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20 Questions with Keith Ouimette

Keith Ouimette, Chief Operating Officer at Cardinal Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electric in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, one of our Tops In Trucks Fleet Design Contest winners. The two discussed fleet …

Originally published Published: 06.01.24 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions for Guy Sako

Guy Sako, Guy talks about entrepreneurship, when an idea turns into a business and how to succeed in a niche market.

Originally published Published: 05.01.24 Author By Tom Perić

20 Questions with Gene LaNois

Terry and Gene discuss family businesses, bucket lists, preparing for business every day and upcoming industry trends, challenges and opportunities.

Originally published Published: 04.01.24 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with John Akhoian

John Akhoian discusses learning the trade as a teenager, managing a team and learning from audiobooks, as well as mentors.

Originally published Published: 03.02.24 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Mark Hyde

Terry Tanker sat down with Mark Hyde, of Hydes Air Conditioning, Heating and Electrical. They discussed operating a family business, the pending refrigerant change, and more.

Originally published Published: 01.07.24 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis discusses partnership, the good people of HVAC, and carving out a niche.

Originally published Published: 12.01.23 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Aaron Lee

Managing Editor, Heather Langone and Lee discuss AI, helping HVAC companies quickly "staff up" for the winter, and more.

Originally published Published: 11.02.23 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Tom Howard

Terry Tanker and Tom Howard discuss rebranding, training, community involvement, and more.

Originally published Published: 10.01.23 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Aaron Gaynor

Publisher Terry Tanker spoke with Aaron Gaynor, owner of Eco Plumbers, Electricians and HVAC Technicians to discuss overcoming adversity, starting over, and more.

Originally published Published: 09.01.23 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Jamie Vaughn

Terry Tanker talks to Jamie Vaughn about rebranding, early beginnings, and more.

Originally published Published: 08.01.23 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Rick Sporrer

The two discussed leadership qualities, management responsibilities, sports, business inspiration, bucket lists and growing up on a farm.

Originally published Published: 07.01.23 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Chad and Veda Terrinoni

Publisher, Terry Tanker spoke with Chad and Veda Terrinoni, President and CEO of Hummingbird Heating and Cooling and one of the winners of the Tops in Trucks Fleet Design contest.

Originally published Published: 06.01.23 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Julian Scadden

Julian Scadden, President and CEO of Nexstar Network Nexstar talks secret talents, motivation, employee expectations, organizational values, and more.

Originally published Published: 05.01.23 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Katie Davis

Katie Davis, spoke of Trane’s strong commitment to energy and sustainability, being a Master Jedi, and her commitment to fostering talent.

Originally published Published: 04.01.23 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Kim Archer

Kim Archer talks about growth vs. scale, the best part of coaching, and an evolving industry.

Originally published Published: 03.01.23 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Justin Carrol

Justin Carrol, President of P1 Service Group discusses the “people first” mission, the privilege to be able to enhance lives, and the role of ethics in business.

Originally published Published: 02.01.23 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Ryan Kalmbach

Ryan Kalmbach, CEO of Johnstone Orion Distribution, talk entering the business, motivating employees on the value of training, and opportunities for 2023.

Originally published Published: 01.01.23

20 Questions with Aaron Salow

Aaron Salow, CEO and co-founder of XOi Technologies, a complete curb-to-curb communication tool for techs. We discussed the connection between people and equipment, training, and the future of HVACR technology.

Originally published Published: 12.01.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Amanda Triolo

Amanda Triolo, CEO of Grasshopper Heating & Cooling. Triolo spoke about branding, rapid growth, and a passion for leading others to be their best.

Originally published Published: 11.01.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions With Bart Hawley

Bart Hawley, Owner and CEO of Hawley Heating and Cooling. He shared thoughts about his management style, the importance of giving back, and big plans for expansion and acquisition over …

Originally published Published: 10.07.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Jacob Gee

Jacob Gee, 29-Year-old COO, Gee Heating and Air, talks about the advantages of being young, the challenges of recruiting, and the importance of a five-star standard of care.

Originally published Published: 09.01.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Beth Rovazzini

Beth Rovazzini, owner of B&W Plumbing and Heating, talks about the recent changes in the HVACR field and her strategy for enduring the ebbs and flows of an ever-evolving industry.

Originally published Published: 08.24.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Erica Estes

Erica Estes, Owner of Southern Heating & Cooling, and Tops in Trucks winner, talks about the challenges of running an HVACR business, being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and …

Originally published Published: 06.27.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Chad Collins

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, mentorship, the power of branding, …

Originally published Published: 05.31.22 Author By HVACR Business Staff

20 Questions with Rich Benninghoff

Rich Benninghoff, President and CEO of Malco Products, talks bucket lists, sage advice, motivating employees, management style, and business philosophy. Malco is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality, …

Originally published Published: 05.04.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Talbot Gee

Talbot Gee, President and CEO of HARDI, discusses understanding your organization's 'why', making difficult changes for long term progress, and the importance of a strategic plan.

Originally published Published: 04.01.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Bob Elledge

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 mind, concentrating on continuous …

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

Colleen Keyworth, President of Women in HVACR, discusses the organization, growing up in a contracting family, on-line marketing and being named Service Nations Woman of the Year 2020.

Originally published Published: 01.04.22 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Michael Ficacci

Michael Ficacci Vice President of Marketing at Testo North America. The two discussed muscle cars, RV’s and boats and also how technology can give you an edge. They talk about …

Originally published Published: 12.09.21 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Brad Kivlan

Brad Kivlan, president of Dynatemp International, talks about 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

We spoke with Monica Ryan, owner of Village Plumbing & Air in Houston, a 2021 Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest winner. Ryan discussed working for her father, becoming a …

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