My wife and I own a successful heating and AC repair business in Jacksonville, Florida.
The main headquarters for the business is downtown by the hospital, but I also have a small secondary shop by the beaches.
I keep equipment and supplies at both of the shops so the guys and gals don’t have to ride all over the city when they need small parts and equipment. It can take nearly an hour to drive from one side of Jacksonville to the other. The city and the county are very expensive and cover more square footage than any other city in the country. The heating and AC repair business often services commercial clients like restaurants, dry cleaners, coffee shops, and hotels. Last weekend, one of the hotel businesses that is a regular called to schedule a huge service. Normally the hotel only calls us when there are problems that need to be addressed that cannot be fixed by the in-house HVAC technician. The HVAC technician that works at the hotel isn’t NATE certified and has very little experience when it comes to some of the more complex problems. I expected a huge issue when the hotel called, but they want us to service every single one of the wall units. There are 115 total hotel rooms with wall HVAC units at the Jacksonville hotel. We will also be servicing the kitchen, office, and front desk area at the same time. The commercial heating and AC maintenance contract will keep several service technicians busy for an entire week.