About 70% of acquisitions fail to reach their budgeted goals.
How’s that for a frightening statistic, especially if you’re eyeing
up a purchase? I don’t share that with you to scare you away from
mergers. I share it because it’s important to discuss why most
North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Arlington, VA, will
recognize five “Top Techs” during HVAC Comfortech 2009.
NATE’s Top Techs for 2009 are:
• Tom Bush, HCE Systems, Norton, VA
• John Drye, MJ Hayward Mechnical/Electrical, West Lebanon, NH
• Keith Kane, Thermal Services, Inc. Omaha, NE
• Bob Millen, Adams Electric, Pratt, KS
• Thomas Neary, Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning
HVAC Comfortech, part of HVACR Week 2009, September 23-26 –
July 19th has come and gone, but never fear..we have extended the HVAC
Comfortech Early Bird Registration special to August 8th. Register
before then and you will receive over $100 off the regular registration
rate and lots of free giveaways from Service Roundtable,
HVACProfitboosters.com, and To Your Success, Inc.
For more info, please go to www.hvaccomfortech.com
COMFORTECH SPEAKER LINE-UP IS ALL SET
Every year, we try to top ourselves with the HVAC Comfortech faculty.
Well, we think we did it again. You’ll recognize some names, but we
also have a nice crop of new talent joining us. We are offering four
(4) educational tracks – Service Management, Sales & Marketing,
Technical, and Business Management. A fantastic variety of topics await
you this year. Check out the full descriptions at www.hvaccomfortech.com/seminars/.
HVACR WEEK ALSO INCLUDES ENGINEERING GREEN BUILDINGS AND THE
HVAC Comfortech is only part of HVACR Week 2009. The Engineering Green
Buildings Conference & the Commercial HVACR Symposium complete the
trifecta of shows that make up this powerhouse of a week.
Engineering Green Buildings is now in its 6th year. This year,
EGB will offer technical sessions on green design and energy savings
with an emphasis on government, school/university and health care
applications. Attendees will discover how they can design greener, more
energy-efficient mechanical systems that will save energy and money, and
reduce the carbon footprint of the buildings they design, manage and/or
If you're an engineer, architect, mechanical contractor, facility
manager, building owner/operator or other buildings professional
involved in the design, specification and/or selection of mechanical
systems and components, EGB 2009 and is a must-attend event.
For more information, go to www.egbconference.com
EGB will take place in Nashville, TN on September 24-25, 2009.
The Commercial HVACR Symposium (formerly the Design-Build
Seminar) will offer general sessions designed to keep Commercial HVACR
contractors up-to-date on the newest technologies, applications and
developments in business management and sales, as well as the most
pressing issues affecting the industry.
Two days of compelling workshops with the industry's leading experts
will help provide solutions to your two most imperative business
challenges: running a more efficient business and making more money
For more information, go to www.hvacrsymposium.com
CHS will take place in Nashville, TN on September
Autodesk, Inc., has been designated the Elite Host Sponsor of the
2009 Engineering Green Buildings Conference & Expo, one of the three
components of HVACR Week, which will beheld September
21 – 26 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
As Elite Host Sponsor, Autodesk will have a significant and unique role
in the EGB event, featuring an exhibit to meet face-to-face with
attendees, as well as sponsoring an hour-long presentation on
Sustainable Design and Energy Retrofits.
The addition of Autodesk as a key sponsor significantly enhances the
value of the EGB Conference & Expo and HVACR Week. Autodesk is a pioneer
in the world of computer-aided design (CAD) for architects, engineers
and contractors. Attendees will now have the opportunity to meet with
company representatives to learn more about its mechanical, electrical
and plumbing (MEP) solutions, including building information modeling
In addition, the bonus Autodesk-sponsored session will provide
invaluable education on how to use conceptual design modeling and
analysis tools to make better decisions earlier in the design process.
The session, titled “SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND ENERGY RETROFITS: A
COLLABORATIVE DIGITAL WORKFLOW,” will convene from 8:00 am to 9:00 am,
Thursday, September 24. Presenter Robert E. Middlebrooks, AIA, an
Autodesk Industry Programs Manager with extensive experience in digital
design and BIM implementation, will outline how the collaborative
process, combined with the latest design and modeling technology, can
aid in the design of more efficient sustainable buildings.
The first-ever HVACR Week will include HVAC Comfortech, the new
Commercial HVACR Symposium and the EGB Conference & Expo. It will be a
single, comprehensive mega event covering the gamut of the HVACR
industry, from design to installation to maintenance and service.
Residential and commercial HVACR contractors will join
designing/specifying engineers to learn about the latest trends in the
industry and the best business improvement tactics. Plus, the top
manufacturers and industry suppliers will be on hand to show off their
latest products and services.
To learn more about the EGB Conference & Expo and Autodesk’s
participation, visit www.egbconference.com.
For details on the all-new Commercial HVACR Symposium (formerly the
Design-Build Seminar), visit www.hvacrsymposium.com.
The HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop will be held on March
24-26, 2010 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, VA. With an
educational focus on “Advancing Green Mechanical Concepts,” the
workshop will provide an array of informative general sessions,
single-topic workshops, and opportunities for networking with major
HVACR and plumbing manufacturers and other industry training