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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 Feb 09, 2015

Stop calling yourself a ‘plumbette’

When Lillian Ann Baumbach of Arlington, Va., became the first woman in the U.S. to hold a Master Plumbers license in 1951, all of the newspaper accounts, as a matter of course, referred to her as “pretty.” It was also noted that she corresponded with hundreds of GIs serving overseas and became a pinup girl for an infantry company in....More

Taco's John White, Jr. — Protecting a community

I noticed a slight tremble in his fingers as he raised his hand to wipe his brow. It wasn’t because he was nervous; he has conducted hundreds of press conferences throughout his career....More

Candace Roulo

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

in Sustainably Speaking Jan 28, 2015

Success at Design & Construction Week and AHR Expo

Since Monday, Jan. 20, I have been on the road attending two of the largest trade shows for plumbing and hydronic contractors....More

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