Every contractor wants a solid staff that makes them proud and profitable. In an industry with a shortage of technicians and a high turnover rate, it’s critical to hold onto quality HVAC employees for the long haul. So, how do you ensure they won’t stray to the competitor down the road? Positive reinforcement.
For good reason, HVAC contractors train their salespeople to be very observant when entering a potential customer’s home. They are instructed to look for signs of kids, pets, etc. This can lead to a conversation about IAQ or zoning as the salesperson attempts to solve problems for all residents.
A skilled trades apprenticeship, specifically within HVAC, prepares up-and-coming technicians for a fulfilling career in a trade that doesn’t get the attention or publicity it so rightly deserves, as nearly everyone who goes through apprenticeship comes out a winner.
Perhaps nothing short of the looming technician shortage has helped bring the industry closer and encourage collaboration more than fighting the governmental overregulation that is impacting HVACR businesses nationwide, from the manufacturer all the way down to the installer.