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Old 04-05-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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I worked with an HVAC fellow from Kansas City who moved here two summers ago. He said the commercial HVAC business in Tampa is very competetive and it's extremely hard to break into due to the large number of established companies. Sorry, I can't tell you more or answer any questions; just passing along the info.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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I have been in the commercial/industrial HVAC business here since 1993. Moved into a commercial Service Manager job in 2004. If you are working industrial, you will see all the common problems with screw and recip chillers that you normally would in NY. What you probably will not be used to is on the commercial side you will get tired of condensate water issues. Algea blooms here at the speed of sound. Concentrated effort is needed to avoid nuisance water calls. The other big issue you might face is the heat. A lot of guys I hired from up north simply don't hydrate enough. Put the coffee down befroe work and switch it out for water or Gator/Powerade type drinks BEFORE you start your day. You'll get used to it quick. We have some good ASHRAE and RACCA chapters here in town so look them up. Welcome and Good luck to you man.
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