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Business Insights: Components

Originally published: 06.01.17 by HVACR Business Staff


Business Insights: Components

Quick-Sling by Diversitech products cut down on installation time, making each job fast and profitable.

 

Typically, to create a functional and safe mounting system to support furnaces, air conditioning units or air handlers, technicians need to assemble approximately 12 separate materials (steel beams, side beam hangers, washers, nuts and bolts, etc.).

Frustrated with this time-consuming task on each installation, Bill Crowley knew there had to be a better way. In 2011, he invented the Quick-Sling — a mounting system that comes 80 percent already assembled and cuts installation time down from nearly two hours to just minutes.

Crowley’s next hurdle, however, was getting his product out to the industry so that other contractors like him could benefit from this new, easier way of installing equipment. For that, he joined forces with DiversiTech Corporation.

“I knew DiversiTech’s reputation and distribution advantages would enable Quick-Sling products to reach a wider range of wholesale customers and contractors,” Crowley says. “This partnership provides multiple advantages, not the least of which is to help contractors grow their businesses.”

DiversiTech’s partnership with Quick-Sling was one of several acquisitions as it continues its aggressive strategy to bring contractors world-class products and services while making each customer more profitable.

Crowley understood that merely


having a means to distribute Quick-Sling to a wider audience was only part of the solution. Convincing contractors to change they way they were used to doing things was also a challenge.

“I know it can be difficult to try something new,” he says. “But when something is truly faster, easier and more profitable, there’s no way you can ignore it.

That’s another reason Quick-Sling was a perfect fit for DiversiTech, a company whose mission is to introduce solutions to make the contractor’s job simpler.

HVACR Business spoke with Crowley about the evolution of Quick-Sling and how much easier it makes installations.

Bill Crowley

Vice President of Mounting Systems

DiversiTech Corporation

800-699-0453

quick-sling.com

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What has been the reaction from the industry?

When I first started selling the Quick-Sling, the most common reaction I got from contractors was: ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ It’s such a simple idea, but no one was doing it. Anything that makes each job easier to do and saves time is a huge advantage.

As contractors, we’re always looking to be more efficient, both with time and money. Over the years, the feedback I’ve gotten from other contractors has been tremendous.

The industry wouldn’t be so receptive of Quick-Sling if it didn’t work … but it does work, and contractors love it.

What’s the biggest advantage of using a Quick-Sling product?

It’s the time savings, for sure. Think about all that goes into buying threaded rod, unistrut and zip ties, and then trying to put together every installation like a jig saw puzzle, each one unique.

In some cases, time savings is measured in hours. Sometimes, you can spend up to two hours just gathering the materials you need and fabricating the mount … with the Quick-Sling, that entire process is cut down to as little as 30 minutes.

The quick install time allows contractors to work more efficiently and increase their bottom line.

How safe is a pre-assembled mounting system?

Quick-Sling mounting products are rigorously engineered and tested. This means contractors and their customers can rest assured that their installations will meet federal, state and local building and safety codes.

Moreover, Quick-Sling Super Stand models are seismic-certified and have an outstanding safety overturning factor compared with similar systems.

You started with just that simple sleigh mount — how has Quick-Sling evolved from that?

The full suite now spans seven different product lines: Quick-Slings, Quick-Stands, Mini-Split Stands, Quick-Swivels, Wall-Brackets, Boiler Brackets and Super Stands. Our HVAC 12-inch Mini Split Stand is the number one selling HVAC stand in North America. Thanks to DiversiTech, we also offers a wide array of accessory products.

All seven products are OEM recommended and designed and engineered for the application for predictable and repeatable installations. In addition, all Quick-Sling products are manufactured in the U.S. and patented for their engineering innovation.

 

 




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