Wise HVAC business owners recognize the fact that happy employees equal happy customers. They also know that in an industry where qualified workers are becoming a scarcity, salary and wage are not the only factors to consider when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees. Benefits and perks are a deciding factor when it comes to deciding where to work.

Most, if not all, business owners strive to provide caring workplaces where employees are more than numbers. Employees who work in these types of cultures enjoy coming to work and give their all while there because the owners have created an atmosphere of success and fulfillment.

The NEWS is proud to, once again, honor some of the industry’s best leaders in its 19th annual Best Contractors to Work For contest.

Five HVAC contractors, located in four regions of the U.S. and Canada, represent this year’s class. They demonstrate care and commitment to both employees and customers, cultivate and train employees, and offer growth opportunities and retirement planning to plot a successful future, both professionally and personally.

Unique Indoor Comfort (Conshohocken, Pennsylvania), the East region winner, considers its greatest assets to be its people and culture.

Comfort Experts/Hobson Air Conditioning (Weatherford, Texas), which represents the South region, is a family oriented organization that focuses on training.

Great Lakes Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical (South Bend, Indiana), the winner in the North Central region, gives back to both the community and to staff members on an ongoing basis.

Pacific Heating & Cooling (Lakewood, Washington), representing the West region, strives to have the best compensation, benefits, training, and customer service.  

Campeau Heating (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), the Canadian winner, invests in every employee’s future by ensuring that each of them has the tools they need to guarantee growth and success.

Inside this issue, we explore each of these companies in-depth and examine what makes them the Best Contractors to Work For.  

Publication date: 1/22/2018