I have been working for a commercial HVAC service supplier for the past several years.
I usually service the same HVAC supplier accounts every week and all of my co-workers and all of the managers for each of the properties.
Not many weeks ago, my boss picked up another property. We are now servicing a hotel on the beach that is in need of a lot of renovations. I was assigned to evaluate the HVAC needs for the hotel. I spent most of the day looking at the property and inspecting all of the HVAC equipment. The hotel was recently purchased by a new owner and the supplier wants to make some repairs and replacements. One of the greatest concerns in the hotel is the HVAC and ventilation equipment. By the time I was finished with our investigation, I had a report that was almost 5 pages long. I wrote a full report to supply to the hotel management supplier. They were completely appalled when they saw the list of repairs. I hastily explained that most of the items on the list were necessary in order for the hotel to meet local building codes. The place had not been renovated for nearly 40 years and a lot of problems needed to be fixed before the city would even issue a permit to open. I do not suppose the owner realized the seriousness of the HVAC concerns until she saw everything written on paper. The repairs were nearly twenty thousands dollars and those were just the entirely necessary items!