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Profitability Versus Owner Compensation

January 21, 2013
Many owners pay themselves less than they are worth because most of their experience comes from the technical side of contracting, and not the business side. Here are some words of advice from my “ad hoc” panel of experts.


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Letters From Our Readers: Jan. 21, 2013

January 21, 2013
The most important tool: the human brain.


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Get to Know New HCs

January 14, 2013
In early 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval to three hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants in some applications. That could well have laid the groundwork for wider use of a type of refrigerant that is used in Europe and Asia on a much broader scale.


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Survey Says ...

January 14, 2013
December Online Poll: Manufacturers who will be exhibiting at the AHR Expo were surveyed about their 2013 business outlook. Most say business will be up. What is your outlook?


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Instead of Worrying, Plan for 2013

December 24, 2012
Regardless of how your year has been, it’s time to put it behind you and start preparing for 2013. While I’m recommending it is time to start planning for next year, I also encourage you to spend some time reviewing this year’s results.


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Guest Blog: Dec. 24, 2012

December 24, 2012
This is a condensed version of a guest blog on The NEWS website. To read it in its entirety, go to the bit.ly link that appears at the bottom of the article.


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Business Is More Than Business

December 17, 2012
I was lucky to see a classified ad from Rheem Manufacturing Co. in the Chicago Tribune way back in 1970 because it led me into a career in a unique industry with a group of really great people.


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Guest Blog: Dec. 17, 2012

December 17, 2012
Here is a condensed version of a guest blog that appeared on The NEWS website. To read it in its entirety, go to the bit.ly link that appears at the end.


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Is There an eHarmony for Hiring?

December 10, 2012
I have recently had the pleasure (and I use that term loosely) to meet a plethora of candidates looking to fill some open positions on The NEWS. Let’s just say I have a new respect for all the HVAC contractors out there who continually need to fish in a rather shallow labor pool.


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Survey Says ...

December 10, 2012
November Online Poll: Some have suggested the recent violent hurricanes like Katrina and Sandy are due to climate change. Do you believe this is the case?


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