Archive for Interesting stuff’ Category

Why do I have Hot and Cold spots in my house?
Sep

13

2017

Why do I have Hot and Cold spots in my house?

Why can I not keep a constant temperature in my house? We hear that question a lot. The answers are plentiful but not always easy to determine. Among the many reasons for hot and cold spots are improperly sized equipment and/or ductwork. Depending on the size and configuration of the home, there can be varying heat loads due to: – passive heat caused by a…

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First Goodco Mechanical Scholarship Awarded at State College High School
Jun

9

2017

First Goodco Mechanical Scholarship Awarded at State College High School

We were proud to honor Donovan Paley with the first Goodco Mechanical Scholarship at the State College Area High School awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 7th.  The scholarship is designated for a graduating senior pursuing additional education in the area of HVAC, Plumbing or General Building Construction.  Donovan’s plans include plumbing training through the reserve unit in Lock Haven then entering the Construction Management program…

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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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The Shifting Seasons??
Dec

12

2016

The Shifting Seasons??

OK, I wanted to write a blog related to the shift in seasons. What the heck does that even mean? My perception over the past 3-4 years is that our seasons have been starting later than I used to remember. Since I own a heating and air conditioning business, I tend to be a bit more perceptive about temperatures than the Average Joe. I seem to…

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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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