Articles by Paul Ridilla

Safety is no accident

Instill positive attitudes about working safely.

 The three critical and costly items where contractors ask for help more than any others are Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations, personal injury and safety.  

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Risk vs. reward

Ideas to keep your company solvent.

Let’s look at some of the realistic possibilities for a contractor hoping for survival, as well as continued growth and success. One option is to expand whatever type of work that your employees can perform, based on their database skills inventories. 

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Employee survival

Do what you can to help.

 Many good contractors are struggling to survive America’s economic crisis and some have already lost their businesses. And far too many good employees are struggling at work as well as with finances at home.  

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Jobsite Leadership

The project superintendent and the foreman must work together to keep employees productive.
The project superintendent and the foreman must work together to keep employees productive.
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Employee Relations

Good employees provide strength for success in today’s economy.
Think back to your own business decisions. How many were costly and should have been better? You will naturally face many more critical decisions in the future. Some of them may be minor but many of them will determine your continued success and survival!
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2014 Truck of the Month

PM has featured so many great plumbing service trucks! See plenty of them here in our Truck Of The Month Archives page. Are you proud of your truck? Go to our Truck of the Month page to find out how your service truck could be chosen!

5/28/15 2:00 pm EDT

Efficient Variable Speed Pump Selection & Control

This webinar will help to answer questions like: "How many pumps should our system use?" and "How should we sequence (stage) on additional pumps?"

Where do you look for new employees?

Where do you look for new employees?
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The Plumbing and Mechanical Store

2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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Truck of the Month

Truck of the month

Are you proud of how your service truck looks? Do the graphics give people whiplash as they drive by? Have your calls increased because people remember your truck — and your company name? If so, we’d like to see it, too! Click here to find out how your service truck could be chosen as PM's Truck of the Month.