I have worked on heating and cooling systems since my first summer job at age 15.
I have heard stores referred to as being “brick and mortar” stores, and at first I was confused. That gave the implication that a website that mailed out items was the same thing as owning a real storefront. I still don’t agree with the terminology, as I think a store is a store and a website, no matter how nice it is, is always nothing but a website. I myself just had to terminate the lease on my store, because I had come to realize that the overhead costs were just too high. I was not in the business of being an HVAC dealership, I just worked on fixing them and installing them. If I sold air conditioners I would need a store to display them, as well as a warehouse to store all the inventory. When I realized that, I realized that as long as I had my van, my tools, and my extensive knowledge of HVAC systems, that was all the “store” I needed. I have worked on heating and cooling systems since my first summer job at age 15. Back then I just swept up the shop owned by my friend’s uncle, but over the years he taught me the basics of HVAC repair. Maybe I thought I needed a store because of that HVAC shop where I cut my teeth, and all the good memories I have of it. Going forward, Brandon County A/C and Heating Repair will be a mobile shop, with one employee, and this will no doubt help my bottom line tremendously.