New company is solely focused on providing HVAC, plumbing, and controls services
July 21, 2016
Interstate Mechanical Contractors (IMC) has announced the launch of a new company — Interstate Mechanical Service (IMS). Interstate Mechanical said this new business is a result of the demand from customers seeking service for HVAC, plumbing, and controls.
Solar industry veteran Dan Gorrell to lead new group
July 19, 2016
World Energy Efficiency Services, a provider of turnkey energy efficiency services in New England, announced it has launched a new solar division. By offering solar services, from project planning through final installation, the company said it is further expanding its design-and-build energy efficiency services.
Company offers home maintenance and repair services, including HVAC, plumbing, and electrical
July 7, 2016
The Wrench Group announced that Ken Haines has been selected to lead the company and will assume the role of chief executive officer. Haines was formerly the president and CEO of Atlanta’s Coolray Companies, one of Wrench’s four regional brands. The company will be headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, issued May 4, 2015, created confusion in the HVAC industry. ACCA announced that, after months of negotiations with OSHA, an agreement clarifies that the rule has very limited application in the residential HVAC industry.
Company awards five $1,000 scholarships to veterans for training
July 4, 2016
The Dwyer Group has been active in helping military veterans as the originator of the VetFran program that offers veterans a discount on the purchase of a franchise. Now the franchisor of trade service brands announced it is awarding five veterans a $1,000 scholarship for franchise training or other franchise opening costs.
Gives students the ability to add valuable field experience to their classroom curriculum
June 27, 2016
HomeServe USA, a provider of home repair service plans, announced a pilot program with Lincoln Technical Institute, Union, New Jersey, that will enable students to gain real-world experience in the HVAC field by allowing them to shadow HomeServe certified technicians.
Contractor becomes One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, and Mister Sparky
May 12, 2016
Meacham Heating, Cooling & Energy Solutions announced it is joining forces with three national home services brands, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky®.
Expo is a new conference, trade show, and networking event for residential contractors
April 27, 2016
The Service World Expo announced HVAC industry icons Ron Smith and Matt Michel will share the podium for a special “Legends of the Industry” presentation at the inaugural Service World Expo, to be held at the Tropicana Hotel, Oct. 26-27, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Contractors gain access to HERO financing program in California
April 4, 2016
Renovate America, a leading provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, announced it has partnered with the Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA), a leading energy-efficiency home improvement contractor network.
Formed by Coolray in Atlanta, Berkeys in Dallas, Abacus in Houston, Parker and Sons in Phoenix
March 16, 2016
Coolray, a leading Atlanta-based provider of heating, cooling, and plumbing services, has announced its partnership with The Wrench Group, an alliance of four top home services companies in the United States with the support of Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products.