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Truck of the Month: Little Tommy’s Plumbing Shop, Highwood, Ill.

A play on words
March 15, 2013
Years ago, Tom Mahoney impressed his young daughter, Sammi, by lifting a fiberglass bathtub over his head in the family garage.
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Many plumbing and heating contractors seeing their highest profitability in history

A likely reason might be surprising — Internet marketing and search engine optimization.
March 10, 2013

According to recent data from Sageworks, profitability for private companies is at the highest level in a decade. The largest sector of business happens to be construction, which comprises plumbing and heating contractors. The primary reason for this increased profitability? A growing number of plumbing and heating businesses have finally embraced the Internet.


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Minnick’s Wholly Green Approach

Minnick’s views the whole building as a system with heating and cooling as components.
February 13, 2013
Minnick’s whole-house approach to providing energy solutions can surprise its customers.
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PM Profile: Grundfos sees a competitive advantage for the U.S. economy with a shift to new technologies

Pump industry needs efficiency standards to use energy wisely.
February 13, 2013
Plumbing & Mechanical last month interviewed Grundfos North America President and CEO Jes Munk Hansen on issues facing the pump industry.
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Enhancing Sustainable Design at Southland Industries

Southland Industries uses BIM technology to design and build an energy-efficient hospital at Fort Hood.
February 13, 2013
The use of building information modeling software when designing green projects is increasing as more engineers and mechanical contractors understand how BIM’s energy simulation and prefabrication components enable sustainable outcomes for large projects such as industrial buildings, schools and hospitals.
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A ‘Golden Age of Multifamily Housing’

Demand for materials and labor will increase construction costs.
February 13, 2013
Multifamily housing will remain a bright spot in residential construction this year and provide solid business opportunities for plumbing and heating contractors. In fact, one large developer foresees a “golden age of multifamily housing” in 2013 and 2014.
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Truck of the Month: Kevin Cohen Plumbing, Eugene, Ore.

Blueprint for success for Kevin Cohen Plumbing
February 13, 2013
As a 23-year-old, Kevin Cohen had no intention of starting his own plumbing contracting business.
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PM’s 2012 Best Contractor to Work For: Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Denver

Public recognition, family-oriented events and excellent benefits keep employees happy and motivated
January 15, 2013
People outside Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric have a hard time believing the company’s Refer an Employee program.


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Truck of the Month: Sieben Plumbing, Hastings, Minn.

January 15, 2013
Sieben Plumbing has a wide-ranging scope of services it provides to customers without geographic limits.


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PM Profile: NIBCO educates plumbing contractors on lead-free legislation

Manufacturer sees growth opportunities in new products and new markets
January 15, 2013
Plumbing & Mechanical last month interviewed NIBCO Chairman and CEO Rex Martin at the company’s headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., about lead-free plumbing products and other topics.


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