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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 May 07, 2015

Lagging economy is troubling

I’m troubled by the lackluster performance of the economy this year. On this page last year, I repeated all of the forecasts that I had heard about what a great year 2015 would be. Instead, this year is, to put it mildly, underperforming....More

Faulty water heater solidifies trust in contractors

“There’s no hot water!” shouted my startled wife from the shower. A sudden grip of “fear” paralyzed me for a couple of seconds as I started to compute the age of our water heater aloud. It has to be around 12-13 years old. As reality set in, I realized that I was going to be in the market for a new water....More

Candace Roulo

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

in Sustainably Speaking May 21, 2015

Lessons in water quality and radiant systems

Recently I attended a water quality and an energy and comfort performance seminar sponsored by Viega in Washington D.C. Both sessions were eye opening....More

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