We interviewed Larry Nissman, the Environmental Director at Phoenix Mechanical Corp. asked him a few questions about being in the Energy Efficiency Business:
ENERGIZE NY (ENY): How long have you been in the business, and what led you here?
LARRY NISSMAN (LN): Phoenix has been in business for 21 years. Heating and cooling has been a family business since the 1940’s so becoming an HVAC contractor was a natural progression.
ENY: How does Energize NY factor into the work you do?
LN: Energize NY provides the valuable service of educating consumers about the benefits of participating in the NYSERDA Home Performance with Energy Star program. Home owners come to us already knowledgeable about the program basics making the transition to a fully realized work scope much easier.
ENY: What’s the secret to your success?
LN: There isn’t just one component that we can contribute to our success. There are a variety of factors that are responsible for our longevity in this industry. That said, a couple of the most important characteristics that the people who work at Phoenix share include taking pride in the work they do and actually caring about providing the best possible service to our clients.
ENY: What is the best part of being a Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor?
LN: It might sound cliché, but helping people solve problems, save money, better the environment and feel more comfortable in their homes are all reasons that make being a Home Performance Contractor so rewarding.