Whether they’re just starting out or have been around for a while, most business owners can benefit from the wisdom of a mentor. If you’re looking for HVAC business advice, look no further than Ron Smith. I’m dedicated to passing on effective HVAC business advice to others to ensure success.

Over the years, I’ve held ownership positions in 17 businesses, and it’s my desire to pass on the principles that have proven effective in each and every business.

Consider the following HVAC business advice that can help to move your business to the next level:

  • Stay grounded in the basics. Fundamental business principles move you along one step at a time work, so don’t deviate from them. Taking risks is necessary, but too many “Hail Mary’s” can leave you open to a major disaster.
  • Hire quality people, and don’t skimp here. Quality coworkers make for a quality company. Mediocre people result in mediocre companies.
  • Quality coworkers need training, too. Develop a comprehensive training program that will help your coworkers and your business succeed.
  • Have a plan in place to deal with problems. This is a critical piece of HVAC business advice. Your plan should address noncompliance with procedures and performance requirements.
  • Don’t think of yourself as a manager — even if you have to be one. Instead, think of yourself as a leader — and lead your coworkers to where you want and need to be.
  • Look for potential in your coworkers, and draw that potential out.
  • Stay flexible, and change with the times. If other HVAC businesses are changing more quickly than your business, you’re likely to be left behind.
  • While your products are important, don’t market them. Market what your company is: That’s your brand.
  • Set long-term goals, and use them as your daily guide. That’s HVAC business advice 101.
  • Train technicians in customer service. Your customers will expect technical excellence, but they’ll be impressed by excellence in customer service.

Certain business principles are tried and true. They work in every industry and business type, and HVAC is no exception. If you’re looking for proven HVAC business advice, give me a call. I’m happy to help you evaluate your business and make recommendations for improvement, based on HVAC business advice that works. At Ron Smith Consulting & Coaching we’re committed to your success.


By Ron Smith