Sustainably Speaking



Contractors are creating a lasting legacy

Dec. 1, 2014
For everything we do there is an impact that touches others. You can see how everyone and everything is interconnected, thus, it’s important to be grateful and pay it forward....

Grundfos Media Tour is educational, memorable

Oct. 12, 2014
On the first day of the media tour we toured the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel. This Copenhagen hotel is known as the world’s greenest hotel. It is one of the first hotels...

Robin Crow, Weldon Long discuss critical steps all contractors must take to be successful

Sept. 10, 2014
Crow shared the critical steps owners can take that will revitalize their businesses. Crow pointed out that business growth cannot be sustained if it remains in its present form...

Promote the plumbing trade: recruiting high school students

Aug. 12, 2014
A handful of the most recent issues in the industry, affecting all contractors, are education and training, residential fire sprinklers, green building, and lead free piping. ...

Uponor presents at Techweek Chicago

July 16, 2014
A few weeks ago, I attended Techweek in Chicago. This week-long expo is for startups and Fortune 500 companies to showcase their newest products, insights, ideas and plans for...

Ford EcoBoost Challenge showcases 2015 truck models

June 20, 2014
John Mesenbrink and I had the opportunity to attend Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge. The event was for media members only, and we had the chance to jump behind the wheels of the most...

Tattoos and the plumbing, service industry

Feb. 18, 2014
This leads me to the question: If you own a residential plumbing company or plumbing service company, would a tattoo keep you from hiring a skilled plumber or service technician...

Favorite stylish Kitchen & Bath/Builder's products

Feb. 10, 2014
The Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show was a huge hit last week in Las Vegas. Manufacturers were talking about the packed aisles during all hours of the show, and attendees were talking...

Kohler, Moen highlights from Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show opening day

Feb. 5, 2014
From the looks of the packed aisles today, the Kitchen & Bath/Builder's Show is a success. Attendance numbers for the first day have not come out yet, but word has it that there...

'Start spreading the news:' AHR Expo 2014 in NYC is a ‘top of the list’ show

Jan. 24, 2014
Ever since leaving New York City yesterday, Mr. Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York song has been on repeat in my head. This being my first NYC AHR Expo, I can’t help but think...