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Irvine, Calif. — Navien, Inc., the number one brand in high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and wall-hung boilers in North America, has announced two virtual launch events for the beginning of 2021. On February 16, 2021, Navien will host a live virtual launch event for their new line of boiler and combi-boiler products Read more

Irvine, Calif. — Navien, Inc., the number one brand in high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and wall-hung boilers in North America, has announced two virtual launch events for the beginning of 2021.

On February 16, 2021, Navien will host a live virtual launch event for their new line of boiler and combi-boiler products. Another live event on March 16, 2021 will introduce Navien’s latest water heater innovations. Each event will offer insight on the newest products from Navien and allow attendees to interact and ask questions live with the Navien team.

Registration for both events is up now at navieninc.com/live.

Navien, Inc., the number one brand in high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and wall-hung boilers in North America, has introduced a new logo and visual identity for the brand. The updated look offers a new take on the orange and blue colors that have been a staple of the Navien brand in North Read more

Navien, Inc., the number one brand in high efficiency condensing tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and wall-hung boilers in North America, has introduced a new logo and visual identity for the brand. The updated look offers a new take on the orange and blue colors that have been a staple of the Navien brand in North America for over 14 years.

The announcement comes in advance of a series of new product announcements and updates for North American set to roll out in 2021. As the company continues to expand its offering of products, Navien aspires to become a Smarter Living Environment Partner that relentlessly innovates and improves itself to deliver a healthy future and pleasant living environment for customers.

“This brand re-establishment is the beginning of a new era for Navien,” said Scott Lee, CEO of Navien America. “Not only does it present Navien’s continued commitment to quality and innovation in order to provide a pleasant and safe living environment for current and future generations, it also signals an era of growth for the company. We are very excited to present this new look of Navien, and it will be well represented as we introduce new Navien innovations, beginning in 2021.”

Cranford, N.J. — Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) has announced that its 2021 event will be held May 24-26, 2021 in an online format: Eastern Energy Expo Education Summit. Acknowledging the reality of restrictions of mass gatherings and travel restrictions, Eastern Energy Expo 2021 will offer a range of educational programs for owners, managers, service managers and Read more

Cranford, N.J. — Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) has announced that its 2021 event will be held May 24-26, 2021 in an online format: Eastern Energy Expo Education Summit.

Acknowledging the reality of restrictions of mass gatherings and travel restrictions, Eastern Energy Expo 2021 will offer a range of educational programs for owners, managers, service managers and technicians through a virtual online platform.

Eric DeGesero, Executive Vice President, Fuel Merchants of New Jersey (representing Atlantic Region Energy Expo – one of the three sponsoring associations of EEE along with Oil & Energy Service Professionals and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association) said, “EEE is a marquee trade show and educational event in the industry and we were especially excited to return to Atlantic City next year. The reality is that an in-person event in May is not an option. EEE will continue to present original, live business programs. However, we will not be hosting the trade show component in 2021.”

Lisa Strug, Executive Director, Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) commented, “We have already begun planning some strong programs – building on the successful schedule of webinars and training we offered at the 2020 Expo. OESP is excited to continue to bring quality educational programs to the industry. We will also hold our Scholarship and Industry Awards events during the EEE virtual event as well.”

Ted Harris, Executive Vice President, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association noted, “The decision to offer a virtual event again affords EEE the opportunity to expand the demographic reach of the show. Location is not a barrier to participation and attendee registration is free to all.”

Now in its sixth year, Eastern Energy Expo brings together wholesale and retail heating fuel marketers, motor fuel distributors, diesel and biodiesel distributors, propane marketers and HVAC service professionals. The event will offer business programs, technical education programs, and “live” events.

Sponsorship information and a call for presenters will be distributed in the coming weeks. Watch for more details online at EasternEnergyExpo.com

Grundfos, a global leader in water technology, and its primary owner the Grundfos Foundation announced a $65,000 donation to the American Red Cross of Central California – Central Valley Chapter in response to the recent wildfires that continue to have a devastating impact on communities in Central California. “Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Read more

Grundfos, a global leader in water technology, and its primary owner the Grundfos Foundation announced a $65,000 donation to the American Red Cross of Central California – Central Valley Chapter in response to the recent wildfires that continue to have a devastating impact on communities in Central California.

“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by these wildfires, some of whom must now start over,” said Antonio Rodrigues, Grundfos plant director. “This hits close to home, because it is our home. We want to help the community—our neighbors, friends and partners—who are affected by this disaster.”

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Grundfos employs more than 290 employees at its manufacturing plant in Fresno, California. At the facility, the company manufactures pumps that serve customers in groundwater and irrigation, domestic heating and hot water recirculation, commercial buildings HVAC and plumbing, and industrial applications. To support production, the Fresno office houses engineering, supply chain, finance, service and IT.

The company was introduced to the American market in 1973 after its founder Poul Due Jensen had discovered a growing market for pumps in California, especially where they are essential for farms and vineyards.

On October 19, the Board of Directors of the Grundfos Foundation awarded 315,775 DKK ($50,000 USD) to the American Red Cross of Central California – Central Valley Chapter. Grundfos Americas has also awarded a $15,000 USD donation to the chapter.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many victims of the wildfires. It is however heartwarming to see our colleagues in the U.S. exercising this level of compassion towards their fellow citizens. That is why we are also proud to support the Red Cross,” said Kim Nøhr Skibsted, executive director of the Grundfos Foundation.

As part of the local rebuilding efforts, Grundfos is creating a program that will provide a significant discount for a selection of its pump products to those that have lost water service due to the wildfires.

“Grundfos is committed to supporting the relief efforts for those who are being displaced or have lost homes, as well as those who are trying to save people, homes and property,” said Dieter Sauer, Grundfos Americas regional managing director. “We hope our donations encourage others to join in assisting those who have been affected.”

Jobber’s Latest report reveals full quarter of positive year-over-year revenue growth for Cleaning, Contracting, and Green segments Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, today released the Home Service Economic Report: Summer Edition, which showcases market trends and insights pertaining to Home Service businesses in the first three quarters of 2020. Year-to-date, the Home Read more

Jobber’s Latest report reveals full quarter of positive year-over-year revenue growth for Cleaning, Contracting, and Green segments

Jobber, the leading provider of home service management software, today released the Home Service Economic Report: Summer Edition, which showcases market trends and insights pertaining to Home Service businesses in the first three quarters of 2020. Year-to-date, the Home Service category has shown overall positive year-over-year revenue growth, demonstrating resilience to the ongoing pandemic.

Type of Work Performed – Contracting (YoY)

Findings within the report cover all Home Service industries with additional details divided into three segments: Cleaning, Green, and Contracting. According to the report, all segments have now experienced four consecutive months of positive year-over-year revenue growth and equal or positive gains in new work scheduled.

“The Home Service category has continued its path of recovery throughout Q3, in most cases, rebounding to pre-pandemic growth levels,” said Sam Pillar, CEO & Co-founder at Jobber. “While June saw record-high growth, Q3 was a successful quarter as it showed consistent improvements across segments and less volatility overall. It’s possible that this last quarter could signal a return to a new normal.”

Category Comparison YoY (Q3 2020)

Jobber’s Home Service Economic Reports are compiled using proprietary performance data aggregated from the 100,000+ home service professionals the platform serves. Category performance is also compared to other major categories for context. New to this quarter’s report is data revealing trends in type of work completed, digital payment adoption, and consumer communication. Key findings from the summer report include:

  • New Work Finds Pre-Pandemic Success—New-work-scheduled started to show signs of recovery from May onwards, hitting a record high for the year in June with 17% growth year-over-year. The growth continues to look healthy year-over-year in Q3, exceeding pre-COVID levels.
  • Employment Growth Sees Upward Trajectory—Compared to Total Nonfarm employment growth, which saw an average decline of around -7% year-over-year in Q3, Home Service fared much better with a decline of around -4%. The category has seen rapid recovery, starting with a decline of -12.9% in April to -4.9% year-over-year in June 2020, followed by continued improvement in Q3.
  • Home Service Outperforming Most Categories—With the exception of Grocery Stores and General Merchandise Stores, Home Service was the most stable category through the peak of the pandemic. It has also recovered very well through June and Q3 compared to others such as Clothing Stores and Restaurants.
  • Electronic Payments On the Rise—From January to May, there has been a 5% increase in e-payment collection when compared to other methods such as cash or cheque, which can be largely attributed to social distancing measures that came into effect earlier this year.

Consumer Spending Comparison YoY

“Analyzing measures such as consumer demand, employment, and revenues, we see encouraging results for the Home Service category,” said Abheek Dhawan, VP, Business Operations at Jobber. “Home Service businesses have rebounded better than most other categories, and it’s fair to say that businesses and consumers remain optimistic, but cautious, as we enter the final quarter of 2020.”

To download the full Home Service Economic Report: Summer 2020 Edition, visit Jobber Homes Services Report.