Podcast #51

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Merv Blank

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, the leading podcast for residential service contractors, sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi everybody this is David Heimer, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I’m really happy today to talk with Merv Blank. Merv is the president, owner and founder of Air Professional Associates in North Salem, New York. He is a 40 years-plus veteran of our industry. A guy that is known for the highest business values, great quality and on top of that, he’s a genuinely nice guy and really interesting to talk to. So Merv, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.

Merv Blank: Thank you for that fine introduction.

David Heimer: I want to start at the beginning, take you back a little bit in time. How did you get into our industry?

Merv Blank: Well, let’s see, I graduated from a small college in upstate New York in 1956 and went to work for a family friend, Wone Mechanical Contracting Company. doing plumbing, heating, air conditioning, sprinklers, a little of everything. And after one year decided that was too broad for me. And I went on to a small company that specialized just in heating and air conditioning, basically residential and light commercial design bills.