Candace Roulo

Senior Editor
Contractor Magazine

Candace Roulo, senior editor of CONTRACTOR and graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences, has 15 years of industry experience in the media and construction industries. She covers a variety of mechanical contracting topics, from sustainable construction practices and policy issues affecting contractors to continuing education for industry professionals and the best business practices that contractors can implement to run successful businesses.      

Articles by Candace Roulo
Gillece Services offers veterans hands-on training via apprenticeships
BRIDGEVILLE, PA. — Gillece Services, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and waterproofing services, is excited to have been approved in the fall of 2013 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Veterans Affairs, as an authorized plumbing training school for veterans.
Power tool survey: the most used power tools by contractors
CONTRACTOR surveyed readers to find out what are the most used corded and cordless power tools amongst contractors, where contractors prefer to purchase those tools, what voltage battery packs they use, among other questions.
Dwyer Group’s executive promotions will grow best practices, Live R.I.C.H culture 
Mary Kennedy Thompson has been appointed executive vice president of The Dwyer Group and also will retain her current title as president of Mr. Rooter, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group. Dina Dwyer-Owens, the chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, has been appointed to executive chairwoman of The Dwyer Group.
Chicago Auto Show features all-new, redesigned and CNG-powered trucks  4
CHICAGO — The Chicago Auto Show is a hit with consumers, the media, and even the staff at CONTRACTOR magazine — we definitely love a good auto show! Plus, the Chicago Auto Show showcases many work-truck vehicles for the mechanical contractor.
Polar Vortex Take Two: Tough on contractors, good for business 
From traffic jams and car accidents to cancelled flights and school closings, many people, including plumbers and HVAC technicians, are being affected by Take Two of the Polar Vortex.
AHR Expo 2014 showcases innovative, efficient products 
NEW YORK — With more than 1,800 exhibitors at AHR Expo in New York City last week, there were many innovative and efficient products and technologies to see at the show
Don't miss out on AHR 2014, the largest HVACR expo ever held in northeast U.S. 4
Make sure to join CONTRACTOR’s AHR Tweetup on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at noon EST. We’ll be tweeting about what we thought was interesting at the show and we want to know what you saw and liked too. If you are not following CONTRACTOR on Twitter yet, make sure you do so:
Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen is awarded Angie’s List’s Super Service Award 1
Whether customers learn of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen by a referral, are previous customers that come back for more, or find out about the company via marketing and advertising strategies, there is no denying that Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen makes the customer No. 1. And winning Angie’s List’s Super Service Award for the past eight years is a testament to exemplary customer service.
Plumbing contractors are optimistic about 2014 since residential market is showing growth  1
CHICAGO -- What is on the horizon for plumbing contractors in 2014? The good news is the residential market is showing growth; the not-so good news is that commercial construction is still having growing pains.
Mr. Rooter adds to the customer service experience by using iPads 
WACO, TEXAS — When a Mr. Rooter technician shows up on a service call, chances are he will have an iPad in tow to make his job more efficient and customer experience more interactive — a win-win for Mr. Rooter franchises and customers. At this time, Mr. Rooter is in the process of rolling out iPads to all of the company’s franchises.
A first-class, hands on learning experience at Bradford White’s iTEC
MIDDLEVILLE, MICH. — Featuring a 5-million BTU capacity “live-fire” training lab with 10 working stations for live demonstrations and a hands-on learning experience, Bradford White’s International Technical Excellence Center ( iTEC) offers contractors, reps, wholesalers, engineers, etc., a first-class, hands-on learning experience.
Plumbers' thoughts on World Toilet Day 2013 2

For some people it’s hard to imagine – not having a toilet, but there are billions of people in the world today that do not have access to one. World Toilet Day, a global non-profit organization, was created 12 years ago with the goal of improving the conditions of toilets and sanitation worldwide. Just yesterday, the United Nations declared Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day.

Fleet management systems reduce expenses, increase safety for contracting businesses, Part 2  2
Part 2 of the article, Fleet management systems reduce expenses, increase safety for contracting businesses, will feature fleet management experts discussing the future of GPS fleet management systems and the areas that are poised for growth.
Fleet management systems reduce expenses, increase safety for contracting businesses, Part 1 
It’s pretty much a given that any contractor using a GPS fleet management system will tell you that fleet tracking systems are a surefire way to drive productivity in contracting businesses. It’s all about doing more with the same amount of resources. Plus, a GPS fleet management system can reduce expenses and fuel costs in almost any size business.
Radiant Professionals Alliance takes a new direction with radiant comfort  2
As executive director of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, Mark Eatherton has many pokers in the fire and his strategy is to first focus on areas that demand the most amount of attention.
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