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20 Questions with Jacob Gee

Managing editor, Heather Langone, sat down with Jacob Gee, 29-Year-old COO, Gee Heating and Air, to talk about the advantages of being young, the challenges of recruiting, and the importance …

Originally published Published: 08.29.22 Author By Heather Langone

20 Questions with Beth Rovazzini

Managing Editor, Heather Langone spoke with Beth Rovazzini, owner of B&W Plumbing and Heating, about the recent changes in the HVACR field and her strategy for enduring the ebbs and …

Originally published Published: 08.24.22 Author By Heather Langone

20 Questions with Erica Estes

Managing Editor, Heather Langone spoke with Erica Estes, Owner of Southern Heating & Cooling, and Tops in Trucks winner, about the challenges of running an HVACR business, being a woman …

Originally published Published: 06.27.22 Author By Heather Langone

20 Questions with Chad Collins

Managing Editor Heather Langone, interviewed Chad Collins, owner of Pride Plumbing Heating and Cooling. A 2022 Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest winner, Collins talked about the importance of process, …

Originally published Published: 05.31.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Talbot Gee

Publisher, Terry Tanker, interviewed Talbot Gee, President and CEO of Hardi. Hardi connects HVACR Leaders with essential resources, management tools, and wholesale distribution support. The discussion covered understanding your organization’s …

Originally published Published: 04.01.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Bob Elledge

Publisher, Terry Tanker, interviewed Bob Elledge, President and CEO of Rotobrush International LLC., a manufacturer of air duct cleaning equipment in Grapevine Texas. The two discussed managing with an open …

Originally published Published: 03.01.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Luke Caldwell

Publisher Terry Tanker sat down with Luke Caldwell the other half of the hit HGTV series the Boise Boys (Terry interviewed Clint Robertson in September of 2021). The two discussed …

Originally published Published: 01.29.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Colleen Keyworth

Terry Tanker sat down with Colleen Keyworth president of Women in HVACR to discuss the organization, growing up in a contracting family, on-line marketing and being named Service Nations Woman …

Originally published Published: 01.04.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Michael Ficacci

Terry Tanker sat down with Michael Ficacci Vice President of Marketing, Testo North America.

Originally published Published: 12.09.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Brad Kivlan

Terry Tanker met with Brad Kivlan, president of Dynatemp International. The two discussed car racing, managing a company through the pandemic and the pending refrigeration transition.

Originally published Published: 11.01.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Clint Robertson

Publisher Terry Tanker sat down with Clint Robertson a licensed attorney, CPA, real estate broker, mediator, contractor, negotiator, and serial entrepreneur. He's half of the hit HGTV series Boise Boys. …

Originally published Published: 10.02.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Monica Ryan

Ryan discusses working for her father, becoming a master plumber and marketing a woman-owned business.

Originally published Published: 08.30.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jason Kronz

Jason Kronz, president and co-founder of Building Reports, discusses his involvement in the development of Bluetooth technology and how connected devices help manage almost everything in our business and personal …

Originally published Published: 08.03.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Angie Simon

Angie Simon, P.E., discusses starting in the industry, working her way up in the company and leading by example.

Originally published Published: 07.02.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Victor Rancour

Victor Rancour discusses the importance of training, growing his business and his winning fleet design.

Originally published Published: 06.07.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jay Kestenbaum

Jay Kestenbaum discusses leadership during adversity, business risk, managing private and public companies and his retirement July 1st after 43 years in the industry.

Originally published Published: 05.11.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Phil Keoghan

Phil Keoghan discusses his appreciation for the skilled labor workforce, his family’s blue-collar roots and why it’s important to highlight a career in the trades.

Originally published Published: 04.01.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Kevin McNamara

Kevin McNamara, COO of Climate Control Group, discusses a short-lived retirement, employee retention and being a leader.

Originally published Published: 03.08.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jacob Huck

Jacob Huck, president of Williams Comfort Air, discusses growth through acquisition, finding the right company and the importance of communication.

Originally published Published: 02.09.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Dan Foley

Dan Foley discusses his unlikely path into the industry, learning from skilled craftsmen and overcoming his recent battle with COVID-19 and the effects it had on him and his business.

Originally published Published: 01.08.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Stuart Aust

Aust discusses growing and selling his own service business, the importance of succession planning and working with his sons.

Originally published Published: 12.09.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Nathan Walker

Nathan Walker discusses industry refrigerant changes, specifically A2Ls and R-32, and how these changes will impact the North American market, as well as COVID-19 and opportunities for contractors focused on …

Originally published Published: 11.06.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with David Indursky

Indursky discusses recruiting, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on business and doing the right thing.

Originally published Published: 10.08.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Emily and Kevin McGrath

The McGraths, who are 2020 Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest winners, discussed starting a business out of necessity, figuring out how to grow and their winning truck design.

Originally published Published: 09.01.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Corey Hickmann

Corey Hickmann discusses learning a trade, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on business and the importance of industry support.

Originally published Published: 08.10.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Eddie McDonald

Eddie McDonald, owner of Zen Air Heating & Cooling in Suwanee, Ga., discusses moving away from the franchise model, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on business and working with …

Originally published Published: 07.09.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Lanny Huffman

Lanny Huffman, president of Hickory Sheet Metal in Hickory, N.C. and newly installed chairman of ACCA, discusses the evolution of his company, giving people responsibility and the importance of industry …

Originally published Published: 06.08.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Mike Graessle

Mike Graessle discusses recruiting retirees, checking financials every day and being thankful.

Originally published Published: 05.01.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Rob Minnick

Rob Minnick, president and CEO of Minnick’s, discusses reinventing the business after 2008, learning to run a business and the value of home performance.

Originally published Published: 04.01.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Danielle Putnam

Danielle Putnam discusses the growing up in the industry, learning to lead a business and recruiting women into the field.

Originally published Published: 03.01.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Ben Stark

We sat down with Ben Stark, CEO of Sunny Service in Hurst, Texas and managing partner of Go Time Success Group. Stark discussed learning to be a business owner, the …

Originally published Published: 02.01.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Benson Green

We sat down with Benson Green, president of Benson’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Tallahassee, Fla. Benson discussed the value of community, growing your own technicians and having a solid …

Originally published Published: 01.01.20 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Tina Pinna

We sat down with Tina Pinna, owner of Master Mechanical Services in Miami, Fla. Tina discussed becoming an entrepreneur in the family business, adapting management style to current workforce and …

Originally published Published: 12.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Dan Goodman

Publisher Terry Tanker sat down with Dan Goodman CEO of Building36 a technology company that provides smart home solutions to HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors. The two discussed the connected …

Originally published Published: 11.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jeff Nusz

We sat down with Jeff Nusz, president of Reitmeier, a mechanical HVACR contractor in Tualatin, Ore. Jeff discussed training the future workforce, learning to run a company and the importance …

Originally published Published: 10.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker