Yates http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6650/more en Toilet talk with Howie Mandel http://contractormag.com/yates/toilet-talk-howie-mandel <div class="node-body article-body">As luck would have it, a chance encounter led to an opportunity to interview Howie via Skype and an opportunity to inject a bit of potty humor in the process. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/toilet-talk-howie-mandel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/toilet-talk-howie-mandel#comments Yates Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:37:00 +0000 434361 at http://contractormag.com Pros, cons and return on investment http://contractormag.com/yates/pros-cons-and-return-investment <div class="node-body article-body">Think about how many times you’ve asked yourself the same question of “Is it worth the investment?"</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/pros-cons-and-return-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/pros-cons-and-return-investment#comments Yates Plumbing Silver Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:53:00 +0000 433731 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock The pros of batting cleanup http://contractormag.com/yates/pros-batting-cleanup <div class="node-body article-body">You’ve been there too, and the call asking for your help is a Siren’s song too hard to resist. You know you want to see what corners the bums cut to undercut your bids. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/pros-batting-cleanup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/pros-batting-cleanup#comments Yates Plumbing Radiant Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:30:00 +0000 432861 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Your reputation makes or breaks your business http://contractormag.com/yates/your-reputation-makes-or-breaks-your-business <div class="node-body article-body">Your business will thrive or perish by its reputation. Slow to build and oh so easy to quickly demolish, your reputation is too important to ignore.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/your-reputation-makes-or-breaks-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/your-reputation-makes-or-breaks-your-business#comments Yates Plumbing Silver Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:52:00 +0000 432171 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock Dealing with acidic condensate http://contractormag.com/yates/dealing-acidic-condensate <div class="node-body article-body">The 1980s brought forth the first condensing gas-fired appliances we dealt with: 92% efficiency furnaces.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/dealing-acidic-condensate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/dealing-acidic-condensate#comments Yates Plumbing Silver Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:54:00 +0000 430191 at http://contractormag.com <p>pH scale.</p> iStock/Thinkstock A pressing need, now for refrigerant http://contractormag.com/yates/pressing-need-now-refrigerant <div class="field-deck"> A Comfortech 2016 recap </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the convention, I had many opportunities to video-interview several dynamic presenters and manufacturers that were exhibiting new and innovative products.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/pressing-need-now-refrigerant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/pressing-need-now-refrigerant#comments Yates Silver Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:44:00 +0000 428401 at http://contractormag.com Is A/C as serious a threat as terrorism? http://contractormag.com/yates/ac-serious-threat-terrorism <div class="node-body article-body">Do cooling systems really pose as big a threat (is of equal importance) as ISIS? </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/ac-serious-threat-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/ac-serious-threat-terrorism#comments Yates Silver Thu, 01 Sep 2016 20:48:00 +0000 426481 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock As a service business you need to serve all equally well http://contractormag.com/yates/service-business-you-need-serve-all-equally-well <div class="field-deck"> "Peoples is peoples" </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Curiosity got the better of me, so I asked who the new tenant was going to be. “This will be the York County Democratic Headquarters.” </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/service-business-you-need-serve-all-equally-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/service-business-you-need-serve-all-equally-well#comments Yates Silver Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:53:00 +0000 424931 at http://contractormag.com Energy hog at country club is dumb as a box of rocks http://contractormag.com/yates/energy-hog-country-club-dumb-box-rocks <div class="node-body article-body">Two years later, I received a phone call from a gentleman interested in purchasing the entire country club complex. The Florida owner was embroiled in lawsuits and owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/energy-hog-country-club-dumb-box-rocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/energy-hog-country-club-dumb-box-rocks#comments Yates Silver Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:38:00 +0000 424011 at http://contractormag.com The man in charge http://contractormag.com/yates/man-charge <div class="node-body article-body">Sandra Ramos recently invited me to attend the Women Builds Nations Conference held at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont, Ill.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/yates/man-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/yates/man-charge#comments Yates Plumbing Silver Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:56:00 +0000 421921 at http://contractormag.com iStock/Thinkstock