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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....More
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....More
Feb 01, 2013

Copper thieves

Just Google “copper theft” and you will find article after article about copper being stolen from construction sites, abandoned homes,....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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