Roch Naleway
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Roch Naleway replied to Laura Reedy Stukel's discussion How would you makeover Downton Abbey?
"Next to impossible to make this efficient on any level. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Reusing and recycling the existing building materials may be the way to go.....from an energy efficiency perspective...."
Oct 17, 2012
Roch Naleway replied to James McGarvey's discussion Mini Split Heat Pumps
"Good information regarding humidity control."
Oct 4, 2012
Bob Sullivan commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"Successful businesses, especially successful small business, build their success upon relationships, relationships and relationships. Tammy is 100% correct. Do whatever it takes to separate your business from your  "Elmo &…"
Sep 28, 2012
Tammy Kenworthy commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"@Joseph I absolutely agree with your comment The successes come from happy clients telling their neighbors, co-workers, family and friends about how good you were to them, how you took the time to do everything right, and how comfy their place…"
Sep 28, 2012
Roch Naleway replied to James McGarvey's discussion Mini Split Heat Pumps
"Tom, I actually called the factory yesterday to get information. We do not do much with room air conditioning up in the Pacific Northwest, so I was not aware of this at all.  Friedrich told me that the original test method for room air…"
Sep 25, 2012
Roch Naleway commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"@ Ted Kidd. The financing aspect to energy efficiency is interesting. There is on bill utility financing going on in the Oregon market. There are also a handful of banks offering efficiency loans to residential and commercial customers. The problem…"
Sep 24, 2012
Roch Naleway commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"I like the attitude. :-) Go for it Bob!"
Sep 24, 2012
Bob Sullivan commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"We're in the injection foam manufacturing business, and we'te thriving, too. One way to survive economic downs turns is to ignore them. Play the cards you're dealt and let the other players worry about the cards that…"
Sep 24, 2012
Roch Naleway commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"@Joseph - Greetings to Seattle. I will be up there in a few weeks. It is great to see that your business is thriving. It is good to hear that you are including some good energy saving widgets when going after jobs. I think that there are choices…"
Sep 24, 2012
Joseph Lamy commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"Bob, we're doing both - consulting and general contracting. We find the work doing audits, bid on them as a general contractor and then do some work in-house and some with sub-contractors. We are BUSY and so are our subbies. Oil has caused pain…"
Sep 24, 2012
Bob Sullivan commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"You got to decide which path to take. Energy performance consultant. Equipment and systems installation contractor. Both have their rewards. They overlap quite a bit but, they don't always come together under the same roof to generate…"
Sep 24, 2012
tedkidd commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"I love this statement: Rick Gerardi's Contractor Registry would take the huge uncertainty of results and turn it from a mountain into a pebble by allowing the consumer to see ability to deliver on projections.   When you have proof…"
Sep 24, 2012
Roch Naleway commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"Bob - I am good with collaboration. Definitely good. I don't think that everybody can carry a mechanical and electric license. If the Home Performance Contractor can specify out the good technologies they should be able to earn a few dollars on…"
Sep 24, 2012
Roch Naleway replied to James McGarvey's discussion Mini Split Heat Pumps
"Steven, I used the correct terminology. There is a distinction between brand and who manufactures the product. The Friedrich products are OEM produced by one of the major three manufacturers in Japan. You can go and spend $300-$500 more to get the…"
Sep 24, 2012
Joseph Lamy commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"The successes come from happy clients telling their neighbors, co-workers, family and friends about how good you were to them, how you took the time to do everything right, and how comfy their place is. 'Kinda happy' is NOT good enough.…"
Sep 24, 2012
Bob Sullivan commented on Roch Naleway's blog post Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?
"Diversification works as long as excellence is maintained. If an excellent source of a related product already exists from a reliable source in your market, don't pee in the other person's soup. Collaborating may lead…"
Sep 24, 2012

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Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?

Working with my customers and friends that are home performance contractors we always seem to be seeking answers to questions such as:

What will make my business survive in the short term?

What does it mean to run a successful home performance business?  

What can I do if my local utility rebates, tax credits, and programs change?

For the most part it is true that individuals and…

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Posted on September 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Borrowing from solar thermal system - Why not use two tank systems with heat pump water heaters?

We are starting to roll out heat pump water heaters in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming).  One of the concerns we have in colder climates is the recovery time when the ambient air is cold. The lower the ambient temperature the less effective the heat pump water heater will be in generating hot water causing issues in households with more people, more bathrooms, and in colder months if the heat pump water heater is installed in garages or…

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Posted on September 7, 2012 at 7:14pm — 40 Comments

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At 4:39am on September 8, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Roch,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros. Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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