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Articles by Jim Olsztynski

Contractors 2000 Sets Minimum Financial Standards For Members

May 31, 2000
Some called it the “put up or shut up” resolution.
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You'll Never Get What You Don't Ask For

May 31, 2000
Kevin Kanekoa, vice president of Pacific Mechanical Co. in — get this — Honolulu, has attended about as many of my hometown Chicago Bulls games as I have during their 1990s championship run.
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Home Warranties

May 18, 2000
The more you look at them, the more they look like sucker purchases.
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Newsmaker Profiles: An Interview With Michael Price, President, Contractor First

May 17, 2000
Formed in 1996, Contractor First LLC provides merger and acquisition, investment banking, and intermediary, business brokerage and consulting services to middle-market contracting companies.
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Incentive Compensation

May 17, 2000
Plenty of honorable service firms pay technicians on a commission basis, but the downsides outweigh the pluses.
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Newsmaker Profiles: An Interview With PSI Founder Jim Abrams

May 15, 2000
Jim Abrams is the co-founder, along with partners John Young and PHC contractor Mike Diamond, of Plumbers' Success International.
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Georgine To Leave BCTD; Maddaloni Said To Want The Job

May 15, 2000
Robert Georgine, has announced he will be retiring from his position as president of the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Dept.
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C-2000 Members Glimpse E-Business Future

May 15, 2000
C-2000 board member George Brazil introduces a plan for a vocational training school.
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MCAA Unveils Plan To Thrive Amid Industry Change

May 15, 2000
A near-record crowd of 1,716 people visited San Diego Feb. 20-24 for the 111th Annual Convention of the Mechanical Contractors of America.
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PHC Contractors By The Numbers

May 15, 2000
Census of Construction data sheds light on some interesting issues.
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