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    Red face What I Learned at Comfortech 2007

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    1) There were lots of HVAC-Talk participants at Comfortech 2007. Service Roundtable Members made up the largest single group of attendees.

    2) There are far too many contractors who don't charge enough for what they do. There are far too many really professional HVAC contractors who don't charge enough for what they do. So, their standard of living is not up to what it could or should be.

    3) It is a shame that more good contractors were not there this year as they probably were/are feeling financially stressed due to the state of the economy in their market area.
    Alex

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    I learned that I want my daughter educated, not trained .
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    At Comfortech 2007, I learned...

    that there is even more "business sense" I need to gain to ensure my success;

    that I will be attending Comfortech every year, because I gained so much insight into other aspects of our industry (not just the technical side);

    that there is far more equipment available for my customers than I've been exposed to;

    that there are some great people in this industry;

    that there are far too few women in this industry;

    that our moderators are really cool, and it's great to put a name to a face;

    that RoboTeq looks exactly like I thought he would!

    I hope to see everyone in Atlanta next year!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by favoredwun View Post
    that there is even more "business sense" I need to gain to ensure my success;

    that I will be attending Comfortech every year, because I gained so much insight into other aspects of our industry (not just the technical side);

    that there is far more equipment available for my customers than I've been exposed to;

    that there are some great people in this industry;

    that there are far too few women in this industry;

    that our moderators are really cool, and it's great to put a name to a face;

    that RoboTeq looks exactly like I thought he would!

    I hope to see everyone in Atlanta next year!!

    It was great meeting you Marlee. I take it you were on your way somewhere when you stopped by. I got interrupted from our conversation and when I looked back, you were gone.

    And yes, there are way too few women in our industry
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Yes, I was on my way to the 3:00 session, and I thought maybe you'd be there when it was over. It was great to finally meet you too.

    Lusker, thanks for your advice. It was great talking to you. I'm sure I'll be sending you questions via e-mail from time to time.

    I'm sure everyone around me is sick of hearing about Comfortech 2007. I have bee talking about it non-stop. I learned so much it's amazing. I expect to be in a much better business position this time next year from the knowledge I've gained. I guarantee it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by favoredwun View Post
    Yes, I was on my way to the 3:00 session, and I thought maybe you'd be there when it was over. It was great to finally meet you too.

    Lusker, thanks for your advice. It was great talking to you. I'm sure I'll be sending you questions via e-mail from time to time.

    I'm sure everyone around me is sick of hearing about Comfortech 2007. I have bee talking about it non-stop. I learned so much it's amazing. I expect to be in a much better business position this time next year from the knowledge I've gained. I guarantee it!

    And based on the professionalism and the desire to be a success that exudes from you...I truly believe that

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    I'd love to hear more comments from those of you who attended. I may quote some of you in our roundup story which will appear in the November issue. So can I get some more posts?
    "Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."

    Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Philosopher and Author


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    Quote Originally Posted by the editor View Post
    So can I get some more posts?
    Here's another post.

    -Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by the editor View Post
    So can I get some more posts?
    And another!!!

    -Pete

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    Hmmm...

    St Louis things:
    1. Kim Massey can sing the blues like no other.
    2. Schlafly lager is quite tasty. Close second to Fat Tire.
    3. Pete has good taste in Italian food. Vitto's was okay even though they served martinis in a brandy snifter.
    4. Don't hang with Marge at the museum unless you are ready to do some exploring and climbing.
    Comfortech things:
    1. OEM are making their products even more installer friendly. Really like the new Honeywell zoning system and Thermastor dehumidifiers. We are considering some vendor changes after seeing some of the great products at the showcase.
    2. VD is a good thing when it comes to furnace inspections. Steve has a nice product. The Testo and Rigid cams are great compliments for the VD inspection process.
    3. The training sessions had something to offer for everyone from installation techs to distributor managers. Great selection. Hope to attend a few more next year.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    I should of...

    tried to find this "fat tire" you guys keep talkin about...they don't sell it around these parts but it must be some good stuff...

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    I could have spent another full day going to the exhibits. I wish the exhibit time was longer. My preference would be to have an exhibits only day before the education sessions start. This would permit attendees to see exhibits which would prompt them to go to education sessions offered by exhibitors instead of the other way around. It's a chicken or egg thing.
    Alex

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