I recently spent some time with a group of HVACR mechanical inspectors — the Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan. MIAM was holding its fall conference; I thought it would be a good time to find out what these people discuss and what, if any, benefit these talks could offer HVACR contractors.
While reading a book titled Never Wrestle With a Pig by Mark H. McCormack, I struck upon an interesting idea. McCormack’s book is about “ideas to build your business and career.” By the way, he recommends not wrestling with a pig because “you get dirty, and only the pig enjoys it!”
There’s an old saying that traveling is an important part of a well-rounded education. Besides culture, travel offers pretty good business lessons too. Take the case of Bonnie Kern-Koskela, the recently appointed chairman of Southfield, MI-based Mertik Maxitrol.
I attended a special ceremony this month at my church and was pleasantly surprised by the agenda, which gave recognition to businesses that normally stay in the background. Senior Pastor Kent Clise arranged to spend a good deal of time during the Sunday services to introduce the companies and people who were responsible for planning and constructing a $4 million addition and renovation.
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It’s no secret that the Feedback section is one of the best-read departments in The News. That’s because everyone has an opinion; contractors who offer their feedback are not afraid to pass along suggestions and voice their opinions — good or bad, indifferent or irreverent.
Michael Senter recalls that morning all too vividly. It’s noticeable in his voice and his eyes. The CEO of ABCO Refrigeration remembers watching the horror unfold before him while standing outside his company’s Long Island City headquarters, located in Queens, just across the East River from midtown Manhattan.