There are many industry training sessions offered by many vendors, some good and some poor. We provide a resource that is second to none. As part of our ongoing commitment to outstanding quality, The Unified Group hosts various training sessions each year. Our training is very industry specific, interactive and provides a chance to build relationships with other members. These highly educational sessions allow members to sharpen their skills in all facets of mechanical contracting. Because we are not an owners group, we have training for everyone from your service manager to your sales force.
sharing best practices
The road to success is usually paved with lessons learned the hard way. Our members avoid some of the “potholes” of the business by sharing the best practices with each other. The opportunity to exchange information with noncompetitive contractors is something our members name time and time again as one of the greatest vales of belonging to our elite group. Unlike other associations, The Unified Group promises geographic exclusivity to its members. Our members feel safe sharing their knowledge and experiences because they know their competitors are not sitting down the row from them.
Unified Group membership is a privilege, not a right. Because we only accept the best contractor in each geographic area, our members know they are networking with the best of the best independent HVAC companies. They are able to turn to others for help, guidance, reassurance and support. Exchanging information in this group is a valuable opportunity to help your business grow. Our members are able to share leads, ideas on how to get into a particular market segment and other information with one another.
The Unified Group is truly a member driven organization. Our members speak and we’re able to respond to their needs. Each year we survey the membership for training topics they would like to see. Their feedback allows us to create training sessions that are timely and that address real business challenges that exist in today’s business climate. We frequently use Unified Group members as our experts to share their experience and knowledge. Who better to bring innovative and relevant information to our group than a Unified Group member.
The Unified Group maintains the integrity of its purchasing agreements by aligning with only the top vendors. We choose our partners by using a selective qualification process and align with only one vendor in each category so that we can better pool our purchasing power. This allows us to gain the advantage within our industry and pass along the savings to our members. Our purchasing partnerships enable Unified Group members to reduce costs, provide additional value to their customers, network and work together with our partners to resolve any issues.
Opportunities that may not be possible for the independent mechanical contractor become possible with The Unified Group network. We are not national account brokers subcontracting work around the country. We are able to leverage the opportunities and relationships that already exist within our membership to create the potential for more business for everyone. As an independent alliance, our customers benefit from the combined knowledge and experience of the finest contractors in the country and still enjoy the personal attention and service of a locally owned HVAC company.
the unified difference
A Unified Group training session is unlike any other training session you have attended. Our training is focused on the ongoing involvement of every participant. This means we hold our members responsible for being prepared to learn during the trainings and for incorporating what they have learned back into their companies. We require our members to commit to at least one change that they are going to make when they return to their offices. We follow up with members to ensure that they are being held accountable and to support them in any way we can in the achievement of their goals.
support in real time
The Unified Group e-mail tool is an instrument our members use to ask questions and share ideas with each other. There are five different e-mail tools that include the following areas: operations, technical, sales, construction and controls. By posting a question or comment on one of the tools, our members are able to get the answers they need at the click of a mouse. Questions and responses are archived so users can easily find the help and support they want. This invaluable tool helps to save our members time and money on a daily basis.
enhance client relations
Companies trust The Unified Group name. We have sourcing agreements with several clients because of our members’ excellent reputations. Instead of wasting time looking through the Yellow Pages, businesses know they can turn to The Unified Group to find a quality contractor in their area. We open the door for our members by helping to match up a company’s need with our members’ superior service. It’s all about quality. Businesses want it and our members deliver it.