Many years ago a really good friend in the industry told me something I will never forget. He said, “Never abandon what got you to where you are.” That statement can mean lots of things to many different people, but when it comes to being successful within the trades industry the meaning is pretty clear.
Everyone’s made a bad hire. I have. You have. Let’s face it, no one gets it right 100% of the time. Having said that, there are actions you can take each day to improve your hiring process and minimize your level of hiring mistakes.
When someone calls a plumber, they are usually doing so because they have an immediate need. Perhaps a pipe has burst or their running water is down to a trickle. Whatever the issue, the customer needs assistance fast.
Clean water is vital — and it’s something many people take for granted. In homes and businesses, we expect useable, drinkable water to come out of the taps. However, often it is dirty, contaminated water that is sent down the drains. Soaps, detergents, foods, waste and a host of other materials find their way into our water.
In the December print issue, I highlighted five key ways contractors can reduce installation hassles and increase revenue on tank water heater jobs. Now here are some important tips for tankless units:
How do you motivate plumbing and mechanical professionals during their training phase and beyond? There are dozens of factors influencing the outcomes of your training and many ways you can choose to incentivize even your most seasoned team members to perform optimally and demonstrate their proficiency for promotions.
While most everyone today knows that solar photovoltaic systems turn sunlight into electricity for a wide variety of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural applications, not as many people are aware that solar heating systems turn sunlight into heat for an equally wide variety of end-use applications — and at a much higher efficiency (20% versus 75% or higher).
In the December print issue of RJ 2.0, we began discussing theft in the office. We talked about creating checks and balances so that no one person has total responsibility for any area of your company without someone else having oversight in that area as well.