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Between the Lines: In a Perfect World

By Fred Martel In a perfect world it would only rain at night while we sleep, everyone would have enough food to eat and a warm place to stay, and vehicles would never break down. And in a perfect world, we could tell our customers that our HVAC system will be very comfortable, and they will understand what we mean. This is not a perfect world. It will pour down rain just as we… Read More

Association of Independent Manufacturers’ Representatives (AIM/R) Holds Inaugural Rep Advantage Program in 2019

The Association of Independent Manufacturers’ Representatives, Inc. (AIM/R) held a new educational offering called AIM/R Rep Advantage (March 7 – 8, 2019) in Rosemont, Illinois. In comparison to the AIM/R Annual Conference, the program was a condensed 1.5-day, content-filled, and rep-only event. Participants of the inaugural AIM/R Rep Advantage listening to the opening keynote presenter, Dirk Beveridge, UN!eash, on Thurs., March 7th in Rosemont, Illinois. More than 40 participants seeking training and networking in a… Read More

Between the Lines: Optimism Rules

By Fred Martel “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughan. Successful people are optimists. I know this because they don’t have time to complain. In order to create success, you must keep moving and trying regardless of any obstacles. And there are obstacles. It doesn’t matter what shape the economy is in. When you want… Read More

Illinois Contractors Install Donated YORK HVAC Systems in Mortgage-Free Homes Gifted to U.S. Military Veterans

Sutfin Mechanical and KAL Heating & Cooling partnered with other local contractors and Building Homes for Heroes to host Welcome Home ceremonies in Illinois for two military veterans. USMC Corporal Collin Dunne and Navy Petty Officer Ryan Shannon both received his mortgage-free homes from Building Homes for Heroes. Dunne will reside in Plainfield, IL and Shannon will live in Lake in the Hills, IL. Throughout their service, Dunne and Shannon suffered many injuries that have… Read More

Munch’s Supply Purchases Colorado-Based Comfort Air Distributing

Munch’s Supply, a leading Midwest-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) distributor, has acquired Comfort Air Distributing and its three Colorado branches. This will expand the company’s geographic footprint to 27 locations in nine states. “The Comfort Air Distributing purchase is part of Munch’s long-term strategy to expand our platform into other regions through strategic acquisitions,” said Munch’s Supply CEO Robert Munch. “We are excited to welcome Comfort Air Distributing’s customers and employees. Customer service… Read More

Dutchman Heating and Cooling, Inc. Wins Emerson Universal Heating Controls Promotion

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) recently announced that Mike Baker, president and owner of Dutchman Heating and Cooling, Inc. in Naperville, IL, is one of five winners of its White-Rodgers heating controls promotion. Winners will receive a Linxup GPS fleet tracking system, which allows users to manage their vehicles from a desktop or mobile device. “We want to play our part and help local HVAC businesses increase productivity, reduce costs and provide exceptional service,” said Ed Blittschau,… Read More