In 128 years and five generations, Canton, Massachusetts-based E.M. Duggan Inc. hasn’t lost its business principles or its family-friendly culture. The mechanical contracting company specializes in plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection and offers preconstruction, CAD, and prefabrication services to its clients in the commercial and industrial markets.
Everyone knows that’s not always easy for an HVAC field technician, especially when cooling problems demand attention in the dead of a Dallas summer, so every once in a while, Barnes schedules a cookout.
The idea that there is an ideal HVACR customer waiting to be discovered may seem absurd, but according to Justin Jacobs, marketing coach for Hudson Ink, finding the right customers for contractors depends on the bait that is used.
On the residential side, contractors are concerned about keeping IoT-enabled thermostats safe from hackers, and on the commercial side, they want to ensure that building automation systems are as impenetrable as possible.
Consider an aging, male-dominated member base, and the Elks’ journey might be relevant not only for contractors fighting personnel shortages but also for some of the organizations that recruit and serve those owners. Indeed, out of the lodge and back in the workplace, a wide swath of professional associations wrestles with its own membership challenges. In the HVAC sector, the risk is a subpar or misinformed talent pool, with unwelcome repercussions throughout the industry.
For decades, many company business models have remained the same. Run service calls one after the other, and fix or replace the equipment. This often results in companies barely surviving and a bleak outlook on the future.
While many of those R-22 systems have been replaced with R-410A units, a large installed base still remains, meaning that technicians will have to know how to troubleshoot and service both types of equipment for many years to come.
He will lead the long-term development of the $889 million mixed-use project underway around the campus of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The once-in-a-lifetime project is being led by a partnership between the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Industrial Realty Group (IRG), and M. Klein & Co.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System (CMSS), the 19th largest in the U.S. with a $1.3 billion operating budget, recently decided to take action to identify school system buildings that might be exhibiting air leakage.
When working with consulting clients, I take my operating manual templates that I’ve created at my own company, and I help owners tweak them to become their own. The lesson is that it’s easier to edit than to create.
These technologies continue to evolve and change as systems become more efficient and as new methods are discovered to improve the refrigeration cycle. As such, the importance of continuing education cannot be emphasized enough.
Russ Miller learned as he worked — his experience was all gained from on-the-job training. After about 10 years at that business, a large, 60-plus-person commercial company, he switched jobs to a smaller place that ultimately ended up getting bought out to become AirComfort Heating & Cooling, serving Columbus and Fremont, Nebraska.
The AHR Expo brings more than 60,000 attendees an exclusive opportunity to be at the forefront of experiencing and adopting the latest industry applications and products, as well as the chance to learn about emerging technologies before they are mainstream.
Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. will host a webinar live from the AHR Expo showroom floor on Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. in booth B3017. Jerad Adams, director of commercial products portfolio, and TJ Wheeler, vice president of marketing and product management for Friedrich will present the webinar titled Ductless Split System Innovations that Matter to Your Bottom Line, focusing on the following four objectives.
PAL currently serves more than 2,800 children annually through programs such as its Youth Summer Camp, Youth Athletic Leagues, and After School Tutoring Programs. The strength of the program’s leadership in conjunction with the dedication of the Atlanta Police Department provides a strong youth crime prevention initiative by building positive relationships through educational activities.
Planned to integrate into the natural environment around it, the 4,500-square-foot home bridges 20 feet over a brook, giving it its moniker. In addition to its distinctive design, the home is net-zero energy and is intended to showcase innovative, eco-friendly building systems.
Service Roundtable began the Consultant of the Year award in 2008 to honor the top consultant in the HVAC industry. The award honors top consultants in the industry, as well as the memory of Tom McCart, who was committed to helping contractors grow their businesses.
The average annualized growth for the 12 months through October 2018 registered at 10.9 percent
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“October was another exceptional month for HARDI distributors,” said Brian Loftus, market research & benchmarking analyst, HARDI. “Cooling season began with 20 percent sales growth in May and now heating season is off to an impressive start.”
At Welsch Heating & Cooling Inc., we are far from perfect at accumulating this information. We have very little success getting our salesforce to find out why a particular customer called us. However, our sales coordinator does a good job of obtaining that information as the calls come in.
This product measures relative humidity and temperature in the range of minus 40° to 180°C (40° to 356°F) and calculates further physical quantities such as dew point temperature, absolute humidity, or mixing ratio.
The AHR Expo is the largest event in the HVACR industry, offering educational sessions, award-winning products, and networking opportunities galore. It’s impossible for attendees to see everything, but you can check out some of the highlights in this issue of The NEWS.