It’s the industry’s job to get the word out and harness the young talent that arrives. So check out the inaugural Top 40 Under 40 list. And, look around your office. Do you have any young folks who deserve some recognition? If so, there’s always next year.
Know the product. Don’t fumble through it or roll your eyes when talking about the technology. A few contractors did that when I was getting bids a few months back, and it made them look like they were stuck in the past.
It’s important to remember that not every member of today’s youth fits the “millennial” mold. There are good kids out there. And, while finding these gems may take time and effort, the payoff is often well worth the investment.
More than a few U.S. Representatives came out against the DOE’s recently proposed 92 percent AFUE nationwide residential furnace standard. That standard might be the worst idea since subprime mortgages.
How many contractors are truly looking three to five years down the road to investigate what their company will look like and, more importantly, what their competitors will look like? Odds are the government will be moving the goal posts on you.