Articles by Joseph Ursitti

Comfort Systems Buys Shambaugh & Son

Shambaugh & Son was acquired by industry consolidator Comfort Systems.
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Tester Leaves C-2000 For ServiceMaster

The only executive director that Contractors 2000 has ever known left the organization in December to take an acquisitions position with The ServiceMaster.
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New Jersey, Arizona Fight Unfair Competition

A delegation of small business groups testified before a New Jersey legislative committee that unfair competition from utilities is threatening to force them out of business.
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Rumbling On

The latest trend is company mergers.
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Focused Growth

Our annual Pipe Trades Giants listing has swelled to more than $6 billion for the first time in history.
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Plumbers Must Continue Education In New Jersey, Illinois

The state’s Board of Master Plumbers is requiring five hours of classes to renew a plumber’s license.
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NAPHCC Expands Product Line; Partners With Screening Service

The NAPHCC’s Professional Product Line is moving slower than expected, but expanded by one last month when Hammond Valve jumped on board.
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Stinky Pinky: April 1998 Truck of the Month

Since changing the color of the vans and acquiring a mascot, Lane’s company has more than doubled in size.
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Warner Starts New Company

Warner started a new business, Utility Service Express, LLC, May 1 to become a service and repair partner with utilities in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Contractors Start CCA

The construction contractors’ alliance (CCA) went from nothing to something in one short Dallas weekend.
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