Over the past several months, Nashville, Tennessee-based XOEye Technologies has helped Synergy Solution Group members deploy its communications platform, which leverages mobile devices and smart glasses to document service calls, receive real-time support, and provide transparency for clients.
Winners receive the highly coveted 2017 Dealer Design trophy
July 24, 2017
The 2017 Dealer Design Awards (DDA) contest featured a wide-array of contractor-oriented HVACR products with features that assist in installation, maintenance, and service. These products showcase the best that HVAC has to offer and include everything from large-scale commercial rooftop units to hand tools.
Is it time to remake the image of the refrigeration technician? Could a new title for the role help the hardest-working men and women in the HVACR industry get more of the respect they so richly deserve? And, more importantly, could a new image help attract more young people to our industry? If so, maybe it’s time to introduce the newest member of the HVACR industry: the thermodynamic energy specialist.
I recently attended ACCA’s IE3 Indoor Environment and Energy Expo in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. During the varying roundtable sessions, one very important issue stood out — recruiting new technicians. Those in attendance discussed a lot of different recruiting methods. I eagerly listened as contractors spilled their secrets.
Being a valuable employee means being someone a service contractor can rely on each day to give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. It also means an individual should provide his or her talents and skills to the company and its customers with integrity and honesty.
HVACR contractors looking for plentiful job opportunities, high salaries, available training, and an abundance of service calls should head for the Golden Coast or the Buckeye State, according to a list of top states to work in HVACR, compiled by Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson.
According to HVAC Excellence, 65.6 percent of service technicians in the HVACR industry will not be in the industry in eight years. The next generation is now in the classroom learning skills to match the demands of the market, and there is a growing sense of the need to recruit those who will serve as the technicians of the future.
Contractors across the nation are finding that although the HVAC industry has experienced change in the recent economic crisis, its need for skilled labor and certified technicians has not been completely abated by the influx of displaced workers from the economic downturn. Other trade industries have noticed this problem, too.