James Bowman, Industry Veteran, Joins NAVAC as Regional Sales Manager, HVAC Tools

James Bowman, a 20-year industry veteran, has joined NAVAC North America as Regional Sales Manager, HVAC Tools. Mr. Bowman will oversee the company’s central sales region, which includes the states of NM, TX, LA, MS, AR, OK, WV, OH, IN, MI, IL, WS, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, and IA. James Bowman A global manufacturer of industrial vacuum solutions and HVAC/R tools, NAVAC recently launched North American operations in New Jersey with the goal… Read More

CONNECT 2018 to Deliver 360° View of Best Paths for Plumbing and HVACR Business Success

Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, during the famed International Balloon Fiesta, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association’s (PHCC’s) CONNECT 2018 will be held Oct. 10-12 and will deliver a unique 360° view of the best paths for business success amid today’s plumbing and HVACR landscape. During more than 25 educational opportunities, the annual conference and Product & Technology Showcase will equip contractors with the latest strategies for recruiting and retaining workers, streamlining operations, exceeding customer expectations, leveraging… Read More

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric Named One of Colorado’s Top Workplaces

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric ( has been named one of Colorado’s Top Workplaces for 2018 by the Denver Post. Josh and John Ward, owners of Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, have grown the company from four employees and two vans to more than 120 employees and 100 service trucks. More than 1,000 organizations participated in the survey and 150 companies, including Applewood, have been recognized as one of Colorado’s Top Workplaces. Applewood was ranked… Read More

HVAC Training Company Offers Matching Funds for Scholarships

In an effort to increase support for HVACR and water heating industry scholarships, Steve and Charlotte Howard announced they have offered to match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000, contributions of $1,000 or more to the Rees Scholarship Foundation, a partnership of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Steve and Charlotte Howard, co-owners of The ACT Group, Inc. The Howards, co-owners of The ACT Group, Inc., a Phoenix, Arizona-based HVAC… Read More