“We aren’t green, we’re gold.” That was the message being sent from speakers and trainers at the 2012 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s (IGSHPA’s) technical conference and expo. What else happened at the conference?
Contractors, take note: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently stepping up its vigilance with new regulations and a new national safety campaign to prevent jobsite falls.
Whose job is it to buy the tools and take care of the service vehicle? That’s a question that each contractor answers individually. There isn’t a cookie-cutter solution that works for every HVAC business. So what works for these guys?
The tools of the trade are not confined to what technicians carry in their toolboxes. The type of vehicles that technicians transport their toolboxes in can be just as important. Can changing your vehicles change your bottom line?
Despite understanding that technician images and customer perceptions are important, contractors don’t usually specify how their technicians organize their tools. That leaves the organization conundrum up to the technician.
Engineers design and contractors build. Fusing the best of both worlds is Jonathan F. Lazarus, founder, owner, and president of Eagle Air Conditioning Inc., a White Plains, N.Y.-based commercial HVAC contractor.