• Comfortech 2013: Nominations for the Tom McCart Contractor Consultant of the Year Announced

    Aug. 7, 2013
    Each year, since 2008, Contracting Business.com magazine and The Service Roundtable have recognized business and technical consultants who dedicate their time and energy to improving the success of mechanical systems contractors. This recognition is known as the Tom McCart Contractor Consultant of the Year Award. It's that time of year to choose the latest member of this esteemed group and YOU have a say.

    Service Roundtable and Contracting Business.com have announced the names of the industry consultants nominated for the prestigious Tom McCart Consultant of the Year Award. All nominees have excelled in the help and support they offer to the mechanical systems contracting industry, often going above and beyond their duties to ensure their clients are as successful as possible. The 2013 finalists are:

    • Vicki LaPlant of Vital Learning Experiences
    • Jim Hinshaw of Sales Improvement Professionals, Inc.
    • Tom Piscitelli of Selling T.R.U.S.T.
    • Ron Smith of HVAC Spells Wealth
    • Kenny Chapman of The Blue Collar Success Group
    • Consultants Ben Stark
    • Consultant Larry Taylor

    Nominations were taken over the summer, with the final shortlist being settled on by important industry figures. Members of Service Roundtable and readers of Contracting Business.com will now vote for their choice of the industry’s best consultant. The winner will receive their award at one of the contracting industry’s biggest events, Comfortech 2013 in Philadelphia.

    Voting is quite simple: just go to our online survey. It will only take a few seconds. No muss. No fuss. The deadline is August 23, 2013

    We will announce the winner at Comfortech.

    Previous winners of the prestigious award include industry legends Charlie Greer of HVAC Profit Boosters, Inc., and Joe Cunningham of Success Track Network.

    Service Roundtable CEO Matt Michel said, “We’re delighted to have such a strong list of consultants for our members to choose from. The Tom McCart award is the perfect way for our industry to celebrate its wins and recognize our best people.”

    Mike Weil, editorial director of Contracting Business.com describes this award as a recognition program for the industry's unsung heros. "Consultants are in the background -- Contractors hire them to fix problems, overcome hurdles, improve business. The Service Roundtable and Contracting Business.com wanted to shine a light on these folks and recognize excellence among a group that doesn't often get so recognized."

    The Service Roundtable is a revolutionary organization founded by a collaboration of leading contractors to share information and help other contractors improve their sales, marketing, operations and profitability. For a very low monthly subscription, contractors are provided with a variety of business tools, such as direct mail letters, brochures, sales literature, training material, pricing spreadsheets and more.

    Contracting Business.com is THE trade publication and brand dedicated to helping HVACR contractors run better, more profitable businesses. Simply put, the magazine's mission is to provide useful and accurate information to help readers — contracting firm owners and managers — to grow their businesses and to provide first-class service to their customers. It is written by contractors for contractors and is currently in its 70th year of publication. The brand also include Comfortech — a live version of the publication that includes seminars delivered by industry experts and a trade show that highlights the latest technologies in the HVACR, hydronics, and plumbing markets.