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Johnstone Omaha Sees a Changing of the Guard and a New Home

The close of 2020 has had very serious repercussions for the Johnstone group from Omaha! My employees refer to it as “The Cafferty Group” but I prefer that they wait and use that designation when it is an earned moniker (posthumous perhaps?). After losing my partner of 45 years to breast cancer in February, that feels a bit more plausible! I really miss Mary Ann, she was an amazing wife and mother. Learning to cope… Read More

Lake of the Ozarks Propane Inspiration Home Named 2020 Residential Project of the Year

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced the Lake of the Ozarks Propane Inspiration Home as 2020’s Residential Propane Project of the Year, an annual contest that recognizes the best residential and commercial projects being powered by propane. The project is the latest in a series of Inspiration Homes developed by Dave Leathers, president of Showcase Publishing, to promote his Second Home Living magazine, generate proceeds for a local nonprofit, and demonstrate the possibilities… Read More

ServiceTitan Connecting Contractors Hit by Texas Storm with Businesses that are Ready to Help

ServiceTitan®, the premier software solution for residential and commercial service contractors, is responding to the winter storm crisis throughout the central Southern United States by coordinating potentially life-saving volunteer assistance and relief efforts with service professionals around the country. “We’re putting out a call to all Titans who are available and willing to help their fellow contractors continue to meet the needs of their communities during this emergency,” said Ara Mahdessian, co-founder and CEO of… Read More

Wiegmann Associates Completes Work for New Amazon Distribution Center

Wiegmann Associates has completed work on Amazon’s new distribution facility in Missouri. The new, $15 million Amazon Distribution Center is located in the Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO. Wiegmann Associates was the installing mechanical contractor and Kadean Construction was the general contractor. Richard L. Bowen & Associates Inc. was the architect. Amazon distribution center in Hazelwood, Missouri Wiegmann Associates furnished and installed all the HVAC equipment, ductwork and piping for the 416,000-square-foot distribution facility. HVAC equipment… Read More

SMACNA Names Iowa Contractor Guy Gast as 2020 Contractor of the Year

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), the leading voice in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, today announced Guy Gast, president of The Waldinger Corporation, Iowa Division, as the recipient of this year’s Contractor of the Year Award which was presented during SMACNA’s Annual Business Meeting. For 40 years, the esteemed annual award has been given to professionals who exceed all expectations of serving and… Read More

Johnson Controls Opens State-of-the-Art HVAC Training Facility, Offering Remote and Hands-On Learning

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings and the architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, has opened its new, state-of-the-art Ducted Systems Academy in Oklahoma City, OK, offering world-class commercial and residential HVAC training. The first-of-its-kind 30,000 square-foot training facility features two large classrooms and two extensive training labs, offering remote and hands-on classes, including virtual reality training. Johnson Controls Ducted Systems Academy The virtual reality training places students in real-life field conditions,… Read More
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