Online purchasing is where our economy is going, and HVAC has to change with the times. And, while this is most likely factual, let us investigate all the ramifications before we merge too quickly onto the information superhighway.
In addition to being an HVAC contractor in Houston and running a trade school, Cunnigham also finds the time to run his consulting business — Successtrack Network, where his efforts recently earned him the Consultant of the Year honor at the inaugural Service World Expo show in Las Vegas.
Bowling, food, and refreshments were on the agenda Sunday night as The Whalen Company held an event at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.Whalen vice president of sales and marketing Tony Landers was looking forward to talking with contractors both at the event and on the show floor.
Who doesn’t like to come to Vegas and play some golf. Emerson was thinking exactly that when they hosted their Sunday evening AHR event at Top Golf at MGM. Attendees enjoyed food and drink while working on their handicap at this well-attended event.
How many of us go to bed and wake up thinking about our industry? How many of us give a lot of thought to what we can do to better the industry we work in even though there might not be a direct correlation to improving our individual business’s bottom line? I know I don’t. But D. Brian Baker, the second-generation owner of Custom Vac Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, did just that.
In my mind, the annual AHR Expo is always the unofficial start to the HVACR calendar year. The rest of the country has Ryan Seacrest and Carson Daly (or Mariah Carey looking annoyed and confused on stage) to help them ring in the New Year, but we have Wi-Fi thermostats and new geothermal products being displayed at the expo.