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.
ABM Industries Inc. announced that Landis Mechanical Group Inc. has signed a franchise agreement to join its Linc Service franchise network. Landis Mechanical Group is a leading provider of mechanical contracting services in Leesport, Pennsylvania.
Shoffner is engaged in a broad range of mechanical contracting projects, HVAC service, and electrical contracting
February 8, 2016
Comfort Systems USA Inc., a leading provider of commercial, industrial, and institutional HVAC services, announced it has acquired the ShoffnerKalthoff family of companies, which includes ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service Inc., Shoffner Mechanical Services Inc., and SKMES Inc., headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Ever wonder why the most irritated people always call you? Actually, it could have less to do with you than it does with the kind of contracting business you operate. (Plus, there’s actually good news in the call, which we’ll cover in a moment.)