Al Levi 60 sec Contractor Solutions

60-Second Contractor Solution Blog

Al Levi has been helping plumbing/hvac/electrical/carpentry/roofing/remodeling/handyman businesses solve problems, turn greater profits, and help owners get their lives and free time back for over 10 years. This is all based on his 25-year career at his family-owned and operated contracting business. To discover more, visit

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How is staffing a company like filling a bathtub? — Part 2

The importance of Ongoing Training Programs.

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How is staffing a company like filling a bathtub? — Part 1

Always be retaining.

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7 deadly sins your techs commit — Part 2

Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins that a Tech can commit and find yourself on a much more heavenly path to happy customers and bigger profits.

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7 deadly sins your techs commit — Part 1

The thrill of fixing stuff at my own home left a long time ago. 

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What extras should you have on your service vehicle?

Spare uniforms and specific paperwork kept handy will save you in the long run.

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Green Scene Blog

Green Scene Blog

Everyone, or almost everyone, wants to be “green” these days. And there has been an explosion of green products and services in the last few years. BNP Plumbing Group editors share their observations of the greening of the construction industry, as well as the world at large. Read More

Top 10 green building processes for 2014

Trends from Greenbuild 2013.

LEEDv4, less greenwashing, higher standards in plumbing and heating, and more building automation are trends to look for this year.

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Greenbuild 2013 - Day 2

Day two of Greenbuild was when the stars came out to shine.

Day two of Greenbuild was when the stars came out to shine. 

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Greenbuild 2013 - Day 1

It was quite the scene at 9 a.m.Wednesday morning.

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Green plumbing practices for World Plumbing Day

Employing green practices not only strengthens the communities in which you work but increases the value of your business in the eyes of potential clients.

In honor of World Plumbing Day  — today, March 11 — green building practices and LEED certification guidelines are in the limelight. In order to exist in this world in a way that benefits our local and national communities and conserves water, our most valuable resource, clean and sustainable plumbing practices are essential.

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Tips To Reduce Holiday Waste

You can get your family involved at home, and your coworkers involved at the office.
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PM On the Road

PM On The Road Blog

Travel along with BNP Plumbing Group editors as they hit the road to: walk through trade show halls, look for interesting and innovative products; attend annual meetings and conventions, highlight best practices to enhance your business; visit manufacturer events, acquiring hands-on experience with plumbing and heating tools and equipment; and network with industry groups, keeping you updated on legislation and code issues. Read More

Ford Transit Cargo Van media event, Kansas City

PM is on the road at the Ford test-drive media event.

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2014 PHCC Legislative Conference, Washington D.C.

The 2014 PHCC Legislative Conference began with a legislative briefing and orientation.

The PHCC Legislative Conference took place on May 21-22, 2014. 

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ISH China 2014 - Day 1

Editor Kelly Faloon visits Beijing for ISH China 2014.

Walking through the six halls of the trade show, I saw a lot of tankless water heaters and wall-hung boilers. 

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Milwaukee Valve welcomes Newport News Shipbuilding

On May 8, 2014, Newport News Shipbuilding visited Milwaukee Valve in Prairie du Sac, Wis.

A corporate team from Newport News Shipbuilding, builders of some of the U.S. Navy’s major aircraft carriers and submarines toured the plant.

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Uponor 2014 Connections, Las Vegas

This year’s gathering drew more than 900 people.

Supply House Times goes on the road to attend Uponor’s bi-annual 2014 Connections conference.

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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!

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2015 January

The January issue of PM features cover story: 2015 Plumbing Contractor of the Year: Jim Steinle and Atomic Plumbing.

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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.