Tonya Vinas

Tonya Vinas is a former editor of HVACR Business.

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Clear, Clean Designs Connect with Customers

Tops in Trucks winners say more with less as branding takes the spotlight

Originally published Published: 06.01.12 Author By Tonya Vinas

Tops in Trucks 2012: Electric Vehicles

Are electric vehicles right for your company? Many contractors are unsure, as was Tom Robichaud, owner and president of Precision Plumbing Heating Electric in Boulder, CO. The CEO of one …

Originally published Published: 06.01.12 Author By Tonya Vinas

Tops in Trucks 2012: Green Vehicles

One trend that shows no sign of ending soon is to use fleet designs that promote energy savings and environmental responsibility

Originally published Published: 07.01.11 Author By Tonya Vinas

Tops in Trucks 2011: Master of Mobile Marketing

One of the most powerful mobile marketing tools HVACR contractors have is their fleet. This year’s winners have fantastic-looking fleets that also support each contractor's branding and value proposition.

Originally published Published: 06.01.11 Author By Tonya Vinas

A Better Way for Pine State Services

Pine State Services, South Portland, Maine, began a vehicle-stocking-and-organization program for its fleet of 21 vehicles, 10 of which are service vehicles. Here's why and how they did it.

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Tonya Vinas

True Colors

Schultheis Bros. stands out with time-tested yellow-and-red fleet.

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Tonya Vinas

Partners in Efficiency

Large electrical utilities are promoting hvacr contractors through pre-qualified referral lists.

Originally published Published: 03.01.10 Author By Tonya Vinas

Tops in Trucks 2009: Quality Customer Service

One way hvacr contractors communicate their trustworthiness, technical ability, and quality customer service is through their trucks. Company owners who still do not see their fleets as one of the …

Originally published Published: 06.01.09 Author By Tonya Vinas

Getting Better With Wellness Programs

Investing in employee wellness programs can produce a more satisfied and productive workforce, reduce health-care and insurance costs, and improve attendance and performance.

Originally published Published: 08.01.07 Author By Tonya Vinas

Co-op Advertising Makes Small Companies Seem Big

Contractors can have top notch ads with minimal effort.

Originally published Published: 06.01.07 Author By Tonya Vinas

Who Makes Buying Decisions? Women!

Women are a lucrative market, especially when it comes to providing a comfortable, cost-efficient home for families. Position your products and services so that they respond to the concerns of …

Originally published Published: 04.01.07 Author By Tonya Vinas

Need a New Way To Promote Your Business? Say 'Go Team!'

It’s no surprise then that sports marketing is hugely successful for many brand-name companies, and many have hitched their marketing wagons — or at least one marketing wagon — to …

Originally published Published: 02.01.07 Author By Tonya Vinas

Spreading Cheer Without Fear

Raucous holiday parties can leadto injury, lawsuits, and insults if not planned properly. Tonya Vinas, editor-in-chief of HVACR Business offers tips and advice for parties that will encourage employees throughout …

Originally published Published: 12.01.06 Author By Tonya Vinas

Boost Productivity With ‘Visuality’

The power of visuality is that it empowers employees to do their jobs more efficiently based on their own evaluations, ideas, and actions. It seems with this concept, everyone benefits, …

Originally published Published: 11.01.06 Author By Tonya Vinas