Rex is the oldest woman at work.
She rarely goes out in the field anymore, usually she handles the incoming shipments as well as manages the front office, however rex has paid her dues, so the two of us take our orders from him as well as she stays behind.
She once told me “learn everything you can, however find a single thing that you can specialize in.” I took heed of her words, as well as while I kept my mind open to studying as much as I could about the HVAC industry, I also looked for that a single section in which I could specialize as well as excel. For me that ended up being ductworkwork, as well as after several years of honing my craft, my efforts are entirely paying off. Rex explained to me that a lot of new people were getting into the HVAC industry, however all the people was too tied up trying to learn everything. The old expression is “jack of all trades, master of none” as well as this is tscheme of HVAC work too. When I finished my training I could custom make my own ductwork to order, which wasn’t that useful for your proper HVAC inspections, however did appeal to a higher level of clientele. There are people out there who would spend money thoUSnds of extra dollars just to have ductwork that is completely hidden. Some folks want a special HVAC system for a walk-in humidor, or a wine cellar. Now I am in a position to take these kinds of HVAC tasks, as a custom contractor with her own corporation, as well as only a single employee. Why hire anyone when I can do it all myself?