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.      

Manufacturers offer contractor training opportunities  1
There is no doubt that manufacturers play a huge role in training plumbing, hydronic and HVAC contractors. Attending a manufacturer’s training course on new products and installation techniques is a perfect way for contractors to beef up their skills while learning about the latest products in the industry.
Latest apps, software for contractors in the field 1
Here is a rundown of the latest apps and software that will enable contractors to run more efficient businesses, save money, and have some fun with new technology all at the same time.
The Dwyer Group, Mr. Rooter strive for excellence, execute Code of Values  1
Recently, Dina Dwyer-Owens, the chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, a holding company of seven franchise businesses, including Mr. Rooter, has been appointed to executive chairwoman. Besides her passion to help others be successful, she continually surrounds herself and The Dwyer Group with individuals that strive for excellence and want to serve others.
Water heater manufacturers are ready for new residential efficiency standards  5
New residential water heater energy efficiency standards are coming quickly for the manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and contractors that produce and install these appliances. In less than one year, the new minimum energy efficiency standards will be in effect for water heaters manufactured after April 15, 2015.
Troops To Trades helps U.S. returning veterans gain skills, employment 1
LITTLE CANADA, MINN. — Keith Mercurio, sales trainer for Nexstar, had an idea that would help returning servicemen and servicewomen, the plumbing and HVAC industries, and the U.S. as a whole. Mercurio proposed the idea to The Nexstar Legacy Foundation, and the Troops To Trades program was created by The Nexstar Legacy Foundation to help U.S. veterans obtain the necessary skill sets to work in the trade industries.
Contractors share best practices at WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting 1
FORT WAYNE, IND. — At WaterFurnace’s 2014 sales meeting here in Fort Wayne, Ind., April 7-8, contractor dealers had the opportunity to network, share best practices, and learn about new WaterFurnace initiatives.
Gillece Services offers veterans hands-on training via apprenticeships
BRIDGEVILLE, PA. — Gillece Services, specializing in plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and waterproofing services
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  5
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  1
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. 5
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 2
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.

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