That's where the customers are!
It was surprising to see so many people weigh in on this subject, and for that I thank you. I forgot to mention that I also put up a website, alps-hvac.com. Not much of a site yet but working on it. A lot of good ideas, I do want to try getting out and meeting people, driving around etc. I hooked up with an older gentleman last year, I've helped him on some jobs and he's helped me. He knows alot about boilers and of course furnace installation. I've met some real winners in this work though. One guy installed a furnace on a pallet and dumped a charge all in the same week. Anyway, the subject was drumming up business and all this kind of stuff helps. My wife is very supportive and she's big on networking with other professionals such as yourselves.
As far as what I sell, I'm still trying to find a niche. Right now it's a matter of putting food on the table. I've done mostly residential but a few resturants. Gordy and I have done a few of the Armstrong Magic Paks. A lot of guys stay away from those for some reason. I give other guys respect, stay away from their customers, and keep my mouth shut at the parts counters. Lot's of gossip goes on there. All in all I will keep trying to get the word out. Thanks again and if anyone thinks of anything, let me know. Paulie