Robert P. Mader

Robert P.
Becoming a ‘qualified entrepreneur’ 
Your plumbing contracting firm only exists through the force of your own will. Initially, at least, it had no other reason for being.
PHCC Connect 2015: Customers do business with people not products  1
Steve Coscia, a pre-eminent expert in customer service and soft skills for service contractors, explained how customers view service providers.
Engineering our way out of drought 
Driving back and forth from San Francisco International Airport and Palo Alto, I was looking at an endless landscape of brown.
Time to change your thinking
I’ve been reflecting on the pace of change lately, especially after reading about some new photovoltaic and solar thermal collectors that will make you forget about any solar collector that you’ve seen before.
Why can’t you be phenomenal?
What companies come to mind when you think of excellent customer service?
Water wars here and abroad 
I’m glad that the month of June is over here in Chicago since Illinois had its wettest month in history. I wish we could send some of that rain to California.
DeWalt’s focus is Built in the USA 
The hand and power tool manufacturer announced the expansion of its initiative to build products in America, with an additional 60 corded and cordless power tools being built domestically
Everything got connected so quickly 
It seems as if I just began to learn about the Internet of Things and suddenly it’s here and everything is connected.
Internet of Things discussed at Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition meeting 
Dr. Rhee also addressed the Internet of Things at this year’s meeting of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition that met here in mid-May.
2015 Book of Giants — Beware of double-edged swords 1
Viega LLC is the sponsor of this year's annual CONTRACTOR Book of Giants.
ISH shows a more connected future 
The AHR Expo this year in Chicago was a large and successful show with 61,000 attendees and 480,000-sq.ft. of exhibit space. By comparison, ISH drew 198,000 attendees to see exhibits spread out over nine buildings and 2.8 million square feet.
Top global plumbing, heating companies display latest products at ISH 2015
The biggest names in plumbing, heating and air conditioning are gathering in Frankfurt from March 10-14 for ISH 2015, the world’s largest show of its kind. Over 2,400 exhibitors from over 50 countries are taking part in The World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies.
Innovative products galore at 2015 AHR Expo
This year’s AHR Expo claimed the title for the best-attended event ever held in Chicago. Preliminary attendance figures show that more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the 2015 AHR Expo, with more than 2,100 companies exhibiting.
Kohler launched a variety of new products this year
KBIS, IBS showcase smart, sustainable products
LAS VEGAS — The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) wrapped up its 51st annual show at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Center, Jan. 22.
Many positives for 2015 hydronics market 
All of the economic indicators point to a positive hydronic heating market in 2015, although there are a couple of interesting anomalies.

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