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    What was your greatest accomplishment in the industry?
    Was it a system you couldnt figure out and finally did? Or was it a sale you closed?

    Was it overcoming a relationship with someone whom you didnt get along with?



    One of mine was getting my first Contractor's license! That was a big one.


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    Greatest accomplishment: finally finding a job in this industry I really enjoy.

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    Originally posted by rick (dfw)
    Greatest accomplishment: finally finding a job in this industry I really enjoy.
    I know what you mean. I've had a few of those myself.


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    Having made it into my 25th year in biz. All alone, no bankruptcies, no major disasters, still healthy......except for my back I mean.
    I have no idea how I managed that .......
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

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    First major project, going back a few years. 80 nominal ton glycol system, Large Bread Bakery in Medley, Fla. Drove from West Palm every morning for a while to complete this thing from start to finish. Recently, mastering or what I think is mastering a pair of Carrier 23XL's with very little help from the afore mentioned. To sum it all up, just glad that I've stuck with this "thing we do" for 23 years, if it was easy, everybody would be doin' it.....

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    Installing 25 carrier rtus and setting them up on a vvt system. That was 6 years ago and they just tore down the building. Each of these units had a 1000 dollar ultrasonic humidifier which was tied in with an r.o. system.
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    im still waiting to have an acomplishment but when i do you will be the first to know bout it i promise

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    Marrying a women that doesn't think I'm out screwing around on her when it's after 6 pm. and doesn't call me all the time to check up on me. Can't beat that.
    Be safe not fast. body parts don't grow back

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    Putting my shoes on the right feet. Thanks to my wife for putting that funny looking letter on the shoe that goes on the same foot with the hand I wave good-bye with.

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    R-12, have to go along with you on getting the license. After working for 2 different companys for over 15 years that close their doors and leave the country, it is just good to have a job that there is some what of a demand for. Plus you always are learning and the only way you can get stuck in that rut is if you allow it to happen.

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    pneumatics controls !! they used to drive me nuts.

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    Without a doubt my greatest accomplishment was finding a job who was willing to take me with my limited knowledge. Now, four years later, I feel like part of the family. It's a small company, and I feel like it'd take a lot to get me to leave.

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    Wow! I must be pretty pethetic. Getting my license wasn't that big of a deal, in fact, four months ago I picked up my third. I now have C-20, C-38, and C-10 (HVAC, Refrigeration, and Electrical) respectively.

    I don't think it's a big deal because I have seen some of the other licensed contractors out there. I know teeth are not a requirement, and drinking on the job is normal for some, but not for me.

    I also have been in business only for 1 year, and we just incorporated.

    I'm not bragging, I still don't feel like I've accomplished anything. I'm envious of 'selfemployed', my wife is always telling my how bad I'm doing. She doesn't think I'm screwing around...but she doesn't think I run my business the way it should be.

    We have just gone flat rate with our service dept, and I have great employees.

    Nice job guys...keep up the good work.


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