Laptops, every guy from tradewinds still has his or turned it in. In fact I use mine everyday.
Have your ever played Risk? When you buy competition and have them sign a binding agreement you remove that risk from the table. Hence there is no competition that can touch you.
Buying a business with accounts and employees immediately gives you a market share. Sure some will leave, both employees and customers. But you still have a good portion of it.
I know that Lennox bought TW for a select group of customers. They also got some darn good techs in the process. But they got an area they were not present in and eliminated a competitor.
Main office was in NH, heard it was a waste of space anyways. Most of the guys who were in the transition meeting are still here, not sure what you are talking about.
Yes, office personal were let go. I do speak to a couple of them here and there who still work at lennox. They were all given offers to stay on, had to move though. As for managers, I still have the same one. I hear most are still with the company. I did not hear of one being fired though. Can you back that up with some names?
I wont comment on Dave, I know who he is and met him a couple of times. I do not know enough about him to attack him on a board.
Here is a lesson. Lucy own a lemonade stand, so does charlie. Their stands sell to a 4 block radius. Charlie approaches Lucy and says, I will buy your stand for double your sales, Lucy pulled in 10 dollars last week. She thinks and says, that is 20 dollars, I just tripled my profit, sold. Charlie now has a 4 block sales floor and no longer has to worry about Lucy. Since he is the only lemonade employer in this area he is able to cut costs and increase profit. Charlie made back his investment the first month. Not so hard.