Articles by Kyle Gargaro

NATE Announces Restructure Plan

Organization Reaches Agreement with AHRI
January 30, 2012
In an effort to take North American Technician Excellence (NATE) to a higher level, Don Frendberg, NATE chairman, announced a restructuring of NATE personnel and an Administrative Services Agreement with the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).


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Jan. 30, 2012: HARDI and ACCA Legally Fight Regional Standards

January 30, 2012
Although the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its final rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces last October, the fight is not over yet. Both the Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) have filed petitions to intervene through the United States Court of Appeals against the DOE.


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Jan. 24, 2012: HARDI Sues DOE on Regional Standards Ruling

January 24, 2012
Although the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its final rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces last October, the fight is not over yet. Through the legal advocacy group Cause of Action, the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has filed a petition to intervene through the United States Court of Appeals against the DOE.


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Some HVAC Business Resolutions for 2012

January 23, 2012
Now I realize that people are reading this article in late January and those resolutions that you proclaimed so loudly three weeks ago are barely a faint memory. But this is also a good time to come up with some New Year’s resolutions for your business.


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Exactly Why Is There a Worker Shortage?

January 12, 2012
Is it really a lack of qualified workers -- or of qualified companies?
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HARDI Economist Says No Double Dip

November 28, 2011
So do you want the good news or the bad news first? Because there was both in the presentation economist Alan Beaulieu gave to the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members at the recent HARDI Conference in Hawaii.


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Daikin Distributors Celebrate Growth

November 28, 2011
There was a lot of excitement from both speakers and attendees at the 2011 Daikin AC Sales Meeting, “Daikin on the Move.” A total of 91 guests from 37 companies learned what Daikin has accomplished, and its goals going forward.


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Next Level Contractor Webinar a Smash Hit

November 9, 2011

In a time of dwindling attendance to many national live events, The NEWS' latest webinar series shunned that trend.

 


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NEWS Looks for Best Contractors To Work For

October 17, 2011

 If you love your employer, or maybe if you just want to get brownie points, nominate your company in the 2011 Best Contractor to Work For contest. 


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Raise the Bar for Your Employees

October 10, 2011
Contractors point at high school guidance counselors, ill-informed parents, and the lack of positive industry PR as obstacles they face in hiring top-notch talent. Instead of complaining about things you really have no control over, contractors need to roll up their sleeves and overcome those obstacles.


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