Despite what all the naysayers claim about the up-and-coming generation of young people, I still find good people with solid character. And it is up to us as the owners and managers in the HVAC industry to train and mentor them to join and stay in our industry.
There are natural systems in our American society that we just follow. We stop at red lights, go at green lights, and we certainly don't negotiate prices at the local food store. But what if you were born and raised in India, or China, or another country where bargaining was an everyday tool for feeding your family?
This series will provide the basic steps for how to get that first entry-level job in HVAC -- and job search success for any student who actually followed through with the advice given has been very impressive.
There’s a day to honor administrative assistants, a day to recognize bosses, and even a day to champion teachers. But what about those folks who show up when the toilet is overflowing, or the a/c quit?
To help service technicians with lead generation, I make it a habit of riding along with them on heating service calls in the winter, plumbing service calls all year long, and air-conditioning calls in the summer. My service technicians have become experts in the fine art of replacement lead generation when dealing with heating or air-conditioning issues.
Contractor licensing in the U.S. is indeed frustrating. In an age where HVAC, electrician, and plumber contractors like everyone else need to be able to move to where there are jobs, they usually hit a brick wall.
My name is Mike
O’Grady and I like my name. I think it’s easy and kind of cool. I’m pretty
lucky to have an easy name. I met a man this summer with a pretty challenging
name to pronounce. His first name was Robert; I’ll spare you the last name. Even
if I spelled it you would have no clue how to pronounce it. Robert told me
stories about growing up and going to school.
Have you ever been
out to dinner with a group of people and, when it comes time to order, there is
that one person completely overwhelmed by this decision? “Come back to me after
everyone else orders,” he’ll say. When the waiter comes back, he still needs
coaching from the group.