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Tools of the Trade: March 2008

Tools of the Trade: March 2008

Compiled by Terry McIver

Each month, Contracting Business picks a leading contractor and takes a look at the products, tools, and services that he or she has chosen to help make their company successful.

Encon Mechanical Corp., Ocean, NJ

Encon Mechanical Corp. is a premier mechanical contractor servicing the New Jersey metropolitan area. Encon’s specialties include HVAC system design piping, ductwork, digital controls, energy management, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and system service and maintenance. Shown in the photo at right are President David Indursky, left, and company founder, Martin Indursky. In 2007, Encon Mechanical Corp. won a Contracting Business Design/Build Award.

In The Trucks
Number and type of trucks/vans: Chevrolets include six express cargo vans, five pickups, two Suburbans, and one Blazer. Ford models include one F150 pickup, one box truck, and three vans.
Inventory on trucks/vans: KMC controls, copper and PVC fittings, Buss fuses, Furnas contactors, solder, brazing rod, thermostat wire, transformers, capacitors.
Preferred tools and test instruments technicians carry: Refrigerant reclaimers, CO2 testers, laptop computers, vacuum pumps, Ridgid pipe equipment, refractometers, DeWalt and Hilti power tools.
Preferred field communications method: Verizon wireless cell phones.
Preferred ladders: Husky and Werner.

In The Office
Preferred business management software: SAWIN, Service Automation.
Preferred load calculation software: Trane.
Preferred sales management software: SAWIN, Service Automation.
Preferred computer/ printer equipment: Dell.
Preferred photocopier equipment: Ricoh.
Business connection to the Internet via: T-1 line.
Preferred uniform supplier: Purchase from local vendors.
Credit Cards Accepted: All.

In The Shop
Preferred HVAC heating equipment brands: Trane, Hydrotherm, Taco.
Preferred HVAC cooling equipment brands: Trane, Coleman.
Preferred accessory equipment: Aprilaire, Nortec, Tridium.
Preferred zoning equipment: KMC Controls, Price & Nailor.
Amount of equipment inventoried: $25,000. Encon maintains low inventory through extensive use of local suppliers.
Certification: Five NATE certifications; 30 EPA certifications; 25 R-410A certifications.
Preferred distributors: Johnstone Supply, Passaic Sheetmetal, Environmental Devices, Mechanical Technologies.

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