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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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Seven ways to market at low cost or no cost — Part 1

March 24, 2014

Here’s Part 1 of how to go about low-cost or no-cost marketing.

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5 Ways to Maximize Time Spent at Industry Trade shows and Conventions

February 19, 2014

I advocate that no matter how busy you are the best thing to do is to attend the right trade shows and the right industry conventions.

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What’s a Commercial Sales Agent?

A Commercial Sales Agent is the person at your company who would be tasked with generating new commercial accounts.
January 27, 2014

The reason you need this position at your company is because it’s easy to neglect your commercial accounts 

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Power of a Sales Acronym

December 30, 2013

What is a Sales Acronym anyway?

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Self-Study or Personal Coach?

November 18, 2013

Working on your business can be a lot like how someone would go about their personal fitness routine.

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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.
March 5, 2014

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.
November 22, 2013

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

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Greenbuild 2013 - Day 1

November 21, 2013

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.
March 11, 2013

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

December 1, 2011
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

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group visits Grundfos North American headquarters

The new location earned a LEED Silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council efficiencies.
April 3, 2014

We’re on the road at Grundfos North American HQ in Downers Grove, Ill.

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Xylem Media Event - Morton Grove, Ill.

November 1, 2013

Exciting times ahead for Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse.

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Nexstar’s 2013 Super Meeting – Day 2

Emmitt Smith, next generation of leaders, women in the trades
October 8, 2013

Emmitt Smith, next generation of leaders, women in the trades

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Nexstar’s 2013 Super Meeting - Day 1

Contractors learn about acquisitions, recruiting at Nexstar’s Super Meeting.
October 4, 2013

Contractors learn about acquisitions, recruiting at Nexstar’s Super Meeting.

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ISH China 2013 - Day 2

No shortage of sights to see at ISH China.
April 9, 2013

If you came to the 2013 ISH China & CIHE show at the New China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing looking for the latest heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and sanitation products and technologies, you weren’t disappointed.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

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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Trade Associations

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2014 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.



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