IM HVAC Growth Podcast

Episode #4: IM HVAC Growth Podcast with Sandy MacLeod, CEO & President of HRAI

About the Episode

In this episode, Rob speaks to the CEO & President of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge after speaking to both small and large HVAC businesses across Canada. He shares what makes a successful business, the importance of having energy efficiency on your mind, profitability, and more!

About our guest: Sandy MacLeod

Sandy MacLeod, is the President and CEO of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI). HRAI represents more than 1200 member companies across the HVACR distribution chain of Contractors, Wholesalers and Manufacturers. Prior to joining HRAI, Sandy was the COO at Star Media Group with oversight of print operations. During his business career, Sandy has held leadership roles in marketing, business development, strategy and human resources. A native of Nova Scotia, Sandy has lived in four Provinces and has led numerous business units with operations throughout Canada. His extensive experience with Associations includes acting as president of the North American Division of the International News Media Association, Media research lead for Vividata and Chair of Advertising Standards Canada. Sandy has a Certificate in Business from the Canadian Institute of Business and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Queens University. Sandy has been with HRAI since May of 2018.

Episode #3: IM HVAC Growth Podcast with Roy Bryan on Succession Planning

About the Episode

Roy Bryan from Bryan’s Fuel joins Rob Murray for a conversation on how to approach succession planning for your HVAC business with your family. Bryan’s Fuel started in 1924 and has rapidly continued to grow ever since in Ontario.

This short and powerful episode is filled with tangible takeaways if you own a family HVAC business.

  • How to begin the conversation around succession planning with your kids
  • How to approach succession planning for your HVAV business
  • Who to approach professional conversations around planning for your business for the future
  • Financing models for creating a successful succession plan
  • and so much more!

Episode #2: IM HVAC Growth Podcast with Jason Laskis from DC Air

About the Episode

Jason Laskis from DC Air joins Rob Murray, CEO of Intrigue, for a conversation about the:

  • Heightened importance of furnace filter efficiency during COVID
  • Getting found by the right customers on Google
  • How to manage peak periods
  • When to use natural gas heating and electric heating (solar panels)
  • And much more!

About our guest: Jason Laskis

Jason Laskis is a young, up-and-coming leader in the HVAC industry. He began working in the industry while earning a degree in Political Science at McMaster University. After completing his post-secondary education, Jason joined the DC Air team and focused on sales and management. Jason has earned numerous certifications from HRAI to sharpen his HVAC knowledge and he is a key member of the award-winning West End Home Builders Association (WEHBA), sitting on both their events and U40 committees. Focusing on greater sustainability and environmentally friendly applications in the HVAC industry is of great interest to Jason. As a young professional, Jason is constantly looking to expand his knowledge and keep up with new HVAC trends and fresh ideas.

IM HVAC Growth Podcast

The IM HVAC Growth podcast is where we interview the top leaders in the HVAC industry across North America to understand how they grew their business to where it is today! Discover how successful leaders and entrepreneurs in the HVAC space implement leadership, hiring, and strategy and gain the tools, tactics, and strategies to help you grow. Hosted by Rob Murray, Co-founder and CEO of Intrigue, a digital marketing agency focused on helping HVAC businesses generate leads online.