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    I would like to hear about jobs or anyone that has lived or live in this area Richmond VA,Charleston SC,Charlotte NC & Raleigh NC.Thanks

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    I lived in Richmond most of my life, left 12 years ago for the wide open spaces of the West.
    I worked for Colonial Mechanical and then Landis and Gyr( now Siemens Building Technologies). Both were good companies at the time, I don't know about their current reputations.All of the major players were there, Trane, Carrier, York etc.
    Richmond was a pleasant enough place for the most part,strong economy usually, decent wages,decent schools in the suburbs,it just got too big for me.
    As for the weather, mild winters, occasional snow and VERY HUMID summers.
    It's only 3 or so hours from Raleigh, you should take a long weekend and visit both.

    Good Luck

    [Edited by iguy on 12-02-2004 at 05:13 PM]

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    if you can't find a job in Charlotte, then you aren't looking for one. not a bad location, couple hours to the mountains, few hours to the beach. plenty to do in the area.
    i wanted to put a picture here

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    Lots of work in Charlotte area, cost of living kinda high, but if you live out of the city not too bad. Lots to do (if youre single). mild winters , extremely humid summers, lots of pretty women. oh did I mention Nascar...
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    pabull & tlcartman what is the pay like for a good installer I make $15.50 in wv.What is the work like is there much new building gone on.How bad in the traffic & what is one of the best town in the area to live in.

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    You can easily get better than $15.50 in chas. according to your exspertise. I do mostly svc. tech's here range from $15 for mid-level guys to $25-28 for some. I love this area mild winters & plenty to do here. I've ductwork that needs doin if thats your thing. As in most places ( < assumption ) the demand for Qualified help exceeds the availability here. Good luck.

    [Edited by sctech on 12-02-2004 at 10:04 PM]
    I can do all things...

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    Frame, I (like sctech) have done mostly svc. In the Charlotte Area, you can make a lot better than 15.50/hr., depending on exp. Go to http://www.charlotteobserver .com abd click on Jobs.
    Enter hvac and then charlotte nc. You will find many ads for installers.As far as places to live, I live in Union Co. (Monroe area).Other less expensive areas incl: Gaston Co.(Gastonia) abd Cabarrus Co. (concord area) all within 1/2 hr of charlotte. Good Luck in your endeavors. Feel free to email me if you have any questions that I can help you with. (addy in my profile under homepage)
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    rock hill is the best place to live if you work in charlotte. i swear winthrop college has the best looking women around, and besides, SC is a much nicer place than nc to live in.
    i wanted to put a picture here

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    Originally posted by tlcartman
    rock hill is the best place to live if you work in charlotte. i swear winthrop college has the best looking women around, and besides, SC is a much nicer place than nc to live in.
    I have to disagree w/ SC being a better place to live...lol.
    But I will agree that Winthrop U. definately has its share of nice p-tang wonderin about.
    In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010

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    Is there any test I have to take in charlotte NC or charleston SC to do hvac work I lived in wilmington NC for two years you had to have a j1 card & gas card I have my epa card?How hard is it to find you way around town?

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    Some employers may give you a pre-employment test ,most are very basic hvac questions . If you're gonna run a lot of the flexable gas lines they may want you to get a gas card but its a easy test you take right at the supply house. Charleston has a reasonable cost of living I think. You'll find the "big boy's" here as well if thats your thing. ( trane,york,carrier factory svc) Quite a few companys here pay the installers piece or production pay but you will also find hourly . Let me know what kind of company you would like to work for if you're gonna consider chas. ( family owned, corporate, commercial, residential, ect) & I'll give you some contact info.
    I can do all things...

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    sctech I am looking for a company that take care of there guys & has newer equipment like newer vans & has good benefits & pay I have hade better luck with small companys but I will work for a big company to.I most of all need a company that you get 40 hour a week some over time but not a lot 55 or less.Thanks

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    ok frame here are some locally owned company's you might try.: wappoo service 843-556-7011 I've got a friend that installs there good bene's & pay nice performace bonus program.I think most of their business is installing. , fogal services 843-832-8976 A smaller company dont know that much about them except the supply houses speak highly of them, blanton's heating & air 843-207-1274 a small growing company the owner seems like a very down to earth guy turns wrench's just like the employee's. hope that helps
    I can do all things...

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