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    Good point, you do have to insure you get it (the...

    Good point, you do have to insure you get it (the LLC) done correctly for your state and they (Legal Zoom) do a good job to insure the LLC is done correctly. I did have mine reviewed by my attorney,...
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    What he said... Also :worthless: I'm a...

    What he said...

    Also

    :worthless:

    I'm a firm believer in buying a commercial property for your business and then leasing (renting) it back to your HVAC company through a triple net lease.
    ...
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    Poll: www.1800JonesCo.com www.FireComfort.com We...

    www.1800JonesCo.com
    www.FireComfort.com

    We even have a phone number and a computer! :o
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    Excellent advice and your insight is spot on to...

    Excellent advice and your insight is spot on to the "reality check" every prospective business owner should consider.
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    You’ve got to hire the absolute best people you...

    You’ve got to hire the absolute best people you can find. Best in attitude, best in ethics and morals and the best in technical ability. I cannot stress enough how important this is. Consider it...
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    Amen brother! :yes: Great post...

    Amen brother! :yes:

    Great post...
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    Here's what I predict and then I'll tell you why....

    Here's what I predict and then I'll tell you why. If you do go into business model you describe, you'll be sorry and wish you were still "rotting away" at the job you had making "70-110K a year".
    ...
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing it. You think...

    Very cool, thanks for sharing it.

    You think Dick Rutan would be seen riding in that?
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    Your right, there is only so much you can do as a...

    Your right, there is only so much you can do as a one or two man shop. You have to have a life.

    The business or your work as a technician is not your life. Your life should be your family,...
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    We have three install crews. We can go to four...

    We have three install crews. We can go to four with our techs if necessary. We have two man (two person) installation crews. The "lead installer" and "installer". We do not use "helpers".

    All...
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    Ooops, sorry, my bad.

    Ooops, sorry, my bad.
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    #1 All of our techs know how to do a heat loss...

    #1 All of our techs know how to do a heat loss and heat gain. They also know system design. We won't put a furnace in if there is a problem with the duct work. They must be willing to do the...
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    Read post #40.

    Read post #40.
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    We are BPI accredited. We also belong to NCI and...

    We are BPI accredited. We also belong to NCI and are in the process of putting all our techs through the training. Our techs are also NATE certified.

    Yes, by your own admission, apparently you did...
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    Ans. #1 We have an entirely different culture...

    Ans. #1 We have an entirely different culture here at Jones; so that call would have gone down completely different and we would not need to have a conversation on Monday morning. What happen on...
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    You decided to answer your question in #1 with...

    You decided to answer your question in #1 with your statement in #2, so I won't bother to waste our time telling you anything.

    After all, according to you, "it aint happening".
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    Well, at least you see why someone would want to...

    Well, at least you see why someone would want to corner that market, even though it's not for you.

    Please understand, this only happens a few times a year. Most of the time we leave them with...
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    We'll take all you got! :)

    We'll take all you got! :)
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    No, not this time. I was trying to make a point;...

    No, not this time. I was trying to make a point; but we do get these customers and we do install furnaces in the middle of the night from competitors that don't want to take care of the customer when...
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    Your not installing furnaces in the middle of the...

    Your not installing furnaces in the middle of the night.

    We do, at least three or four times a heating season and that's not counting the Saturday & Sunday's we install them during the day.
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    No I'm not. www.1800jonesco.com "Sounds...

    No I'm not. www.1800jonesco.com

    "Sounds corporate?" What does that mean? It's practicle, accepted, business practices.
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    Please, re-read my post. "She paid in full and...

    Please, re-read my post. "She paid in full and is going to wait to be reimbursed by the HW."

    Why would anyone wait for the warranty company to send them a check? You don't work for the warranty...
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    Not to worry. She called my company and one of my...

    Not to worry. She called my company and one of my friendly, customer service consious, the customer is always right, senior techs ran the call. She paid in full and is going to wait to be reimbursed...
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    I love and miss you, dear brother. ...

    I love and miss you, dear brother.

    http://www.firenuggets.com/andrew.htm
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    It almost looks as though they might have been...

    It almost looks as though they might have been able to put a low boy in there and sneak it under those valves and moving it toward the opening more.

    It's hard to see, but it looks like there is...
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    Wow, that is amazing!

    Wow, that is amazing!
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    Not even close...

    Not even close...
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    Actually, your lack of technical experience is an...

    Actually, your lack of technical experience is an asset. In fact, when it comes to building an HVAC business, at least how I define a business, if you had no HVAC technical experience you'd be in...
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    9,000 ft and a tailwind...

    9,000 ft and a tailwind...
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    We've had a Powermate for over 10 years and I...

    We've had a Powermate for over 10 years and I have no complaints. We do 100 to 150 boilers a year. We don't use it on every job, because not every job is in a basement, but I know it does get a...
  31. Thread: Idiots

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    Granted, breaking off the handle may alert...

    Granted, breaking off the handle may alert someone to open the door on the disconnect, but it is still an NEC violation.

    If it were me, I'd shut the the breaker off, advise the customer that...
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    Thanks for sharing the story with us. Hope she...

    Thanks for sharing the story with us. Hope she has a quick recovery and gets back to normal.
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    Amen brother! :)

    Amen brother! :)
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    So, given the opportunity, you'll rip off old...

    So, given the opportunity, you'll rip off old ladies. Good decision, stay in refrigeration. :rolleyes:
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    Wow! I'm surprised no one (senior management or...

    Wow! I'm surprised no one (senior management or owner) has responded to you. Maybe you should consider relocating?

    You mention you want a company to appreciate and work with you, but in the next...
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    Poll: Having a car payment isn't such a bad thing, but...

    Having a car payment isn't such a bad thing, but buying a new car is. New cars lose 60 to 70% of their value in the first 2 years.

    Always buy used personal vehicles with 10 to 30k miles on them...
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    http://www.online-access.com/

    http://www.online-access.com/
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    Please show us how you came up with those...

    Please show us how you came up with those numbers. Break down the numbers on this for us.

    I don't know about anyone else, but I'd love to learn how to run a business where my breakeven to run a...
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    Is this a trick question? BTW, welcome to the...

    Is this a trick question?

    BTW, welcome to the forum.
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    Less people at the check out line...

    Less people at the check out line...
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    For us that wouldn't make a difference. We use...

    For us that wouldn't make a difference. We use to buy them direct from Dell and had to either send them back (which we never did) or have their service people come out and service it.

    I can't...
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    Hey, Nordyne would jump on private labeling for...

    Hey, Nordyne would jump on private labeling for them in a heart beat...
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    I'll let you know if I have any issues with...

    I'll let you know if I have any issues with them...
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    We bought 4 or 5 dual screen Dell computers for...

    We bought 4 or 5 dual screen Dell computers for our call center from Walmart . Same quality and 35% less in cost.
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    Yeah me too...thanks RoBo

    Yeah me too...thanks RoBo
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    He's my superviser...

    He's my superviser...
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    I think it was brown or tan with white...

    I think it was brown or tan with white lettering...
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    :ban:

    :ban:
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    I am the man from Nantucket

    I saw this t-shirt, "I am the man from Nantucket" yesterday in a shop in downtown Nantucket.

    Should I buy it?

    What will people think if I wear it?

    Would you buy it?

    Would you wear it?
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    I'm a greeter....:tussor:

    I'm a greeter....:tussor:
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