Sean McCormack

Why do you do what you do?

It’s a question I hear a lot in this trade. Perhaps not really a question, but more of a career statement. Why does one put up with the hours, the hard work, the late nights, the early mornings and on-call weekends, holidays, the heat, the cold, the crawl spaces, the dirty jobs, etc.? Tradesmen realize Read More

Franklin Park, Ill. — Recognized for his longstanding contributions to the industry, the Plumbing Contractors Association (PCA) inducted Sloan Executive Chairman, Charles (Chuck) S. Allen, into the Chicago Area Plumbing Industry Hall of Fame at a gala held on January 26, 2018. A third generation descendant of William Elvis Sloan, Allen joins the company’s founder Read More

Nathan Harwood is no stranger to challenges in high-leverage management environments. With a background in the automotive and aviation industries, and with Greenlee the past four years, newly appointed Vice President and General Manager, Mechanical, Harwood is now responsible for growing the mechanical segment of the business, developing a strategic pathway, and developing products for Read More

One in A Millennial

“Can you believe some of the things that young man was saying?” was the question I overheard during a lunch conversation among a group of plumbing and heating business owners. “He’s going to tell me how to run my business?” That guy was a millennial guest speaker—at a recent industry function—addressing the importance of Millennials Read More

Most of you have been there. Looking up to the heavens with outstretched arms, you exclaim loudly, “Why?!” I’m talking about working in the smallest mechanical rooms known to mankind. How does one navigate them to work efficiently? I asked some contractors and here are some quick tips: Have scene safety. Know your surroundings. Check Read More