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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Plumbers' Success International Explained

June 7, 2000
PSI has an anticipated life of no more than three years and aims to sign up 1 percent of the residential service sector.
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Friends In Need

June 6, 2000
Contractors and clients are like ships passing in the night in their perspective of customer service.
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What's Right With This Industry

June 5, 2000
It’s a good time of year to put aside negative thoughts about all the problems of our industry.
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What The Big Guys Are Buzzing About

June 2, 2000
It was the first convention in which the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and the United Association had a joint meeting of their executive committees.
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What's ServiceMaster Up To?

June 1, 2000
The logic of consolidation is that the whole ought to be greater than the sum of its parts.
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Are The Consolidators Losing Their Luster?

June 1, 2000
In the months following their 1996 initial public offering at $15, American Residential Services stock rose steadily to an all-time high of $28 plus change.
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A Consolidation Primer

June 1, 2000
Here is a peek at some of the underlying premises of consolidation that should give you a better understanding of what’s going on.
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Charlie Avoles Named C-2000 Executive Director

June 1, 2000
Charlie Avoles was named the new executive director by the Board of Directors in early April.
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Mike Diamond, CSG Founders Form New Marketing Consolidation Venture

June 1, 2000
Jim Abrams and John Young, who founded Contractors Success Group (CSG) and Service Experts Inc., and spearheaded consolidation of the residential HVAC sector, have joined with West Coast PHC service contractor Mike Diamond to do the same in the plumbing industry.
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Emcor Buys Poole & Kent

June 1, 2000
Emcor Group announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Poole & Kent group of companies.
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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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