We made it through another summer push in the HVAC department. All of those large school projects we questioned on how they would get done before school opened are in fact done. A huge kudos to our foremen, who along with our core group of guys and 40 men off the union bench, pulled it all together in order to meet and even beat all deadlines.
Now that the scramble to get work done in the Commercial HVAC Department is over, the scramble to solidify winter work for this area continues. Although the backlog is better than it has been in recent years, it’s pretty spread out leaving significant gaps to be filled.
Construction seems to be attempting a breakout, but just can’t get off the dime in our area. I have a feeling when it busts loose it’s going to break big; it just needs a catalyst. Hopefully, now that the political “silly season”has wrapped up, it will make a difference.
Just the opposite is happening for Chappell Central’s Manufacturing Department. After a summer slump, the backlogs are building, along with it the pressure to get all the work completed. Chappell Central’s Sales staff is seeing an uptick in fabrication quoting, which bodes well for the next few months.
The HVAC Service Department has had a great year and is ahead of 2012 projections. As a matter of fact we’re looking at adding additional staff to our already great group of technicians. I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping for an “old fashioned” Minnesota winter this year, both for our businesses sake and the local economy.
2012 is soon coming to an end, and the Christmas Season is upon us. Thank you to all of Chappell Central’s HVAC and Custom Manufacturing customers for a great year! Enjoy the Christmas season!
Craig Meyer, Owner
Chappell Central Inc.