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Jun 14, 2013
PHCC’s 2013 Legislative Conference: Get back to the fundamentals
This is the third year that I have covered the PHCC’s Legislative Conference. It’s one of my favorite events to cover for CONTRACTOR....
Apr 15, 2013
‘You have got to have a sense of humor!'
Last month I was in San Diego, Calif., for the QSC Power Meeting XXXVIII. While flying back to Chicago, I realized how much knowledge I gained by....
Feb 01, 2013
Just Google “copper theft” and you will find article after article about copper being stolen from construction sites, abandoned homes,....
Dec 05, 2012
Education is a two-way street
Wow — It’s already December. It’s hard to believe that the year is coming to a close already. Looking back, there have been many....
Oct 17, 2012
“The Upside of Fear”
Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Weldon Long. He was the keynote speaker at the Radiant Professionals Alliance’s first annual meeting....
Sep 10, 2012
Every drop counts
Researching rainwater harvesting systems last month was close to overwhelming, to say the least, but in a good way. It’s a very interesting....
Jul 24, 2012
A career in plumbing can lead to many paths
In the past few weeks, I’ve crossed paths with a variety of individuals involved in the plumbing industry. About a month ago, I had a....
Jun 06, 2012
Students benefit via hands-on learning
Last month I was reminded of the importance of education. I’ve always believed education plays a pivotal role in shaping an individual....
May 04, 2012
My identity was almost stolen
Identity theft is one of those things that you know happens, but usually you think it won’t happen to you. However, it can happen to you....
Mar 29, 2012
Live burn demonstration is eye-opening
This month I had the opportunity to see, in person, a burn demonstration at Xylem’s Little Red School House. It was a very eye-opening experience to....
Mar 06, 2012
An all-electric vehicle for Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric
Feb 23, 2012
Cars, cars and more cars
From Jan. 14 – Jan. 22, thousands of people will attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to see the latest the automakers have....
Feb 16, 2012
Products create buzz among AHR Expo attendees
At the AHR Expo this year, there were many new and exciting products. I saw so many new products that it took me a day to review all my notes and the....
Oct 10, 2011
Finding new niches
The past few weeks have been eye-opening. I attended Connect 2011, WaterSmart Innovations, and interviewed Doug Dougherty of The Geothermal Exchange....
Aug 04, 2011
‘Plunging Into Green’ is a must read
For the August issue of CONTRACTOR, I wrote an article about a variety of educational programs contractors can take to learn about cutting-edge....
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