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.      

WaterSense is slated to be cut from EPA’s proposed 2018 budget 
EPA’s 2018 budget is submitted at $5.6555 billion — a decrease of 31 percent when compared to the FY 2017 annual continuing resolution level.
Work Truck Show 2017 focuses on efficiency and productivity
Automotive companies were touting how specific vehicles can increase efficiency and productivity, not only while driving to and from a jobsite, but also while at the jobsite.
AHR Expo shows its wet side
So many innovative products for the HVACR and plumbing industries were showcased this year at the AHR Expo, and these products are more intelligent and more versatile than ever.
Initiatives to recruit women into the trades, manufacturing  2
This issue is a nationwide problem that plumbing and HVACR contractors are facing, but they are not alone — even some of the industry manufacturers are facing the same problem.
More innovative products showcased at AHR Expo 2017 — day 3
Editors continued to visited booths to find out what are the most innovative products on the market in 2017 (here’s a rundown of a few of our favorite products). Also, stay tuned for our entire coverage of the show via the AHR Expo 2017 Product Round-up article.
Innovative products showcased at AHR Expo 2017 & the RPA reception too — day 2
Editors visited booths to find out what are the most innovative products on the market in 2017 (here’s a rundown of a few of our favorite products), and we attended the Radiant Professionals Alliance’s (RPA) reception too.
A sneak peak of innovative products showcased at AHR Expo 2017 — day 1
Here’s a sneak peak of just a few of the products featured at AHR Expo 2017.
2017 Plumbing Forecast 
Despite all these changes and challenges, there is a positive plumbing forecast for the New Year — the plumbing industry will continue to grow.
Women of IoT Emerge 
During this two-day event, attendees participated in technical sessions, workshops, live demonstrations, hands-on training, live facility tours, and peer-to-peer networking with IoT professionals.
Comfortech 2016 – Attendees learn to embrace change, mindset of technology 
Comfortech was different than any we’ve hosted before — we focused on topics, such as Internet of Things, Building Information Modeling, Smart buildings, the Smart/Connected home market and Smart tools.
Designing hydronic systems at Little Red Schoolhouse 
The Little Red Schoolhouse offers many seminars — from a service and maintenance of water based HVAC systems seminar to a plumbing systems design seminar — for industry professionals.
Tech-savvy bathing/showering devices save money via water conservation
“Technology is changing everything,” said Kohler. “Consumers aspire to have connected homes, which can improve the way we live in our homes.
Come one, come all to Comfortech 2016
Contractors will have the opportunity to learn technical installations, sales and marketing solutions and new business opportunities all while getting credits through NATE and RSES.
Water Summit 2016: Conversations on infrastructure resiliencies
During the two-day event attendees had the opportunity to network with one another and exchange ideas about global water issues and discuss innovative solutions.
Women in the plumbing & HVACR trades share their success stories  1
I interviewed three talented and personable ladies in the plumbing and HVACR trades to find out what lead them to having a career in the field, what they enjoy about their jobs, etc., etc.

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