When I first began writing about the plumbing and heating industry in 1998, succession planning was an issue because many owners of contracting businesses weren’t looking ahead to retirement, especially those who owned smaller shops.
Business owners in the plumbing and mechanical trades are having difficulties finding the skilled, professional workers they need. Yet this is nothing new for the construction industry. It was a problem before the Great Recession and is escalating as Baby Boomers in the industry retire and no one is waiting in the wings to pick up the pipewrench.
Check out Plumbing & Mechanical's September 2017 issue, featuring our cover story on PHCC CONNECT 2017. Other features include the benefits of heat pump water heaters, preventing cockroach infestations with drain maintenance, and much more.