Women in HVAC

A woman's perspective on ways to improve and grow an HVAC contracting business.


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Close your eyes. Find a quiet place. And Dream. Dream about what you want your business to be. Visualize what you want it to look like. Once you have your vision adequately drawn and vividly colored in your mind, ask yourself what you need to do to make your dream a reality.


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Determining Your HVAC Company's Purpose Leads to Success

Feb. 26, 2014
Creating an HVAC company purpose and measuring all decisions against that purpose just might lead to more focus, more success.
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Finding the Best HVAC Employees: Is that the Ball Dropping or Another Shoe?

Dec. 23, 2013
Nine ideas to help you assure you have the very best employees in you residential HVAC company: Always be in hiring mode Continuously run a hiring advertisement Offer enticing...
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Ignoring Labor Re-rate in an HVAC company's Accounting Practices Is More Frightening than Halloween

Nov. 4, 2013
The Fair Labor Standards Act says that any bonuses earned during a pay period must be used when calculating overtime during the same pay period. It is of no consequence if you...
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Credit Card Fees and Overtime Charges Are HVAC Customer Service Issues

Sept. 8, 2013
Convenience fees, overhead charges, handling fees — these are billing items that just drive consumers nits. By calculating your costs correctly you can eliminate these charges...

In This Day, Why Not Hire A Woman?

May 1, 2012
The best companies in our industry find young people and provide them the expertise they need. So while looking for a bright, clean-cut, well-spoken young person with technical...

Bring Out the Extravert In Field Personnel

March 1, 2012
A misconception is that an extravert likes people and an introvert doesn’t. Not true, but the belief persists because extraverts interact with people more easily. The introvert...

Yes, Virginia – There are Polite Technicians

Jan. 1, 2012
I had just about given up on seeing clean cut, polite technicians and installers in our industry. Many people say they don’t exist. They say young people are lazy and don’t want...

Pricing Discussions Drive Me Crazy

Nov. 1, 2011
Lately, it seems every discussion or training class that we have with contractors deteriorates into a pricing whine. Yes, I said whine.