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Working to Curb Unlicensed HVAC Contracting

Credibility of Evolving Industry Affected by Unlicensed Activity
By Matt Bishop
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In a trade where reputation is everything, reputable contractors and associations are continuing to stress the importance of contractor licensing to homeowners and those operating without the proper licensing.


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My Two Cents: Crooked Contractors Make Me Sick

The HVAC Industry is Not Without Its Share of Bad Apples
By Butch Welsch
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Frequent readers of this column are aware that I am extremely concerned about the image of our industry. Having been involved for as many years as I have, I have seen that image change and improve very significantly over the years. 


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Letters From Our Readers: Nov. 5, 2012

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These comments are concerning Joanna Turpin’s article “Regulations Burden Contractors,” Oct. 15, 2012, on the costs to small businesses to comply with government regulations.


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Unlicensed Activity Threatens Credible Contractors

By Herb Woerpel
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Known by such monikers as “fly-by-nighters,” “chuck-in-a-truck,” and “moonlighters,” unlicensed contractors are likely approaching homeowners in your neighborhood right now. While these under-the-table workers may offer what seems like a great bargain, their discounted prices may end up costing much more in the end.


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Joseph Groh, an industry veteran boasting 35 years of HVAC experience, discusses the 2008 bicycle accident that cut his career tragically short, and how the Joseph S. Groh Foundation is his way of giving back to the construction trade. Posted on Aug. 22.

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