors, and — most importantly — their customers. However, sometimes a face-to-face, well-planned meeting is still the right tool for the job.


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Do We Need Jobs or Qualified People?

September 17, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than one third of all skilled tradesmen are over the age of 50. As these quality tradesmen begin to retire, the task for contractors to find quality employees will continue to get harder.


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Customer Service That Bowls Over the Competition

August 20, 2012
This week I am writing about bowling. Not so much the 7-10 split or how many beers translate into the best score — although I would guess more than 3 and less than 6 — but I am writing about the customer service I received from a local bowling alley that turned me from a disgruntled customer to a loyal one.


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