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    Great comments, all. But where does it say in my...

    Great comments, all. But where does it say in my post that we bad-mouth other companies? Any professional knows that good companies and good techs don't need to do that.

    To be more precise, we...
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    Paying comissions or a percentage of ticket is...

    Paying comissions or a percentage of ticket is wrong. Contractors who do this are unfairly creating a conflict of interest for his techs. Imagine when your wife takes the car to the dealership for...
  3. Kirlin

    I have met some of their people and their reputation is top notch. They are a safe ship in the storm, so if all else is equal then take the job.
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    Why don't you consider what is known as an "earn...

    Why don't you consider what is known as an "earn out"? In other words, pay him a good chunk now and tie in the rest of the money based on how many customers are still there in a year. If it's still...
  5. I am an owner, not a tech, so here is my take on...

    I am an owner, not a tech, so here is my take on whether things are "slowing up" for parts of the business. The economy is down significantly but not horrible.

    Residential Install - New...
  6. Try calling TCMS. Great reputation.

    Try calling TCMS. Great reputation.
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    Coves - make sure you ask questions about how...

    Coves - make sure you ask questions about how they manage the workforce. My shop has had guys come to us from in-house supermarket chains because they were working sometimes 24 hours straight. And...
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    I just sent it over to you. Hope it helps.

    I just sent it over to you. Hope it helps.
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    Hey Jersey Guys - separate subject...

    We have a dispatcher whose husband is being transferred to NYC. Could you recommend a few reputable NJ contractors that would be worth sending a resume to?


    They will be living in NJ. We know...
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    I'm embarrased to say that since we never throw...

    I'm embarrased to say that since we never throw anything out in this place, I have the spec and data manual on this old dog.

    Email me at and I'll send it to you.

    (*DISCLAIMER* - May the HVAC...
  11. Try Padgett Services. They are Atlanta based,...

    Try Padgett Services. They are Atlanta based, but have a growing commercial-only presence in Charlotte. Strong reputation - heavy into training. Union I think, but not sure.
    ...
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    JRAYE - nice to hear that you've got a good gig. ...

    JRAYE - nice to hear that you've got a good gig. I know probably a hundred other owners in this trade and yes, there are some good ones who really do care.
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    Drivewizard - you are right on the money with...

    Drivewizard - you are right on the money with some of what you say, but I'll take exception to a couple things.

    First, service techs take heart - wages are not going to stagnate or drop! We are...
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    Any Carrier model starting with 38 is a...

    Any Carrier model starting with 38 is a condensing unit. This one is commerical (12.5 tons) and is going to be paired with an air handler that begins with "40" in the model number.

    You can find...
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    Thanks for the info on LE Ribar. King did not...

    Thanks for the info on LE Ribar. King did not have much product distributed here on the East coast in the years they were in business, so local sources here were weak.
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    How many other offers do you have? If you're...

    How many other offers do you have?

    If you're merely comparing this offer with your current bad situation, then it truly is a "leap".
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    If it's just literature, bypass Trane's...

    If it's just literature, bypass Trane's beaurocracy and ask someone in the sales department to send you these two catalogs:

    RT-SVD03C-EN

    MICRO-M-2D 18-HH60E2-4
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    King National Air Systems heaters

    Does anyone have any experience with King industrial warehouse heating equipment? Also called King National Air Systems.

    It looks like they're originally from Minnesota, but now either out of...
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    Your first approach should be to decide where in...

    Your first approach should be to decide where in TN you'll be living. If it's Eastern, go to McKenny's in Chattanooga or Perfection Services in Knoxville.

    Otherwise go to...
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    HVAC9900 - Here are a few Atlanta companies...

    HVAC9900 -

    Here are a few Atlanta companies with good reputations:

    Padgett Services
    McKenney's
    Estes
    Mallory & Evans

    Good luck...
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    "Watch List" probably means afterhours stand by...

    "Watch List" probably means afterhours stand by duty, whereby you are responsible for taking emergency calls when the office is closed. If you're a residential guy right now, then you already know...
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    Drastic, Despite some of the negative posts...

    Drastic,

    Despite some of the negative posts about this industry, if you think you'll love this trade, then by all means jump in with both feet. Since you're trying to go the union route, keep...
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    The argument of union vs. non-union will go on...

    The argument of union vs. non-union will go on forever, but simply volleying plusses and minuses back and forth doesn't necessarily serve the up and coming youngster looking to make the right...
  24. From an employer's perspective, I would recommend...

    From an employer's perspective, I would recommend getting on all the trade websites first. MEPatWork.com and HVACAgent.com seem to be the industry front runners. And they're free for you to post...
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