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Building HVAC Science

Jun 14, 2024

In this episode of the Building HVAC Science Podcast, host Eric Kaiser welcomes Tommy Mello, founder of A1 Garage Doors, creator of Home Service Expert, podcast host, Inc. Magazine Columnist, and author. Tommy shares lessons and speed bumps along his journey from his first job washing dishes, to growing a successful business.

Tommy emphasizes the critical role of profitability in sustaining a business. He talks about the need for business owners to charge prices that reflect the quality of their services and allow them to invest in their teams and tools. Tommy challenges the common mindset of underpricing services and explains how maintaining higher standards and prices not only benefits the business but also ensures that employees are well-compensated and motivated. His perspective on pricing and profitability provides a refreshing take on what it means to run a successful and ethical business.

In a candid conversation, Tommy sheds light on the importance of a solid support system and continuous improvement in all aspects of the business. He speaks about his reliance on mentors and advisors to avoid common pitfalls and make informed decisions. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, Tommy's story offers valuable lessons and inspiration to help you achieve your goals.


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This episode was recorded in June 2024.