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2018 HPC National Conference Session

Increase Profits Through Quality Management*

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: 401 & 402 (4th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

This session is an introduction to the principles of Quality Management. Traditional ways of increasing profits in private sector contracting have been by increasing sales, by raising prices, or by reducing costs. It is possible to reduce costs by using cheaper materials and paying lower wages but the trade-offs for this approach are likely to be issues with quality and, ultimately, reduced sales and reduced profits. Increasing sales is not always easy and results in greater demands on production. Raising prices may make the business less competitive. There is another way: reduce waste and errors. By instituting Quality Management systems, contractors and weatherization agencies can increase production without increasing labor costs, and thus increase profits and productivity. Businesses and weatherization agencies of all sizes can benefit from Quality Management systems.

* this session is powered by Efficiency First

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Dick Kornbluth

Dick Kornbluth, LLC

Dick Kornbluth has been a residential retrofit energy efficiency improvement contractor since 1977, and a full-service Home Performance Contractor since 2001. In 2006, he and his partner sold their Syracuse, New York company, EnTherm Inc, to GreenHomes America. Dick served on the management team of GreenHomes until August, 2006 when he left to start a consulting business, DickKornbluth, LLC. Dick serves on the board of the Building Performance Institute and the Building Performance Contractors Association of New York State. He was also a nationally certified radon mitigation contractor form 1998 to 2016.


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