Bryan McIntyre was already talking to military recruiters when our country was attacked on 9-11. He was one of the many brave men and women who answered the call to fight evil in Najaf and Fallujah, Iraq, so that we could remain safe and free.
During his four years, Bryan served in the United States Marine Corps as a member of the 11th MEU earning the Marine Achievement Medal with Valor and a Purple Heart as a co-platoon leader.
As I interviewed Bryan, I had the opportunity to experience first-hand what many Americans only hear about. Bryan is one of those silent heroes who work every day to serve his customers and team members, trying to make the world a little better. You would probably never know you just met a hero by passing Bryan on the street. Very inspiring indeed….
Gary McCreadie, the Man on a Mission to make fellow HVACR techs better.
Are you a skilled trade’s person feeling a little stuck in your career?
Or, perhaps, considering getting into the skilled trades industry?
Gary McCreadie (creator of the HVAC Know It ALL podcast) is the REAL DEAL when it comes to giving back. In this episode, Gary shares his insights on key mindsets and habits that can help the HVACR tech move ahead of the pack when it comes to opportunities and pay in a highly in-demand skilled trade like HVACR.
NANO Tech Drop-in for Glycol | with Berkin Arikan – CEO of HydroMX
Today I get to sit down with Berkin Arikan CEO of HydroMX.
For decades propylene glycol (PG) and Ethylene Glycol (EG) have been the gold standards for heat transfer fluid used in many process cooling applications.
HydroMX has a potentially game-changing product entering the market now that energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction are on the minds of many companies…..
Skilled Trades Interviews | with Ronnie Cochran | Skilled Trades Success Stories
Today I get to sit down with Ronnie Cochran, who got started a little later in his career journey in Skilled Trades.
His career success started with his parents’ solid work ethic instilled in him.
His HVACR journey started with a casual conversation with a technician that came out to repair his AC, and well, the rest is history!….
Skilled Trades Interviews | with Jim O’Mally | An Insiders Perspectives on Skilled Trades
Today I get to sit down with Jim O’Mally, who has a unique perspective on the subject of Skilled Trades, particularly within the public school system.
Jim has used his experience and grit to teach skilled trades to our youth in public and charter schools, the state prison system, and everything in between.
This long-form interview with Jim covers several skilled trades’ topics and perspectives that you will rarely in the media.
College vs Skilled Trades, THINGS TO KNOW before making the career decision of a lifetime.
In this episode, I will share some information about the college and skilled trade career paths available to you today in a way that you may not have been exposed to before.
I hope to give you some clarity and some things to think about as you look ahead at one of the most important decisions in your life.
Starting your own skilled trades (Contracting) business? | FIVE Essentials you must have.
This week I am addressing questions from working technicians considering starting their own business.
Interestingly, even though my background is in HVACR contractor and equipment manufacturing, I am getting folks from other trades such as electricians, plumbers, and even one auto mechanic exploring starting their own business.
Before I get started, I am again humbled by your questions. I will do my very best to give you some actionable things in this episode to help you in your business ownership discovery efforts.
Steve Coscia talks about customer service (SOFT SKILLS) for HVACR businesses.
This week I sit down with Steve Coscia of Coscia Communications, Inc.
This in-depth interview gets into what soft skills are and just how important these skills are to the success of any business.
Steve has decades of success helping HVACR businesses figure out where their current customer service (soft skills) practices are, what needs improvement and how to deploy updated processes within the business.
We also get into the skilled trade industry trending as he travels around the USA on book tours and keynote speaking events.
My Journey in HVAC/R Episode Summary
Question: How did you get into HVAC/R in the first place?
Martin King: It was in 1981. I was in my automotive class shop when they offered that type of thing.
I remember that, at the time, I was thinking about going to Junior College, getting started taking some classes to see what I would find myself drawn towards.
Anyway, back to the shop class, I was sitting in a presentation by a salesperson from Phoenix, Arizona. He was pitching this automotive diesel school, and I’m like, well, that’s pretty cool. But I had no interest in working on diesel engines or cars. That wasn’t my thing. The life-changing event came at the very end of his presentation; he says something like, by the way, we also have this HVAC refrigeration solar course in passing. If you are interested here are some brochures, that was kind of it ….
HVAC Techs / Owners Getting Your Money Under Control Episode Summary
Nick is the real deal when it comes to money: Nick starts his work life working for his Dad, who was a general contractor. At age eleven, he started working for his Dad, cleaning and picking up job sites for minimum wage. From his father’s lead by example style, Nick learned that earning money gave him the freedom to buy things he wanted without relying on his parents. He learned how to budget and save up for bigger things, such as a new mountain bike.
HVAC Techs Contractors Working Together Episode Summary
If you an HVAC contractor or service technician, this PCA masterclass episode will be worth your time.
This wide information-packed interview with Jim provides some amazing detail on what leading HVAC contractors of many different business sizes and backgrounds all work together to grow their businesses and find and retain technical talent.