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03-24-2005, 02:52 AM #1Regular Member - bad email address
- Join Date
- Mar 2003
First of all, I want to thank everyone on this message board that has ever replied to any of my messages in the past 1.5 yrs. I started in this industry 2 years ago. I had a sales background for 10 years in the telecommunications industry, "WorldCom". You can guess most of the rest, thanks to Mr. Ebbars. Anyway, I was without a job and I saw an opportunity for a sales job in the HVAC industry, I interviewed and I got hired. At the time I didnt even know what HVAC stood for when I applied. Oh Lord. :-) I was sent to one week of training out of state and then when I got back home I was pretty much told, GO SELL! With NO knowledge of the industry whatsoever! I worked out of my house, used subcontractors, and my boss was 3 hours away. It was a struggle to find anyone to help me learn this business. So I depended on asking "stupid" questions on this message board to help me gain as much knowledge as I could. A lot of the questions that I would ask had to do with Sears b/c that was the company I was working for. I wouldnt tell anyone I worked for Sears b/c I had a general consensus of how everyone felt. But, I had to start and learn somewhere and I was struggling to make ends meet. Last December I quit Sears and took a job with a local HVAC company that is part of a larger corporation. Now, I have a general manager, an installation manager, an operations manager, a service manager and an awesome service tech team and an awesome installation team.All of which, is greatly known to to the city I live in. Last year I did a whoppin $120,000 in sales for the entire year with Sears!!!!Damn, I avoided bankruptcy,barely, Yippee.With my new company I have sold $102,000 since I started selling Jan 17, 2005 and it excites the hell out of me! Anyway, I just wanted to thank everyone here who has ever replied to any of my stupid questions. I'll never be as good as you guys are that know the in-depth technical diagrams, but I'll tell you what, every time you have posted something, Ive read every damn thing!!!!!! And, its increases my knowledge every day!
03-24-2005, 03:14 AM #2
I want 2 thank everyone here. Long but read - 0 replies kingeddie 03-24-2005 Residential HVAC
Selling for Lennox/service experts/ - 3 replies kingeddie 11-03-2004 Residential HVAC
Line set sizing - 17 replies kingeddie 08-29-2004 Residential HVAC
Coil too big for closet. Install question. - 16 replies kingeddie 08-07-2004 Residential HVAC
Taking off closet door frame question???? - 2 replies kingeddie 08-04-2004 Residential HVAC
Compresser overheating - 11 replies kingeddie 07-28-2004 Residential HVAC
New heat pump with a 5 yr old air handler - 3 replies kingeddie 07-16-2004 Residential HVAC
Condenser & coil different sizes - 11 replies kingeddie 07-15-2004 Residential HVAC
Apollo system????? - 3 replies kingeddie 07-12-2004 Residential HVAC
Residential energy savings worksheet - 10 replies kingeddie 06-24-2004 Residential HVAC
Has anyone ever used Sears to buy/install a system? feedback please! - 41 replies lymankim 05-31-2004 Residential HVAC
Larger coil with smaller condenser - 12 replies kingeddie 05-25-2004 Residential HVAC
These are what a search icon gave me. Wouldn't exactly say you were burning up the air waves.
I too, have gained a lot of knowledge/info from this site.
Many will appreciate your acknowledgement of their help.
03-24-2005, 05:05 AM #3Professional Member*
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- SW FL
C ontinuous E ducation is a must
so should be the use of TRANE or LENNOX equipment.Designer Dan
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