Podcast #17

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring John Price

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, with your host David Heimer.

David Heimer: Well, I am delighted today to welcome John Price to our podcast. John Price is the president of Aloha Aire in Texarkana, Texas, which he runs with his wife, Marilyn. I’ve known John for many years now. He’s always impressed me and the other members of Service Nation as an astute businessman, a leader in our industry and as a really strong innovator. So John Price, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity and thank you for taking the time to talk with me.

John Price: Well, thank you for allowing me this time.

David Heimer: Just to kind of give us a frame of reference, can you tell us a little bit about Aloha Aire, where you are and some information about the company, whatever you feel like sharing?

John Price: Well, David, we are back down to strictly heating and air conditioning. For years I chased commercial construction with the notion that the next one would be profitable and good, but after over 10 years of that, gave it up. Started plumbing for a brief time and after five years of that, I said that’s just not the image and the work that we want to portray who we are and we dropped that. We’re back to heating and air and happy as can be. We are indeed, in my opinion, very strongly, the most professional heating and air conditioning company in Texarkana or the surrounding area, and we attribute that to the teaching training we’ve received from Service Roundtable, Service Nation Alliance, being able to talk to, share with, some of the smartest minds in our industry. We currently have three service technicians, a service manager, and three install groups that do change-outs and re-duct, duct cleaning, that type of thing. And then staff in the office of three ladies.