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Blog Posts in 2016

Strong Growth for Home Services Franchise Brands

The first part of 2016 brings 70 new franchise territories for Direct Energy brands Sarasota, FL (September 8, 2016) – If you’re hot, clogged up or in the dark, the home services brands of Direct ...
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Punctual Plumber takes class 8 times

Matt Black is a shining example of how consistent training can improve the quality of your work and life. A lifelong learner, Matt has attended Punctual Plumber eight times! When asked why training is ...
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The Color of Training

Recently I purchased a home and was faced with the task of repainting the interior. I decided to research color so I could make an informed decision on what to paint in the living room, the dining ...
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After 44 years in business, this was an easy decision.

This video shares the passion and practical thought process that led Scott Rohrer and his dad in Lancaster, PA, to convert their 44 year old business to the One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, ...
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FL woman appears on Mike Rowe’s ‘Hot Under the Blue Collar’

More proof, women HVAC techs are welcome in the trades. Women make up just 5% of the labor force working in the skilled trades, yet employment opportunities are plentiful and rewards are great. Nikki ...
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OSHA Safety as told by kids

For National Safety Month this timely video is priceless. Watch children describe the top 10 OSHA violations. We couldn't resist posting the link for our HVAC, plumbing and electrical service ...
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Dear HVAC Tech, where would we be without you!

June 22 is the perfect day to salute the HVAC technicians who play a large role in keeping civilizations running. Just think where we would be without the AC in hot months, and heating in cold months. ...
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One Hour Air Conditioning Takes Heat Off Kids & Elderly

Shout out to One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Naples-Ft. Myers Florida! Yesterday our franchisee teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 40 portable units to help low income and elderly ...
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It's June 15th ~ Happy Fly A Kite Day!

We have Benjamin Franklin to thank for much of our knowledge about electricity. And today we honor him and his famous kite flying experiment. History gives us a couple of versions of this event. In ...
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NATE Badge of Honor for One Hour Techs

As the largest home service provider in North America, Direct Energy ® and its One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® brand have a significant stake in bringing about improvements in the professionalism ...
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National Philanthropy with Local Impact

In the Community with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals... Since 2014 franchisees with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and our other residential service brands have distinguished their businesses by ...
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Local One Hour Earns Top Customer Service Honor

In the News with Todd Kletz & his Virginia Beach Team... Read the article... Doing the right thing and always putting customers first, is how Todd Kletz and his family have operated for almost 40 ...
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Training & Tracking Knocks Out the Competition

Mister Sparky ®franchisee Aaron Hagan's monthly column focuses on two things to believe in. When I took on the task of writing this monthly article, I did it with the intention of challenging myself ...
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3 Warning Signs that Signal Overloaded Circuits

1: Warm or discolored wall plates 2: Burning odor coming from receptacles 3: Frequently tripped circuit breakers Who will customers call to fix these problems? o 25% of homeowners* immediately call an ...
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Dirtiest Man On TV Dispels 5 Damaging Myths About Blue Collar Labor

Forbes interview features our new webisode series Hot Under the Blue Collar with Mike Rowe aimed at dispelling myths about skilled trades jobs and highlight the surprising truth about the benefits, ...
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Show Local Plumbers Some Love

National Hug a Plumber Day has come and gone for 2016. The day was intended to show some appreciation to the men and women who work to keep our lives flowing smoothly. Consider for a moment what life ...
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