Management http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6635/more en How the little guy can win against the big box stores http://contractormag.com/around-web/how-little-guy-can-win-against-big-box-stores <div class="node-body article-body">In this article from Contracting Business, writer Tom Casey Jr. show ways to compete -- and win! -- against the big box stores. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/around-web/how-little-guy-can-win-against-big-box-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/around-web/how-little-guy-can-win-against-big-box-stores#comments Around the Web Management Fri, 20 May 2016 20:10:00 +0000 420101 at http://contractormag.com <p>David and Goliath.</p> iStock/Thinkstock Mid Illinois Mechanical, Inc. joins Linc Service under ABM Franchising Group http://contractormag.com/management/mid-illinois-mechanical-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group <div class="field-deck"> Linc Service Franchise network expands in Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ABM Industries Incorporated announces that Mid Illinois Mechanical, Inc., has signed a franchise agreement to join its Linc Service franchise network.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/mid-illinois-mechanical-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/mid-illinois-mechanical-inc-joins-linc-service-under-abm-franchising-group#comments Management Thu, 19 May 2016 15:10:00 +0000 419991 at http://contractormag.com Taco awarded US Department of Commerce "E" Award for exports http://contractormag.com/management/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-exports <div class="field-deck"> May 16 Washington D.C. awards ceremony marked 2nd occasion Taco has won an “E” Award: 1st time was at end of WW II </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On Monday U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Taco Comfort Solutions with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/taco-awarded-us-department-commerce-e-award-exports#comments Management Tue, 17 May 2016 19:12:00 +0000 419921 at http://contractormag.com <p>John Hazen White, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions holds the U.S. Department of Commerce &ldquo;E&rdquo; Award at Monday&rsquo;s ceremony in Washington, D.C. With him are Wil VandeWiel, Taco COO, RI Congressman James Langevin and Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.</p> 5 steps to success http://contractormag.com/management/5-steps-success <div class="node-body article-body">This gallery from Contracting Business offers tips for improving your business strategy and execution. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/5-steps-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/5-steps-success#comments Management Tue, 17 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 419911 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Uponor's $18M expansion provides new jobs in Apple Valley http://contractormag.com/management/uponors-18m-expansion-provides-new-jobs-apple-valley <div class="field-deck"> Governor Dayton proclaims May 16 Uponor Day in Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Uponor North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the company's ninth expansion in Apple Valley.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/uponors-18m-expansion-provides-new-jobs-apple-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/uponors-18m-expansion-provides-new-jobs-apple-valley#comments Hydronics Management Tue, 17 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 419601 at http://contractormag.com <p>From L to R: Jyri Luomakoski, CEO, Uponor Corporation; Bill Gray, President, Uponor North America; The Hon. Mary Hamann-Roland, Mayor of Apple Valley; Ed Kearney, Apple Valley Chamber President; The Hon. Anna Wills, MN State Representative; The Hon. Greg Clausen, MN Senator<strong>.</strong></p> CEO Warrior founder Mike Agugliaro to host free educational webinar May 24 http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-host-free-educational-webinar-may-24 <div class="field-deck"> Author and home service business mentor will present “Stop Being a Slave to Your Service Business: How to work less, make more and love your business again” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Agugliaro will host a free, educational webinar on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. EDT: “Stop Being a Slave to Your Service Business: How to work less, make more and love your business again.”</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-host-free-educational-webinar-may-24" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/ceo-warrior-founder-mike-agugliaro-host-free-educational-webinar-may-24#comments Management Tue, 17 May 2016 14:52:00 +0000 419591 at http://contractormag.com <p>Mike Agugliaro.</p> CMD's construction starts 2016: Breakdown by type http://contractormag.com/management/cmds-construction-starts-2016-breakdown-type <div class="node-body gallery-body">This gallery of graphs from CMD's Q2 2016 Construction Starts Forecast Report breaks down the forecast by types of structures in the US market. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/cmds-construction-starts-2016-breakdown-type" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/cmds-construction-starts-2016-breakdown-type#comments Management Fri, 13 May 2016 16:37:00 +0000 419571 at http://contractormag.com WaterFurnace parent company NIBE to acquire Climate Control Group from LSB Industries http://contractormag.com/management/waterfurnace-parent-company-nibe-acquire-climate-control-group-lsb-industries <div class="node-body article-body">NIBE Industrier AB, the parent company of Fort Wayne based WaterFurnace International, announced today that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with LSB Industries to acquire 100% of LSB’s Climate Control Group.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/waterfurnace-parent-company-nibe-acquire-climate-control-group-lsb-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/waterfurnace-parent-company-nibe-acquire-climate-control-group-lsb-industries#comments Green Management Thu, 12 May 2016 20:06:00 +0000 419541 at http://contractormag.com Coastal Mechanical appoints Jeff Geiger President http://contractormag.com/management/coastal-mechanical-appoints-jeff-geiger-president <div class="node-body article-body">Geiger has dedicated 31 years of his career to Coastal.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/management/coastal-mechanical-appoints-jeff-geiger-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/management/coastal-mechanical-appoints-jeff-geiger-president#comments Management Thu, 12 May 2016 15:37:00 +0000 419531 at http://contractormag.com <p>Jeff Geiger.</p> Ask right questions to beat estate tax http://contractormag.com/blackman/ask-right-questions-beat-estate-tax <div class="node-body article-body">Over the years we have talked to and consulted with hundreds of readers of this column. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blackman/ask-right-questions-beat-estate-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blackman/ask-right-questions-beat-estate-tax#comments Blackman Taxes Registered User Tue, 10 May 2016 19:07:00 +0000 419301 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock