LEWISVILLE, Texas — The Service World Expo recently 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, Oct. 26-27 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

Smith is largely recognized as the father of the modern contracting business. He introduced the notion of retail contracting to the HVAC industry and pioneered many of the ideas that are considered standard business practices today, such as service agreements, dedicated retail salespeople, and HVAC’s first contractor franchise. Michel started one of the HVAC industry’s oldest continuously operating residential franchise organizations and created the Service Roundtable contracting group.

During their wide-ranging Legends of the Industry presentation, Smith and Michel will discuss the changes seen in the industry and consider those still to come. The session is designed to help attendees understand where the HVAC industry has been and where it is going.

Attendees will also receive insight into Smith’s latest book, “‘More and New’ HVAC Spells Wealth,” now available at Ronsmithhvac.com.

Service World Expo is a new conference, trade show, and networking event for residential contractors involved in HVAC, plumbing, or electrical service interested in igniting growth and performance in their companies. The event will encompass seminars, entertainment events, a product showcase, and more.

For more information, visit www.serviceworldexpo.com, email info@serviceworldexpo.com, or call 844-742-3970.

Publication date: 5/16/2016 

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