Contractor of the Year


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Up Close: Photo Gallery of CB's 2016 Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year

Feb. 12, 2016
Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning is a prized possession for many residents of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. This HVAC business stands on superior workmanship, attention...
Super selfie of a super HVAC team. The Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning team is always on the same page: super service, quality and integrity.

2016 Residential HVAC Contractor of the Year: Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning — Quality & Service — Past, Present, Future

Feb. 10, 2016
The Illiana team knows the importance of customer service and value, and a unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity.
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Thank You, Mr. Hobaica!

Oct. 21, 2014
Paul S. Hobaica, founder of Hobaica Services, passed away on October 4. I was fortunate to have met Mr. H in 2011, during a Contractor of the Year visit to the Phoenix office....
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The Most Advanced Thermostat: iComfort Wi-Fi

Sept. 10, 2014
Engineers at the Lennox® testing facility share how the iComfort Wi-Fi® thermostat is tested to meet homeowners' standards
Steve Tibbetts: “Being a regionally-based player is a key to our success. When we first opened our Nashville branch, it was a struggle. But now we have found some good people who have been with us for several years. It takes a while to plant those roots when you're expanding into other markets. When people try to expand too quickly, it can lead to their downfall.'

T&O Refrigeration: Commercial Refrigeration Contractor of the Year

May 2, 2014
T&O Refrigeration's success signifies a journey of high excellence in the challenging and ever-changing world of supermarket refrigeration. What works: honesty, persistence, quality...
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Growth Strategies That Work

Jan. 10, 2013
To be in business, you have to be distinct, be innovative, add new services when necessary and when strategically sound. You must also remember the value of your reputation as...
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Looking Forward: Will Housing Stay Hot? Will Commercial Sector Have Good Luck?

Jan. 9, 2013
Early indications for residential construction in 2013 are favorable. Single-family starts jumped 23% from November 2011 to November 2012, while multifamily starts rose 20%.

COMFORT FAQ: What Should I Do to Improve My Marketing in 2013?

Jan. 9, 2013
Many HVAC business owners become personally involved in the technical side of the business, but you must also become involved in business marketing strategies.

Unico System Selected for Energy Challenge Home

Jan. 9, 2013
The Challenge Home program represents a new level of home energy performance based on rigorous requirements, which are designed to ensure exceptional levels of energy savings,...