It’s no secret the HVACR industry is facing a labor shortage — we’ve covered the topic quite a bit at The NEWS. However, offering good benefits packages can help companies attract and retain employees in this competitive industry. In fact, nearly four in five American workers would prefer new or additional benefits over a pay increase, according to a survey conducted by online job recruiter Glassdoor in partnership with Harris Poll.
Is your HVAC business looking for a way to reduce employee benefits cost? If so, you’re not alone. Many contractors are seeking ways to continue offering comprehensive health insurance at a lower overall cost to their workers, and many are turning to private exchanges.
Many professional sales agents dream of owning their own business. At James M. Pleasants Company Inc. (JMP), the sales agents do own their own business — as do the vast majority of other JMP employees. JMP, one of the largest HVAC sales representatives in the Southeast, operates under an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric has been named one of the Denver Post’s Top Workplaces for 2012. Applewood, which has served the Denver/Boulder metro area for more than 39 years, has more than 100 employees and more than 60 service trucks on the road daily.