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Terry Tanker

Terry Tanker

Terry is the owner of JFT Properties LLC and publisher of HVACR Business magazine. He has more than 30 years of experience in the advertising and publishing industries. He began his career with a business-to-business advertising agency. Prior to forming JFT Properties LLC in January 2006 he spent 20 years with a large national publishing and firm where he was the publisher of several titles in the mechanical systems marketplace.In addition to his experience in advertising and publishing Terry has worked closely with numerous industry-related associations over the years including AHRI and ABMA and he is currently on the board of directors for North American Technician Excellence N.A.T.E "

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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

20 Questions with Eric Knaak

We sat down with Eric Knaak, vice president of operations for Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning in Rochester, N.Y. and current chairman of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). …

Originally published Published: 09.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Larry Gemma

Larry Gemma, owner of GEM Plumbing & Heating in Lincoln, R.I., discusses growing the family business, recruitment and the importance of company culture.

Originally published Published: 08.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Rory Richardson & Mike Hastings

Rory Richardson and Mike Hastings, owners of Cardinal Heating & Air in Kirkland, Wash., discuss making their mark, learning to lead and the importance of company culture.

Originally published Published: 07.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with William "Bill" Lewis

Bill Lewis, owner of Southern Air Pros in Woodstock, Ga., discusses finding his path in the industry, coaching his team and finding a clear direction for his winning truck design.

Originally published Published: 06.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

Entrepreneurial Spirit: An Oral History of Spot Cooling, Part 2

In part two, Ken Swanson and Garth Tagge, discuss how spot cooling went from NFL novelty to mainstream industry segment.

Originally published Published: 06.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

Entrepreneurial Spirit: An Oral History of Spot Cooling

Two industry entrepreneurs discuss how the spot cooling segment got started and how it has evolved.

Originally published Published: 05.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker

20 Questions with Barton James

Barton “Bart” James, newly appointed president and CEO of ACCA, discusses his personal ties to the industry, his background in politics, industry consolidation and how ACCA is committed to serving …

Originally published Published: 05.01.19 Author By Terry Tanker