HVAC/R

Bill Schaphorst Facility Maintenance NOI quote

Physical maintenance in the retail industry is as unavoidable as taxes and sometimes as expensive. To keep net operating income (NOI) and uptime as high as possible, building owners, operations groups and retail tenants need optimum strategies to ensure work happens when needed. For many, having a self-performing third-party maintenance partner — one with the in-house resources to do the necessary work — is an efficient and economical move. There are two business rationales for continuous maintenance, which can include services like carpentry; plumbing; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); …

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— By Ron Prager — HVAC: Major changes in the industry have arrived. There are major changes occurring in the HVAC industry and they are going to affect both HVAC contractors and end users in a significant way. We anticipate that these changes will also impact building codes, cost of construction and cost of equipment installation. Some of what is presented below is established fact and some is based on my best guess as to what we believe the impacts will be. I will identify which items fall into which …

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Eatontown, N.J. — Total Comfort Group, a national industry leader in HVAC/R, electrical and plumbing systems, has promoted Christian Tunis to client success manager. In his new role, Tunis will leverage his extensive experience and expertise to drive exceptional client satisfaction and retention as the company continues to grow nationally. A valued employee since 2018, Tunis previously served as senior account manager. “We are thrilled to promote Christian Tunis to the role of client success manager,” says Daniel Eberenz, vice president of operations. “His proven track record of leadership and …

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Red Bank, N.J. — SMG Holdings LLC, a pioneering provider of integrated facility management solutions, has launched SMG HVAC, a specialized division dedicated to serving the HVAC needs of multi-site retailers across North America. With an eye toward the evolving demands within the retail sector, SMG HVAC has been crafted to offer tailored HVAC services that prioritize energy efficiency, indoor air quality and seamless operations for retail chains. “The establishment of SMG HVAC marks a significant milestone in our journey,” says Shannon Prato, CEO of SMG Holdings LLC. “We understand …

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Conyers, Ga. — Hillphoenix Industrial has formed a strategic partnership with Cool Refrigeration Systems & Solutions, based in Hagerstown, Md., to represent its industrial CO2 refrigeration systems solutions in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. This mutually beneficial partnership became official on March 20, 2024. “We’re excited about our partnership with Hillphoenix Industrial,” says Don Chason, managing partner of Cool Refrigeration Systems & Solutions. “Our team brings a high level of expertise in the industrial CO2 refrigeration market, which makes our relationship with Hillphoenix Industrial a perfect fit.” With a knowledgeable …

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— By Jaime Tuinstra — How to find the right heating solution for your restaurant. After a few rough years, the restaurant industry has quickly recovered from the turbulent business environment that took hold from 2020-22. According to the National Restaurant Association, 2023 sales were forecast to reach $977 billion in the United States. In addition, it is projected that 500,000 new jobs entered the industry in 2023. That is a testament to the recovery of a resilient industry that was devastated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This winter, it will …

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Seattle — Starbucks has certified 6,091 Greener Stores, nearly doubling its portfolio in the past year, and a milestone achievement toward the company’s goal of certifying 10,000 Greener Stores globally by 2025. In markets around the world, Greener Stores’ energy and water savings and waste diversion help advance the company’s goal to reduce carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste by 50% by 2030. The company has Greener Stores in 44 markets with new markets including India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bahrain, Italy, …

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— By Scott Stewart & Jack French — Reduce energy usage this winter without leaving your customers in the cold. As the cold months of winter set in, restaurant owners and chain store facility managers are tasked with the dual challenge of maintaining a warm and inviting ambiance in their establishments and managing energy costs effectively. This balancing act is essential for creating a comfortable customer environment while ensuring operational efficiency. This article offers a winter weatherization guide with practical tips designed to help prepare your restaurant for the colder …

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Cincinnati — JSI Store Fixtures, an LSI Industries Inc. company, has shipped its first order of refrigerated retail displays featuring environmentally friendly R290 refrigerant this month. JSI’s standalone refrigeration systems are a mainstay in the U.S. grocery market. The new R290 is a propane-based system that provides customers with an alternative product that is a non-toxic, zero ozone-depleting refrigerant with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3, compared to common HFC Refrigerant having a GWP rating greater than 1,400. “Interest in this product is very high and we anticipate continued …

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Russell Leffers MaintenX Remodeling Quote

It’s going to happen, and any quick-service restaurant (QSR) owner-operator knows it. Sometime not too far in the future, they’ll need a refresh or remodel of their properties. There’s no getting out of it. Here are some hints from two project managers from MaintenX, a provider of HVAC&R, plumbing, electrical, roofing, construction and general contracting for multisite retailers, restaurants, healthcare, multifamily and other industries. They cover key topics like assembling the correct refresh or remodel team, managing the process and keeping projects on track in the face of potential delays, with a …

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