John Mesenbrink

The 2019 AHR Show in Atlanta is in the rearview mirror. Before I get into the meat of the show, I wanted to touch upon some of the “infrastructure” surrounding the show. First, most of the activities surrounding the Georgia World Congress Center are fairly concentrated, and that causes traffic problems at peak traffic times Read More

“I’m glad somebody out there cares about me,” said the eight-year-old child, now beaming with joy because he had just received a new pair of shoes for the holidays. For Bob Carpenter, hearing these words tugged at the heartstrings and made the effort so well worth it. You see, Carpenter’s full-time job is Outreach and Read More

When ProStaffer Tim Kuhlman isn’t busy testing and reviewing products and tools for our ProStaff program, he does have a busy, full-time job as a plumbing tech for Grasser’s Plumbing & Heating Inc., McNabb, Ill., a family-owned plumbing and HVAC company serving the Illinois valley for more than 60 years. Recently, Kuhlman was tasked with Read More

DIYers Gone Wild

Depends on how you look at it, but DIYers could either be killing the trade or providing contractors with more work, when these installs ultimately fail. But one thing is for sure: purchasing plumbing and heating equipment through back channels or online is not an advisable route to take. It usually ends up—in the long Read More

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council welcomes three new staff members who will greatly contribute to the association’s building safety mission and its focus on innovation and excellent customer service. Ryan Colker joins the Code Council as Vice President of Innovation. In this new role, Colker will identify emerging issues in the building industry Read More