How big do you want to be?

The growth curve in the mechanical trades is mercurial at best Being a small shop is the way most giant companies got started Doing the right things, consistently, is how to build a company There is no magic bullet; being industrious, reliable and honest is best Growing your company should not be done haphazardly or randomly Educating yourself about all the facets of your industry is an ongoing effort

Each year, industry publications usually do an article on the biggest plumbing and HVAC firms in the nation. Did you ever think about how these firms grew so big? Do you ever daydream about what it would be like to own, or operate, a huge plumbing/mechanical shop (if “shop” is even an appropriate descriptive)? There are a lot of factors that go into the care and feeding of such companies and growth, or managing growth, is one of them.

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