Podcast #62

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Ron Smith

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. The leading podcast for residential service contractors, sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hello, I’m David Heimer and this is Profiles In Prosperity. I’m especially pleased to speak with Ron Smith today. I’ve known Ron for a long time. He was on the Service Nation board of directors with me, and he is a very accomplished guy in our industry. Ron’s long list of accomplishments, contributions to our industry and awards, are probably a couple of pages long. So I’m just going to hit a few of the highlights. Ron was the founder of Modern Air in Fort Myers. He ran it for 21 years, grew it, and sold it. While he was there, he introduced many important new concepts to residential service and he brought in some great new talent to our industry. Charlie Greer is one of the founders of Service America. The first national HVAC franchisor. He was the chief operating officer of Service Experts. He grew it to over 600 million before selling it. He is the author of HVAC Spells Wealth.

This is frankly, in my opinion, the Bible of residential service for our industry and just a small segue here. If you haven’t read it, go to shop.serviceroundtable.com now and get it. It is simply the best book on residential service, period. I know it has HVAC in the title. But if you are a plumber or an electrician, it is a great book for you too. Ron is the author of HVAC light commercial service agreements book. He is a leading consultant in our industry. He’s been named as a member of the contracting business hall of fame. Named as one of the most influential people in the HVAC industry ever. He is a Service Nation Consultant of The Year. The HVAC trailblazer award is named after Ron. The ACHR news named their leadership award the Ron Smith’s leadership award to honor Ron. Ron was awarded Service Nation’s highest award, the Service Leader Award. And Ron is a founder and board member of Service Nation from inception until sale. And there’s a lot more, but I want to talk with Ron, not just read his accomplishments. So Ron Smith, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.