Changing the Societal Stigma Around Trades

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by Dick Wilcox | August 27, 2019

For many decades, trades have been seen as the avenue people pursue when college or university isn’t a good fit. Attending a college or a university is seen as the appropriate next step after high school, one that will land you a good paying job and the skills needed to make it in the real world. Not everyone will benefit from a college...

70 Years of VHV: Our History & Our Legacy

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by Tom Dacres | June 6, 2019

The Early Years of VHV

Since it opened in 1949, VHV, formerly Vermont Heating & Ventilating Company, has been recognized for its attention to quality and innovation.

3 Ways Technology is Improving Construction Industry Safety

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by Erica Peet | February 14, 2019

One in ten construction-site workers are injured every year, according to OSHA. What’s more, in 2017, twenty percent of private sector worker fatalities were in the construction industry.

While construction safety has vastly improved over the years, the industry still has work to do. Protecting employees should be every firm’s top priority, and...

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GMCR Project Report

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by Tom Dacres | February 7, 2019

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Essex Plant

The 468,100 sf GMCR Essex Plant featured in this Project Report was completed in August, 2013, with a total project cost of $30 million. 

This award-winning project received recognition from The Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter, for Outstanding Energy Project New Construction and an...

While the HVAC/R Industry Struggles to Hire, VHV Continues Growing

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by Dick Wilcox | January 23, 2019

For more than a decade, the lack of qualified HVAC/R technicians has been a growing problem in the United States. Statistics show that 25% of the workforce will be of retirement age by 2020. Even as the demand to fill vacancies in the HVACR workforce increases, the pool of qualified candidates is shrinking.The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS),...

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