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Contractor Business Resources

By Tim Fisher From the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, HARDI has worked to support distributor and supplier businesses by offering regular updates on federal loan programs, threats to supply chains, emerging sales best practices, and numerous other areas linked to wholesale distribution business operations. In continuation of that trend, HARDI has made the following resources available to help empower your team to help your contractor customers and help ensure their success and fortify demand… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 3.7% Percent Revenue Growth in March

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 3.7% percent during March 2020. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through March 2020 is 4.1 percent. “March was a confusing month because the historic surge of initial unemployment claims began during the week of the sixteenth, the growth for the month looks weak in a couple… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report -0.1% Percent Revenue Decline in February

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was a decline of -0.1% percent during February 2020. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through February 2020 is 4.0 percent. “Generally February has not been indicative of the year ahead because it is a short month and at the end of the season,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian… Read More

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

From HARDI: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides much needed economic help to distressed businesses. The recently passed law offers financial assistance through the Small Business Administration and tax deferrals to maintain cashflow. Additional refundable tax credits to offset required paid sick and family leave will protect workers and businesses hurt by COVID-19. Download this CARES Act infographic to provide to your customers. Improved HVAC Expensing Provision… Read More

HARDI Distributors Report 0.7% Percent Revenue Growth in January

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) released its monthly TRENDS report, showing the average sales performance by HARDI distributors was an increase of 0.7% percent during January 2020. The average annual sales growth for the 12 months through January 2020 is 5.5 percent. “Heating degree days were below normal in 47 of the 48 states,” said HARDI Market Research & Benchmarking Analyst Brian Loftus. “The average sales growth for the month was about… Read More

HARDI Deepens Supplier and Vendor Relationships with Addition of New Account Manager

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) is pleased to announce the addition of Brandin Bursa, Account Manager, to the growing HARDI team. Brandin Bursa Bursa brings a unique background of experience to the table. Prior to HARDI, Bursa was involved in construction and industrial supply, professional development and training, and also managed multiple divisions within a custom upholstery company. “As the Account Manager for our Manufacturer and Service Vendor members, my responsibility is to… Read More
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