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Blog Posts in 2017

This HVAC Franchisee Is Cooling His Heels as a Successful Business Owner

Derek Cole has been in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business off and on -- mostly on -- since graduating high school. He took a break to attend college but then returned to ...
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Why did they franchise?

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There Can be Many Misperceptions Related to Franchising

While many home services companies fear transitioning to franchising may mean a loss of control or identity, this simply isn’t the case--in fact, these businesses will solidify their brand, increasing ...
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South Palm Beach Florida Business Joins National Franchise Brand

For the past 25 years, John Peters has been helping the South Palm Beach and greater Broward County communities with their plumbing needs. Now, Peters has taken his business to the national stage by ...
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Why would a 45+ year-old company join forces with One Hour?

Locally-owned and operated Joe East Heating and Air Conditioning, which has been serving the Huntsville area for more than 45 years, has joined forces with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning,® (One ...
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Hug Your HVAC Tech

Hot summer days are here and June 22nd is a perfect day for National HVAC Tech Day! Humans have been trying to heat and cool their environments since ancient times. But, it wasn't until the 1900's ...
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Texas HVAC Company Joins National Franchise Brand

Locally-owned and operated Airwise Heating and Air Conditioning, serving the Fort Worth area for almost 30 years, has joined forces with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® . With 22 employees and 14 ...
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On-Demand Training: Online, Onsite, Ongoing

Becoming a franchisee gives you access to Success Academy,® our on-demand training resource for HVAC, plumbing and electrical residential service professionals. Topics include general business ...
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One Hour Heating & Air in Herrin Illinois Honored

For the second time, Pass One Hour Heating and Air has been honored with the President's Award by its parent company, Direct Energy. To receive the award the residential HVAV business must have a ...
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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Owner Earns Top Honor

Marvin Ohl, owner of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Rosenberg Texas, received the President's Award at this year's franchisee convention for members of the Direct Energy family of brands. The ...
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Did you know...

Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the 1900s, it had become a day to celebrate all ...
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Houston One Hour Sells A/Cs to Benefit Texas Children’s Hospital

Some promotions for air conditioners come with incentives to save people money, but One Hour has taken an extra step in getting Houstonians to buy air conditioners for charity. Total generated? ...
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Local Heating & Air Company Among Best Places to Work

Ashburn, VA (May 16, 2017) – Modern Mechanical One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning ® (One Hour) is proud to be named to the latest Best Places to Work list published by the Washington Business ...
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Regan One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Adds National Plumbing Franchise Brand

PROVIDENCE, RI (May 16, 2017) – Locally owned and operated Regan Heating and Air Conditioning , which has been serving Rhode Island and Southeastern New England for nearly 50 years, recently joined ...
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Employer Gifts $5000, NFL Tickets, Autographed Football to Recognize Employee’s 30th Anniversary

Lake Havasu City, AZ (May 9, 2017) – Thirty years is a long time, especially when it comes to staying at a job. That’s not something that is easily found nowadays among employees, but it is a ...
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Best of the Best in Residential HVAC & Electric Services

One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, Mister Sparky Electric Named to Best of the Best Franchises List Top Home Services Franchises Selected by Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 List HOUSTON (May 3, 2017) – ...
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9 Steps to Make Waves in the Skilled Trades

9 Steps to a Residential Customer's Front Door There’s a lot more to running a service call than simply showing up at your customer’s front door. Even if you've heard these tips before, it never hurts ...
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Pensacola Business Expands & Re-Brands

Lenny Siers, independent owner and operator of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Pensacola, FL, recently acquired ARS/Rescue Rooter out of nearby Gulf Breeze. All ...
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Direct Energy Home Services Brands Named Top Home Services Franchises Once Again

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning ® , Benjamin Franklin Plumbing ® , and Mister Sparky ® Electric Earn Highest Rankings to date in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 Franchise 500 ® One Hour Heating & Air ...
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