Schwartz http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6652/more en Why plumbing contractors do not pay based on living wage http://contractormag.com/schwartz/why-plumbing-contractors-do-not-pay-based-living-wage <div class="node-body article-body">One letter in particular crystallized the sentiment for all. The crux of the writer's argument was that he wasn't being paid a 'living wage' for so hard a job as learning to be a plumber. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/why-plumbing-contractors-do-not-pay-based-living-wage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/why-plumbing-contractors-do-not-pay-based-living-wage#comments Schwartz Registered User Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:59:00 +0000 417621 at http://contractormag.com Overcome fears of field management http://contractormag.com/schwartz/overcome-fears-field-management <div class="node-body article-body">Once you have separated yourself from directing the day-to-day field operations of your company, the fear sets in.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/overcome-fears-field-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/overcome-fears-field-management#comments Schwartz Management Registered User Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:49:00 +0000 416361 at http://contractormag.com Playing the field as business grows http://contractormag.com/schwartz/playing-field-business-grows <div class="node-body article-body">Finding and keeping good people is always a tough job. Given the present job market and the scarcity of good tradesmen, it's even tougher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/playing-field-business-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/playing-field-business-grows#comments Schwartz Management Registered User Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:06:00 +0000 415321 at http://contractormag.com Mechanical industry has always been subject to whims of the economy http://contractormag.com/schwartz/mechanical-industry-has-always-been-subject-whims-economy <div class="field-deck"> Déjà vu all over again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trying to earn and maintain a good reputation for you and your company is getting more and more difficult in these times of poor economic growth and increased competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/mechanical-industry-has-always-been-subject-whims-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/mechanical-industry-has-always-been-subject-whims-economy#comments Schwartz Registered User Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:35:00 +0000 413651 at http://contractormag.com Tools of the Trade http://contractormag.com/schwartz/tools-trade <div class="node-body article-body">From manual labor to the most high-tech software applications, each have specific tools that are considered basic to a particular job. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/tools-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/tools-trade#comments Schwartz Tools Registered User Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:49:00 +0000 412911 at http://contractormag.com Evolution in the trade http://contractormag.com/schwartz/evolution-trade <div class="node-body article-body">There is nothing that will not change, given enough time. Sometimes changes come at a snail’s pace, like a tree growing, and sometimes with lightning speed like, uh, well, like lightning. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/evolution-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/evolution-trade#comments Business Development Schwartz Registered User Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:03:00 +0000 412361 at http://contractormag.com Customer relations is gold standard http://contractormag.com/schwartz/customer-relations-gold-standard <div class="node-body article-body">In the service/remodel/repair facet of our industry, prospecting for new customers and retaining existing customers is the gold standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/customer-relations-gold-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/customer-relations-gold-standard#comments Schwartz Management Registered User Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:06:00 +0000 411521 at http://contractormag.com We've got an app for that! http://contractormag.com/schwartz/weve-got-app <div class="node-body article-body">The plumbing, HVAC and pipe fitting industries are known quantities. Water, air, gravity, hot, cold; solids, liquids and gases and the combinations and movements of all of them. There is nothing that technology can do to change the laws of physics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/weve-got-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/weve-got-app#comments Schwartz Registered User Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:32:00 +0000 410791 at http://contractormag.com Quality Control — Part 2 http://contractormag.com/schwartz/quality-control-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">If you've initiated quality control in your company, you've probably covered; prospecting, bidding, project control and materials ordering at the very least. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/quality-control-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/quality-control-part-2#comments Schwartz Management Registered User Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:26:00 +0000 410021 at http://contractormag.com Quality Control I http://contractormag.com/schwartz/quality-control-i <div class="node-body article-body">Quality control (QC): A procedure or set of procedures intended to ensure that a manufactured product or performed service adheres to a defined set of quality criteria or meets the requirements of the client or customer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/schwartz/quality-control-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/schwartz/quality-control-i#comments Schwartz Management Registered User Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 409551 at http://contractormag.com