Archive for General’ Category

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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Happy Thanksgiving
Nov

25

2015

Happy Thanksgiving

  God bless our soldiers serving around the world.  We have so much to be thankful for and much of it as because of dedicated people like this who sacrifice for those of us here at home.  I’m thankful for a wonderful family, dedicated employees, loyal customers, awesome friends and so much more.  This picture reminds me of how important it is to support one…

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Aug

6

2015

Jared Taylor Promoted to Goodco Vice President

It is with great pleasure that I had the opportunity to announce Jared Taylor as the new Vice President of Goodco Mechanical on July 29th.  Jared had been functioning as the Commercial Manager for Goodco for the past 5-1/2 years.  His vision and tenacity have helped make Goodco one of the premier contractors in all of Central Pennsylvania. We look forward to Jared’s leadership for…

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