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    What happens to ex Trane Franchises?

    Trane opened an office in Charleston, WV. What can we expect to happen to the company that held the franchise for 40 years? What is it like to work directly for Trane? Would you go to Trane or stay?

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    When I worked there the suck increased to a level that most of us left. Working for the owner was a cool personal experience but when it rolled over to corporate it couldn't have been a worse experience. Insurance almost doubled, ethics went down the tubes. Hope it's better for you.

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    Seems the work load has decreased...we just wonder how losing Trane affected work volume, and the need to carry higher paid technicians...like over the next few years?

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    Most franchises cease operations unless they have strong leadership and are strong outside Tranes core business. Remember Trane has deep pockets and few ethics no matter what they say, in my experience the corporate eventually wins and the franchise is a memory or a shell of a company.
    I had a poor experience with corporate Trane and have ZERO interest in ever working for them again. I refuse to say I'll never do it but I have to be in really bad financial shape to deal with IR again. Sad cause American Standard was a decent company, IR is all about the dollar just like most big corporations

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    It all depends on the branch...


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    Didn't a former franchise in TN or KY win a big lawsuit against Trane?

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    How many Trane franchises are still around?

    Touzor Trane in Philadelphia
    Seiberlich Trane in Delaware
    Tampa Bay Trane
    Gardiner Trane in Cleveland
    Hunton Trane in Houston
    Pacific Coast Trane in the SFBA
    Halvorson Trane in Des Moines
    Hunzeker Trane in Peoria
    Damuth Trane in Virginia Beach
    Boland Trane in WDC

    Is that all?

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    I think Brady in NC is a franchise operation. I could be wrong

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    I left out Flint, Kentucky, and Spokane too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechTech2013 View Post
    How many Trane franchises are still around?

    Touzor Trane in Philadelphia
    Seiberlich Trane in Delaware
    Tampa Bay Trane
    Gardiner Trane in Cleveland
    Hunton Trane in Houston
    Pacific Coast Trane in the SFBA
    Halvorson Trane in Des Moines
    Hunzeker Trane in Peoria
    Damuth Trane in Virginia Beach
    Boland Trane in WDC

    Is that all?
    I think Westbrook Trane in Portland, Maine is still a franchise on the sales side only. The techs all got absorbed by corporate about 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechTech2013 View Post
    How many Trane franchises are still around?

    Touzor Trane in Philadelphia
    Seiberlich Trane in Delaware
    Tampa Bay Trane
    Gardiner Trane in Cleveland
    Hunton Trane in Houston
    Pacific Coast Trane in the SFBA
    Halvorson Trane in Des Moines
    Hunzeker Trane in Peoria
    Damuth Trane in Virginia Beach
    Boland Trane in WDC

    Is that all?
    Armacost Trane in Billings Montana
    you will attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, but you can attract the most with a dead cat

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    The fact that IR moves into an area that has been a franchise for 40 years , and takes the name, pulls the line and runs the owner out of business , says it all. What a piece of s$&@ company, I think I will go back to the IBEW before I ever go back to Trane now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acjourneyman View Post
    The fact that IR moves into an area that has been a franchise for 40 years , and takes the name, pulls the line and runs the owner out of business , says it all. What a piece of s$&@ company, I think I will go back to the IBEW before I ever go back to Trane now.
    Is it that bad?! I was reading stories about 3 former franchises. One in Tennessee, one in Colorado, and one in Louisiana. At least 2 of them were involved in legal cases against Trane.

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