The Good Guys Blog

Beat the Cold This Year. Be Prepared!

The current temperature as I write this is 81F with a RealFeel of 92F. My message to you is be prepared and beat the cold in 2021. Beat the what?? That's correct, you need to be planning far ahead of heating season by looking at any potential heating equipment...

Finding Qualified People to Do the Work

Where do we find qualified people to perform the work we have in 2021? I guess the answer is not too different than it's been for the past few years. We've been hearing about the lack of skilled workers in our industry for as long as I can remember. Baby boomers are...

Has It Been A Year Already? Huge Thanks!

Who remembers when we were shutting down for 2 weeks to "flatten the curve"? That was over a year ago and here we are, still navigating protocols, scheduling vaccinations and trying find some sense of normalcy in our work and personal lives. As an "essential business"...

Healthy Homes & Buildings

If I hear the terms "unprecedented times" or "uncertain times" one more time, I'm gonna come unglued and run around outside without my face mask (albeit by myself in my backyard).  We all know these past few months have been like nothing we've ever seen before.  This...

What Happened to Winter?

I realize that I am seriously tempting fate with this post but, "What happened to winter?"  As an aging baby boomer, I am becoming less and less fond of the cold, Central Pa weather.  I am finding myself drawn to the "snow bird life" more and more every time I step...

Why Do I Care About R-22?

What the heck is R-22 and why should I care about it?  For those in the HVAC industry, this is something we've been discussing for nearly a decade and it's now time to massively educate our customers, both residential and commercial. R-22 refrigerant has been used in...

Why Train?

"What if I train my employees and they leave? More importantly, What if I don't train them and they stay?" I have no idea where I heard that from but it has stuck with me for at least 20 years. In our corporate vision statement,...

Why Not the Trades?

For years, I've asked young people about their career goals and rarely do I hear "I want to get into construction or the service industry".  So the question I keep asking is "Why not the trades?"  The statistics are clear about college graduation rates.  Most don't...

Does the Customer Really Come First?

When I started Goodco Mechanical in my dining room in 2008, one of the first things I did was create a mission statement; "Make the customer's experience so positive that they have no choice but to use us again and again."  Recently, however, I've been asking myself...

Is Preventive Maintenance a Sham?

I don’t think I’ve ever been asked this specific question about preventive maintenance but, I know plenty of people who believe that preventive maintenance is a waste of time and/or money.  So, how do I answer that question? I usually compare our HVAC industry to the...

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