ICS editor Eric Fish sounds off on events, news and all the latest hot topics surrounding the carpet cleaning and restoration industries.
July 19, 2011
The most important aspect
to being a successful service company is a positive, can-do attitude. With
the recession that all of us have faced, this has never been more
July 11, 2011
It’s as inevitable as death and taxes. Be a contractor long enough and you’re going to end up selling stuff to your family, friend or house of worship.Read More
June 28, 2011
Having grown up in the plumbing, heating and cooling business in New York, I knew that I couldn’t push my cooling equipment too long out here in Arizona. Read More
June 21, 2011
In my last blog, I introduced a partnership BNP Media forged with BirdDog Jobs, a career center specializing in the skilled trades. Today, we’re pleased to announce another partnership.
June 17, 2011
Our industry has lost a friend as well as an outstanding
businessman. Paul Thompson, owner of Town & Country Services in
Greenland, NH, died last week after collapsing suddenly over the weekend.
June 1, 2011
For the last two years, more than 13+ million U.S. workers have been unemployed, many for very long stretches.
May 26, 2011
This week I attended the last National Association Oil Heating Service Managers Show in Hershey, PA. Actually, it’s not the last show for this fine organization, but it will be the last show by that exact name.Read More
May 25, 2011
Don’t underestimate the “Power of CYA!”Read More
May 13, 2011
is no major flood or restoration job by any stretch of the imagination but even
I was surprised at just how much remediation is involved from the seemingly
benign water leak under my kitchen sink. Read More
May 8, 2011
Years ago it was in vogue at many shops I’d work with to have a mannequin dressed up in the perfect company uniform in some open shop area. Read More