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Bonus: Trethewey, Then and Now

December 8, 2017

In 2007, Mechanical Business kicked off its inaugural edition with one of the most famous plumbers in the world, Richard Trethewey, the resident plumbing and heating expert on This Old House. For our 10th anniversary edition, we went back to Richard to see what’s changed, and what… Continue Reading


Checking in with Richard Trethewey – 10 Years Later

By Adam Freill

Ten years ago, as we started on the journey that became Mechanical Business, we reached out to the most famous plumber in North America, Richard Trethewey, to be Cover Person Number 1. We asked him to help us examine some of the topics that were pertinent in the mechanical trade in 2007.

For… Continue Reading


Vancity Goes Green With HVAC

By Ted Barker

When Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) was looking to replace the aging 70 per cent efficient HVAC system at its head office, it brought in SES Consulting and a team of industry suppliers to find a way update and optimize the efficiency of the boiler plant.

The 12-storey, 115,000… Continue Reading


Upsell Ideas for Kitchens and Bathrooms

By Denise Deveau

When quoting a kitchen or bathroom job, more often than not you will put together a quote based on a list of specifications and leave it at that, but a renovation or new build project can be a perfect time to think about pointing out some extra features that customers may be willing to consider… Continue Reading


The Heat is on

By Greg Dalgetty

Since the dawn of time, man has waged an endless war against the elements. In the summer he is too hot; in the winter, too cold. And before long, Old Man Winter will once again have us firmly in his clutches.

So what can contractors expect from the coming heating season? Well, for one thing,… Continue Reading