Contractor Magazine http://contractormag.com/rss.xml en Air.Water.Energy. earns esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/airwaterenergy-earns-esteemed-2015-angie-s-list-super-service-award <div class="node-body article-body">Air.Water.Energy., a business that prides itself as a one-call solution for a home’s key systems: heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electric, has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/airwaterenergy-earns-esteemed-2015-angie-s-list-super-service-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/airwaterenergy-earns-esteemed-2015-angie-s-list-super-service-award#comments Plumbing Contractor Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:56:00 +0000 415031 at http://contractormag.com <p>Ray Grimm, CEO of Air.Water.Energy.</p> Steven and Isabella Schaefer join the PHCC Educational Foundation Board of Governors http://contractormag.com/plumbing/steven-and-isabella-schaefer-join-phcc-educational-foundation-board-governors <div class="node-body article-body">Generous supporters of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation, Steven and Isabella Schaefer have been named to the organization’s Board of Governors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/steven-and-isabella-schaefer-join-phcc-educational-foundation-board-governors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/steven-and-isabella-schaefer-join-phcc-educational-foundation-board-governors#comments Training Opportunities Plumbing Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:18:00 +0000 415021 at http://contractormag.com <p>Steven and Isabella Schaefer.</p> E.M. Duggan still relies on safety, quality and family http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/em-duggan-still-relies-safety-quality-and-family <div class="field-deck"> Company's success has been a family project that has brought the business to the 125th year anniversary mark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, E.M. Duggan is a more than $175 million company operating out of four buildings in Canton and another in Boston. Monfredo credits Petroni for the company’s amazing success over the past three decades. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/em-duggan-still-relies-safety-quality-and-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing-contractor/em-duggan-still-relies-safety-quality-and-family#comments Plumbing Contractor Registered User Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:12:00 +0000 415011 at http://contractormag.com NATE Board of Trustees announces membership http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/nate-board-trustees-announces-membership <div class="field-deck"> Roster includes new Vice-chairs and seven new members. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Board of Trustees has announced its roster for 2015-2016, including a renewed chairmanship and seven new and replacement members elected to serve for the new term.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/nate-board-trustees-announces-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/nate-board-trustees-announces-membership#comments Training Opportunities Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:54:00 +0000 415001 at http://contractormag.com Channellock celebrates 130 years of American manufacturing and innovation http://contractormag.com/tools/channellock-celebrates-130-years-american-manufacturing-and-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">Channellock Inc., a family- owned and -operated plier and hand tool manufacturer, celebrates its 130th anniversary this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/tools/channellock-celebrates-130-years-american-manufacturing-and-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/tools/channellock-celebrates-130-years-american-manufacturing-and-innovation#comments Tools Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:34:00 +0000 414991 at http://contractormag.com Mestek acquires Turbonics, Inc. http://contractormag.com/management/mestek-acquires-turbonics-inc <div class="node-body article-body">Mestek, Inc. of Westfield, MA has announced the acquisition of Turbonics, Inc. of Cleveland, OH.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/mestek-acquires-turbonics-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/mestek-acquires-turbonics-inc#comments Management Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:13:00 +0000 414981 at http://contractormag.com Treated water is the future of potable water http://contractormag.com/green/treated-water-future-potable-water <div class="node-body article-body">In this article from The San Bernardino County Sun, market forces will soon be stronger than the "ick" factor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/treated-water-future-potable-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/treated-water-future-potable-water#comments Codes Green Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:35:00 +0000 414971 at http://contractormag.com <p>A wastewater treatment plant.</p> Gudella/iStock/Thinkstock Modine’s Innovation Tour begins nationwide trek after premiering at AHR Expo http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/modine-s-innovation-tour-begins-nationwide-trek-after-premiering-ahr-expo <div class="node-body article-body">Modine has spent the past year developing the impressive learning-lab-on-wheels that made its debut at this year’s AHR Expo. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/modine-s-innovation-tour-begins-nationwide-trek-after-premiering-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/training-opportunities/modine-s-innovation-tour-begins-nationwide-trek-after-premiering-ahr-expo#comments Training Opportunities Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:35:00 +0000 414961 at http://contractormag.com <p>The trailer unfolds &ldquo;Transformer&rdquo; style into three stages and a slide-out classroom.</p> December construction unemployment rates Improve in 32 states from 2014 http://contractormag.com/management/december-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-32-states-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Bernard Markstein, Ph.D., for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unusually mild weather in much of the country persisted in December, benefiting construction and reducing the size of the normal seasonal increase in construction unemployment rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/december-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-32-states-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/december-construction-unemployment-rates-improve-32-states-2014#comments Management Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:54:00 +0000 414951 at http://contractormag.com Taco reorganizes and reinvents itself as a global brand http://contractormag.com/management/taco-reorganizes-and-reinvents-itself-global-brand <div class="field-deck"> No longer just a heating and cooling company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In order to diversify and facilitate entry into new industries and market channels, Taco, Inc. has completed a major structural reorganization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/taco-reorganizes-and-reinvents-itself-global-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/taco-reorganizes-and-reinvents-itself-global-brand#comments Management Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:46:00 +0000 414941 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: Saniflo, Metraflex, GPS Insight, Dexter + Chaney, Fastenal and Rinnai http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-saniflo-metraflex-gps-insight-dexter-chaney-fastenal-and-rinn <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a non-condensing line of tankless water heaters, a cut resistant glove, a WaterSense-rated vitreous china toilet, a low pressure drop Y-strainer and more.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-saniflo-metraflex-gps-insight-dexter-chaney-fastenal-and-rinn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-saniflo-metraflex-gps-insight-dexter-chaney-fastenal-and-rinn#comments Apparel Media Galleries Software Toilets Green Hydronics Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:59:00 +0000 414931 at http://contractormag.com Franklin Electric supports military vet with whole home water system solutions http://contractormag.com/plumbing/franklin-electric-supports-military-vet-whole-home-water-system-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Franklin Electric Co., Inc. is proud to be one of several manufacturers that recently teamed with the Military Makeover national television series to provide a military vet and his family of seven with multiple water systems solutions for their home in Crestview, Florida.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/franklin-electric-supports-military-vet-whole-home-water-system-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/franklin-electric-supports-military-vet-whole-home-water-system-solutions#comments Plumbing Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:14:00 +0000 414921 at http://contractormag.com <p>The Parke family.</p> PHCC launches online job service http://contractormag.com/plumbing/phcc-launches-online-job-service <div class="node-body article-body">The PHCC announces the launch of its interactive job board, the PHCC Career Center, focused on providing its members with an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/phcc-launches-online-job-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/phcc-launches-online-job-service#comments Plumbing Technology Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:38:00 +0000 414911 at http://contractormag.com PHCC-NA Mansfield Plumbing donates to 70 projects in 2015 http://contractormag.com/plumbing/mansfield-plumbing-donates-70-projects-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Mansfield Plumbing made cash and product donations to an unprecedented 70 local groups in 2015, plus the national Building Homes for Heroes organization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/mansfield-plumbing-donates-70-projects-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/mansfield-plumbing-donates-70-projects-2015#comments Plumbing Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:22:00 +0000 414901 at http://contractormag.com <p>A donation from Mansfield helped boost this cub scout pack&#39;s charity auction.</p> New video captures sound test of DWV plumbing systems http://contractormag.com/video/new-video-captures-sound-test-dwv-plumbing-systems <div class="node-body video-body">A new video on Charlotte Pipe’s YouTube channel shows a sound test of various DWV plumbing systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/video/new-video-captures-sound-test-dwv-plumbing-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/video/new-video-captures-sound-test-dwv-plumbing-systems#comments Video Plumbing Tue, 02 Feb 2016 02:48:00 +0000 414891 at http://contractormag.com Educational opportunity from your Radiant Professionals Alliance http://contractormag.com/eatherton/educational-opportunity-your-radiant-professionals-alliance <div class="node-body article-body">Tom is so convinced this is the learning opportunity of a lifetime that he is willing to give you a taste of what is covered. He is putting on a free demonstration Thursday, Feb. 4.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/eatherton/educational-opportunity-your-radiant-professionals-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/eatherton/educational-opportunity-your-radiant-professionals-alliance#comments Eatherton Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:27:00 +0000 414881 at http://contractormag.com Washington update http://contractormag.com/management/washington-update <div class="field-byline"> Dain M. Hansen, Senior Vice President Government Relations, The IAPMO Group </div> <div class="field-deck"> Energy bill debate, help for Flint, California PACE program and much more </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The House cancelled all business last week as Washington shoveled out from its recent snow and Democrats headed to their 3-day policy retreat in Baltimore. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/washington-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/washington-update#comments Management Plumbing Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:45:00 +0000 414871 at http://contractormag.com Dlitch/iStock/Thinkstock Tepid GDP growth a sign construction spending may sputter; decline unlikely http://contractormag.com/management/tepid-gdp-growth-sign-construction-spending-may-sputter-decline-unlikely <div class="field-byline"> ABC Construction Economic Update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by just 0.7 percent (seasonally adjusted annual rate) during the fourth quarter of 2015, according to an analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/tepid-gdp-growth-sign-construction-spending-may-sputter-decline-unlikely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/tepid-gdp-growth-sign-construction-spending-may-sputter-decline-unlikely#comments Management Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:08:00 +0000 414861 at http://contractormag.com Hemera/Thinkstock The "sexy plumber" myth has a basis in fact http://contractormag.com/plumbing/sexy-plumber-myth-has-basis-fact <div class="field-deck"> Middle-aged, balding plumbing equipment salesman is co-owner of Hedonism II, and the lifestyle that goes with it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Middle-aged, balding plumbing equipment salesman is co-owner of Hedonism II, and the lifestyle that goes with it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/plumbing/sexy-plumber-myth-has-basis-fact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/plumbing/sexy-plumber-myth-has-basis-fact#comments Plumbing Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:05:00 +0000 414851 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Penton’s Comfortech Unveils Education Program for 2016 Event – Increases Technical and Emerging Technology Content http://contractormag.com/comfortech/penton-s-comfortech-unveils-education-program-2016-event-increases-technical-and-emerging <div class="field-deck"> Delivers an experience that serves the needs of the full HVACR, mechanical and electrical contracting community </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New York — Penton’s Comfortech (<a href="http://www.comfortechshow.com" title="www.comfortechshow.com">www.comfortechshow.com</a>), the premier contractor-focused conference and exposition, powered by Contracting Business and Contractor, has officially announced that the 2016 event will take place September 19-22, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. With new partnerships, content, exhibit hall programs and expanded event attendees, the event will deliver an experience that serves the needs of the full HVACR, mechanical and electrical contracting community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/comfortech/penton-s-comfortech-unveils-education-program-2016-event-increases-technical-and-emerging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/comfortech/penton-s-comfortech-unveils-education-program-2016-event-increases-technical-and-emerging#comments Comfortech Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:22:00 +0000 414841 at http://contractormag.com AHR Expo 2016 comes to a close http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2016-comes-close <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition is now coming to a close at the Orange County Convention Center, and CONTRACTOR’s footsore editorial team is there to catch the final hours. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2016-comes-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2016-comes-close#comments AHR Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:04:00 +0000 414831 at http://contractormag.com Weil-McLain celebrates 135 years of hydronic heating innovations http://contractormag.com/management/weil-mclain-celebrates-135-years-hydronic-heating-innovations <div class="field-deck"> Leading manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems traces its history to Chicago in 1881. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One hundred and thirty five years ago, Isadore and Benjamin Weil opened a modest plumbing business located on Randolph Street in Chicago’s Loop – now a major company known as Weil-McLain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/weil-mclain-celebrates-135-years-hydronic-heating-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/weil-mclain-celebrates-135-years-hydronic-heating-innovations#comments Hydronics Management Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:31:00 +0000 414821 at http://contractormag.com More of the industry’s best at AHR 2016 http://contractormag.com/ahr/more-industry-s-best-ahr-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition is now taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, and CONTRACTOR’s editorial team is combing the show floor to discover the best of the show. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/more-industry-s-best-ahr-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/more-industry-s-best-ahr-2016#comments AHR Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:10:00 +0000 414811 at http://contractormag.com Bruce Nickens joins Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. as Operations Manager http://contractormag.com/management/bruce-nickens-joins-comprehensive-energy-services-inc-operations-manager <div class="node-body article-body">Bruce Nickens joined Orlando-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. as Operations Manager in its Tampa office.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/bruce-nickens-joins-comprehensive-energy-services-inc-operations-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/bruce-nickens-joins-comprehensive-energy-services-inc-operations-manager#comments Management Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:52:00 +0000 414801 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: Cat, Enertech, Milwaukee Tool, Fujitsu, Clark Solutions and Taco http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-cat-enertech-milwaukee-tool-fujitsu-clark-solutions-and-taco <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week the product gallery includes a ruggedized smartphone, a compact, vertical geothermal unit, a single-phase VRF heat pump, a multi-jet water meter, a key chain tape measure and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-cat-enertech-milwaukee-tool-fujitsu-clark-solutions-and-taco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-cat-enertech-milwaukee-tool-fujitsu-clark-solutions-and-taco#comments Geothermal Media Galleries Smartphones Hydronics Tools Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:37:00 +0000 414791 at http://contractormag.com U.S. Green Building Council releases its annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building http://contractormag.com/green/us-green-building-council-releases-its-annual-top-10-states-leed-green-building <div class="field-deck"> Illinois leads among all U.S. states for the third consecutive year; LEED momentum grows on the West Coast. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its annual Top 10 States for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/us-green-building-council-releases-its-annual-top-10-states-leed-green-building" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/us-green-building-council-releases-its-annual-top-10-states-leed-green-building#comments Green Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:50:00 +0000 414781 at http://contractormag.com RGBAlpha/iStock/Thinkstock AHR Expo 2016 under way in Orlando http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2016-under-way-orlando <div class="node-body gallery-body">The International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Exposition is now taking place at the Orange County Convention Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2016-under-way-orlando" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/ahr-expo-2016-under-way-orlando#comments AHR Media Galleries Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:12:00 +0000 414771 at http://contractormag.com ServiceTitan to unveil mobile 2.0 Native App at AHR EXPO http://contractormag.com/ahr/servicetitan-unveil-mobile-20-native-app-ahr-expo <div class="field-deck"> Home service software provider prepares to launch expanded mobile application to increase efficiency, conversion rates, and customer satisfaction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ServiceTitan will showcase the latest mobile application designed specifically for the home service industry at the 2016 AHR EXPO</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/servicetitan-unveil-mobile-20-native-app-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/servicetitan-unveil-mobile-20-native-app-ahr-expo#comments AHR Smartphones Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:16:00 +0000 414761 at http://contractormag.com Bell & Gossett expands online Little Red Schoolhouse at 2016 AHR Expo http://contractormag.com/ahr/bell-gossett-expands-online-little-red-schoolhouse-2016-ahr-expo <div class="field-deck"> Interactive curriculum bolsters Xylem’s commitment to education. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Xylem’s Bell & Gossett brand continues its 100-year legacy of training and education with the release of a new online course on waterside economization during the 2016 AHR Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/bell-gossett-expands-online-little-red-schoolhouse-2016-ahr-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/bell-gossett-expands-online-little-red-schoolhouse-2016-ahr-expo#comments AHR Training Opportunities Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:53:00 +0000 414751 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Going to AHR? Things to do and see in Orlando http://contractormag.com/ahr/going-ahr-things-do-and-see-orlando <div class="node-body gallery-body">Well, you can’t spend your entire time at the AHR Expo out on the convention floor (even though it may seem like that’s what you’re doing some days!). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/ahr/going-ahr-things-do-and-see-orlando" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/ahr/going-ahr-things-do-and-see-orlando#comments AHR Media Galleries Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:15:00 +0000 414741 at http://contractormag.com