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Wearable Tech: The Future of HVAC or Just a Fad?

Nick B

Technology is constantly evolving and becoming more and more integrated in our daily lives.  Right now you are reading this on a computer or smart phone, we drive cars that we can talk to, and even if we don't like to admit it, everyone plays on their phone while on the toilet.  One of those techn…

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Boston Business Struck by Serial Robber Posing as HVAC Worker

Nick B

It's a day like any other.  You are running the front desk at a small business in Boston at the end of December.  It's cold, the middle of the holiday season, and the daily rush of customers is hitting it's typical high.  Nothing you can't handle, but in comes a man who tells you that he's an HV…

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Spending Thousands to Save $150: A Costly Mistake

Nick B

  Ever try to cut a corner to try to save some time and money but have it blow up in your face?  Ever realize that you messed up after it is too late and all you can do is watch as it gets worse and worse?  If not, pat yourself on the back because you are thorough, hard working, and a …

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Plumbers Targets for Thieves

Nick B

Thieves can harm almost any business.  Every step is vulnerable: from the front end, stealing the end products from stores, to the back end, taking the materials needed to make the products.  Plumbing companies are especially susceptible due to the expensive, portable, and easy to pawn tools nee…

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I’m a Plumber, Ask Me Anything

Nick B

Earlier this week a 14 year veteran of the plumbing industry created an open forum on popular website, Reddit.com, asking for any and all plumbing related questions from the community.  More than 8,400 comments later, he certainly got his questions. Reddit.com is a website built around user …

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Challenge the Norms

Nick B

Meet Maryam Mutlaq.  At 41 years old, she has successfully become a licensed plumber and is currently transitioning from being a stay-at-home mom to a business owner.  Her business has a name, Challenge, a location picked out in a growing neighborhood, and a forward thinking strategy all lined up.…

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Meet Joe Jester- A Contractor Giving Back

Nick B

Joe Jester is the owner and head contractor of Jester's Waterworks in Malaga, New Jersey.  With over 30 years of experience working with wells and pumps, Joe has been pretty successful in his professional life.  While impressive in itself, that is not why we chose him to be the focus of our most r…

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“I Hope to Die with a Pipe Wrench in my Hand!”

Nick B

Lorne Figley is the owner and operator of Broadway Heating located in Saskatoon, Canada.  Staying small, the business that began as a group of five friends peaked at just nine employees and has wound down to just one, Lorne.  Nothing too out of the ordinary right?  Well the remarkable thing about…

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Meet the Carters-3 Generations of Plumbers

Nick B

  SupplyHouse.com runs a short documentary series focused on highlighting interesting people and stories inside the plumbing and contractor industry called Trade Life.  I was fortunate enough to help shoot the newest episode, Trade Life: Passing the Torch.  This episode follows the sto…

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Milwaukee Heated Jackets and Hoodies – Your Solution to the Winter Cold!

Jackie

Are you dreading the freezing temperatures coming this winter? Worry no more! Milwaukee Heated Jackets and Hoodies are here to keep you nice and toasty this season. They integrate five carbon heating elements and advanced fabric-layering technology to distribute (and maintain!) heat throughout your …

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Women Aren’t Just Flocking To Plumbing Jobs, They’re Opening HVAC Companies Too.

Steffy

  The HVAC Woman of the Year award went to Jacki Bradbury-Guerrero, who started her first company at 40, the second at 50 and the third at 60, according to ContractingBusiness.com.   She has been working in the air conditioning biz since 1987, when she was a controller for a l…

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The Next Generation Of Plumbers: Women.

Steffy

  The contracting industry is at a cross-roads. The workforce is growing older, and finding new talent has been an ongoing struggle. But there's a new group of emerging talent who are showing a blooming interest in the field-- women.   Nationwide, about 9,000 women plumbers, p…

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