When it comes to getting things accomplished, I am a firm believer that two heads are better than one. It beats going alone all the time. For example, I’d much rather have the entire family helping out doing home lawn and yard work in 90 degree-plus heat than just dear ol’ dad doing (and sweating) it all.
are you listening?)
co-owner of Laco Mechanical Services, is a firm believer in joint efforts, too.
It’s one reason the Palatine, Ill.-based contractor pushed independent
contractors from the land of Lincoln to form the HVACR Illinois State
Association (HISA). One of the new association’s primary focuses is to form an effective lobbying presence in Illinois’
legislative matters that affect HVACR contractors and their businesses.
“Because HVACR crosses so many areas and systems of a structure,
a contractor’s business can be legally exposed in a variety of ways,” said
Colditz, the first president of HISA. “One of our primary goals in forming HISA
is to keep tabs on as many of these exposures as possible and provide, as best
we can, the lobbying support in Springfield and throughout the state to make
sure HVACR contractor interests are considered in any legislative decisions
Because legislative lobbying can be - and usually is - an
expensive proposition, Colditz emphasized the need for all HVACR - and related
trade contractors, too - to join and participate in HISA.
“While many may be members of other organizations that do have a
significant presence in Springfield, HISA aims to bring all HVACR contractors
together into a strong, unified presence that legislators will recognize as the
representative for the HVACR industry at large in Illinois,” she said.
In November, HISA plans to make its first trip to Springfield to
introduce the organization to Illinois legislators. In
addition to support in Springfield, HISA hopes to support contractors and their
businesses through education and social/networking events.
Come to think of it, I may just ask
this new association’s help in lobbying support for me in my efforts to get
more hands involved when it comes to pulling weeds and doing other outside home
yard work. It’s worth a try.
more information on HISA membership and programs, contact Bill Semitekol,
executive director, HVACR Illinois State Association, 847-514-9824 or
847-781-8801. Or, visit www.HVACRillinois.org.