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Robert Mader

Bob Mader is the editor of CONTRACTOR magazine, Green Mechanical Contractor magazine, and Radiant Living magazine. He has been writing about plumbing, mechanical, green building and HVACR topics for more than 25 years.

in As I See It Sep 03, 2014

Is water a public trust or private property?

I like water. The way I look at it, the readers of CONTRACTOR move fluids — it could be medical gasses, liquid soap or beer, but my favorite is water, which is why I get riled up over people poisoning our drinking water. I’ve written a lot about coal ash ponds from power plants spilling into rivers in West Virginia and North Carolina....More

Comfortech 2014: You’re among friends

If you haven’t made plans to be at the Comfortech Show (September 9-11) at the Nashville Convention Center, it’s not too late to get your butt down to Nashville. Yes, Nashville! Great restaurants, dining, and BBQ, Nashville was recently rated as the most “American U.S. city” — based on its demographics that closely mirror the U.S....More

Candace Roulo

Candace Roulo is a senior editor of Contractor magazine, based in Chicago.

in Sustainably Speaking Sep 10, 2014

Robin Crow, Weldon Long discuss critical steps all contractors must take to be successful

Crow shared the critical steps owners can take that will revitalize their businesses. Crow pointed out that business growth cannot be sustained if it remains in its present form; businesses and organizations must position themselves to be constant innovators, able to adapt to and embrace change....More

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