Archive for General’ Category

8 Items to Check Before Calling the Good Guys!
Feb

7

2018

8 Items to Check Before Calling the Good Guys!

Customers contact us all the time with no heat or no AC in their home or business.  We’re happy to help them out, heck, that’s what we do.  However, there are several things you can do to reduce the number of nuisance calls you have to make over something, quite frankly, you could fix yourself.  While we hate to take away some of our work,…

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Winter Humidification
Jan

3

2018

Winter Humidification

  Every year about this time, we start to see the effects of the bitter cold air on our homes and our health.  It reminds me of the importance of humidity in our homes.  I have provided a link to an excellent blog by Aprilaire on the costs of NOT having a humidifier in your home.  This makes some great points on many fronts including…

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Goodco acquires Bovard
Jun

6

2017

Goodco acquires Bovard

  After several months of “due diligence”, Goodco Mechanical has officially acquired the assets of Bovard, Inc. of Altoona.  This deal had started with a phone conversation with Jim Bovard in early January, an initial sit-down in mid-January, an offer in early March and a closing on May 31st.  What a whirlwind for everyone involved.  The staff at Goodco, the employees at Bovard who were…

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Air conditioning in February?
Feb

23

2017

Air conditioning in February?

Who would have guessed it? Today is the 23rd of February and it’s 65 degrees in State College, Pa. Tomorrow they’re calling for temps approaching 70. Even though the crazy rodent in Punxsutawney said 6 more weeks of winter, Mother Nature seems to be giving him the raspberries. As a heating and air conditioning contractor, this kind of weather can wreak havoc on our business….

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Helping to Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce
Feb

8

2017

Helping to Develop Tomorrow’s Workforce

This week, I had the the opportunity to meet with students from Ken Hassinger’s HVAC class at Central Pa Institute of Science and Technology, better known as CPI. This annual pilgrimage to CPI has become an important chance for me to share and mentor the students on items they might not here everyday in the classroom.  The topics of discussion were interviewing, planning a career…

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2016 Small Business of the Year
Dec

20

2016

2016 Small Business of the Year

What an honor to receive this award from the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County and award sponsor First National Bank. I remember my first CBICC awards ceremony in 2009 thinking…”someday, we’ll win that award”. The following year, I was personally honored with the Excellence in Entrepreneurship award by the Chamber. I’m not sure I really understood the significance of what we had…

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Constantly Learning
Dec

15

2016

Constantly Learning

  I love this picture. It depicts a guy getting ready to dive into a lake after just finishing the book “How to Swim”.  In today’s hi-tech world of HVAC, things are changing so fast that just when we learn it, they upgrade or modify it.  I’m constantly amazed at my techs, installers and sales people and just how quickly they can educate themselves on…

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Irish Plumbing
Nov

1

2016

Irish Plumbing

  I love traveling. Our most recent trip took us to Dublin, Ireland with Peirce Phelps, one of our largest vendors. They do a spectacular job of treating their customers to wonderful trips and events. This one was no exception. When I travel, I love taking pictures of beautiful vistas, historic sites and yes…..weird plumbing and HVAC stuff.   The stainless steel “pee wall” picture…

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2016 Zimmy Award winner – Will Oberdalhoff
Jan

26

2016

2016 Zimmy Award winner – Will Oberdalhoff

pictured from l-r are Will Oberdalhoff, Rick Zimmerman and Scott Good   In 2012, the Zimmy Award was established in honor of Goodco’s 1st employee, Rick Zimmerman.  The award is given annually to the field employee demonstrating characteristics of strong work ethic, loyalty, “can-do” attitude and commitment to excellence.  Previous award winners were Rick Zimmerman (inaugural award), Jimmy Burkey and Seth Goshorn.  This year’s honoree is…

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