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I’ve been to a handful of training rooms across the industry. Some have beautiful shrines dedicated to hydronics that include functional equipment. Some have a...more...

Lawyers love mechanic’s liens. More specifically, lawyers love correcting mechanic’s liens that contractors or lien-filing services frequently prepare incorrectly. Contractors see liens as a terrific...more...

Standing in line at the supply house, I heard the fellow in front of me talking to the employee working the counter.  

“I’m sorry,...more...

According to recent statistics, 500 million tweets are sent each day, and almost 67 percent of U.S. companies with more than 100 employees use Twitter...more...

I have worked in this industry my entire teenage and adult life. I started at my father’s mechanical contracting business from age 15, then, as a...more...

Every few years I schedule a checkup at my doctors. They check vitals, put me on the scale and ask questions about any health issues....more...

When you look at the heating controls market today, things aren’t as simple as they were 10 years ago, let alone 50. Electronic controls are...more...

A bill winding its way through the Michigan legislature hopes to lower the cost of underground pipelines for drinking water, wastewater or storm water infrastructure projects....more...

As a small child, whenever I wanted to go somewhere or do something my mother didn’t approve of, I would argue that all my friends...more...

It’s been nearly 30 years since “Men Working” signs have been prohibited as per the 1988 edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control...more...

For a change, there’s good news about Flint, Michigan. Almost three years after the city began pumping water from its namesake river as a source...more...

When I was in eighth grade, there was a day that I had to select the classes I would take in the first year of...more...

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You’ve likely heard that Nashville Airport has gone geothermal. Of course, that means the energy efficiency has improved quite a bit. But the real benefits...more...

I enjoy meeting business owners and learning what makes them tick. I like to ask about their business planning process. Most folks spend more time planning...more...

When was the last time you searched online for a restaurant, movie or business before making a purchase or a visit? You probably do it...more...

Doing business here in the rural areas of South Central Pennsylvania, we find ourselves surrounded by agricultural operations. As you drive through the gently rolling...more...

DZ, a contractor from North Dakota, asks: “In the latest issue of PHC News, you talk about ‘per hour.’ but what about makeup of parts?...more...

There we were, all crammed into the family station wagon on our way upstate for our annual McCormack summer vacation. It was a trip we...more...

In providing service, contractors incur the cost of vehicles and ancillary vehicular expenses. Each service tech needs a vehicle for travel to the consumer’s locale....more...

﷯Could a low-flow showerhead keep your house from sinking? ﷯Depending on the ground﷯ and groundwater ﷯below you, water efficiency could increase the stability of your...more...